Sunday, August 15, 2021

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

We just learned about the hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

Another famous hymn is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, also called The Heavenly Vision, written by Helen Lemmel in 1922.

Helen Lemmel was born in England, and moved to America when she was 12.
She was the daughter of a pastor, and grew up learning music and studying the Bible.

Helen heard a poem called "Focused" that was written by Isabella Lilias Trotter.
After she read it, she went right awand wrote the music for this song, and other verses to make the hymn.

(from: wikipedia - lilias trotter)

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