Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Election disappointments, sickness, recession, rising prices, unemployment, IRA's, problems of aging, terror threats, and fears of all types. It is so easy to get discouraged and overwhelmed by the problems of life that we face.  And as we keep our thoughts and eyes on them we often sink deeper.  My grandfather who was a pastor for many years used to encourage his congregation with the admonition, "Keep Looking Up".   And that is such good advice because that is where our relief and help comes from, both now, day by day, and then one of these days when Christ comes back to take us away from the problems of this world.  That was probably the hope and experience that led Helen H. Lemmel, in 1922, to pen the words of this inspirational hymn.  Read and sing the words carefully and let them challenge you today to turn your eyes to Jesus.  He alone is the answer for our needs.

(1)    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.

(2)    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!

(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!
Listen to it here.   LISTEN

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