Even this and now – papa

Though I found it difficult to write
with needles dripping into my hands,
I could read – though books of substance
were scarce, except for Gideon Bibles, of course;
with type so small no one on medication
had a prayer – so to speak.

but one Doctor of Persian decent
had some old books set dusty on the wall,
and when I said, “ because I can I must,”
he let me scan a few …

and I found this Chaldean Hymn (prayer)
composed in the city of Ur
before the age of Abraham;
translated into Greek in 743BCE
and English in 1687AD.

……………………………………………………………

Father, long-suffering and full of forgiveness,
Whose hands uphold the life of all mankind!
First born, omnipotent, whose heart is immensity,
There is none who may fathom it!

In heaven, who is supreme?
Thou alone, Thou art supreme.
On earth, who is supreme?
Thou alone, Thou art supreme.

As for Thee, Thy will is made known in heaven,
And the angels bow their faces.
As for Thee, Thy will is made known upon the earth,
And the spirits kiss the ground.
………………………………………………………………

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faucon

Male, 62 - owner of an eclectic retreat center called Sakin'el in Knoxville, TN. Author of many books listed on lulu.com

2 thoughts on “Even this and now – papa”

  1. ‘And the spirits kiss the ground….’
    Some say that deep humility, and utter emptiness is the key to a full spirit filled life. May you find what you need deep within.

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