A-na B'cho-ach
gdu-lat y'min-cha ta-tir

Ka-bel ri-nat am-cha,
sag-vei-nu, ta-ha-rei-nu no-ra

Na gi-bor,
dor-shei yi-chud-cha,
k'va-vat sham-rem

Bar-chem ta-ha-rem ra-cha-mem,
tzid-kat-cha ta-mid gam-lem

Cha-sin ka-dosh b'rov tu-cha,
na-hel a-da-te-cha
Ya-chid ge-eh
l'am-cha p'neh,
zoch-rei k'du-sha-te-cha

Shav-a-tei-nu ka-bel,
ush'ma tza-a-ka-tei-nu,
yo-de-ah ta-a-lu-mot.

(Ba-ruch shem k'vod mal-chu-to l'o-lam va-ed.)


We beg thee
with the strength and greatness of thy right arm-Untangle our knotted fate.

Accept your people's song,
elevate and purify us, oh awesome one.

Please, heroic one,
those who pursue your uniqueness-
guard them as the pupil of an eye.

Bless them, purify them, pity them,
may your righteousness always reward them.

Powerful and Holy One,
in goodness lead your flock.
Unique and proud one,
to your people turn,
who remember your holiness.

Accept our cries,
and hear our screams,
oh knower of mysteries.

(Blessed is the name of his noble kingdom
forever and ever.)

The "Ana B'koach is a Kabbalistic poem of unknown authorship,
although traditionally it is attributed to a sage of the second century.

It pleads for Israel's redemption from exile.
Its seven lines of six words each - their first letters spelling out a secret divine name -
have served as the basis of much mystical speculation.

The Ana B'koach prayer is recited on Friday evening during the
Kabbalat Shabbbat Service just prior to the singing of L'cha Dodi.

LYRICS Liturgy



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