Nostalgic Psalm: a quest for rest.© Walterrean Salley
O that I had the wings of a dove,
My soul would fly to be at rest
As the eagle flies above the earth,
And the sparrow embraces her nest.
I would soar above my troubles,
Fill my heart with a song
And be safe from war against me.
How long? O Lord, how long?
I watch as an owl in the night,
And like the dove—I mourn.
When will the darkness be light
And the night be gone?
But like the sparrow that finds a home
And the swallow—a cozy nest,
I will dwell at the altar of God
And abide in his perfect rest.