Mixed Chorus, Horn, and Organ
Text: Liturgical (Hebrew)
Duration: ca. 14.5 minutes
Publisher: C. F. Peters Corporation, Edition Peters 67947
ochila laEil; achaleh fanav.
eshala mimehnu maanei lashon,
asher bik’hal am ashira uzo,
abia r’nanot b’ad mifalav.
laadam maarchei leiv,
umeiadonai, maanei lashon.
Adonai, s’fatai tiftach ufi yagid t’hilatecha.
yih’yu l’ratson imrei fi v’hegyon libi l’fanecha,
Adonai, tsuri, v’goali.
I place my hope in God;
I pray for His compassion.
I ask of Him the gift of expression (fitness of speech),
that here amidst His flock I might sing the praises of His power.
man’s thoughts are his own but the gift of expression
comes from God
Open my mouth, O Lord,
that my lips may proclaim Your praise.
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable
to You, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.