Psalm 42 (Psalm for a Planet, Part 2)
I will dwell in a home where the word of the Lord has dominion;
~~All the year* I will dwell where His will is sovereign.
A man of worldly names and knowledge may settle on a hill with barred door,
~~and many men of earthly might and power may secure themselves from the stranger and the poor;
But as for me, I will build my household at the foot of His mountain splendor;
~~I will lodge on the lowlands by the peak of His grandeur.
Beside the shores of His light and loftiness, I will stay;
~~Within His ocean breeze, where scriptures speak, I will remain;
~~I will abide in the clear and cloudy air of questions and answers to prayer.
My shelter will be the lands of His mercy and glory;
~~my refuge will be the place of His perfection.
I will dwell in a house where the Lord may enter in honor,
~~a house so beautiful its dust is gold.
*The virtues in this psalm name the Baha’i calendar months.