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!

West Chicago, Illinois, United States

Thank God for this site!!!!

Carolyn Bunch

Wichita, KS, United States

When I am stressed by the cares of the day and cannot sleep, I find comfort and peace in the chorus of this old familiar hymn.


Evanston, Illinois, United States

Allowed myself to fall into a pit of self-absorbed loathing. Difficult week, wasted precious time and opportunity. Yesterday; "Lord Jesus, what is wrong with me? Why do I not keep my eye on You, Your heart's yearnings. How can I forget the only safe place is through / in You --- and You went to the cross." Light began to sneak into my gray soul.

A sister texted me a quote from this hymn today. Scanned some of the comments here. The scriptures referenced so stabilizing. Someone said, "Make this your anthem today."


Saltash, United Kingdom

My Quiet Time reading from Word for Today was from 2 Chronicles 20 and verse 12.

This old hymn was layed on my heart, the words of the chorus kept coming to mind.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus.

Praise God in the way He works in our lives, Amen.


Teutopolis, Illinois, United States

I was praying when a portion of this old hymn came to my mind...how truly the things of this world grow dim when we bask in His light.. Praise God!

Amoah Gabriel

Piacenza, Emilia Rogmania, Italy

I woke up with this scripture (Matthew 17:8) in my head, linking to this song, then I recalled this song.

Thank You Lord for the great gift of salvation.


Lebanon, TN, United States

I woke up with this song in my head. Love this beautiful hymn.


I was sleeping and awoke to the tune of this song which I had not heard for some time. Then I tried to recall the words to the tune. I only could recall the chorus part, and then came here to search. Just what I needed. Thank You Lord Jesus for Your Great Love!

Vee Miller

McKinney, TX, United States

In a world that is sometimes so dark His light shines so beautifully. Thank You, Jesus, for Your salvation and for never leaving us.

Cliff Hahn

Cedar Park, Texas, United States

Praise be to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God through His Son will gather you up and hold you so no harm becomes of you. This song is a song of the heart and soul, a saving and wonderful Blessing.

In times of trouble and deceit, we who are His children must trust on the firm foundation of our Savior, Jesus.

Your treasures are NOT of this world. True peace and happiness are only found through trust in the Lord and waiting for the Lord to work his will through us.

This song, as short as it is, will lift you up and carry you to a higher place, away from this world and to the saving light of the Father.