Happiness (Psalm 5)

Listen to me, my Lady,

   be with me and my heartache.

Hear my cry for help,

   my Queen and my Mother,

   answer my prayer.

I turn to you when I awake;

   in the morning I ask you

   in joyous expectation not a demanding one.

You are present always in all ways; and

   the disruptive cannot dwell with you.

The arrogant cannot stand in your light;

   you hate the selfish.

The willful are not welcomed by you;

   you loathe liars

I am a sinner and ask for your mercy,

   I know that you hold nothing against me; and

   keep me close to you,

In reverence I genuflect before you

   lead me, my Lady, and give me justice;

   let not my enemies prevail,

Make straight your way;    make smooth your path.

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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