My adaptation of Psalm 16
Keep me, O Living Earth,
For in you I find refuge.
I said you are the source of life,
You are my mother,
And my happiness lies in you alone.
All my desire is to be among
Those who protect the land,
And those who respect it.
For those who disfigure your face.
Never will I follow their ways
And never will I trod their path.
Living Earth, my share of the heritage,
It is you who keeps me secure.
The lines have fallen for me
In pleasant places;
A wonderful heritage is mine.
I will honor the Earth who has given me counsel,
Even at night my inner self instructs me.
I remember the bounty of the Earth always;
It sustains me with its abundance.
I cannot be shaken.
So my heart is glad
And my flesh rejoices;
Even my body shall rest in safety,
For you sustain me now,
And will embrace me in your arms at death.
You have shown me the path of life,
The fullness of joy in your presence.
In the mists of your wonder and beauty.