Always in All Ways (Psalm 139)

My Lady,

   You are in my bones.

   You are with me always in all ways;

   You embrace me and hold me close.

From the time I wake up until I go to sleep;

You are my companion everyday in every way.

Before a word is on my tongue,

   a thought in my mind

   a feeling in my heart

You accept it.

Can I escape from your Spirit?

   You surround me

   I am the center of your circle,

Can I flee from your presence?

   You have taken my hand in yours,

   we walk side by side

You are in my bones.

You are with me always in all ways;

You embrace me and hold me close

For you created me in you image and likeness;

Indeed, all your works are delightful,

   all is well and all will be well.

My soul is not hidden from you

   for, before I was made,

   your eyes saw my

    unformed body, mind, and heart.

Vainly I said, “Surely darkness will hide me,

   and I can hide in the shadows,”

however, it is futile to hide

   the darkness is not dark to you,

   there are no shadows in your light.

You are in my bones.

You are with me always in all ways;

You embrace me and hold me close

Take away my fears and doubts

   make me fierce and free

Hug me, O God,

   and relax my body,

   and temper my thoughts,

   and soothe my heart.

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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