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The Deeps !!!!!!

05 Oct

Lord Jesus,

 

Give me a deeper repentance,

a horror of sin; a dread of its approach;

Help me chastely flee it, and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be thine alone.

Give me a deeper trust,

that I may lose myself to find myself in thee,

the ground of my rest, the spring of my being.

Give me a deeper knowledge of thyself

as Saviour, Master, Lord, and King.

Give me deeper power in private prayer,

more sweetness in thy Word, more steadfast grip on its truth.

Give me deeper holiness in speech, though, action,

and let me not seek moral virtue apart from thee.

Plough deep in me, great Lord,

heavenly Husbandman,

that my being may be a tilled field,

the roots of grace spreading far and wife,

until thou alone art seen in me,

thy beauty golden like summer harvest,

thy fruitfulness as autumn plenty.

I have no Master but thee,

no law but thy will,

no delight but thyself,

no wealth but that though givest,

no good but that though blesset,

no peace but that though bestowest.

I am nothing but that though makest me,

I have nothing but that I receive from thee,

I can be nothing but that grace adorns me.

Quarry me deep, Dear Lord,

and then fill me to overflowing with living water.

(The Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett, Banner of Truth Trust, 1975)

A great thought and prayer for us on this beautiful Lord’s Day!!!

 
12 Comments

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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12 responses to “The Deeps !!!!!!

  1. messagefromthefield

    October 5, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Amen and amen!

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  2. Elaine

    October 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Great poem! Enjoy your Sunday!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. realchange4u

    October 5, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Once again your post said it all.How can a fellow add to that. Love this, what a wonderful desire of the heart. Be blessed my brother.

    Much love Tom

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      You be blessed as well, Tom. You’re a blessing my friend!!!

      Like

       
  4. Anna Waldherr

    October 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  5. Elouise

    October 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Yes–like lying patiently on the potter’s wheel.
    Elouise

    Liked by 1 person

     
  6. Daddysgirl

    October 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Amen. Love it !!!!! Wow. Thank you Brother Levi.

    Like

     
    • Levi Thetford

      October 5, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      I’m glad it was a blessing to you daddy’s girl. Btw, I have one of those too. Nothing sweeter for a dad. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

       
  7. Heather

    October 6, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I love the imagery in this! Thank you for sharing Levi!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  8. The True Light!

    October 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I agree with “Heather” above, and all of the comments Levi. This is a wonderful prayer to our Lord!

    TTL

    Like

     

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