Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Shlomo ibn Gabirol Poems
- The Royal Crown May this my prayer aid mankind The path of ...
- Ask Of Me 'Ask of Me, beautiful mouth, What dost thou ask of...
- Why Are You Frightened Why are you troubled and frightened, ...
- I Have Sought Thee Daily I have sought Thee daily at dawn and...
- I Look For You I look for you early, my rock and my ...
- Duologue 'Daughter of Zion, tried in Sorrow's furnace, E'en ...
- Passover Psalm Who is like unto Thee to uncover the ...
Solomon ibn Gabirol, also Solomon ben Judah was an Andalucian Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher. He was born in Málaga about 1021; died about 1058 in Valencia.
Little is known of Gabirol's life. His parents died while he was a child. At seventeen years of age he became the friend and protégé of Jekuthiel Hassan. Upon the assassination of the latter as the result of a political ... more »
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The Royal Crown
May this my prayer aid mankind
The path of right and worth to find;
The living God, His wondrous ways,
Herein inspire my song of praise.
Nor is the theme at undue length set down,
Of all my hymns behold 'The Royal Crown.'
Wonderful are thy works, as my soul overwhelmingly knoweth.
Thine, O Lord, are the greatness and the might,
the beauty, the triumph, and the splendour.
Thine, O Lord, is the Kingdom, and Thou art exalted as head over all.
Thine are all riches and honour: Thine the creatures of the heights and depths.
They bear witness that ...