“To Thee Silence Is Praise”
The sense for the power of words and the sense for the impotence of human expression are equally characteristic of the religious consciousness. “Who can utter the mighty doings of the Lord or utter all his praise?” (Psalms 106:2). He is “exalted above all blessing and praise” (Nehemiah 9:5), “above all the blessings and hymns, extollings and comfortings that are ever uttered in the world” (the kaddish). This is the most important guidance:
Commune with your hearts …
and be still.
Quest for God: Studies in Prayer and Symbolism