The Highlands Of Sorrow

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    Rachel Kaufmann
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    The Lord gets many of his strongest workers out of the highlands of affliction.

    ~Spurgeon

    The Highlands of Sorrow

    1: Forth from the highlands of Sorrow

    Comes many a soul ablaze

    With visions of things as yet unseen,

    Beyond earth’s hastening days.

    2: From out the bitterest of trials

    May come the sweetest of songs,

    As gold in the blazing furnace tried

    By struggles and ills and wrongs.

    3: From a heart once broken the Artist

    May form Him a masterpiece.

    Beauty for ashes be given then,

    The fullness of joy, increased.

    4: From out of turmoil and doubting may

    Come a faith more sure and strong.

    The battle won, the hosts of heaven

    Will join the triumphant song.

    5: From out the valley of death and shade;

    A herald of life to come.

    “O Death where now is thy sting and where

    The vict’ry which thou hast won?”

    6: From out the thorn and the scourge and cross;

    Salvation, redemption’s might.

    From out the grave and the darkness came

    The dawn of Eternal Light.

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