Monday, February 3, 2014

"Look How Wonderful (A Mourner's Kaddish)"

(I have posted this song before, but felt it was fitting for the topic of this post: 
"Hoshiana" by Joshua Aaron)

May His Great Name be exalted and sanctified; amen.  In the world that He created as He Willed, may He give reign to His Kingship in our lifetime and in our days, and in the lifetime of the families of Israel. Swiftly and soon, now say: Amen.  May His Great Name be blessed forever, and ever.  Blessed, praised, glorified, extolled, Mighty, upraised, and lauded be the Name of the Holy One. Blessed is He beyond any blessing and song, praise and consolation are uttered in the world. Now say: Amen.  May there be abundant peace from Heaven,  and life upon us and upon Israel, now say: Amen.  He who makes peace in the heights, may He make peace upon us and upon all Israel.  Now say: Amen. 

Look how wonderful these walls used to be
They spoke for themselves
We never needed signs and wonders
They spoke for themselves

The temple shined with magnificence

We never needed signs and wonders

Now look upon the graffiti gold
How they scream, "I AM RIGHTEOUS!"
Look upon the stained glass floor
With juice, coffee, or blood
Sherds to be walked upon

And even tears

The ark made a fool...
Such mortal lions guarding the gates of G-d
The backwards testimony
And expense to the poor

The testimony in golden jewels...

Behold how good...

The walls never needed signs and wonders
They spoke for themselves

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