Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Rosh HaShanah Piyut

A stunningly gorgeous piyyut (liturgical poem put to music) by Ibn Gvirol to get us ready for Rosh HaShanah.  May this year be sweet, and may the coming days give us opportunity to reflect, rejoice, and renew ourselves.


Shanah Tovah u'mitukah!!

                 

Translation provided by Piyut North America:

Humble of spirit, humble the knee, and statue I approach you with much fear and awe.
In front of You, I consider myself Like a worm, small in the ground.
 You fill the world, there is no end to Your greatness, Can one like me praise you? And with what? The path in not sufficient for angels on high And for myself, how much more so.
 You have brought good and magnified mercies,
Wherefore the soul shall magnify your praise