Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14

Year C - Epiphany or Guiding Gift
January 6, 2016


I have just been introduced to a new Psalm resource: Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms by Norman Fischer.

Thought you might like to hear the selected verses in this version. If intrigued, get the book.

     Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14

     Let it embrace uprightness
     So that people can see uprightness before them
     And the downtrodden can be raised up in justice

     Let the mountains hold peace fast for people
     Let the hills reverberate with the movements of justice
     Give power eyes to see the needy
     So that it can serve them and their children
     Crushing what holds them down

     And all will respect you as long as the sun will shine
     As long as the moon will glow in the night sky
     For all the generations to come

          - - -

     The kings of Tarshish and of the isles will bring gifts
     The kings of Sheba and Seba will likewise arrive with offerings
     Even all the kings will bow before you
     And all the nations will recognize you

     For you respond to the needy when they cry out
     To the sufferer when there is no hope
     You care for the poor and the broken
     You soothe their souls
     Plucking out the barbs of crookedness and violence
     Their lifeblood is precious to you


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