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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Adon Olam
By George Borrow
 
REIGNED the universe’s Master, ere were earthly things begun;
When his mandate all created Ruler was the name He won;
And alone He’ll rule tremendous when all things are past and gone.
He no equal has, nor consort, He, the singular and lone,
Has no end and no beginning; His the sceptre, might, and throne,        5
He’s my God and living Saviour, rock to whom in need I run;
He’s my banner and my refuge, fount of weal when called upon;
In His hand I place my spirit, at night-fall and rise of sun,
And therewith my body also; God’s my God—I fear no one.
 
 
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