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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
“Cause us, our Father, to lie down in peace”
By Alice Lucas
CAUSE us, our Father, to lie down in peace,
And raise us up, our King, to life again;
Direct us on our way
With Thy good counsel’s stay
And let us ’neath Thy tent of peace remain.        5
O save us for the sake of Thy great name,
Be unto us a shield, Thou King of kings.
Remove from out our life
Sickness and care and strife;
Shelter us in the shadow of Thy wings.        10
Our guardian and deliverer Thou art,
Merciful King, whom heaven and earth adore!
Guard Thou from harm and sin
Our goings out and in,
With life and peace henceforth and evermore.        15

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