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Thread #169209   Message #4102047
Posted By: GerryM
12-Apr-21 - 11:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English
Teresa and I sang "Eli, Eli" at the singaround today, also known as "Halicha L'Kesariya", which is Hebrew for "A Walk to Caesarea". A poem by Hannah Senesh (1921-1944), set to music by David Zehavi (1910- 1977).
Borrowed from this blog: The poem of 14 words and six lines was written in Hebrew by Hannah Senesh, at Sdot Yam, Caesarea, on November 24, 1942, as a prayer to God—a prayer with overtones of Psalm 22. The poem was set to music by David Zehavi in 1945, after Hannah Senesh’s death by a German firing squad on November 7, 1944. She was 23.

Eli, Eli,
Shelo yigamer l'olam
Hachol v'hayam
Rishrush shel hamayim
B'rak hashamayim
T'filat ha-adam
(Repeat last four lines)

My God, my God
I pray that these things never end
The sand, and the sea
The rush of the waters
The crash of the heavens
The prayer of the heart
(Repeat last four lines)

(הליכה לקיסריה) אלי, אלי

,אלי, אלי
,שלא יגמר לעולם
החול והים
,רשרוש של המים
,ברק השמיים
.תפילת האדם

Live rendition by Kol Rina Ensemble ; by Sophie Milman ; by the Maayan Band

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