Sunday, May 16, 2010

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

  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!
  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!

I love the Hillsong version of this, particularly when the lead singer suddenly stops, and the crowd continues. Its like she's so moved by them all singing, she can't continue, if that makes sense?  This  hymn also reminds me of sitting in the little church in Bendigo last year. I'd never really listened to the words before, but I was struck by them then, particularly by the refrain. Such simple words, but they offer such hope and promise.

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