to learn your word of peace

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I beg you to keep me in this silence so that I may learn from it
    the word of your peace
    and the word of your mercy
    and the word of your gentleness to the world:
and that through me perhaps your word of peace may make itself heard
where it has not been possible for anyone to hear it for a long time.

Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968) American Catholic writer and Trappist monk


Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
    but let them not turn back to folly.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
    that glory may dwell in our land.

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