But a very little while, / and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard, / and the orchard be regarded as a forest! / On that day the
deaf shall hear / the words of a book; / and out of gloom and darkness, / the eyes of the blind shall see.
Let it not be long. Let it be today. Make your home in me so that all that is dry and arid in my soul will bear fruit. My
vision will clear, and I will be filled with wonder again at all you have created. I will see your hand guiding my life.
My ears will hear your word, and my heart will long to fulfill it.
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13–14
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