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Lenape:     Jesus Eluwèt (Asuwakàn)
English:     The Lord's Prayer (in Song) . . . . Sung by Janifer Brown of the Lenape Language Committee in 1994.

Lenape:     Wetuxëmienk os'hakame èpit.
English:     Our Father who is in heaven,
Lenape:     Maxinkwelëntasu ktëluwènsëwakàn.
English:     Your name is highly regarded.
Lenape:     Ksakimëwakàn pètuxweyu.
English:     Your kingdom is coming.
Lenape:     Ki èliteheyàn lèkèch
English:     What you think will be done
Lenape:     xkwithakamika alàshi òs'hakame.
English:     on earth as in Heaven.
Lenape:     Milinèn ntàponëmëna kwënikishukw.
English:     Give us our bread every day
Lenape:     Ok punelìntàmainèn ntàchanawsëwakanëna,
English:     And forgive us our wrong doing,
Lenape:     alàshi mpunelìntàmënèn ahachanilaemkwenkik.
English:     as we forgive those who do wrong to us.
Lenape:     Ok matàch sahkakwëninèn këshëwelìntàmëwakànink,
English:     And lead us not into temptation,
Lenape:     shëk palilënëmainèn methìk:
English:     but take us away from evil:
Lenape:     eli knihëlatàmën ksakimëwakàn.
English:     because you possess your kingdom.
Lenape:     Ok kanshilìsëwakàn,
English:     And the power,
Lenape:     òk maxinkwelìsëwakàn apchich.
English:     and the glory it will be forever.
Lenape:     Na në lekèch. Amen.
English:     Let it be so. Amen.