L'chah Dodi

A verse-by-verse interpretation

Verse 1:

All words and thoughts merge as the Sabbath arrives,

Verse 2:

Now as ever the nexus of creation.

Verse 3:

Debased and dumbfounded for so many generations,

Verse 4:

Rise now and recoup your inheritance,

Verse 5:

Emerge into the eternal light.

Verse 6:

Where once we wandered in poverty,

Verse 7:

Our oppressors will sink beneath us.

Verse 8:

Right and left rejoicing comes.

Verse 9:

Arrive where all come in happiness,

Chorus:

Meet your most responsive, beneficent self.

May 27, 2006

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