As one who came here empty like a gourd
And one who will leave like a broken reed
Forgive me my lack of perception and my folly
And save me from the Eye of the Almight One.
As one who came here all alone
As one torn from the womb of the mother
And sent to wander on this earth
Forgive me my impatience and my folly
And let Him see in me
That particle of Himself.
As one who was born into woe
And loved many and held many in her arms
As one born into a world of atomic war
as one who learned fear as an infant
Forgive me and protect me
Save me from the mighty Gale
And accept me into your House for ever
And let me be acceptable to your Eye,
And do not let me fall into darkness.