Singing is a powerful expression of prayer. It can bring awe, mystery and holiness. No wonder that whenever I feel the light of G-d’s gifts enter my life, I want to sing out. Here’s a prayer that calls on us to celebrate Divine gifts with song. To listen along, click on the triangle in the bar below. The text follows.
When you feel the light of holiness,
The radiance of love,
The shimmering of glory,
The luminous glow of spirit…
When you inhale wonder
And exhale awe…
When mystery and majesty flow
Through your pulsing veins…
When G-d’s whisper becomes a thundering
Blast of the Shofar…
When your soul remembers its
Place in the heavens…
Sing out your joy.
Sing out your praise.
When you feel the light of Torah,
The radiance of Mitzvot,
The shimmering of prayer,
The luminous glow of loving-kindness…
Sing out to G-d.
Your voice will join the chorus of angels
And your heart will know
The secret of eternity.
© 2012 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.
Postscript: Here are three related prayers: “For the Gift of Song,” “Sing Hallelujah” and “A Song that Holds My Heart.”
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