Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

The Physician’s Prayer - Poem by Yehudah HaLevi

My God, heal me and I shall be healed,
Let not Thine anger be kindled against me so that I be consumed.
My medicines are of Thee, whether good
Or evil, whether strong or weak.
It is Thou who shalt choose, not I;
Of Thy knowledge is the evil and the fair.
Not upon my power of healing I rely;
Only for Thine healing do I watch.

Translated by Nina Salaman


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


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