'Valley of Vision' tagged posts

In Prayer

O LORD, In prayer I launch far out into the eternal world, and on that broad ocean my soul triumphs over all evils on the shores of mortality. Time, with its gay amusements and cruel disappointments, never appears so inconsiderate as then. In prayer I see myself as nothing; I find my heart going after…

The Throne

O GOD OF MY DELIGHT, Thy throne of grace is the pleasure ground of my soul. Here I obtain mercy in time of need, here see the smile of thy reconciled face, here joy pleads the name of Jesus, here I sharpen the sword of the Spirit, anoint the shield of faith, put on the…

After Prayer

O GOD OF GRACE, I bewail my cold, listless, heartless prayers; their poverty adds sin to sin. If my hope were in them I should be undone, But the worth of Jesus perfumes my feeble breathings, and wins their acceptance. Deepen my contrition of heart, Confirm my faith in the blood that washes from all…

Joy

O CHRIST, All thy ways of mercy tend to and end in my delight. Thou didst weep, sorrow, suffer that I might rejoice. For my joy thou hast sent the Comforter, multiplied thy promises, shown me my future happiness, given me a living fountain. Thou art preparing joy for me and me for joy; I…

Things Needful

THOU ETERNAL SOURCE, Author of all created being and happiness, I adore thee for making man capable of religion, that he may be taught to say: ‘Where is God, my Maker, who giveth songs in the night?’ But degeneracy has spread over our human race, turning glory into shame, rendering us forgetful of thee. We…

Blessings

THOU GREAT THREE-ONE, Author of all blessings I enjoy, of all I hope for, Thou hast taught me that neither the experience of present evils, nor the remembrances of former sins, nor the remonstrances of friends, will or can affect a sinner’s heart, except thou vouchsafe to reveal thy grace and quicken the dead in…

Living By Prayer

O GOD OF THE OPEN EAR, Teach me to live by prayer as well as by providence, for myself, soul, body, children, family, church; Give me a heart frameable to thy will; so might I live in prayer, and honour thee, being kept from evil, known and unknown. Help me to see the sin that…

To Be Fit for God

THOU MAKER AND SUSTAINER OF ALL THINGS Day and night are thine, heaven and earth declare thy glory; but I, a creature of thy power and bounty, have sinned against thee by resisting the dictates of conscience, the demands of thy law, the calls of thy gospel; yet I live under the dispensation of a…

Calvary’s Anthem

HEAVENLY FATHER, Thou hast led me singing to the cross where I fling down all my burdens and see them vanish, where my mountains of guilt are levelled to a plain, where my sins disappear, though they are the greatest that exist, and are more in number than the grains of fine sand; For there…

Love

LORD JESUS, Give me to love thee, to embrace thee, though I once took lust and sin in my arms. Thou didst love me before I loved thee, an enemy, a sinner, a loathsome worm. Thou didst own me when I disclaimed myself; Thou dost love me as a son, and weep over me as…