Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying
words of the "I Look to You" lyrics, Samuel Longfellow (June 18, 1819-October 3, 1892),
was born in Portland, Maine, United States and
achieved fame as a Unitarian minister and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "I Look to You", Joseph Summers (1839-October 10, 1917),
was born in Charlton, Somerset, England and
became famous as a Church organist, music teacher, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: I Look to You
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Longfellow (June 18, 1819
to October 3, 1892)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Joseph Summers (1839 to
October 10, 1917)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I look to You in every need, and never look in vain; I feel Thy strong and tender love, and all is well again"
First Publication Date:
I Look to You Lyrics
I look to You in every need, and never look in vain;
I feel Thy strong and tender love, and all is well again.
The thought of Thee is mightier far than sin and pain and sorrow are.
Discouraged in the work of life, disheartened by its load,
Shamed by its failures or its fears, I sink beside the road.
But let me only think of Thee and then new heart springs up in me.
Thy calmness bends serene above, my restlessness to still;
Around me flows Thy quickening life, to nerve my faltering will.
Thy presence fills my solitude, Thy providence turns all to good.
Enfolded deep in Thy dear love, held in Thy law, I stand;
Thy hand in all things I behold, and all things in Thy hand.
Thou leadest me by unsought ways, and turn my mourning into praise.