Song of Praise: Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul

Written at midnight at the Kotel for Bakol and the Women at the Wall – my answer to Adon Olam/Harmonies: Rabbi Yaffa-Shira Sultan and Frank Kohn

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Rakhamema
Compassion fills Your womb of love
T’hallelu-hah!

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Makor Hayyim
Fountain of Life flows from You
U’v’shavtem mayim.

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Shekhinat-El
On wings of light we soar to You
Natkhil l’hitpalel.

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Eheyeh Asher eheyeh
You were, You are, You’ll always be,
Gam anakhnu nihiyeh.

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Melekhet Shamayim
You rule skies and earth with a gentle hand,
Borkhi et Yerushalayim.

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Rakhmana Ya
You heal the wounds of a heavy heart,
Ayl na r’pha na la.

Holy Mother, Shekhinah Soul,
Be’er l’khai ro’i
I drink deep of Your love
Ki At emadi.

From Reb Rayzel’s 2005 CD, “Friday Night Revived.”

Copyright 1988-89 Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael

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