Hear Me! (Psalm 120)

I call on you, my God, in my distress,

   please answer me.

   save me, my God from the lying lips and

    deceitful tongues of the willful, who surround me.

Their lying is not helpful,

   their deception is unkind,

Make them listen,

   their unfaithfulness is hurtful.

   pierce their hearts with tenderness,

   burn their souls with truthfulness.

In the meantime, woe is me,

   I am a stranger in a strange land

   I am living among those,

   who savor hate

   and do not yearn for peace.

I am a person of comfort and joy;

   but they only pretend to listen,

   and act without regard for the truth.

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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