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 m y 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.

Taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett

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11 Responses to The Valley of Vision

  1. Adam Howell says:

    Thanks Andrew for this post this morning.

  2. Bill Jones says:

    I always love to read this – and it seems to show up when I need humbling the most,

  3. bwebbjr says:

    Valley of Vision is really an incredible little book of prayers and devotionals – thanks for sharing this today! Blessings …. Bernie

  4. sherbertpunt says:

    I also echo, my thanks for sharing this… I am reminded of the book of John, “without me you can do nothing”

  5. Raani York says:

    How wonderful to read. I like it.

  6. terry1954 says:

    thank u for sharing a wonderful post

  7. Oluwatosin Bayeri says:

    I’ve been tremendously blessed. God bless you and empower you to do more in Jesus name.

  8. Brook says:

    Very hopeful and helpful. *Thank you.*

  9. What a beautiful poem for today, thank you!
    Carole

  10. Tuna Troupe says:

    Reblogged this on Tuna Troupe.

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