January Joy Dare: A Song Heard, A Soft Word, Light Seen


This will forever be one of my favorite hymns. Within it is held a desire for God throughout one’s life, a desire resonating in my soul. Chelsea Moon has such a soft, beautiful voice as well.

I accompany this video not with the lyrics, but with a like-minded excerpt from a meditation in The Valley of Vision:

“In a world of created changeable things,
Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken.
O to forsake all creatures,
to rest as a stone on him the foundation,
to abide in him, be borne up by him!
For all my mercies come through Christ,
who has designed, purchased, promised,
effected them.
How sweet it is to be near him, the Lamb,
filled with holy affections!
When I sin against thee I cross thy will, love, life,
and have no comforter, no creature, to go to.
My sin is not so much this or that particular evil,
but my continual separation, disunion,
distance from thee,
and having a loose spirit towards thee.
But thou hast given me a present, Jesus thy Son,
as Mediator between thyself and my soul,
as middle-man who in a pit
holds both him below and him above,
for only he can span the chasm breached by sin,
and satisfy divine justice.
May I always lay hold upon this Mediator,
as a realized object of faith,
and alone worthy by his love to bridge the gulf.”

May Christ be my vision!


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