Nola Wallace's "A Psalm" (1990)

At Heaven's throne, I cry for wisdom.
O Father, give me your instructions,
O Mother, teach me of your laws.
Let me know You, that I may know myself.
If you are silent, then I am bereft.
Have I denied you, Mother, unaware?
Have you stretched out your hand, and I not seen?
Have you cried vainly at the gates, and I not heard?
Or have I heard, and yet not known your voice?
O Mother, give me your instructions,
O Father, teach me of your laws:
That I may follow, whole of heart.


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