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L'cha Dodi

L'cha Dodi

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Transliteration:

Lecho dodi, likras kaloh
penei shabbos nekabeloh

Shomor vezochor bedibur echod
hishmi'anu El hameyuchod
Hashem echod ush'mo echod
leshem ulesif'eres ve-li-sehiloh

Lecho dodi...

Likras shabbos lechu v'nel-choh
ki hi mekor hab'rochoh
merosh mikedem nesuchoh
sof ma'aseh b'mach'shovoh techiloh

Lecho dodi...

Mik'dash melech ir meluchoh
kumi tze'i mitoch hahafechah
rav loch sheves be'emek habochoh
ve'hu yachamol olaich chem'loh

Lecho dodi...

Hisna'ari me'afar kumi
liv'shi big-dei sif-artech ami
al yad ben Yishai beis halach'mi
korvah el nafshi ge-oloh

Lecho dodi...

Hisoreri, hisoreri,
ki voh orech, kumi oh-ri,
uri, uri, shir daberi,
k'vod Hashem olaich nigloh.

Lecho dodi...

Lo sevoshi ve'lo sikal'mi
mah tish-to-cha-chi umah te-hemi,
boch yechesu ani-ei ami,
venivnesoh ho-ir al tiloh.

Lecho dodi...

Vehoyu lim'shisoh shoi-soich,
veroh-chaku kol m'val-aich,
yosis alaich Elo-h-aich,
kim-sos choson al kalah.

Lecho dodi...

Yomin usmol tif'rotzi,
ve'es Hashem ta-ari-tzi,
al yad ish bein partzi,
venis-mechoh venogiloh.

Lecho dodi...

Boi vesholom ateres ba-alah,
gam besimchoh uv'tzoholoh
toch emunei am seguloh,
boi kalah, boi, kalah;
toch emunei am segulah,
boi chalah, boi chalah.

Lecho dodi...

Translation:

Come, my Beloved, to meet the Bride; let us welcome the Shabbat.

"Observe" and "Remember," the one and only G-d caused us to hear in a single utterance; the L-rd is One and His Name is One, for renown, for glory and for praise.

Come, my Beloved...

Come, let us go to welcome the Shabbat, for it is the source of blessing; from the beginning, from aforetime, it was chosen; last in creation, first in [G-d's] thought.

Come, my Beloved...

Sanctuary of the King, royal city, arise, go forth from the ruins; too long have you dwelt in the vale of tears; He will show you abounding mercy.

Come, my Beloved...

Shake the dust off yourself, arise, don your glorious garments --- my people. Through the son of Yishai of Bet Lechem, draw near to my soul and redeem it.

Come, my Beloved...

Arouse yourself, arouse yourself, for your light has come; arise, shine.
Awake, awake, utter a song; the glory of the L-rd is revealed upon you.

Come, my Beloved...

Do not be ashamed nor confounded; why are you downcast and why are you agitated? The afflicted of my people will find refuge in you; the city will be rebuilt on its former site.

Come, my Beloved...

Those who despoil you will be despoiled, and all who would destroy you will be far away. Your G-d will rejoice over you as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride.

Come, my Beloved...

To the right and to the left you shall spread out, and the L-rd you shall extol. And we shall rejoice and exult, through the man who is a descendant of Peretz.

Come, my Beloved...

Come in peace, O crown of her Husband, both with songs and gladness; among the faithful, the beloved people, come, O Bride, come, O Bride.

Come, my Beloved...


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April 25, 2014
thanks for this melodie. I can make shabbat with the song in the biginnig because i hear this melodies. I dont know the melodie before. Now i can singing for open my shabbat.
etienne
france
March 7, 2014
The melody for L'cha dohdi is very different from that which my zaydeh used in the Bronx in the late 40s. Is the Chabad version different from other melodies for the same l'cha dohdi? It's still beautiful, no mistakeing that. Rebbi Kantor uses the same melody in shul in Bangkok
Yankeleh Gilead
December 8, 2012
Shabbat
Thank you for such beautiful music!!!!
Brenda
Hobart, Indiana
August 13, 2008
Shabbat songs
WOW this is the most inspiring, Please dont stop keep giving us inspiration each day. Thank you
Eben
Durban, South Africa
July 27, 2008
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Indeed it is available! Click here to purchase it.
Chani Benjaminson, chabad.org
July 27, 2008
Beautiful
This rendering is beautiful and is the melody I know and love so much! Where can I purchase it?
Stephanie De Ayala
Norfolk, Virginia
February 8, 2008
Shabbat Music
Thank you
It has helped me to begin to observing Shabbat as I should with song and joy.
Anonymous
St Petersburg, Florida
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