Helper (Psalm 72)

Endow our leaders with your justice, O God,

   our children with your righteousness.

Judge your people in righteousness, and

   give the weak and vulnerable justice.

Bestow on us the majesty of the mountains,

   and the fruition of the orchards.

Defend the sick and wounded, and

   help our needy children

Her radiance will endure as long as the sun,

   Her presence as long as the moon,

   always in all ways.

She will nurture us like rain on a mown field,

   like showers watering the earth

   She will quench our thirst.

Long live God!

   For She is precious to us.

Pray to Her, and

   bless Her everyday in every way.

In Her days the just will flourish;

   prosperity will abound for all our time.

She will rule from sea to sea

   and to the ends of the earth.

Foreigners will bow before Her, and

   Her enemies will taste the sand.

Merchants from distant shores

   will bring tribute to Her;

Leaders of every nation

  will present Her with gifts.

Yes, the heads of nations will bow down to Her

   and all peoples will serve Her.

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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