Friday, April 6, 2012


Blessed Lord Jesus

"Before thy cross I kneel and see
the heinousness of my sin
my iniquity that caused thee to be
"made a curse"
the evil that excites the severity
of divine wrath.
Show me the enormity of my guilt by
the crown of thorns,
the pierced hands and feet,
the bruised body, the dying cries. Thy blood is the blood of incarnate God,
its worth infinite, its value beyond all thought.
Infinite must be the evil and guilt
that demands such a price
Sin is my malady, my monster, my foe, my viper,
born in my birth,
alive in my life,
strong in my character,
dominating my faculties,
following me as a shadow,
intermingling with my every thought,
my chain that holds me captive in the
empire of my soul.
Sinner that I am, why should the sun give me light,
the air supply breath,
the earth bear my tread,
the fruits nourish me,
its creatures subserve my ends?
Yet thy compassion's yearn over me,
thy heart hastens to my rescue,
the love endured my curse,
thy mercy bore my deserved stripes
Let me walk humbly in the lowest depths
of humiliation
bathed in thy blood,
tender of conscience,
triumphing gloriously as an heir of salvation"

The Valley Of Vision
pages 74-75 

"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him"  2 Corinthians 5:21


Petra said...

I love this book, and this prayer, how fitting as we reflect His goodness. It's beyond words!

I too have a pink dogwood. So pretty!

A blessed Good Friday - so very good - because we know how the story ends!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Such a powerful remembrance! I do believe these days are among the most mind-boggling of ponderings. To think that love planned & executed our Savior is hard to fathom. The trade even more so: our sin for His righteousness.

A blessed resurrection memorial to you & yours!


Debbie said...

I loved this! Have a blessed and glorious Easter! HUGS

Camille said...

How WONDERFUL our Precious Saviour is!! Thank you for sharing this Valley of Vision prayer Maryann...we *love* that book! I will have to direct my hubby to this one for this weekend. SO rich!!

Thank you SO much for your kind words and sweet friendship the last little while especially! Thank you for praying and for pointing me to the LORD. You are a blessing.

Have a lovely weekend celebrating the LORD ~ HE is Risen!!


NanaNor's said...

Hi, I love this but Valley of Vision is one of my all time favorite c.d.'s.
Easter blessings to you and yours.
Hugs, Noreen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not familiar with the Valley of Vision

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Isn't that book just the greatest??? It was only this past year that I found it, and now it is daily reading for me. This one just grabbed at my heart! Thank you for posting it --- just so I could read it again today!