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ADON OLAM, by            
First Line: Lord over all! Whose power the sceptre swayed
Last Line: The lord with me,—no fears my soul can shake.
Alternate Author Name(s): De Sola, D. A.
Subject(s): Creation; God; Jews; Judaism


LORD over all! whose power the sceptre swayed,
Ere first Creation's wondrous form was framed,
When by His will divine all things were made;
Then King Almighty was His name proclaimed!

When all shall cease—the universe be o'er,
In awful greatness He alone will reign,
Who was, who is, and who will evermore
In glory most refulgent still remain.

Sole God! unequalled, and beyond compare,
Without division or associate;
Without commencing date or final year,
Ominpotent He reigns in awful state.

To Him, no like, no equal e'er can be;
He, without change or substitute remains,
Without divisibleness or adjunct, He
In highest might and power supremely reigns.

He is my God! my living Savior He!
My sheltering Rock in sad misfortune's hour!
My standard, refuge, portion, still shall be,
My lot's Disposer when I seek His power.

Into His hands my spirit I consign
Whilst wrapped in sleep, that I again may wake:
And with my soul, my body I resign;
The Lord with me,—no fears my soul can shake.





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