Let us walk in shoes of integrity, and don the mantle of truth.
Psalm 84 from Nan Merrill’s Psalms for Praying.
How glorious is your dwelling place,
O Blessed Architect
of the universe!
My soul longs, yes, aches for
the abode of the Beloved;
All that is within me sings for joy
to the living Heart of Love!
Even as the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nesting place,
where its young are raised within
your majestic creation,
You invite us to dwell within
Blessed are they whose hearts are filled
who sing praises to You with
Blessed are they who put their strength
who choose to share the joy and
sorrows of the world.
They do not give way to fear or doubt;
they are quickened by Divine
Light and Power;
they dwell within the peace of
the Most High.
They go from strength to strength and
live with integrity.
O Eternal Lover, hear my prayer;
give ear, O Divine Comforter!
Forgive what is unholy within me;
free me from my illusions!
For a day with the Heart of Love
is more to be desired than
a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a servant in your
than live in riches among
those who know not Love.
For the Beloved is as radiant as the sun,
as strong as a steel shield,
and invites each one to come,
to partake of the Banquet.
Who will accept the goodness of Love?
Who will seek for spiritual
O Loving Creator of the universe,
blessed are all who put their
trust in You!
They bless the world.