SONGS OF HEALING & HOPE WORDS AND LYRICS

 

  1. Blessing of PeaceHebrew words from Numbers 6:24-26  Music by Deborah Jacobson.

Y’varech’cha Adonai V’yishm’recha, Ya’aer adonai panav eilecha, Vichuneka.

Yi’sa adonai panav eilecha, v’yasem l’cha shalom.

May God bless you and watch over you

May God’s light shine upon you

May God’s presence bless you with peace.

  1. Oh Guide My Steps/HashkivenuEnglish words and music by Debra Winston/Hebrew words from liturgy with music by Beth Styles.

Oh guide my steps and help me find my way. I need your shelter now, Rock me in your arms and guide my steps and help me make this day, a song of praise to You, Rock me in your arms and guide my steps.

Hashkiveinu Adonai, Eloheinu l’shalom. V’hamideinu shomreinu, l’chayim.

(Let us lie down in peace and raise us up, our Guardian to life renewed). 

  1. Ruach Elohim – “The Spirit of God” – words and music by Lisa Levine based on Numbers 6:22-24. Arr. Stephen Richards.

 Ruach Elohim May God’s spirit be with you. Ruach Elohim keep you safe from harm. May the love of God be your shelter from every storm. Y’varech’cha Adonai v’yishm’recha. Yaeir Adonai panav eilecha vichuneka. Yisa Adonai panav eilecha v’yaseim l’cha shalom.

Ruach Elohim, may God bless you and keep you, bring you to the light and safe from harm. May the love of friends be your shelter from every storm.

Y’varech’cha Adonai v’yishm’recha. Yaeir Adonai panav eilecha vichuneka. Yisa Adonai panav eilecha v’yaseim l’cha shalom.

Ruach Elohim May God’s spirit be with you. Bring you to the light and loving arms. Together we will be a shelter from every storm.

  1. Gesher Tzar M’od – “A Very Narrow Bridge” words by Rav Nachman. Music by Baruch Chait.

 Kol haolam kulo gesher tzar m’od. V’haikar lo l’facheid k’lal.

The entire world is a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to be afraid.

  1. Yih’yu L’ratzon* –“May they be Acceptable” – Hebrew text from Psalm 19:15. Music by Robin Anne Joseph.

*Yih’yu L’ratzon ©2001 Robin Anne Joseph www.robinannejoseph.com

Yih’yu L’ratzon imrei fi v’hegyon libi l’fanecha, Adonai Tzuri v’Goali.

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to    You, God, my Rock and my Redeemer.

  1. Mi Shebeirach* – “The One Who Blessed” – Hebrew words from liturgy with English words and music by Lisa Levine.

*Original lyrics for Mishebeirach. Rewritten published version can be found in Shireinu, Songs of Healing and www.cantorlisalevine.com

Mi Shebeirach avoteinu Avraham, Yitzchak, v’Yaakov.

Mi Sheberiach imoteinu Sara, Rivkah, Leah, v’Rachel.

May the one who blessed our mothers, May the one who blessed our fathers

Hear our prayer and bless us as well.

Bless us with the power of your healing, Bless us with the power of your hope. May the pain and loneliness we’re feeling be diminished by the power of your love.

Bless us with the vision for tomorrow, Help us to reach out to those in pain.

May the warmth of friendship ease our sorrow. Give us courage, give us faith, show us the way.

  1. Ki Eleicha – Because of You” – Words from liturgy. Music by Shirona.

Anim z’mirot v’shirim e’erog, Ki eleicha nafshi ta’arog.

Ki eleicha, Ki eleicha, Ki eleicha nafshi ta’arog.

Nafshi chamda betzel yadecha, Lada’at, kol raz sodecha

Mi dei dabri bichvodecha, Homeh libi el dodecha,

Al kein adabeir b’cha nichbadot, veshimcha achabed b’shirei y’didot.

I shall compose pleasant psalms and weave hymns because for You my soul pines. My soul desires the shelter of Your hand, to know every mystery of Your secret. As I speak of Your glory, my heart yearns for Your love. Thereforeglories, and Your Name I shall honor with loving songs.

  1. Oseh Shalom – “Maker of Peace” – Hebrew words from liturgy. Music and English words by Beth Styles

Oh God of love, grace and compassion, we pray for peace, peace for every nation. Shalom, shalom, shalom, God, we pray for peace, just peace.

Oseh Shalom, shalom bimromav, Hu ya’aseh, shalom aleinu. Shalom, shalom, shalom. God we pray for peace, just peace.

  1. Blessings Here I see – Words and music by Tim Burnaman.

 Here and now, I am free. I go inside peacefully. Where I look, let there be, blessings here for me. Blessings here I see. Breathe in and out, soft and slow.

At this time, I let go. Where I look, let there be, brachot bishvili, brachot ani roah. All on a journey, on our way, different paths here to today. Where I look, let there be, brachot bishvili, brachot ani roah, blessings here for me, blessings here I see.

10. Return Again*/Hashiveinu – “Help us to Return” – English words and music by Shlomo Carlebach. Hebrew text from Lamentations 5:21. Music: Folk Song. *© Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, BMI, Used with the permission of the Estate of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. For further information, please e-mail: neshamacarlebach@gmail.com

11. You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) – Words by Oscar Hammerstein.   Hebrew words by Deborah Jacobson and Ronit Levi. Music by Richard Rogers.

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark. Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, Tho’ your dreams be tossed and blown. Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone. You’ll never walk alone.

K’sheholech lasayarah, tisah roshcha gavo’hah, v’al tifchod meihachoshech.

Ub’tom hasayarah timsah sh’mei zahav, shir chasuf hamatok shel tzipor. Taylech lifnim haruach, taylech lifnim hageshem, shechalomotecha yotlu v’y’noftzu. Taylech v’taylech im tikvah b’lib’cha, u’l’olam lo taylech l’vad.

12. Ani Ma’amin – I Believe” – Hebrew prayer with music by Deborah Jacobson  and Beth Styles.

Ani Maamin Be’emunah Sh’leimah. Ani Maamin B’shalom La’olam

I believe, I do believe. I believe will all of my heart.

I believe, I do believe. I believe that peace will reign throughout the world.

V’af al pi sheyitmamei-ah, im kol zeh achakeh lo, achakeh lo b’chol yom sheyavo, b’chol yom sheyavo.   Ani Maamin, Ani Maamin,  Shalom Ba’olam, Shalom L’kulam.

 
 
 
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