Scripture Verse

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2

Introduction

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Helen H. Lemmel
1863–1961

Words & Mu­sic: Hel­en H. Lem­mel, 1922 (🔊 pdf nwc).

This hymn was first pub­lished in Glad Songs, by the Brit­ish Na­tion­al Sun­day School Un­ion.

Its lyr­ics were in­spired by the Gos­pel tract Fo­cused, by Lil­ias Trot­ter, which in­clud­ed these words: So then, turn your eyes up­on Him, look full into His face and you will find that the things of earth will ac­quire a strange new dim­ness.

Lyrics

O soul, are you wea­ry and trou­bled?
No light in the dark­ness you see?
There’s a 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.

Through death in­to life ev­er­last­ing
He passed, and we fol­low Him there;
Over us sin no more hath do­min­ion—
For more than con­quer­ors we are!

Refrain

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!

Refrain