A Japanese Version of the Twenty-Third Psalm
Feb 14, 2016 1570
The Lord is my pace-setter. I shall not rush.
He makes me stop for quiet intervals;
He provides me with images of stillness,
Which restore my serenity.
He leads me in ways of efficiency
Through calmness of mind;
His guidance is peace.
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day,
I will not fret, for His presence is here.
His timelessness, His all-importance,
Will keep me in balance.
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity
By anointing my mind with His oil of tranquillity;
My cup of joyous energy overflows.
Surely harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruit of my hours;
I shall walk in the pace of the Lord
and dwell in His house
– Toki Miyashiro