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May 11

Alan Jackson’s “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”: The Heavenly Vision

Alan Jackson
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Yes, when you turn to Jesus, when you turn your eyes to Jesus everything will be clear. Everything will turn into what we want to. His eyes will be our guide to see the good and the bad things. What we only need to do is to believe in his power. His power to make the whole thing well. All we need to know is to trust Jesus for his promises. The promises that we hold on to and the heavenly visions that can guide us all throughout our journey.

Things will change, time will heal, and we will find the bliss and eternal life we are longing for. Life will be abundant and free in the name of Jesus. Ponder things through “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” Alan Jackson will help you realize how great life is when you turn your eyes to Jesus.

The Story…

In 1928, a missionary friend handed a book “Focused” from Trotter to Lemmel. While browsing and reading the book, her eyes fell on the lines

“So then, turn your eyes upon him, look full into his face, and you will find that the things of earth will acquire a strange new dimness.”

Then, she immediately wrote down the hymn. The hymn was published from generation to generation and printed out from country to country. It has been later, widely spread out all over the globe.

The Song…

“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” was originally entitled “The Heavenly Vision.” Helen Howarth Lemmel was the hymnal songwriter behind this. Moreover, the hymn was inspired by a track entitled “Focused” that was written by Isabella Lilias Trotter. In the present day the lines, specifically the chorus, are widely known and has become a standard for churches and many religious events.

Moreover, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” was first published in England as a pamphlet in 1918. In 1922, the hymn was included in a collection entitled “Glad Songs.” Then, in 1924, the hymn was included in the collection called “Gospel Truth In Song.”

The Lyrics…

Look full in His wonderful face

And the things of Earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace

Oh, soul are you weary and troubled?

No light in the darkness to see

There’s a light for a look at the Savior

And life more abundant and free

His words 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

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

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

Oh, soul are you weary and troubled?

No light in the darkness to see

There’s a light for a look at the Savior

And life more abundant and free

In my point of view, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” is more inspiring with the voice of Alan Jackson. Lend your ears; his version can touch your hearts and souls.

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