A reading from the 150th Psalm

Praise God in the depths of the universe;
Praise God in the human heart.
Praise him for his power and beauty,
For her all-feeling fathomless love.
Praise her with drums and trumpets,
With string quartets and guitars.
Praise God in market and workplace,
With computer, with hammer and nails,
Praise him in bedroom and kitchen;
Praise him with pots and pans.
Praise her in the temples of the present;
Let every breath be her praise.

My heart is ready, O Beloved,
Be bearers of mercy and justice;
Let Love triumph over fear.

–translation by Stephen Mitchell, from A Book of Psalms, p. 85.

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