Adon Olam
(Hebrew, 'Lord of the World')
Liturgical hymn depicting the unity and providence of God. It is usually recited at the beginning of the morning liturgy or at the close of the MORNING SERVICE (in some cases both at the beginning and at the end of the worship service). It is also recited in the night prayers and at one's deathbed. Although its authorship and date of composition are not known, it has been traditionally ascribed to Solomon ibn GABIROL.   

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Reprinted with permission from A Concise Encyclopedia of Judaism,
by Dan Cohn-Sherbok. Oneworld Publications