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Why art thou cast down, my soul !

To the skies

Turn thine eyes;
Every tear on earth that flows,
God the world's great Ruler knows.

Why art thou cast down, my soul ?
Why disquieted in me?
Was thy head in sorrow bending

’Neath the dreaded reaper's blight, When thy loved ones were descending In the darkness of death's night?

Have no fear!

God is near!
Be consoled, my soul, in God,

Tears take flight,

For in light
Walk thy dead on Heaven's shore,
Blessed, blessed, evermore !

Why art thou cast down, my soul !
Why disquieted in me?
Ever shall thy dead be living-

From the darkness of the tomb
God, thy Father, mercy-giving,
Takes them to his heavenly home.

Wilt thou trust

God, the Just?
Soul, my soul, be strong in God.

God's with thee

Then thy hopes shall be fulfilled
And thy heart's pain shall be stilled.

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Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is

within me praise His holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not

all His benefits. Who forgiveth all thy sins, and healeth all

thine infirmities; Who saveth thy life from destruction ; Who

crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kind


The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,

long surering and of great goodness. O praise the Lord, ye angels of His, ye that

excel in strength, ye that fulfil His com-
mandments, and hearken unto the voice of

His words.
O praise the Lord, all ye His hosts; ye

servants of His, that do His pleasure.
O speak good of the Lord, all ye works of

His, in all places of His dominion. Praise

thou the Lord, O my soul. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from this

time forth for evermore. The days of man are but as grass, for he

flourisheth as a flower of the field. But the merciful goodness of the Lord en

dureth forever and ever on them that fear Him.



From myriad voices resoundeth the cry:
All praise, O Eternal, Creator on high!
In jubilant rapture angelic hosts sing,
Repeating the strains that from earth upward


"Holy ! holy ! holy is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”

The glory of God fills creation's great all,
Yet silent that voice, held in nature's strong

thrall. But Israel, chosen His truth to proclaim, Bore onward the banner inscribed with His

name. Wherever they tarried, each land and each

place Resounded with praise to God's glory and

grace :

“Praised be the glory of God in all places of

His dominion.'

In days that were darkest and burdened with

care, Thou gavest us courage to suffer and bear. Our trust for the future is steadfast and sure; Forever Thy love and Thy power shall endure !

“The Lord shall reign forevermore, even

thy God, o Zion, from generation to generation. Hallelujah!”

Deutsche Hymnen



Für den Gebrauch der Gemeinde

Ahavath Chesed - Shaar Hashomayim

New York.

Die in diesem Anhange enthaltenen Lieder, sowie die darauffolgende Seelenfeier, stammen, mit Ausnahme der anders bezeichneten Stücke, aus der Feder des unvergesslichen Rabbiners


Erklärung der Anfangsbuchstaben unter

den andern Hymnen:

A. G.
H. G.
1. M. W.
L. S.
M. K.
M. S.
W. G.

Abraham Geiger Hamburger Gesangbuch

Isaac M. Wise

Ludwig Stein Minna Kleeberg

Michael Sachs Wuertenberger Gesangbuch

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