Two Iowa priests afflicted with cancer.
I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
From whence shall come my help?
My help comes from the LORD,
the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
or your guardian to sleep.
Behold, the guardian of Israel
never slumbers nor sleeps. (Psalm 121:1-4)
Now, Master, dismiss your servant in peace.
You have fulfilled your promise.
My own eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all peoples. (Luke 2:29-31)
Two separate songs of God, and each in their own way, lift up the faithful believer.