This week, during my commutes to and from work, I have been listening to The Valley of Vision, a collection of songs inspired by the Puritans. While they are all beautiful and God glorifying, there is one song in particular that I keep going back to. Titled, In the Valley, I am reminded by the precious words of this song that in our darkest hour, the glory of God is brightest. And while most of us would not choose the path of humiliation or heartbreak, the truth is that God, in His loving-kindness knows that we could not do without it.
May you trust with all your heart in the God of your salvation. His grace is greater and His glory is brighter in the valley.
In the Valley
When You lead me to the valley of vision
I can see You in the heights
And though my humbling wouldn’t be my decision
It’s here Your glory shines so bright
So let me learn that the cross precedes the crown
To be low is to be high
That the valley’s where You make me more like Christ
Let me find Your grace in the valley
Let me find Your life in my death
Let me find Your joy in my sorrow
Your wealth in my need
That You’re near with every breath
In the valley
In the daytime there are stars in the heavens
But they only shine at night
And the deeper that I go into darkness
The more I see their radiant light
So let me learn that my losses are my gain
To be broken is to heal
That the valley’s where Your power is revealed
Petra Hefner says
This is one of my favorite CDs. I just love it! And this song, this prayer, O how it brings me to tears.
This is probably my favorite song on this CD. Wonderful words!
Hello Christian, I was just looking at this book the I have called “The Valley Of Vision” which is a collection of puritan prayers and devotions and then I got your message about your new post. That is amazing that I would be looking at this book and your are writing about music from the Valley Of Vision Collection..WOW
Wow is right! Once again, a display of the amazing providence of God at work in our lives — in even the smallest matters!
And I have that prayer book too! Isn’t is such a treasure?
Lord bless you and I pray you have a beautiful Lord’s day tomorrow!
This is one of my favorite cds, Christina! God is so good to us. Love you and hope you have a wonderful Lord’s Day!
We sometimes read these prayers out loud during our church services. They are great!
Thanks for the visit to my blog! Blessings,
I love this song. I have almost worn it out on my CD lol.
Diana Lovegrove says
What a lovely song! I am not so familiar with Sovereign Grace Music, thanks for introducing them to me 🙂
I was recently introduced to them too, Diana. Within the last year…I have been blessed by their cross centered lyrics and simplicity in sound. Thank you so mcuh for visiting! Pray you are having a beautiful day!
I love this too Christina!