Lord, Where Shall I Find You?

Judah Halevy

Passages for Meditation

Lord, where shall I find you?
Your place is lofty and secret.
And where shall I not find you?
The whole earth is full of your glory!
You are found in our innermost heart,
yet you fixed earth’s boundaries.
You are a strong tower for those who are near
and the trust of those who go far.
I have sought to come near you;
I have called to you with all my heart;
and when I went out towards you,
I found you coming towards me.

Judah Halevy (c. 1075-1141) was a Jewish author and philosopher, often considered the greatest poet of the golden age of Hebrew poetry in Spain. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “Timeless Wisdom.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.