But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
Be at rest once more, O my soul,\for the Lord has been good to you.
1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
3 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
4 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
6 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
The point is that we should make a gift of our hearts, emptying them of ourselves that they may be filled with God. Our Almighty Father becomes one with us and transforms us, uniting Creator and creature. How desirable is this union! -Teresa of Avila