Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; Righteousness and peace will embrace once another.
Psalm 85 from Nan Merrill’s Psalms for Praying.
O Beloved, how gracious You are
to your people;
You restore their souls time and
You forgive their distractions when
they wander far from You;
You give them new Life.
Yes, You bless them and raise up
You awaken their hearts
Restore us again, O Spirit of Truth;
burn us with the refining
Fire of Love!
We cannot live separated from You;
cast out the demons of fear,
doubt, and illusion.
Revive us again, we pray; may
your people rejoice in You!
Have compassion on your people,
O Holy One,
and grant us your forgiveness.
Listen, O people, in the silent Chapel
of your heart; and
the Beloved will speak of
peace to you,
to the hidden saints, to all who
turn their hearts, to Love.
Surely new life is at hand for those
who reverence Love;
O, that harmony might dwell
among the nations.
Steadfast love and faithfulness
Righteousness and peace will
embrace once another.
Wisdom will spring up from the ground
and truth will look down from
Yes, the Eternal Giver will grant
what is good,
and the lands will yield
Mercy and compassion are Love’s way;
You will guide our footsteps
upon the path of peace
as we recognise with open hearts
that You are our peace.