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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
All the World Shall Come to Serve Thee
(Trans. Israel Zangwill)
 
ALL the world shall come to serve Thee
  And bless Thy glorious Name,
And Thy righteousness triumphant
  The islands shall acclaim.
And the peoples shall go seeking        5
  Who knew Thee not before,
And the ends of earth shall praise Thee,
  And tell Thy greatness o’er.
 
They shall build for Thee their altars,
  Their idols overthrown,        10
And their graven gods shall shame them,
  As they turn to Thee alone.
They shall worship Thee at sunrise,
  And feel Thy Kingdom’s might,
And impart their understanding        15
  To those astray in night.
 
They shall testify Thy greatness,
  And of Thy power speak,
And extol Thee, shrined, uplifted
  Beyond man’s highest peak.        20
And with reverential homage,
  Of love and wonder born,
With the ruler’s crown of beauty
  Thy head they shall adorn.
 
With the coming of Thy Kingdom        25
  The hills shall break into song,
And the islands laugh exultant
  That they to God belong.
And all their congregations
  So loud Thy praise shall sing,        30
That the uttermost peoples hearing,
  Shall hail Thee crownéd King.
 
 
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