Turn your eyes upon Jesus

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 conqu'rors 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!
Mrs Anastasia Macdonald

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

It's one day from my 60th Birthday and the time 02. 12am. My mind starts to wonder and worry when I hear the whisper of the first line to this hymn. O the comfort of the Holy Spirit!!!


Rzeszow, Podkarpacie, Poland

Comfort in my current dark moment


Staunton, IL, United States

The Holy Spirit brought this to my attention this morning. What a comforting hymn! Psalm 123:1 “Unto thee lift I up my eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. ”


Rochelle, Illinois, United States

I woke up several times in the night thinking about this beautiful hymn.

The Holy Spirit reminding me to turn my eyes upon Jesus.


Herman De Waal

Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa

This was the favourite song of my dearly beloved wife and best friend of 40 years.

This song was sung over the congregation on the day we were married.

From time to time we sang it to remind each other to "turn your eyes upon Jesus".

When my wife became ill with a massive tumor growing inside her, I sang this song with tears in my eyes to her, to remind her that He was there for her, for us.

She went home to be with her beloved Lord Jesus at midnight on the morning of 16 June 2022, with her last breath she said to Jesus "I love You!".

I sang this song to her when I said my last goodbye to her...

One day we will stand next to each other again in eternity and sing together, "turn your eyes upon Jesus!"


Gainesville, FL, United States

Turn your eyes upon Jesus!! Amennnn

Linda Roberts

Indiana, United States

What beautiful words, praise God for our wonderful savior. My we all live with a vision of Heaven.

Janice McKenzie

United States

Let us, the Body of Christ, turn our eyes upon Jesus and look full in His wonderful face! Then the things of this world will finally go dim in the light of His glory and grace! Amen! Come Lord Jesus!


Kalamazoo, MI, United States

My sister and I sang this to our mother who requested this song in her final days. Every time I read/hear them, I’m starkly reminded what I see is temporal at best. Only CHRIST and His gift of eternal life is worth fully focusing on, fully pressing on towards.


Queensland, Australia

"Yet I will look again toward thy holy temple"

Jonah 2:2-4

[2]And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

[3]For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

[4]Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.