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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Prayer for the Day of Atonement
By George Alexander Kohut
 
(Yom Kippur, 5662.)

IF I have failed, my God, to see
That Thy great Love was guiding me;
If I have missed the open path
Of Truth, which e’er Thy sanction hath;
If, busy with the passing hour,        5
I noted not Thy glorious Power;
And, ’mid the boast and pomp of things,
Restrained my spirit on its wings;
Then, Father, show me Grace I pray,
And lead me toward the righteous way;        10
Then, Lord of Hosts, compassion me,
And let Thy Love my shelter be!
 
 
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