Tag: self

A New Way To Be Self-Kind

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Music it was

That first moved me

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Out of self-preoccupation

By notes of beauty

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Then poetry

Began to creep

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Throughout my soul

With words

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That lingered

Deep within the mind

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Maybe now

I can find

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In my ancient

Angels

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A new way

To be self-kind.

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Inspiring Psalms (12) – The Everlasting Way

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You have searched me out, God

And you know me

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You know when I am down and when I arise

You see each thought from far away

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You know my going out and my lying down

You are familiar with all my ways

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Before any word escapes me

You know it completely

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You surround me

Behind and before

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You lay your hand

Gently upon me

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To know these things

Is so wonderful for me

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Where can I escape your Spirit

Or run from your presence?

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You are in the dawn

And the darkness

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In the heavens

And in hell

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If I rose on the wings of the dawn

If I travelled to the furthest shore

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Even there your hand would hold me

And guide me fast

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If I said that the darkness would hide me

Even the darkness would be as light

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And would shine like the day

For all darkness is as light to you

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For you created my being

You gathered me together in the womb

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And so I praise you 

Because of how I was made

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And because I know so well

How your works are wonderful

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My form was never hidden from you

Even as I emerged into my existence

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Your eyes saw that unformed body

And every day ordained for me was written in your book

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How precious are these thoughts, O God!

How unending the sum of them all!

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They are more endless

Than the stars in the sky

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If only evil

Would end its existence

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Here on earth

I would not need to hate

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The imperfections

I see all around me

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So search me, God

Know my heart

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See what offensive ways

There are in me

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And lead me

In the everlasting way.

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Adapted from Psalm 139

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