Category: Valley of Vision

May My Cry Be Always, Only Jesus! Only Jesus!

O God, I bless thee for the happy moment when I first saw thy law fulfilled in Christ, wrath appeased, death destroyed, sin forgiven, my soul saved. Ever since, thou hast been faithful to me: daily have I proved the power of Jesus’ blood, daily have I known the strength of the Spirit, my teacher, director, sanctifier. I want no other rock to build upon than that I have, desire no other hope than that of gospel truth, need no other look than that which gazes ...


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Thy Presence Alone Can Make Me Holy

O God, Most high, most glorious, the thought of Thine infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and moiling, troubled and distressed, but Thou art for ever at perfect peace. Thy designs cause thee no fear or care of unfulfilment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Thy power knows no bond, Thy goodness no stint. Thou bringest order out of confusion, and my defeats are Thy victories: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I come to Thee as a sinner ...


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Thy Presence Alone Can Make Me Holy

O God, Most high, most glorious, the thought of Thine infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and moiling, troubled and distressed, but Thou art for ever at perfect peace. Thy designs cause thee no fear or care of unfulfilment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Thy power knows no bond, Thy goodness no stint. Thou bringest order out of confusion, and my defeats are Thy victories: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I come to Thee as a sinner ...


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I Sin, Grant That I May Never Cease Grieving Because of It!

Lord Jesus, I sin. Grant that I may never cease grieving because of it, never be content with myself, never think I can reach a point of perfection. Kill my envy, command my tongue trample down self. Give me grace to be holy, kind, gentle, pure, peaceable, to live for Thee and not for self, to copy Thy words, acts, spirit, to be transformed into Thy likeness, to be consecrated wholly to Thee, to live entirely to Thy glory. Deliver me from attachment to things unclean, from wrong associations, from the predominance of ...


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I Sin, Grant That I May Never Cease Grieving Because of It!

Lord Jesus, I sin. Grant that I may never cease grieving because of it, never be content with myself, never think I can reach a point of perfection. Kill my envy, command my tongue trample down self. Give me grace to be holy, kind, gentle, pure, peaceable, to live for Thee and not for self, to copy Thy words, acts, spirit, to be transformed into Thy likeness, to be consecrated wholly to Thee, to live entirely to Thy glory. Deliver me from attachment to things unclean, from wrong associations, from the predominance of ...


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Turn My Heart From Vanity to an Eternal Interest in Christ!

Thou great I Am, Fill my mind with elevation and grandeur at the thought of a Being... with whom one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, A mighty God, who, amidst the lapse of worlds, and the revolutions of empires, feels no variableness, but is glorious in immortality. May I rejoice that, while men die, the Lord lives; that, while all creatures are broken reeds... empty cisterns, fading flowers, withering grass, he is the Rock of Ages, the Fountain of living waters. Turn ...


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Turn My Heart From Vanity to an Eternal Interest in Christ!

Thou great I Am, Fill my mind with elevation and grandeur at the thought of a Being... with whom one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, A mighty God, who, amidst the lapse of worlds, and the revolutions of empires, feels no variableness, but is glorious in immortality. May I rejoice that, while men die, the Lord lives; that, while all creatures are broken reeds... empty cisterns, fading flowers, withering grass, he is the Rock of Ages, the Fountain of living waters. Turn ...


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Ten Thousand Snares are Mine Without and Within!

Blessed God, Ten thousand snares are mine without and within, defend thou me; When sloth and indolence seize me, give me views of heaven; When sinners entice me, give me disrelish of their ways; When sensual pleasures tempt me, purify and refine me; When I desire worldly possessions, help me to be rich toward thee; When the vanities of the world ensnare me, let me not plunge into new guilt and ruin. May I remember the dignity of my spiritual release, never be ...


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Ten Thousand Snares are Mine Without and Within!

Blessed God, Ten thousand snares are mine without and within, defend thou me; When sloth and indolence seize me, give me views of heaven; When sinners entice me, give me disrelish of their ways; When sensual pleasures tempt me, purify and refine me; When I desire worldly possessions, help me to be rich toward thee; When the vanities of the world ensnare me, let me not plunge into new guilt and ruin. May I remember the dignity of my spiritual release, never be ...


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Make My Heart Prize Thy Love Though I be Denied All Blessings!

Heavenly Father, if I should suffer need, and go unclothed, and be in poverty, make my heart prize Thy love, know it, be constrained by it, though I be denied all blessings. It is Thy mercy to afflict and try me with wants, for by these trials I see my sins, and desire severance from them. Let me willingly accept misery, sorrows, temptations, if I can thereby feel sin as the greatest evil, and be delivered ...


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Make My Heart Prize Thy Love Though I be Denied All Blessings!

Heavenly Father, if I should suffer need, and go unclothed, and be in poverty, make my heart prize Thy love, know it, be constrained by it, though I be denied all blessings. It is Thy mercy to afflict and try me with wants, for by these trials I see my sins, and desire severance from them. Let me willingly accept misery, sorrows, temptations, if I can thereby feel sin as the greatest evil, and be delivered ...


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This is What Happened on the Cross as Jesus was Crucified

It is far too easy in the Christian life, as we go through the complexities of this faith especially in active ministry or just the simple survey of what is going on in the world, to utterly forget taking heed to our own hearts the weight of the Biblical realities we profess to believe. Sometimes when we talk so much about the Gospel, the grace and the wrath of God, sometimes we do it so ...


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This is What Happened on the Cross as Jesus was Crucified

It is far too easy in the Christian life, as we go through the complexities of this faith especially in active ministry or just the simple survey of what is going on in the world, to utterly forget taking heed to our own hearts the weight of the Biblical realities we profess to believe. Sometimes when we talk so much about the Gospel, the grace and the wrath of God, sometimes we do it so ...


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A Prayer Anticipating the Lord’s Day Morning

O Maker and Upholder of all things, Day and night are thine; they are also mine from thee – the night to rid me of the cares of the day, to refresh my weary body, to renew my natural strength; the day to summon me to new activities, to give me opportunity to glorify thee, to serve my generation, to acquire knowledge, holiness, eternal life. But one day above all days is made especially for thy honour and my improvement; The sabbath reminds me of thy rest from ...


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A Prayer Anticipating the Lord’s Day Morning

O Maker and Upholder of all things, Day and night are thine; they are also mine from thee – the night to rid me of the cares of the day, to refresh my weary body, to renew my natural strength; the day to summon me to new activities, to give me opportunity to glorify thee, to serve my generation, to acquire knowledge, holiness, eternal life. But one day above all days is made especially for thy honour and my improvement; The sabbath reminds me of thy rest from ...


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I am Vile, Wretched, Miserable and Blind!

ETERNAL FATHER, Thou art good beyond all thought, But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind; My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend. I bring my soul to thee; break it, wound it, bend it, mould it. Unmask to me sin's deformity, that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it. My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against thee; as a rebel I have misused my strength, and ...


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I am Vile, Wretched, Miserable and Blind!

ETERNAL FATHER, Thou art good beyond all thought, But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind; My lips are ready to confess, but my heart is slow to feel, and my ways reluctant to amend. I bring my soul to thee; break it, wound it, bend it, mould it. Unmask to me sin's deformity, that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it. My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against thee; as a rebel I have misused my strength, and ...


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