Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In Difficult Moments of Life

for my suffering friends

In difficult moments of life,
When sorrow constricts the heart,
A wondrous prayer to God
I steadily do recite.

              There is a blessed strength
In the accord of living words,
Within them a sacred charm
So indescribably breathes.

A burden is shed from the soul,
Doubt swiftly disappears,
Belief returns, and so do tears,
And all is light and clear.

- M. Yu. Lermontov

Translated from Russian by Natalia Sheniloff (source

Heavenly and soul-soothing hymn "Praise the Lord"