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
Nearer My God to Thee
Abide with Me
His Eye is On the Sparrow
Be Thou My Vision
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty