Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Psalm 132

Nothing we do is completed in this lifetime
Therefore we are saved by hope. -Reinhold Neighbur

As David searched the Middle East
for the Ark of the Covenant,
So may we, O God, persevere with those of good heart
to do the work of this nation:
Feed the hungry, house the homeless,
nurture the orphan, care for the sick, soothe the dying,
make peace, heal the earth,
turn the culture from its foolish ways...

A pretty long list. It will take
generations of faithful work
So we'd better add:
Teach the children and take care of ourselves.

Clothe your ministers in goodness, O God,
and your leaders in righteousness.
Together will do your work with you.

See a traditional translation of this Psalm at:

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