Turn your eyes upon Jesus…

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. ~ John 1:29

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!

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;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!

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!

~ Helen H. Lemmel, 1922

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. ~ Hebrews 12:2a

4 thoughts on “Turn your eyes upon Jesus…

  1. You know, it wasn’t until I saw this post (and my mind went immediately to the refrain) that I really thought about the phrase, “Look full in His wonderful face.” When we love someone deeply, that is when we want to do this. When we feel guilt and shame is when we choose to avert our eyes.

    Oh, Savior! Help us to ever desire to meet you face to face, as you keep our hearts and minds.

  2. Thanks for posting the words of Helen Lemmel’s beautiful song. (Today is the 145th anniversary of her birth.) It is interesting that Mrs. Lemmel was blind for the latter half of her life. But the “look” she speaks of is one of faith and spiritual insight. Even those without physical sight (and Fanny Crosby is another) can enjoy that! God bless.

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