Monday, August 24, 2015

The 23rd Psalm for Busy People translated from a Japanese version by Koki Mayashina

The Lord is my pacesetter
I shall not rush
He makes me to stop and rest
For quiet intervals;
He provides me with images of stillness
Which restore my serenity;
He leads me in the 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
Keeps me in balance;
He prepares refreshment and renewal
In the midst of my activities,
By anointing my mind
With His oils of tranquility
My cup of joyous energy overflows;
Surely harmony and effectiveness
Shall be the fruit of my hours
And I shall walk in the pace of my Lord
And dwell in His house forever.

6 comments:

Suzanne den Boer said...

I found this clipping among my grandparent's papers. I love this psalm by David very much!

JennyChickdee said...

Hi Suzanne :) I just saw your blog link on your LinkedIn account. I've always loved your writing. I'm glad you are still at it. Blessings and well wishes - Jen

Suzanne den Boer said...

Thanks Jen. Miss you and hope you are doing well. It has been so long!

JennyChickdee said...

I'm adding your blog to my routine list :) I'm glad I can catch up!

Belinda Burston said...

A beautiful interpretation of the 23rd Psalm. Thank you for sharing it Suzanne!

Suzanne den Boer said...

You're welcome Belinda! Looking forward to your future posts!