The Heavenly Vision (Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus)

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"The Heavenly Vision", also known as "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (the first line of its chorus), is a hymn written by Helen Howarth Lemmel. It was inspired by a pamphlet entitled Focused, written by the missionary Isabella Lilias Trotter. Today the chorus is most widely known and has become a standard reprinted in many hymnals.

1. O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Refrain:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

2. Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!

3. His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Songwriters Helen Howarth Lemmel Published by Public Domain

The Story Behind The Heavenly Vision (Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus)

"The Heavenly Vision", also known as "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (the first line of its chorus), is a hymn written by Helen Howarth Lemmel. It was inspired by a pamphlet entitled Focused, written by the missionary Isabella Lilias Trotter. Today the chorus is most widely known and has become a standard reprinted in many hymnals.

Lemmel first published the hymn in England as a pamphlet in 1918 and then included it in a 1922 collection called Glad Songs. It was included in a 1924 American collection entitled Gospel Truth in Song and was widely reprinted in other collections

This hymn remains popular today, performed by many modern country music artists.  Below is a wonderful performance by renowned Christian singer Alan Jackson! 


Popular Hymn Lyrics with Story and Meaning
Day by Day and With Each Passing Moment
Jesus Loves Me
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Blessed Assurance
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Be Thou My Vision
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty
Amazing Grace


'Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus' - Alan Jackson

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