Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus

O soul, are you weary and troubled?

Author: Helen Howarth Lemmel (1922)
Tune: LEMMEL
Published in 51 hymnals

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1 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!

Refrain:
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.

2 Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are! [Refrain]

3 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! [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

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 >

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The Cyber Hymnal #6968
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Timeless Truths #229
Worship and Rejoice #472

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