LYRIC

I’D RATHER PRAY & SING- Sung & Composed By Mordechai Ben David, Lyrics By The Ribnitzer Rebbetzin A”H- I’d Rather Pray & Sing

I sit in darkness,
Remembering the light
Of the Bais Hamikdash standing,
My Father’s delight.
I am a son yearning,
A child who is returning
To my Father’s embrace,
To the Shechinah Hakedoshah’s face.

CHORUS:
I don’t want a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I’d rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.
I don’t need a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I would, rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.

You turned Your face away,
You just left me in despair.
Your commandments I didn’t obey,
I know it’s not unfair.
But Father, please turn back,
Now I know Your Torah is right.
Please give me the strength that I lack
In the Yetzer Harah’s fight.

CHORUS:
I don’t want a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I’d rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.
I don’t need a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I would, rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.

You sent me to repent,
To purify my soul,
Well now my head is bent,
My heart’s a burning coal.
I’ve been wandering two thousand years,
I was driven away from my home,
I shed a few million tears
While in pain You watched me roam.

CHORUS:
I don’t want a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I’d rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.
I don’t need a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I would, rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.

I know the time is now,
I can feel it in my bones.
Father, please show me how
A sinful soul atones.
Now I’ll just sing until the Shechinah stops crying,
Until we all stop sighing,
And soon we’ll all be home
In Yerusholayim Habenuyah.

CHORUS:
I don’t want a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I’d rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.
I don’t need a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing,
I would, rather tell the story
Of Your holiness and glory.

I don’t want a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing.
I don’t want a thing,
I’d rather pray and sing…
I’d rather pray and sing!