Legends of the Hidden Temple
Hana ni chikara o ataeru
Destruction is dismissed.
I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go. We will be free
to sing of leadership
for the economy."
Now our feet stand
with respect for land
within the gates
that peace commands.
The city plan
is quite grand
with a unity
that is set to expand.
The tribes go up
to the city for us
for council that builds trust
to discuss sureness.
The aim of the game
is to tame the vain train
of profanity for gain
from the insanity
of vanity's flame.
There are seats for judgment
that accent ascent that is lent
to help pay the rent.
The house of courage asks for peace
that does not cease for the excess increase
for caprice in gain taken from the deceased.
Pray for the serenity of all
that does not fall into a stall
that will not crawl
for fright from sight
in the crystal ball.
"May those who love you prosper
to assure that they defer from the saboteur
of what is to be inferred from truth
to that which is true to sooth you to concur
with reality as the whisperer."
"May your tower of power
stand strong by the hour
with the encounter of shower
when needed to empower the flower."
122 Lætatus sum
1 I was glad when they said to me, *
"Let us go to the house of the Lord."
2 Now our feet are standing *
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city *
that is at unity with itself;
4 To which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord, *
the assembly of Israel,
to praise the Name of the Lord.
5 For there are the thrones of judgment, *
the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: *
"May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls *
and quietness within your towers.
8 For my brethren and companions' sake, *
I pray for your prosperity.
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, *
I will seek to do you good."