by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Prayer to the Great Spirit
Language: English 
Let me walk in beauty 
and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and let me learn the lessons 
you have written in every leaf and rock.
Make me wise so I may understand the things you have taught my people.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes,
so that when life fades my spirit may come to you without shame.


  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Thomas Schubert) , "Gebet zum Grossen Geist", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Maria Nimmerfall

This text was added to the website: 2010-11-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 80