Ovinu malkeinu avinu atah. Avinu malkeinu ein lanu melech
Our Father, our King, You art our Father;
Our Father, our King, we have no king except You.
One of the ten melodies composed by the Alter Rebbe. The words are from a prayer recited on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and every fast day; a shorter form of the prayer is read on the weekdays on which
Supplications (Tachanun) are said. The soulful melody, matching the
earnestness of the text, is divided into three parts. The first, wordless, elevates the singers to a deeply spiritual mood. The second expresses yearning for the Divine, while the third is a declaration of faith in the help of our Father and King.
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi
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