Blessed art Thou, O Lord; 16
the God of our Fathers;
who turnest the shadow of death into
and lightenest the face of the earth;
who separatest darkness from the face
of the light;
and banishest night and bringest back
that I sleep not in death;
11who deliverest me from the terror by
from the pestilence that walketh in
who drivest sleep from mine eyes,
and slumber from mine eyelids;
who makest the outgoings of the
morning and evening
to praise Thee;
because I laid me down and slept and
rose up again,
for the Lord sustained me;
because I waked and beheld,
and my sleep was sweet unto me.
Blot out as a thick cloud
and as a cloud my sins;
grant me to be a child of light,
a child of the day,
to walk soberly, holily, honestly,
as in the day;
vouchsafe to keep, me this day
Thou who upholdest the falling and .
liftest the fallen,
let me not harden my heart
in provocation, or temptation,
or deceitfulness of any sin.
Moreover, deliver me to‑day
from the snare of the hunter
and from the noisome pestilence;
from the arrow that flieth by day,
from the sickness that destroyeth in
the noon day.
Defend this day against my evil,
against the evil of this day
defend Thou me.
Let not my days be spent in vanity,
nor my years in sorrow.
One day telleth another,
and one night certifieth another.
O let me hear Thy loving‑kindness
betimes in the morning,
for in Thee is my trust;
shew Thou me the way that
for I lift
up my soul unto Thee.
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies,
for I flee unto Thee.
Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth
for Thou art my God;
13Let Thy loving Spirit lead me forth
into the land of righteousness.
for Thy Name’s sake,
and for Thy righteousness’ sake
bring my soul out of
remove from me foolish imaginations,
inspire those which are good
in Thy sight.
Turn away mine eyes
lest they behold vanity;
let mine eyes look right
and let mine eyelids look straight
Hedge up mine ears with thorns
lest they incline to undisciplined words.
Give me early the ear to hear,
and open mine ears to the instruction
of Thy oracles.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth,
and keep the door of my lips.
Let my, word
be seasoned with salt,
that it may minister grace to the hearers.
Let no deed be grief unto me
Let me do, some work
14for which Thou wilt remember me, Lord,
and spare me according to the greatness
of Thy mercy.
Into Thine hands I commend
my spirit, soul, and body,
which Thou hast created, redeemed,
O Lord, Thou God of truth;
and together with me
all mine and all that belongs to
Thou hast vouchsafed them to me,
Lord, in Thy goodness.
Guard us from all evil,
guard our souls,
I beseech Thee, O Lord.
Guard us without falling,
in the presence of Thy glory
in that day.
Guard my going out and my coming in
henceforth and for ever.
Prosper, I pray Thee, Thy servant this
and, grant him mercy
in the sight of those who meet him.
15O God, make speed to save me,
O Lord, make haste to help me.
O turn Thee then unto me,
and have mercy upon me;
give Thy strength unto Thy servant,
and help the son of Thine handmaid.
Shew some token upon me for good,
that they who hate me may see it and
because Thou, Lord, hast holpen me
and comforted me.