Permit my soul, O God to speak before Thee And incline Thine ear to my supplications. Your ways doth I desire, for they are pure. Finer than the choicest gold art Thy righteous judgements. In the time of mine ignorance I have sought vain riches, Yet now hath mine eyes been enlightened by the purity of Thy commandments. Wisdom is the true treasure. She was with Thee before the foundation of the world. I pray Thee, O Father, that Wisdom may dwell with me. For what do they profit, the praises of men? As our ways are foolish unto Thee. O but it were better to be despised of them were it for Wisdom’s sake. For even in the face of adversity, I may dwell safely. For Thou art my protection. It is Wisdom to trust Thee. Though men call me foolish, who has trusted Thee and also been confounded? Or when were the righteous ever forsaken in their afflictions? I know Thou art with me even in the fiery furnace. Thus my soul may enter Thy rest because I trust in Thee. Thou keepest me in perfect peace. Thank You, Father.