Jewish Mysticism
(I swear) by heaven and earth you will be blessed,

those who enter the chariot,

if you will say and declare to my children

what I do in morning prayer,

and in afternoon and evening prayer,

every single day and every single hour,

when Israel says before me “Holy.”

Teach them and say to them, Lift up your eyes to heaven,

which corresponds to your house of prayer,

when you say before me “Holy.”

For nothing else in all my world which I created

gives me such pleasure as that time

when your eyes are lifted towards my eyes,

and my eyes look into your eyes,

at the time when you say before me, “Holy.”

For the sound that issues from your mouth

at that time flows and rises before me like a pleasant scent.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in Through a Speculum that Shines- Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, Princeton- Princeton University Press, 1994, from Schafer, Peter, Synopse zur Hekhalot-Literatur, Tubingen- J. C. B. Mohr, 1981, § 163.