Redeeming Vision

Redeeming Vision

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...of our pilgrim journey--"they sing as it were a new song." In between whiles "the fruit of the Spirit is joy," and the voice of joy is the song of the Lord. And in the very singing of it the cast-down believer often finds light in His darkness. Sometimes a light surprises The Christian as he sings, It is the Lord Who rises With healing in His wings. We have not yet fully learned the inspiring and enlivening power of praise, nor have we fully realised how wondrously He can give to the faithful heart "songs in the night." "How can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land" unless we remember that He it is Who has brought us hither? The knowledge that all is His doing brings with it the assurance that it is hence the best possible thing for us to be where and as we are. It liberates and lifts us, to remember that our circumstances are His will and that His will is His love. Our song, then, is but a variation upon the theme that His will is "good and perfect and acceptable," and on this account how sweet it must sound in His ears. This is the truth which gripped Madame Guyon as she lay in prison, and wrote: --A little bird am I, Shut in from fields of air, And in my cage I sit and sing To Him who placed me there; Well pleased a prisoner to be, Because, my Lord, it pleaseth Thee. Thou hast an ear to hear, A heart to love and bless, And though my notes were ne'er so rude, Thou wouldst not hear the less; Because Thou knowest as they fall That love to Thee inspires them all. My cage confines me round, Abroad I cannot fly; But though my wings are tightly bound, My heart's at liberty. My prison walls cannot control The flight, the freedom, of my soul. And in this, as in all things else, He Who died...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697543X
  • 9781236975430