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Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Full Text

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.

Source: The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #340

Author: Helen Howarth Lemmel

Born: November 14, 1863, Wardle, England. Died: November 1, 1961, at her home in Seattle, Washington. Buried: Lemmel was cremated, but her final resting place is unknown to us. Daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen emigrated from England with her family to America when she was 12 years old. They first settled in Mississippi, then relocated to Wisconsin. She moved to Seattle in 1904, and for three years was music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While interviewing German singer Ernestine Schumann-Hein, Helen was persuaded to go to Europe. A gifted singer, she studied music in Germany for four years. Upon her return to America, she began giving concerts and traveling on the Chautauqua circuit. Eventually, she became a vocal m… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Author: Helen Howarth Lemmel
Language: English
Publication Date: 1922
Copyright: Public Domain


This is the refrain portion of the hymn beginning (in its full form) "O soul, are you weary and troubled?. Additional stanzas are sometimes published to make of the refrain a short hymn in its own right.



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Complete Mission Praise #712
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #146
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #62Page Scan
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #340Text
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #335TextPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #210Text
The Worshiping Church #452Text
Include 2 pre-1979 instances