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The Valley of Vision

29 Oct

I recently acquired a book called “The Valley of Vision” and it is a collection of prayers and devotions from past Puritan men. Men such as Thomas Watson, Charles Spurgeon, David Brainerd, Isaac Watts, and many others. The first one in this book is called “The Valley of Vision” and has so many wonderful truths in it.

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou has brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.

Let me learn by paradox
that the day down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;
Let me find thy light in my darkness,
thy life in my death,
thy joy in my sorrow,
thy grace in my sin,
thy riches in my poverty,
thy glory in my valley.

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Posted by on October 29, 2011 in Edification

 

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