O My Lord, Your Dwelling Places Are Lovely

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O My Lord, Your Dwelling Places Are Lovely
by Judah Halevi, translated by Solomon Solis-Cohen
Judah Halevi (1080-1141) was a Spanish poet.


O My Lord, Your dwelling places are lovely
Your Presence is manifest, not in mystery.
My dream brought me to the Temple of God
And I praised its delightful servants,
And the burnt offering, its meal and libation
Which rose up in great pillars of smoke.
I delighted in the song of the Levites,
In their secrets of the sacrificial service.
Then I woke, and still I was with you, O Lord,
And I gave thanks - for to You it is pleasant to give thanks!