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!

Stockton, CA, United States

Oh such a marvelous uplifting hymn!

"Therefore let us also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, put away every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us and run with endurance the race which is set before us, Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1-2) Recovery Version

Experientially, when we turn to our mingled spirit we are brought out of ourselves, out of our condition, out of our sovereign environment into the realm of enjoyment, joy, and peace into our awesome Christ who is our Victorious King! We overcomer all the earthly entanglements to run our Christian race!

"Not that I have already obtained or am already perfected, but I pursue, if even I may lay hold of that for which I also have been laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers, I do not account of myself to have laid hold; but one thing I do: Forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before, I pursue toward the goal for the prize to which God in Christ Jesus has called me upward." (Philippians 3:12-14) Recovery Version

Opa Ohoyo

Vilonia, Arkansas, United States

My favorite hymn ever!

John Bishard

Look full in His wonderful Face❤️🔥



Lord, I'm turning my eyes to you. I want to fix my gaze on you, the Fairest of ten thousands.

Ellery Susa

Gainesville, FL, United States



United Kingdom

This hymn was sung to us by the dear believer who had terminal cancer whose eyes were fixed firmly on the Lord not on the personal situation. This believer was an absolute surrender to the Lord and obtained surpassing peace in the Lord just by looking at His face. This very hymn became this person very reality...

This morning, struggling with my personal situation, I searched for this hymn hoping to touch and enter the same experience... What a sweet re-directing reminder for a weary and trouble soul not to look for a light in the the outward places, in the darkness, in ourselves, in wish for more peaceful circumstances but to turn our eyes upon Him... for there's light for a look at the Saviour...

Jay Twine

Nedlands, WA, United States

We sometimes play this at my congregation, and I love it! I think many young people (such as myself) ignore the old hymns because they're not as upbeat and fun, or as emotionally priming as more modern contemporary Christian music. Yet everytime I visit them I'm astounded by how deep and biblical they often are, and they are so beautiful. I pray that we don't ever abandon the hymns.

Elwood Russell

Lurgan Com Armagh, Armagh, United Kingdom

what blessed words and how good to live in the reality of them over sixty years many thanks God bless

Leila J

Sydney, NSW, Australia

I love music and since I was little I loved to sing.

God saved me miraculously when In my twenties and I gave my heart and my life to Christ.

Since then I vowed to sing only to My LORD who gave me a new life and an eternal life with HIM.

I love this song, I was searching online for the full words of this hymn and I only found it on this website. Thank you and God bless you


Brooklyn, NY, United States

I sang the chorus of this hymn to my dad in the midst of his Alzheimer’s.

As I sang it at his bedside when there was no evidence of lucidity. I always knew that the truth of this Him would break through the forgotten and the loss. Last night I was reminded that in my own hurt, the only answer is to turn my eyes upon Jesus.