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Thursday
Jun072007

Lord of My Heart

930302-856147-thumbnail.jpgLord of my heart, give me light to guide me, that, at home or abroad, I may always walk with you.

Let the Light Stream In

O, let the light stream in,
The glorious light of day,
That o'er the face of nature sheds
A bright and genial ray;
We need its beams our steps to guide,
Ere daily toils begin,
Then open wide the door of prayer,
And let the light stream in.
Let the light stream in,
Let the light stream in,
Then open wide the door of prayer,
And let the light stream in.

O, let the light stream in,
The light of Gospel day,
That shineth through the righteousness
Of Christ, the Truth, the Way;
'Twill teach us how by faith in Him
Immortal souls to win,
Then open wide our willing hearts,
And let the light stream in.
Let the light stream in,
Let the light stream in,
Then open wide our willing hearts,
And let the light stream in.

O, let the light stream in
Where homes are dark and drear,
The light of God's eternal love,
That conquers every fear;
Its gentle smile new joys may wake,
Where sorrow long hath been,
Then open wide the door of hope,
And let the light shine in.
Let the light stream in,
Let the light stream in,
Then open wide the door of hope,
And let the light stream in.

--Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby, being blind, understood far better than most of us how important it is to depend fully upon the providential light of God to direct our paths.

It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me. 

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
         And He delights in his way.
 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
         For the LORD upholds him with His hand. 

The One Who orders our steps delightfully walks with us and upholds us with His hand. 

Reader Comments (4)

That Psalm is a great comfort - as is the poem by Fanny Crosby. What a beautiful reminder!! :)

June 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commentercheryl

This is good stuff Kim! Thank you.

June 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLana G!

So amazing a thought, that the Lord delights in us. I pray I believe it more each day. He is our light and what a radiance He shows forth. blessings on you Kim...

June 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterellen b.

This is a great post. I just also recently posted about Fanny so it is resounding in my heart!!! Thanks!!
Lisa

June 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Johnson

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