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ADON OLAM, by                    
First Line: Reigned the universe's master, ere were earthly
Last Line: And therewith my body also; god's my god—I fear no one.
Subject(s): Faith; God; Jews; Belief; Creed; Judaism

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,
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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