Hinds’ Feet on High Places is a story of endurance, persistence, and reliance on God. This book has inspired millions to become sure-footed in their faith – even when facing the rockiest terrain.hannah hurnard
Having been born into The family of Fears Much-afraid so withdrew With trembling and tears Countless days and most nights Spent locked-up in her room Dreaming of grander heights Bid to replace the gloom Are you willing to be changed? The Chief Shepherd sang I have much to offer you In this great exchange This seed of love is free When planted in your heart Fear shall in moments flee And strength shall ne'er depart
This is the story of how Much-afraid escaped from her Fearing relatives and went with the Shepherd to the High Places where “perfect love casteth out fear.”
Most earnestly she longed to be completely delivered from these shortcomings and to be made beautiful, gracious, and strong as were so man of the Shepherd’s other workers, and above all to be made like the Chief Shepherd himself.
There was, however, another and even greater trouble in her life. She was a member of the Family of Fearings, and her relatives were scattered all over the valley, so that she could never really escape them.
“Oh, if only I could exit from this Valley of Humiliation altogether and go to the High Places, completely out of reach of all the Fearings and my other relatives.” No sooner were these words uttered when to her complete astonishment the Shepherd answered, “I have waited a long time to hear you make that suggestion, Much-afraid…. I could make make yours like hinds’ feet also, and set you upon the High Places…”
Hannah Hurnard, Hinds’ Feet on High Places, Chapter One.