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The Potter's Clay

Scripture, Theology, the Christian worldview, and other ramblings.

18 March 2005

The Valley of Vision

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast 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 way 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.

2 Comments:

Blogger JIBBS said...

Joe! Did you write this, bro? If not, who did?? It's awesome!

Matt

17 March, 2005 20:28  
Blogger Joe L. said...

I did not write this. It is the first prayer in the book entitled The Valley Of Vision, which is a collection of Puritan prayers. The author, to my knowledge, was a Puritan. Possibly Spurgeon, Baxter, Toplady, Watson? Which one, I am not sure. Whoever it was, I am thankful they penned it. What a great prayer.

17 March, 2005 22:03  

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