Reformed Theology True Refuge | Valley of Vision  Calvinism

True Refuge | Valley of Vision

Reformed Theology True Refuge | Valley of Vision  Calvinism
True Refuge | Valley of Vision

O LORD,

 

Whose power is infinite and wisdom infallible,
  Order things that they may neither hinder,
  nor discourage me,
  nor prove obstacles to the progress of thy cause;
Stand between me and all strife, that no evil befall,
  no sin corrupt my gifts, zeal, attainments;
May I follow duty and not any foolish device
  of my own;
Permit me not to labour at work which thou wilt
  not bless,
that I may serve thee without disgrace or debt;
Let me dwell in thy most secret place under thy
  shadow,
  where is safe impenetrable protection from
   the arrow that flieth by day,
   the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
   the strife of tongues,
   the malice of ill-will,
   the hurt of unkind talk,
   the snares of company,
   the perils of youth,
   the temptations of middle life,
   the mournings of old age,
   the fear of death.
I am entirely dependent upon thee for support,
  counsel, consolation.
Uphold me by thy free Spirit,
  and may I not think it enough to be preserved
   from falling,
  but may I always go forward, always abounding
   in the work thou givest me to do.
Strengthen me by thy Spirit in my inner self
  for every purpose of my Christian life.

 

All my jewels I give to the shadow of the safety
   that is in thee —
  my name anew in Christ,
  my body, soul, talents, character,
  my success, wife, children, friends, work,
  my present, my future, my end.
Take them, they are thine, and I am thine,
  now and for ever.

O LORD,

 

Whose power is infinite and wisdom infallible,
  Order things that they may neither hinder,
  nor discourage me,
  nor prove obstacles to the progress of thy cause;
Stand between me and all strife, that no evil befall,
  no sin corrupt my gifts, zeal, attainments;
May I follow duty and not any foolish device
  of my own;
Permit me not to labour at work which thou wilt
  not bless,
that I may serve thee without disgrace or debt;
Let me dwell in thy most secret place under thy
  shadow,
  where is safe impenetrable protection from
   the arrow that flieth by day,
   the pestilence that walketh in darkness,
   the strife of tongues,
   the malice of ill-will,
   the hurt of unkind talk,
   the snares of company,
   the perils of youth,
   the temptations of middle life,
   the mournings of old age,
   the fear of death.
I am entirely dependent upon thee for support,
  counsel, consolation.
Uphold me by thy free Spirit,
  and may I not think it enough to be preserved
   from falling,
  but may I always go forward, always abounding
   in the work thou givest me to do.
Strengthen me by thy Spirit in my inner self
  for every purpose of my Christian life.

 

All my jewels I give to the shadow of the safety
   that is in thee —
  my name anew in Christ,
  my body, soul, talents, character,
  my success, wife, children, friends, work,
  my present, my future, my end.
Take them, they are thine, and I am thine,
  now and for ever.

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Submitted March 18, 2017 at 05:04AM by reformedscot