The Heavenly Vision

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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.

Helen Howarth Lemmel


The Heavenly Vision is a hymn written by Helen Howarth Lemmel. It was inspired by a tract written by Lilias Trotter entitled "Focussed". Today the chorus is most widely known.

In 1992 the Christian band the Newsboys released "Turn Your Eyes" with an official music video filmed on a beach that spotlights the well-known chorus by Helen Lemmel in a new setting featuring voices that have been called "angelic" by music critics.

The refrain of the hymn was used in the worship song, "Center" by Charlie Hall and Matt Redman.[citation needed]

In 2013, the Christian punk pop band Eleventyseven covered the hymn, titled "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus", on their Good Spells (EP).[citation needed]