Shir Hama’alot (Song of Ascents) by Chaim David

Jan 31, 2016

שַׁאֲלוּ שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם יִשְׁלָיוּ אֹהֲבָיִךְ׃

Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim; “May those who love you be at peace.

sha-a-LU sh'-LOM y'-ru-sha-LA-im yish-LA-yu o-ha-VA-yikh

Psalms 122:6

Sing along in Hebrew to “Shir Hama’alot” performed by Chaim David. The lyrics are taken from Psalms 122:6. The video features photographs by Yehoshua Halevi, Boruch Len, Eli Nager, Shay Levy, and Vladi Alon.

Lyrics:
A Song of Ascents, by David.
I rejoiced when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem;
The built up Jerusalem is like a city that is united together.
For there the tribes ascended, the tribes of God,
a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of Hashem.
For there sat thrones of judgment, thrones for the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those who love you will be serene.
May there be peace within your walls, and serenity within your palaces.
For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will speak of peace in your midst.
For the sake of the house of the Lord, I will seek good for you.

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