God there are corners in my soul
that I don’t know yet.
How can I ever understand myself?
How can I ever fathom
my answer to the challenge of life?
Where are you?
Are you possibly present
in those unknown corners?
Lighten up what is hidden,
reveal my soul,
untie your secret in me.
I would like
to meet the others
with only light in my eyes,
with an unbiased heart.
I would like to be an oasis
in the desert of life,
a home where they can rest,
a tree in whose shade
they can finally meet you.
Andre Quintelier, Philippines
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.