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IT'S IN THE VALLEY I GROW

IT'S IN THE VALLEY I GROW

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,

 

full of sorrow, trouble and woe.

 

It's then I have to remember

 

that it's in the valleys I grow.

 

 

If I always stayed on the mountain top

 

and never experienced pain,

 

I would never appreciate God's love

 

and would be living in vain.

 

 

I have so much to learn

 

and my growth is very slow.

 

Sometimes I need the mountain tops,

 

but it's in the valleys I grow.

 

 

 

 

 

I do not always understand why things happen as they do,

 

but I am very sure of one thing.

 

my Lord will see me through.

 

 

 

 

 

My little valleys are nothing when I picture Christ on the cross.

 

He went through the valley of death;

 

His victory was satan's loss.

 

 

Forgive me Lord, for complaining

 

when I'm feeling so very low,

 

just give me a gentle reminder

 

that it's in the valleys I grow.

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to strengthen me, Lord and use my life each day

 

to share Thy love with others

 

and help them find their way.

 

 

 

I Thank Thee for valleys, Lord for this one thing I know

 

the mountain tops are glorious

 

but it's in the valleys I grow.

 

 

Jane Eggleston

 


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