There came to my ear
from the Scripture which had not been read
a word that caused me joy
on the subject of the Thief;
it gave comfort to my soul
amidst the multitude of its vices,
telling how He had compassion on the Thief.
O may He bring me too
into that Garden at the sound of whose name
I am overwhelmed by joy;
my mind bursts it reins
as it goes forth to contemplate Him.
Response: Hold me worthy that we may become heirs in Your Kingdom.