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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Morning Invocation
By Solomon Ibn Gabirol
 
AT morn I ask Thee, lend Thy shelt’ring aid!
My hopes and fears before Thy Throne are laid.
Like one abashed I stand, prostrate before Thy might,
My new-awakened heart hides nothing from Thy sight!
 
            My heart, my tongue, too, fails        5
            To utter what avails!
        My skill, my strength, are naught!
            But Thou, of grace, dost take
            The prayers which mortals make,
        The prayers Thy love has taught.        10
            So shall my voice ascend,
            Until my life shall end;
        The while, within my body’s shrine,
        Dwelleth my soul, Thy gift divine!
 
 
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