Kaminari o kikimasu
Ascribe power to creation, you leaders.
Assign strength to sustainable growth.
Give thanks to grace for correction with mercy.
Becoming is the beginning of being.
Being is the foundation for soul;
soul, the mirror for life.
The right to life is for all in the law.
The flash of lightning sings of wonder in darkness.
Light shows instant weightless motion as spirit with speed.
Spirit sings sound as the crack breaks
the back of somber stillness.
The voice of the thunder rumbles
across the sky with the wind
under the clouds.
The voice of power is strong.
It sings for splendor in song.
The song breaks the redwood,
the tree that could not be broken.
Hills are moved by walls of water.
The mountain is consumed
by the creation of cloud.
A volcano spits flames of fire higher
than imagination had seen prior
to the visage of plume.
The foundation of the earth is shaken by the quake.
The quake shakes land until contructs crumble.
Heat from fire makes strong trees writhe.
It strips the forest bare.
All are crying "Have mercy"
in this temple of soul.
Light shines enthroned by sun
above the water after the flood.
The power of creation permeates
life in time. Construction
has to delay destruction from the fray
and decay with the drive
The Creator gives power
to the people of creation
through the management
Strength is given
for the blessings
29 Afferte Domino
1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, *
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; *
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders; *
the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; *
the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; *
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *
and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;
the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe *
and strips the forests bare.
9 And in the temple of the Lord *
all are crying, "Glory!"
10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; *
the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.
11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.