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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Grace After Meals
Anonymous (Trans. Alice Lucas)
OUR Rock with loving care,
According to His word,
Bids all His bounty share;
Then let us bless the Lord.
His flock our Shepherd feeds        5
With graciousness divine;
He satisfies our needs
With gifts of bread and wine.
Therefore with one accord
We will His name adore,        10
Proclaiming evermore
Holy, holy is the Lord.
      Our Rock, etc.
The land desired so long,
Our fathers’ heritage,        15
Inspires our prayer and song
To God from age to age.
His bounteous gifts afford
Our sustenance each day,
His mercy is our stay,        20
Yea, faithful in the Lord.
      Our Rock, etc.
O be Thy mercy moved,
Our Rock, to dwell with us,
With Zion, Thy beloved,        25
Our temple glorious
May we redeemed, restored,
Be led there every one
By David’s holy son,
The Anointed of the Lord.        30
      Our Rock, etc.
Thy city built once more,
Thy temple walls uprising,
There will we adore
With joyful songs of praise        35
Thee, merciful, adored,
We bless and sanctify
With wine-cups filled up high,
By blessing of the Lord.
      Our Rock, etc.        40

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