I’VE ONLY RECENTLY come across Nan C Merrill’s very personal translations of the Psalms. I wouldn’t be without them now and am very thankful for part of today’s (Eucharistic Lectionary appointed) Psalm 85.8-10
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 one another.