23rd Psalm for Busy People

Toki Miyashina
Japanese version of the 23 Psalm


The Lord is my pacesetter I shall not rush;
He makes me stop and rest for quiet intervals.
He provides me with images of stillness,
     Which restores my serenity.
He leads me in the way of efficiency through
     calmness of mind,
And His guidance is peace.

Even though I have a great many things
     to accomplish each day,
I will not fret, for His presence is here;
     His timelessness, His all importance
     will keep me in balance.

He prepares refreshment and renewal
      in the midst of my activity.
By anointing my mind with His oils of tranquility.
My cup of joyous energy overflows,
     surely harmony and effectiveness
     shall be the fruit of my hours,
For I shall walk, in the pace of the Lord
     And dwell in His house forever.