Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:2
Words & Music: Helen H. Lemmel, 1922 (🔊 pdf nwc).
This hymn was first published in Glad Songs, by the British National Sunday School Union.
Its lyrics were inspired by the Gospel tract Focused, by Lilias Trotter, which included these words: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.
O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a 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;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors 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!