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In Sickness, a prayer by Annie Josephine Levi (1900)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=50311 In Sickness, a prayer by Annie Josephine Levi (1900) 2023-04-23 20:31:49 "In Sickness" was written by Annie Josephine Levi and published in her anthology of teḥinot in English, <em><a href="https://opensiddur.org/?p=50251">Meditations of the Heart</a></em> (1900), page 147. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Annie Josephine Levi https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Well-being, health, and caregiving Addenda 19th century C.E. תחינות teḥinot 57th century A.M. Jewish Women's Prayers English vernacular prayer teḥinot in English
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In sickness
“One trouble sometimes makes us forget a thousand mercies.” (Select Sentences.[1] This passage is given at the bottom of page 80 in The Young Christian’s Pocket-book: Or, Counsels, Comforts, & Cautions, Conveyed in Short Striking Sentences (Religious Tract Society, London: 1849). This section was re-published in 1899 by the American Baptist Publication Society in The Christian’s Pocket-book, p. 59. )
Lord,
Thou hast called me again unto life,
and yet I fear the coming hours of pain.
O, help me to suffer with patience,
and to feel that thousands besides me
share my ills
and many are worse afflicted.
Whatever Thou sendest
is for some wise purpose
which we finite creatures
dare not understand
until that final day
when Thou callest us home to Thee.
How happy all Thy universe seems,
and alas, I may not share its joys!
Yet perhaps wilt Thou
in Thine infinite goodness
send me relief,
then can I, too,
join the choir of workers
in their song of praise.
When that time approaches,
make me more mindful
of Thy blessing of health
which once was mine,
more charitable and helpful
unto all suffering humanity.
Meanwhile,
I shall try to retain
a cheerful countenance,
and be patient to those
who must attend to my needs.
The Lord will be nigh unto me,
for I will call upon Him in truth.
Amen.

“In Sickness” was written by Annie Josephine Levi and published in her anthology of teḥinot in English, Meditations of the Heart (1900), page 147.

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1This passage is given at the bottom of page 80 in The Young Christian’s Pocket-book: Or, Counsels, Comforts, & Cautions, Conveyed in Short Striking Sentences (Religious Tract Society, London: 1849). This section was re-published in 1899 by the American Baptist Publication Society in The Christian’s Pocket-book, p. 59.

 

 

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