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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
By David Levy
TO Israel the charge belongs
  Their grateful hearts to raise;
To speak, in glad, triumphant songs,
  The Lord Almighty’s praise.
His hand the universe hath wrought,        5
  The starry heavens o’erhead;
From darkness He His people brought
  The light of truth to spread.
We bow the head, we bend the knee,
  And worship Him alone;        10
The King of Kings whose majesty
  And sovereign power we own.
He is our God, the only Lord,
  Our King is truth indeed;
His sovereign power His laws record        15
  As taught to Israel’s seed.
Grant Thou our hope, Almighty King,
  That promised day to see,
When nations shall Thy praises sing,
  And bend the knee to Thee.        20
The reign of truth and peace begun,
  Our sin and error flee;
Thou art alone, proclaimed the One,
  And One Thy Name shall be.

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