uffer me, O my God, to draw nigh unto Thee,
and to abide within the precincts of Thy court, for remoteness from
Thee hath well-nigh consumed me. Cause me to rest under the shadow
of the wings of Thy grace, for the flame of my separation from Thee
hath melted my heart within me. Draw me nearer unto the river that
is life indeed, for my soul burneth with thirst in its ceaseless
search after Thee. My sighs, O my God, proclaim the bitterness of
mine anguish, and the tears I shed attest my love for Thee.
I beseech Thee, by the praise
wherewith Thou praisest Thyself and the glory wherewith Thou
glorifiest Thine own Essence, to grant that we may be numbered among
them that have recognized Thee and acknowledged Thy sovereignty in
Thy days. Help us then to quaff, O my God, from the fingers of
mercy the living waters of Thy loving-kindness, that we may utterly
forget all else except Thee, and be occupied only with Thy Self.
Powerful art Thou to do what Thou willest. No God is there beside
Thee, the Mighty, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.
Glorified be Thy name, O Thou Who
art the King of all Kings!