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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Lord, Thou Great Jehovah
By Albert Frank Hoffmann
 
CREATOR, Author of all things!
  Thou who didst give to me
My being, hear me while I pray:
  From evil set me free—
Give, O give me peace within,        5
Tho’ unworthy I have been;
Help me conquer death and sin—
  Lord, Thou great Jehovah.
 
Thy name is love, I know that Thou
  Wilt leave none in despair        10
Who seek Thy face; I know that Thou
  Wilt hear the sinner’s prayer—
Let me clasp Thy hand in mine,
Let me know Thy peace divine,
Let my will be lost in Thine—        15
  Lord, Thou great Jehovah.
 
Help me to bear the burden, Lord,
  With patience run the race;
And when the storms of life are past
  Grant I may see Thy face—        20
When earth’s night has passed away,
In bright realms of endless day
May I dwell with Thee for aye—
  Lord, Thou great Jehovah.
 
 
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