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Look Away from the Cross

Look away from the cross to that 4 glittering 1 crown
From your cares, weary ones, look a 5 way
There's a 1 home for the soul where no 4 sorrows can 1 come
And there pleasures will 5 never de- 1 cay

Look away (weary ones look away) look away (from the cross to the crown)
From the 4 cross to that glittering 1 crown (glittering crown)
Look away (look away weary ones) look away (from the cross to the crown)
From the cross to that 5 glittering 1 crown

Though the burdens of life may be heavy to bear
And your crosses and trials severe
There's a beautiful hand that is beckoning come
And no heartache and sighings are there

'Mid the conflicts of battles of struggles and strife
Bravely onward your journey pursue
Look away look away from the cross to that glittering crown
That's a waiting in heaven for you

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.