az אז

by Shir Yaakov

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released March 3, 2011



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Track Name: Ayeka איכה
Ayeka איכה where are you?
Hineni הנני here I am

In all that I Am
All that I Know
All that I Feel
All that I Do

Ve'ahavta et HAVAYAH ואהבת את ײַ
Be'chol levavcha u'vechol naf'shecha בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך
Track Name: Vehu Rahoom והוא רחום
"But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath."
Track Name: Ki Karov Elecha כי קרוב אליך
Verse, Deuteronomy 30:14

כִּי-קָרוֹב אֵלֶיךָ הַדָּבָר מְאֹד
בְּפִיךָ וּבִלְבָבְךָ לַעֲשֹׂתו

Ki karov eylecha ha'davar me'od
be'ficha u'levavcha la'asoto

Because the matter is very close to you
In your mouth and your heart to do it

Verse (con't), Deuteronomy 30:14

רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ הַיּוֹם
אֶת-הַחַיִּים וְאֶת-הַטּוֹב

Re'eh natati lefanecha ha'yom
Et ha'chaim ve'et ha'tov

Behold, I have placed today before you
Life and the good

Chorus, Deuteronomy 30:6

וְאֶת-לְבַב זַרְעֶךָ
אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ

Et levavcha
Ve'et levav zarecha
Et HASHEM elokecha

[And g!d will circumcise] Your heart
And the heart of your offspring
For love
Of YHVH your g!d

Bridge, Deuteronomy 30:6

לְמַעַן חַיֶּיךָ

Be'chol levavcha
U'vechol nafshecha
Le'ma'an chayecha

With your whole heart
And with your whole soul
For the sake of your life
Track Name: Min Hametzar מין המצר
מין המצר קראתי יה ענני במרחב יה
Min hametzar karati Yah
Anani va'merchav Yah

(From the narrows I call Yah
Answer me from the expanses, Yah!)
Track Name: Modeh Ani מודה אני
מודה אני לפניך
מלך חי וקיים
שהחזרת בי נשמתי בחמלה
רבה אמונתך

מודה אני לפניך
רוח חי וקיים
שהחזרת בי נשמתי בחמלה
רבה אמונתך

מודה אני לפניך
אל חי וקיים
שהחזרת בי נשמתי בחמלה
רבה אמונתך

(Grateful before You for this sense of I!
King/Spirit/God of live and existence
You freely strengthen within me my soul
Your faith in me is abundant!)
Track Name: Or Zarua אור זרוע
Or zarua la’tza-a-dik
Ul’yishrei lev simcha

Ya dai dai...

Simchu tzadikim bAdonai
VeHodu le'zecher kod'sho

Ki eem’cha m’kor chaim (x3)
B’or’cha nir’eh or

For with you is the Source of Life
In your light we see light
Track Name: Az אז
Do re me fa sol la ti
Aleph ad zayin scales of Mystery
Sounds the 1st 7 notes, spans the seven seas
"Az yibaka": ends illusory
Duality splitting me and you
Shows the light and the vessel are not two
Permeates, radiates, pours through
"Az yimaleh s'chok pinu"
Then our mouths are full of song
Returning us to the place we've been all along
Then the people come together with one story to tell
"Az yashir moshe u'venei yisrael"

Az yebaka k'shachar orecha
(Then your light with breakthrough like dawn)

Az yebaka, be like father Jacob
Leave everything to retrieve your cup
Pachot ketonot, little crucibles
Eve & Adam-ized smallest particles
Save each syllable of your story so far
Do not desist 'til you know who you are
Erase the constellation to distill the star
Wrestle every night "ad a'lot hashachar"
Then, like the dawn, undeniable
Become one with the potter Who forms and fills the vial
Love the true judge, who puts herself on trial
"El erech apayim" wait a little while, while….

Az yebaka k'shachar orecha