Dan Clendenin

Selected by Dan Clendenin

A Gaelic Blessing

By John Rutter (1978)

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you

Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace of Christ, of Christ
Of Christ, the light of the world to you
Deep peace of Christ to you.

Dan Clendenin: dan@journeywithjesus.net

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Selected by Michael Fitzpatrick

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)
Translation by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows

Wer seines Lebens viele Widersinne

Book of Hours, I 17

She who reconciles the ill-matched threads
of her life, and weaves them gratefully
into a single cloth —
it’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hall
and clears it for a different celebration.

Where the one guest is You.
In the softness of evening
it’s You she receives.

You are the partner of her loneliness,
the unspeaking center of her monologues.
With each disclosure You encompass more
and she stretches beyond what limits her,
to hold You.

Michael Fitzpatrick m.c.fitzpatrick@outlook.com

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