Suffer 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!