The voice of the Beloved is upon the waters; Love’s voice echoes over the oceans and seas

A Lectio Divina meditation on Psalm 29 from Nan Merrill’s book Psalms for Praying

Experience stillness and in the quiet hear what God is offering from these rich and hope-filled words.

Give praise to the Beloved,

O heavenly hosts,

Sing of Love’s glory and strength.

Exalt the glory of Love’s Name;

Adore the Beloved in holy splendour. 

The voice of the Beloved is upon 

the waters;

Love’s voice echoes over the oceans

and seas.

The voice of Love is powerful,

majestic is the heart of Love.

The mercy of the Beloved breaks the 

bonds of oppression,

shatters the chains of injustice. 

Love invites all to the dance of freedom,

to sing the Beloved’s song of truth.

The voice of Love strikes with fire

upon hearts of stone.

The voice of Love uproots the thorns

of fear,

Love uproots fear in every open


The voice of Love is heard in every storm,

and strips the ego bare;

And in the heart’s chapel, all cry, 

“Peace and Glory forever!”

The Beloved lives in our hearts;

Love dwells with us forever.

You who awaken to the Light

of universal Oneness

Will know the blessed joy

of serving in the great Work

of Love. 

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