"Thou hast placed me in the church
Which Thy Son purchased with His own blood.
Add grace to grace that I may live worthy
of my vocation.
I am a voyager across life's ocean;
Safe in Heaven's ark, may I pass through
a troubled world.
into the harbor of eternal rest.
I am a tree of the vineyard Thou hast planted.
Grant me not to be barren, with worthless
leaves and wild grapes;
Prune me of useless branches;
Water me with dews of blessing.
I am part of the Lamb's bride, the church.
Help me to be true, faithful, loving, chaste,
May I live high above a love of things temporal,
sanctified, cleansed, unblemished, hallowed
Thy love my fullness,
Thy glory my joy,
Thy precepts my pathway,
Thy cross my resting place.
I look forward to the days of heaven,
when no langour shall oppress,
no iniquities chill,
no mists of unbelief dim the eye,
no zeal ever tires.
Father, these thoughts are the stay, prop,
and comfort of my soul."
Valley of Vision
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