How is it, Lord, that we do not look at Thy face, when it is so near us? Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) from Enlarging the Heart

Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus


Words by the woman who wrote the hymn with the beautiful refrain: Turn your eyes upon Jesus...
"Never has it been so easy to live in half a dozen harmless worlds at once -- art, music, the following of some profession, and so on. And between them we run the risk of drifting about, the good hiding the best." It is easy to find out whether our lives are focused, and if so, where the focus lies. Where do our thoughts settle when consciousness comes back in the morning? Where do they swing back when the pressure is off during the day? Dare to have it out with God, and ask Him to show you whether or not all is focused on Christ and His Glory. Turn your soul's vision to Jesus, and look and look at Him, and a strange dimness will come over all that is apart from Him."
- Lilias Trotter

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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.


“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.” (Hebrews 12:2)