Saw this on Shizuka Blog. It’s from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions:
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.
Can I just thank you for the inspiration that your blog is, especially the way you do you bible-study. It is so good to meditate on what you have written, it really makes the Bible come alive for me.
Thank you for this blessing,
Thanks for the poem. I linked to the original Shizuka Blog posting (with a HT to you) at my blog this morning. Peace.
Thank you for the encouragement – what a nice thing to read on a Friday morning. Thanks!
Thanks for the link, Milton.
i really like that.
sometimes i forget to come here on my daily log-in time, so i have to read the past couple of entries…
GLAD I DID.