With grateful hearts, we share our thoughts on redemption through Jesus Christ and His saving blood and what it looks like in our daily walk.

We gladly welcome your comments and input.
AND since we hold our conservative values dear, we might have a thing or two to say about politics... and we can almost guarantee it won't be politically correct.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Looking Away From All That Distracts...

True worship (in spirit and truth) will cause the things troubling you, the trials, the concerns, the challenges you face today and the needs unmet by human relationships to fade and become small. In the light of God’s glory and presence... His unfailing love, mercy that trumps judgment, grace without deserving, joy unspeakable and His unmistakable acceptance... the things of earth grow very dim.

This is one of those songs that remind us the key to overcoming in any situation of life. Turn our eyes upon our Savior. Heb. 12:2

I loved this song as a child and when I finally and completely gave myself to God as an adult this song again became a favorite.

Written in 1922 by Helen Howarth Lemmel

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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!

For some reason blogger isn't uploading the video this morning. Here's a link if you desire to hear it sung by Michael W. Smith.


MLM said...

I TOTALLY needed to read this post. I read it late last night when it was oh-so welcomed. I went to watch the video and WISH that I could find a rendition of the entire song. What great lyrics! Thanks, Meems!

meems said...

isn't there just something about singing those words that re-directs your thinking? it's hard to stay in low place of our troubles when we turn our eyes upon Jesus.