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Ka’ayal Ta’arog (As the Deer Longs) by Nomi Teplow

Feb 2, 2016

לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ מַשְׂכִּ֥יל לִבְנֵי־קֹֽרַח׃

For the leader. A maskil of the Korahites.

la-menat-TSE-akh mas-KIL liv-NEI ko-RACH

Psalms 42:1

מַה־תִּשְׁתּ֬וֹחֲחִ֨י ׀ נַפְשִׁי֮ וּֽמַה־תֶּהֱמִ֢י עָ֫לָ֥י הוֹחִ֣ילִי לֵ֭אלֹהִים כִּי־ע֣וֹד אוֹדֶ֑נּוּ יְשׁוּעֹ֥ת פָּ֝נַ֗י וֵאלֹהָֽי׃

Why so downcast, my soul, why disquieted within me? Have hope in Hashem; I will yet praise Him, my ever-present help, my God.

mah-tish-to-KHA-khi, naf-SHEE, u-mah-te-he-MEE a-LAI, ho-KHEE-lee le-E-lo-HEEM, kee-OD o-DE-nu, ye-shu-AT pa-NAI, ve-E-lo-HAI.

Psalms 42:12

Sing along in Hebrew to “Ka’ayal Ta’arog” performed by Nomi Teplow. The lyrics are taken from Psalm 42.

ke’ayal ta’arog al afeekay mayeem
As the deer longs for brooks of water

ken nafshee ta’arog eh-lekha elokeem
so my soul longs for You, O God.

tzamah nafshee la’elokeem l’el khai
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God

matai avoh ve’erah-eh p’nei elokeem
when shall I come and appear before God?

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Relate Bible Verses: Chapter 42

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