Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Valley of Vision

Well I don't have a card for you, but its not for lack of trying. I got it done and just wasn't all that pleased with it, so I shan't make you all suffer through looking at it! ;) On to the good stuff!

My God,
Though hast helped me to see,
that whatever good be in honour and rejoicing,
how good is He who gives them, and can withdraw them;
that blessedness does not lie so much
in receiving good from and in thee, but
in holding forth thy glory and virtue:
that it is an amazing thing
to see Deity in creature, speaking, acting,
filling, shining through it;
that nothing is good but Thee,
that I am need good when I am near Thee,
that to be like Thee is a glorious thing:
This is my magnet, my attraction.

Thou art all my good in times of peace,
my only support in days of trouble,
my one sufficiency when life shall end.
Help me to see how good Thy will is in all,
and even when it crosses mine
teach me to be pleased with it.
Grant me to feel Thee in fire, and food and every providence,
and to see that Thy many gifts and creatures
are by Thy hands and fingers taking hold of me.
Thou bottomless fountain of good,
I give myself to thee out of love,
for all I have or own is Thine,
my good, family, church, self,
to do with as thou wilt,
to honour Thyself by me, and by all mine.
If it be consistent with Thy eternal counsels,
the purpose of Thy grace,
and the great ends of Thy glory,
then bestow upon me the blessings of Thy comforts;
If not, let me resign myself to Thy wiser determinations.

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