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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Sabbath Thoughts
By Grace Aguilar
I BLESS Thee, Father, for the grace
  Thou me this day hast given,
Strengthening my soul to seek Thy face,
  And list the theme of heaven.
I bless Thee that each work-day care        5
  Thy love hath lull’d to rest,
And every thought whose wing has prayer
  Thine answering word hath blest.
I bless Thee, Father! Those dark fears
  That linger’d round my heart,        10
That called for murmurs, doubts and tears,
  Thy mercy bade depart.
O Thou alone couldst send them hence
  On this blessed day of peace,
And with Thy spirit’s pure incense        15
  Bid work-day turmoil cease.

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