When the clamoring of the nations has died down,
When men’s ambitions have been put to rest,
We settle and we wait, surprised by blessed quietude,
Then I find my soul enriched, and peace abiding within my heart.
Joy rises up within me at the sound of this heavenly silence,
as it wraps the globe.
Peace is the answer when all else has failed.
Life springs forth out the ashes of our delusions,
the smolderings of our desires nourish our soul.
Now we may stand aright,
at last we can be made right.
I fall to my knees and finally,
tears rising like truth,
I seek my God.