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(My Prayer)


This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Israeli song "T'Filati". Also included is a transliteration of the Hebrew lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like. The original artist was Naomi Shemer, but it has also been recorded by David Paskin.

The folk dance to this song, which is a circle dance, was choreographed by Avner Naim.

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

Lyrics: Psalm 55
Music: Naomi Shemer

Naomi Shemer




Hebrew Lyrics

English Translation

Ha'azina Elohim T'filati Give ear, God, to my prayer.
Ve'al na titalam Mitechinati And do not hide Yourself from my application
Mi yiten Li kanaf kayona Oh, that I had wings like a dove,
A'ufa li ve'eshkona Then I would fly away, and be at rest.
Ani el Elohay ekra As for me, upon God I will call
Vehu Yoshi'eyni And He will save me.



About the Translator

Many thanks to Shoshana for providing this translation for this web site!!



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