(The Spiritual Canticle - Stanza 14-15)
"LORD, your love reaches to heaven;
your fidelity, to the clouds. Your justice
is like the highest mountains; your judgments,
like the mighty deep; all living creatures
you sustain, LORD. How precious is your love,
O God! We take refuge in the shadow of your
wings. We feast on the rich food of your
house; from your delightful stream you give
us drink. For with you is the fountain of
life, and in your light we see light."
A glimpse of His immensity
And grandeurs lifts her loving praise,
To heights of new intensity -
She dances in His divine rays.
The pangs of love yield to His peace;
His betrothed is enrapt in joy
And gentle love which just increase
Her heart has found its true employ.
She tastes His goodness so sublime,
In union with Him and all things,
His presence and power are prime --
These wonders of the King of kings!
His gentle whisper fills her ear;
In silence, sweet wisdom is heard;
Nuances of His ways made clear,
Lift her with the Incarnate Word.
Her soul drinks deep tranquility;
Held steadfast in humility.
May the Beloved lift each of us to Himself
in this sweet and tranquil union of His love.
1. Psalm 36:6-10
(c) Paul Buis, 2005