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!
Jim Dunkerton

Allegan, Michigan, United States

This hymn has triggered a memory of maybe 60 years ago going to the weekly prayer meeting with my parents at age 8. My grandpa would get up to pray and his eyes would be wide open looking up to heaven with a big smile on his face totally oblivious to anyone around him just talking with his God.


Toronto, ON, Canada

May I always turn my eyes upon Jesus,

and look full in His wonderful face,

and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.

Jerry Gibbs

Meridian, Idaho, United States

My sweetheart for 62 years passed away recently. The last song we sang together, on Christmas night was "Turn your eyes upon Jesus " It's been a great source of comfort to me.


North Manchester, Indiana, United States

What happened to the last verse? It starts"From death into life everlasting, he leads..." I can't remember the whole thing.

Princewill Francis

Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

This is one of the songs that I learnt back in college. The school's church, a Seventh Day Adventists Church, would intentionally use hymns for worship, but amongst all, this particular hymn and others ministered deep.

Turning our gaze to the Author and Finisher of our faith, our life, shouldn't only be an option, rather a lifestyle.


Bronx, NY, United States

I have heard different versions of this song, but I always come back to the solid, foundational Gospel of the original words. The words speak deeply into my heart. I am a reassured to not throw in the towel, keep my confession that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and died for my, and all humanity's, sin.

Evangelist Brown

Kissimmee, FL, United States

In our worship services, fellowship, Prayer Line, Bible Study or any gathering in our Church, this song will be sung before prayers are heard. It allows the believer to shut everything and everyone out and focus only on the Lord and Savior. Scripture tells us to Worship in Spirit and in Truth, and this song in essence brings one closer to the heart of God by allowing the things of earth to grow strangely dim. The focus stays on God. This is a classic example of a song which takes us closer to God.

D Gottenbusch

Covington, Kentucky, United States

Praises be to God, in whom we find comfort and understanding ... even as the world unravels before us. Knock, and He will answer.

Mary May

Huntsville, TX, United States

I’ve listens several time since Sunday. It’s calming some fears I’m struggling with. Thank you.


South Africa

This has calmed me in my sadness. Thank you Jesus.

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