Thou hast taught me
that faith us nothing else than receiving thy kindness,
That it is adherence to Christ, a resting on him, love clinging to him as a branch to the tree, to seek life and vigor from him.
I thank thee for showing me the vast difference
Between knowing things by reason,
And knowing them by the spirit of faith.
By reason I see a thing is so;
By faith I know it as it is.
I have seen thee by reason and have not been amazed,
I have seen thee as thou art in thy Son and have
Been ravished to behold thee.
I bless thee that I am thine in my Saviour,
From “Belonging to Jesus,” a prayer in The Valley of Vision (ed. Arthur Bennett), 103.