Monday, July 20, 2009

A song for the weary and downcast heart

An old 'un but a good 'un - "Turn your eyes upon Jesus" - a reminder to the downcast soul, not to look within for the answer, but to look without - upwards to a great and glorious Saviour, who has been there before us, knows our troubles, knows our hearts, and has the best ever remedy.

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's a light for a look at the Saviour,
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!

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