Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Valley of Vision

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.


Trace said...

I love Valley of Vision! The puritans are gangster.

billykim said...

dude did you buy it?

ChosenCho said...

i just stole it from stevo's bookcase

i love how all of us have our own libraries
but none of us read our own books and we just steal from each other

billykim said...

seriously, we'll just combine at the bachelor pad. YEEEYUHHHH