Only You frighten man with Thy beauty,
You and only You make him happy with Thy mercy, my God,
because You are the joy of all creatures.
We seek to enjoy, but fail in a sullen joy…
And we are surly because we don’t see beyond us,
but we lose our-selfs in the things.
But when You strengthen us,
then we feel
that our life is the happiness.
Have mercy on us,
those who hope only to You!