LECHA DODI- Sung & Composed By Baruch Levine- Touched By A Nigun

It’s leil Shabbos Kodesh, he wanders on in
Stands in the back as the tefillos begin.
The mystical words of Lecha Dodi
There’s something about that sweet melody.

Invited for dinner, zemiros they sing,
Infusing his soul with the joy that they bring.
Closing his eyes, his heart starts to soar
Perhaps we can sing that sweet song once more?

,לְכָה דוֹדִי לִקְרַאת כַּלָּה
.פְּנֵי שַׁבָּת נְקַבְּלָה

They asked him, “Who are you,
And where were you born?”
“Ramallah’s my home but inside I feel torn
I was taught to hate Jews, to hurt and to maim,
But I felt a connection I could not explain.

“With anger and fury, thrown out of my home
Confused and forsaken, I left there alone.
But I feel something strange here,”
His voice fills the room.
And over and over he’s singing this tune.

,לְכָה דוֹדִי לִקְרַאת כַּלָּה
.פְּנֵי שַׁבָּת נְקַבְּלָה

Returned to my mother to say my goodbyes,
She told me the truth with tears in her eyes
“I was taken by force. We’re Jewish – Now run!
Here’s a picture to treasure;
It’s where you come from.”

They gathered and stared at the photo he held
An image of his grandfather’s grave it beheld.
R’ Shlomo Alkabetz, his kever in Tzfas
Who wrote Lecho Dodi, we sing leil Shabbos.

,לְכָה דוֹדִי לִקְרַאת כַּלָּה
.פְּנֵי שַׁבָּת נְקַבְּלָה