Listen, Lord, and hasten:
~~hear my plea.
Teach me the unheard language of peace;
~~let me learn to speak through my tongue of tears.
Words of war increase my fear:
~~they have become too heavy for me to bear.
But Your word is great:
~~You can create from death.
If you leave me, who can lead me?
~~If you retreat, my hope will be like the weary wail of the
last leaf, leashed to a snow-leaning tree.