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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Yom Kippur
By Gustav Gottheil
TO Thee we give ourselves today,
  Forgetful of the world outside;
We tarry in Thy House, O Lord,
  From eventide to eventide.
From Thy all-seeing, righteous eye        5
  Our deepest heart can nothing hide;
It crieth up to Thee for peace
  From eventide to eventide.
Who could endure, should’st Thou, O Lord,
  As we deserve, forever chide?        10
We therefore seek Thy pardoning grace
  From eventide to eventide.
O may we lay to heart how swift
  The years of life do onward glide;
So learn to live that we may see        15
  Thy light at our life’s eventide.

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