Peace Like a River / Sim Shalom

 

 

This chant uses the words of the prayer “Sim Shalom” from the morning prayer service, and it’s mashed up with “Peace Like a River,” the folk song.

The words are:
Sim Shalom Tova Uvrachah Chen V’Chessed V’Rachamim 
Sim Shalom, Tova Uvrachah Chen V’Chessed V’Rachamim 

Translation: Put, or place, peace and goodness, and compassion or mercy, on us.

Peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
And it flows like a river
It flows like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

[sings]
Sim Shalom tova, tova uvrachah
Sim Shalom tova, tova uvrachah
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul, in my soul
And it flows like a river
And it flows like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul
Sim shalom tova, tova uvrachah
Sim Shalom tova, tova uvrachah
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul, in my soul
And it flows like a river
And it flows like a river
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul


Koach Baruch (KB) Frazier is a transformer, heartbeat of movements, healer, musician and co-founder of the Tzedek Lab, a network of practitioners working at the intersection of dismantling racism, antisemitism and white supremacy. A collaborative leader, rooted in tradition, curiosity and love, Koach strives to dismantle racism, actualize liberation and transform lives both sonically and spiritually. Koach lives with their wife, LaJuana in Philadelphia where he is a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Thank you to Rise Up, the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah for their generous support of Reset.

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