[Written for the Sentinel]

Our Father

Yussuf Ben Orem went to pray,And one he met upon the waySaid, Whither goest thou, my friend,And may I on thy way attend?I go to pray, and if thou deignTo honor me, mine all the gain;Together, friend, then let us fare,Together let us make our prayer.

To whom, then, prayest thou? said he.To whom but God alone? Can weFind other god to whom to pray,Who doth create and who doth slay?And thinkest then that He who lives,And life unto His children gives,Can slay the children of His love?Is this thy God who reigns above?

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