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Almighty God! we pray to Thee,
To lead us with paternal hand,
In paths of truth and piety;
And teach us well to understand,
Tho’ young in years, Thy holy will,
And all our duties to fulfill.
Bestow Thy blessing, holy Lord!
On those who, with untiring zeal,
Teach us Thine everlasting word:
A guide through life, in woe and weal,
A shield against the snares of sin,
A help Thy pleasure e’er to win.
May we in wisdom, Lord! progress—
By daily practice ever show
That, truly we Thy law profess,
And strive by all our toils below,
To gain, at last, the choicest prize—
Eternal bliss beyond the skies.
“Almighty God! we pray to Thee,” by Rabbi Moritz Mayer, published in 1856, appears under the subject “School Hymns” as Hymn 210 in Hymns Written for the Use of Hebrew Congregations (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1856), p. 209. –Aharon Varady
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With Grateful Hearts of Song and Praise, a “School Hymn” by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1856)