Nachamu Ami (Comfort My People) by Safam

Feb 3, 2016

נַחֲמוּ נַחֲמוּ עַמִּי יֹאמַר אֱלֹהֵיכֶם׃

Comfort, oh comfort My people, Says your God.

na-kha-MU na-kha-MU a-MEE yo-MAR e-lo-hay-KHEM

Isaiah 40:1

קוֹל קוֹרֵא בַּמִּדְבָּר פַּנּוּ דֶּרֶךְ יְהֹוָה יַשְּׁרוּ בָּעֲרָבָה מְסִלָּה לֵאלֹהֵינוּ׃

A voice rings out: “Clear in the desert A road for Hashem! Level in the wilderness A highway for our God!

Isaiah 40:3

Sing along in Hebrew to “Nachamu Ami” performed by Safam. Lyrics taken from Isaiah 40:1-3. The video features photographs of Jerusalem.

“da-bru al layv Yerushalayim”
Speak to the heart of Jerusalem

“v’-ki-roo ay-ley-ha”
and call to her

“Kee mal’-ah tz’-va-ah”
her period of exile has been completed

“kee nir-tzah a’-vo-nah”
for her iniquity has been forgiven

“kee lak’-khah mee-yad mee-yad Hashem”
for she has taken from the hand of the Lord

“kif’-la-yeem b’-khol kha-to-teyha”
double for all her sins

“na-kha-mu na-kha-mu a-mee”
“Comfort, comfort my people,”

“na-kha-mu na-kha-mu yo-mar E’-lo-kay-khem”
“comfort, comfort,” says your God.

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