If I oppose the Word I oppose my Lord
    when he is most near;
If I receive the Word I receive my Lord
    wherein he is nigh.
O thou who hast the hearts of all men
    in thine hand,
  form my heart according to the Word,
    according to the image of thy Son,
So shall Christ the Word, and his Word,
    be my strength and comfort.


This is an extract from Valley of Vision. The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers, poems and devotionals. It is a modern spiritual classic. It was authored by Arthur Bennett and published by The Banner of Truth Trust. After God’s Word, next to The Pilgrim’s Progress and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, The Valley of Vision has been a very influential book in the life of Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni.

More about Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni’s Valley of Vision quotes here: https://www.crystalparkbaptistchurch.co.za/category/valley-of-vision/.

Christ the Word