LYRIC

SHABBOS QUEEN- Composed By Yocheved Sorcher- Yanky & Shabbos

I used to think my mother was the Shabbos Queen
She stands so regally with royal grace
And whispers to the King of the Universe, Hashem
From a very special place, behind her covered face.

I know that she’s not asking Him for diamonds
My noble mother doesn’t ask for gold
She’s asking Him to help me study all the Torah’s ways
And to let her eyes behold the joy as she grows old.

CHORUS:
Oh oh, and when I grow up
No matter what life brings
Hashem will give me the strength I need to handle it
And I will walk by the lights
Of a thousand Friday nights
And the Tefillos of my mother, who always had her candles lit.

My mother turns our house into a palace
Her wisdom and her warmth both make it so
She bentches licht and I can hear her tender feelings speak
Without any voice or words but the kiss on my cheek.

The Shabbos candles’ light is gentle and so soft
It smoothes away her forehead’s every crease
And suddenly the troubles of the past week disappear
All her fears and worries cease in this moment of peace.

CHORUS:
Oh oh, and when I grow up
No matter what life brings
Hashem will give me the strength I need to handle it
And I will walk by the lights
Of a thousand Friday nights
And the Tefillos of my mother, who always had her candles lit.

I think of how it hurts my mother when I’m doing wrong
When I do not let my good side show
But this week I’ve decided I will make my mother proud
Because how else will she know that I love her so?

Each mitzvah that I do will be a diamond
Each smile I give will be a precious stone
To put into the crown she seems to wear on Friday night
And when I am fully grown, I’ll wear a crown of my own.

CHORUS:
Oh oh, and when I grow up
No matter what life brings
Hashem will give me the strength I need to handle it
And I will walk by the lights
Of a thousand Friday nights
And the Tefillos of my mother, who always had her candles lit.