- Fumigation from Manna -
Hear me, Oh Death, whose empire extends over all mortals,
Our time depends on You,
Your absence lengthens life, and Your presence ends life,
Your perpetual sleep breaks the vivid bonds by which the soul attracts
Common to all of every age, man and woman, none escape Your all-destructive
Vigorous strong youth can not gain Your clemency, and is untimely slain.
The end of Nature's works is known to You, all judgment is absolved.
No supplicant arts can control Your power, no vows revoke Your purpose.
Oh Blessed Power regard our ardent prayer, and let us live unto abundant