Here’s a paraphrase of Psalm 127 written by Nan C. Merrill.
Psalm 127: A Paraphrase
Unless You, O Divine Creator, build the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless You watch over the city,
the watchers stay awake in vain.
For it is in co-operating with You from morn to evening,
eating the bread of your Word,
that we rest in peace throughout the night.
Reverence the sacred gift of life that nourishes all.
Who will grow in wisdom,
abandoning themselves into the chalice of Love?
Who will open themselves to the imprint of Love’s gifts upon their heart?
Unless You, O Divine Spirit, make your home within us,
we wander through life in vain.
~ Psalm 127, written by Nan C. Merrill, in Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness.