Looking Unto Jesus

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“As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on” (2 Kings 2:6).
I don’t look back; God knows the fruitless efforts,
The wasted hours, the sinning, the regrets;
I leave them all with Him who holds the records;
In mercy He forgives and then remits.
I don’t look forward; God sees all the future;
The road that short or long will lead me home;
And He will face with me its every trial,
And bear with me the burdens that may come.
I don’t look round me, thus would fears assail me,
So wild the tumult of earth’s restless seas,
So dark the world, so filled with woe and evil,
So vain the hope of comfort or of care.
I don’t look in, for there I am most wretched;
Myself has naught on which to stay my trust;
Nothing I see but failures and shortcomings,
And weak endeavors crumbling into dust.
But I look up into the face of Jesus,
For there my heart can rest; my fears are stilled;
And there is hope and joy and light for darkness,
And perfect peace, and every hope fulfilled.