SONGS

These are my orginal compositions and are available for couples to use (or not) as part of their ceremony:

Circling song

Can be sung during circling.

We are a circle, circle, circle of love;
Galgalay ahavah, galgalay ahava; (waves of love)
Ahava raba, ahava raba (love that is growing)
Through time and space, eternity, We are a circle of love.
We are a circle of love.

Welcome Wedding Song

June 2013© Rabbi Rayzel Raphael

Welcome to the joyous wedding
Gather round in such good cheer
Adorn this bride and groom with grace
Welcome to all of you here.

Welcome to this celebration
Sing with angels up above
Open up your heart in beauty
Bless this couple with your love.

(Hebrew verse)

Mi adir al hakol
Mi baruch al hakol,
Mi gadol all hakol
Hu yivarech et ha hatan v’calah.

Priestly Blessing

Said near the end of the ceremony. This is a shared blessing in Jewish and Christian traditions.

Y'varechecha, Y'varechecha,Y'varechecha,
Y'varechecha Adonai V'yishmarecha
Ya'air Adonai Panav Elecha, V'Chuneka
Yesa Adonai Panav Elecha, V'Yasem L'cha Shalom.

Chorus: Kayn Y'he, Kayn Y'he, Kayn Y'he Ratzon (4x)

May God Protect you every day
May God comfort you along the way
May God cause Her/His light to shine upon your soul
May God bless you with shalom.

Shechiyanu

Gratitude blessing for being alive at this moment.
Words traditional, Tune Rabbi Rayzel

Blessed are You, Ruler of the Universe, who keeps us alive and sustains us to reach this moment.

Baruch Ata Adonai Elohaynu Ruach Ha’olam
She' hechiyanu v'kiyamanu
V'higiyanu lazman hazeh. La, la la

Bedeken Song

For the Ketubah signing if using separate settings for Bride and Groom, based on Gen 24:60 & 22:18.

(Bride’s verse)
Achotaynu at, Achotaynu at,
Hi’yee l’alphay r’vavah, Hi’yee l’alphay r’vavah
Be Blessed with fertility and guarded from your enemies. (2x)

(Groom’s verse)
Ach atah, Ach atah,
Heveh l’alphay r’vavah, Heveh l’alphay r’vavah
Be Blessed with fertility and guarded from your enemies. (2x)

Joint verse:
Achotaynu at, (sister), Ach atah, (brother)
Hi’yee l’alphay r’vavah, Heveh l’alphay r’vavah
Be Blessed with fertility and guarded from your enemies. (2x)

Mi Adir

Traditionally said at beginning of a wedding.

Mi adir al hakol?
Mi baruch al hakol?
Mi gadol al hakol?
Hu yivarech et hatan v’kalah.

Who is most splendid over all?
Who is blessed over all?
Who the mightiest of all?
May the Holy One bless the bride and groom!

 

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