Tenderness (Psalm 16)

Dear Mother, keep me safe.

   I rest assured with your protection.

“You are my God.

   without you, there is no goodness.”

Your people, who share with us, are wonderful.

   I take great delight in them.

Those who worship other gods

   have troubled hearts.

I will not make sacrifices for those gods..

   my lips will not speak their names.

Dear Mother, everything you have given me is good.

   you have made me happy.

I am content with what you have given me.

   I am delighted with what I’ve received.

I will praise you for you have given graces and blessings.   

even at night when my heart aches.

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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