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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
“Bless’d art Thou, O Lord of all”
By Alice Lucas
 
BLESS’D art Thou, O Lord of all,
Who mak’st the bands of sleep to fall
Upon mine eyes, and slumber press
Mine eyelids down with heaviness.
 
God of my fathers, may it be        5
Thy will, this night to suffer me
To lay me down in peace and rise
In peace, when morning gilds the skies.
 
From thoughts of ill my slumber keep
And, lest the sleep of death I sleep,        10
O lighten Thou mine eyes, for Thou,
Lord, dost with light the eye endow.
 
Bless’d art Thou, O Lord most high,
Who in Thy glorious majesty
And in Thy gracious love hast given        15
Light upon earth and light in heaven.
 
 
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