Eighth Meditation

(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." (1)


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