The Heavenly Vision
|The Heavenly Vision (Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus)|
|Text||Helen Howarth Lemmel|
|Based on||Isaiah 45:22|
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
Helen Howarth Lemmel
"The Heavenly Vision", also known as "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (the first line of its chorus), is a hymn written by Helen Howarth Lemmel. It was inspired by a tract entitled Focused, written by the missionary Isabella Lilias Trotter. Today the chorus is widely known, and has become a standard reprinted in many hymnals.
Lemmel first published the hymn in England as a pamphlet in 1918, and then included it in a 1922 collection called Glad Songs. It was included in a 1924 American collection entitled Gospel Truth in Song and was widely reprinted in other collections.
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