B'CHOL DOR VADOR
B'chol dor va-dor cha-ya-vim a-nu lir-ot et atz-mei-nu,
Ha-y'ta (2x) Y'hu-da l'kod-sho Yis-ra-eil mam-sh'lo-tav
He-ha-rim rak'du ch'ei-lim g'va-ot kiv-nei tzon (2x)
When Israel went out of Egypt, when the house of Jacob emerged from a babel of tongues, Judah became God's dwelling place, Israel, God's dominion. The sea looked and fled. the Jordan turned back. The mountains danced like lambs, the hills like young sheep.
MA L'CHA HAYAM
Ma l'cha ha-yam ki
ta-nus ha-Yar-dein ti-sov l'a-chor.
Why do you flee, O sea? O Jordan, why do you change your course? Why do you frolic, O mountains? Why do the hills tremble? In God's presence, the earth moves before the God of Jacob. You transform rocks into pools of water. You turn flint into flowing springs.
Music by Debbie Friedman
Lyrics from Psalm 126:1 -6
Az yom'ru va-go-yim
Shu-va A-do-nai et
A song of ascents: When God returned us to Zion from exile, we thought we were dreaming. Then our mouths filled with laughter and songs were on our tongue. The other nations saw and said, 'Adonai has done great things for them. " Adonai has done great things for us, and we were very glad. Return us again to freedom, Adonai, like streams, long dry, to the Negev returning. Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. The farmer wants to weep when he buries the precious seed. but singing he comes back with his arms filled with grain.