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Monthly with Hymn, January


Sometimes seeing is more about where to look than about physical ability. Helen Howarth Lemmel knew right where to fix her eyes, though she was blind.


Helen wrote the hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, after hearing a quote from the Lilias Trotter pamphlet, Focused. Trotter, a missionary to North African Muslims, wrote: “So then, turn your eyes upon Him, look full into His face, and you will find that the things of earth will acquire a strange new dimness.”


Even in her blindness, Helen knew where to look to truly see.


Join me on my blog for a short devotional on this hymn:

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – withhymn (

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