The Lord is my Pace-setter, I shall not rush;
He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals;
He provides me with images of stillness,
which restore my serenity;
He leads me in the ways of efficiency through
calmness of mind,
And 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 timeliness, 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 oils of tranquility.
My cup of joyous energy overflows,
Surely harmony and effectiveness
shall be the fruits of my hours,
For I shall walk in the pace of my Lord
and dwell in His House forever.
A poem by Toki Miyashina
A translation of the Japanese version of Psalm 23