As we make our pilgrim way
through the rocky vale
let us look up to the mountains-
Where does our help come from?
From weak idols that need to be awakened?
May the Lord be your guardian.
May the Lord be your shade.
And may the Lord be your strong right hand.
May he shelter you from the sweltering sun
and from the deleterious influence of the moon.
When you go out and when you come in,
when you go up and when you come down.
May the Lord, the king of the universe
be with you, now and forever. Amen.
(Photo taken at Qumran.)