ADON HASELICHOT


 

Chatanu lefanecha,
rachem aleinu.

Adon haselichot,
Bochen levavot.
Goleh amukot,
Dover tzedakot.

Chatanu lefanecha,
rachem aleinu. (x2)

Hadur benifla'ot,
Vatik benechamot.
Zocher b'rit avot,
Choker kelayot.

Chatanu lefanecha,
rachem aleinu. (x2)

Male zachiyot,
Nora tehillot.
Soleach avonot
Oneh vatzarot.

Chatanu lefanecha,
rachem aleinu. (x2)

MASTER OF FORGIVENESS


We have sinned before You,
have mercy upon us.

Master of forgiveness,
Examiner of hearts.
Revealer of the depths,
Speaker of righteousness.

We have sinned before You,
have mercy upon us. (x2)

Glorious in wonders,
Eternal in consolations,
Who remembers the covenant of our forefathers,
Reader of all our hidden parts.

We have sinned before You,
have mercy upon us. (x2)

Perfect with good attributes,
Awesome in praises.
Who forgives wrongdoings,
And answers those in distress.

We have sinned before You,
have mercy upon us. (x2)


Hebrew words

Note:
This 11th century Sephardi piyyut was only discovered in the Cairo Geniza in the late 19th century. This Selichot prayer has 22 lines, interspersed by the response from the congregation. Each line brings one attribute of Gods mercy and greatness and is arranged as an acrostic - in the order of the Hebrew Aleph Bet. There are four verses of 4 letters and one of 6.
About Adon Haselichot with video
English version in A-Z line format not a 1:1 translation

LYRICS
Prayer: Selichot and Yom Kippur service
MUSIC
Folk
SINGER
Avihu Medinah
Ilana Avital
David DOr
Dudu Elharar, Yosi Banai, Liora, Nekamat Hatractor
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Avner Naim
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Words translated by Gila Ansell Brauner of Jerusalem, Israel.
Thanks to Gary Fox of Portland, Oregon, for his sources and contributions
Thanks to Gila Ansell for extra sources and research
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