Valley of Vision Redux: Valley of Vision

Adapted from “Valley of Vision”, Valley of Vision – p. 1

Lord, High and Holy, meek and lowly,
You have brought me to the Valley of Vision,
Where I live in the depths that I might see You in the heights;
Where I am hemmed in by mountains of sin, I behold Your 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 everything,
  • 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 the stars can be seen from inside the deepest wells,
And so it is, the deeper the well I am in, the brighter Your stars shine;
So, let me find Your light in my darkness,

Let me find…

  • Your life in my death,
  • Your joy in my sorrow,
  • Your grace in my sin,
  • Your riches in my poverty,
  • Your glory in my valley

May the scales that blind my eyes be destroyed in this valley of suffering,
so that this valley becomes…A Valley of Vision

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