Redeemer (Psalm 88)

Our Mother, Queen of Heaven, hold me,

day and night I feel like I am all alone.

I pray that you will embrace me;

please turn to me, listen to my cry.


For my soul is full of trouble

and my life is seemingly hopeless

I am in the Pit; I have lost my strength.

I am weak and vulnerable,


Have you stopped putting up with me?

I am all by myself.

Have you ceased to take care of me?

There is no one to help me.


You are asking too much of me;

I am stumbling as if in the night.

you have overwhelmed me, and I have been knocked down.

I have lost my breath, and I cannot stand up straight


My closest friends are being driven away

They feel neglected and abandoned.

I feel trapped and cannot escape;

my eyes are sore with tears and my soul is filled with grief.


Dear mother, I call to you every day;

In joyous expectation I want your embrace.

Will you show yourself?

I believe you are with me, can I see you?


Is your love always in all ways?

Are you with those who are in the Pit?

Are your wonders known in the place of darkness?

Is there righteousness in the land of oblivion?


Dear mother, I beseech you

Listen to my prayer.

Why, am I all alone?

Why can’t I have peace and equanimity?


I am in pain and cannot go on like this;

I feel forsaken and I am in despair.

you have weighed me down with too much,

I cannot stand it anymore


All day long they surround me like a flood;

they have completely engulfed me.

My companions and loved ones are estranged from me;

Only darkness envelops me.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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