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  • Writer's pictureDr. Roger D Duke

The Brightest Stars Are Seen From the Deepest Wells

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

“The Valley of Vision”


Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,

Where I live in the depths but see thee

In the heights;

Let me learn by paradox

That the way down is the way up,

That to be low is to be high,

That the broken heart is the healed heart

That the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,

That the repenting soul is the victorious soul,

That to have nothing is to possess all,

That to bear the cross is to wear the crown,

That to give is to receive,

That the valley is the place of vision.

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from

Deepest wells,

And the deeper the wells the brighter

Thy stars shine.

Let me find thy light in my darkness,

Thy life in my death,

Thy joy in my sorrow,

Thy grace in my sin,

Thy riches in my poverty,

Thy GLORY in my valley!

Source: The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, edited and compiled by Arthur Bennett, published by The Banner of Truth Trust.

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