2.18.2011

Resting on God

Give me intenser faith in the eternal verities,
   burning into me by experience the things I know;
Let me never be ashamed of the truth of the gospel,
   that i may bear its reproach,
   vindicate it,
   see Jesus as its essence,
   know in it the power of the Spirit.
Lord, help me, for I am often lukewarm and chill;
   unbelief mars my confidence,
   sin makes me forget thee.
Let the weeds that grow in my soul be cut at their roots;
Grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to thee,
   that all else is trifling.
Thy presence alone can make me holy, devout, strong and happy.
Abide in me, gracious God.
 - The Valley of Vision, p.235

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