L'maancha Elokeinu

לְמַעַנְךָ אֶלקֵינוּ

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L'maancha Elokeinu 'aseh velo lanu
re'eh amidatenu dalim vereikim

Ha neshamah lach vehaguf po'olach
chusah 'al amalach Ha neshamah lach
לְמַעַנְךָ אֶלקֵינוּ עֲשֵׂה וְלא לָנוּ,
רְאֵה עֲמִידָתֵנוּ, דַּלִּים וְרֵקִים.

הַנְּשָׁמָה לָךְ וְהַגּוּף פָּעֳלָךְ,
חוּסָה עַל עֲמָלָךְ הַנְּשָׁמָה לָךְ.


For Your own sake act, our G-d, and not for ours.
Behol​d our position,​ impoveris​hed and empty.
The soul is Yours, and the body is Your work:
O have compassio​n on thy labour.

Trans​lation based on Form of Prayers for the Day of Atonement​, Hebrew Publishin​g Co. (1901)


From the Yom Kippur evening service


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