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GOD OF THE DEEP
God of the deep
Pour your eternity into our hearts
For we hunger and thirst for you
We seek to know that we live in you
And that you make your home with us
Drive from us doubt and darkness
Dispel all our despair and distress
That in your light we may rejoice
Free us from fear and fretfulness
Expel our anxiety and anxiousness
That in your peace we may find rest
Amid the storm and the tempest
When the elements rage and roar
Give us the faith to stand firm
To be still in your power and love
Reflection by William Temple
It is not only through the qualities of native strength that God can work. Quite equally and more conspicuously He can make our weakness the opportunity of His grace. Grace is not something other than God, imparted by Him; it is the very love of God (which is Himself) approaching and seeking entry to the soul of man.
A Japanese translation of Psalm 23
THE LORD IS MY PACE-SETTER
The Lord is my Pace-setter; I shall not rush. He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals.
He provides me with images of stillness, That restore my serenity;
He leads me in ways of efficiency through calmness of mind, And His guidance is peace.
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day, I will not fret, for His presence is here.
His timelessness, His all importance, will keep me in balance.
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity by anointing my mind with His oils of tranquillity.
My cup of joyous energy overflows!
Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours, For I shall walk in the peace of my Lord, and dwell in His house for ever.