Ancient Blue Threads Lyrics

1. Bim Bam,
Shabbat Shalom

2. Mi Chamocha (Traditional Words)

3. You Shall Love
Music by Sheila Firestone
English translation of
V’ a-hav-ta (Traditional)

4. Bruchim Habaim
Ya a’se shalom
Ya a’se shalom.
Burcim habaim
Ya a‘se shalom.
Ya a’se shalom (4X)
O se shalom…Traditional Words
Ya a’se shalom (4X)

5. Praise the Lord
Psalm 117
Traditional Words

6. Let’s Build a Sukkah
Let’s build a sukkah to see the stars
We’ll build a sukkah to remember who we are
From the fruits of our labor
to the good deeds that we share,
From the seeds of our love
Come the truths that we care.
Let’s build a sukkah to see the stars.
We’ll build a sukkah to remember who we are.
We built a sukkah
Together making our word sweet

7. Let There Be Light
Chanukah, Chanukah
Light sweet flames of compassion.
Let there be light
And there was light
Kindled by flames
of intentions for peace.
Singing of our hopes and joy
We gather strength to share.
I see your dreams dangling in flames.
Meditation in blue
a prayer for shalom.
Flames growing high
Chanting our song of songs.
Let there be light.
There must be light.
And there is light,
A prayer for shalom.
Lift me up
Fill me with love.
A prayer for shalom.

8. Oh God How Will I Know You?
Oh God how will I know you
As every breath I take?
I greet you when I rise up
And as my bed I make.
I see you in the garden
And in the evening star.
Oh Lord I do know you
Though the day seems dark.All through the day you guide me
With every step I take
Oh Lord I do see you
Through the shower of rainy days.Oh God how will I know you
In all I undertake?
You shine in our creations
And in our deeds of faith,
I see you in the sunrise
And in the evening sky
Oh God I do know you
Veiled in every guise.
Then this is your answer
As I look upon a child
And in small places
As daily I seek your light.

9. Prelude to a Dream
Shadows on the wall
Want to reach to me
In whispered sighs
For I know that we will meet
In this prelude to a dream
Comes that distant fear
That you will not be there
Though I long for my prelude to a dream.
Shades of darkness creep
Into my room
Captivated I wait
Anticipating, fascinated,
Positive it’s true
Congratulating, elevating
I’ll embrace you soon.
Loving sweet surrender
To the surreal screen
To become the keeper of
My prelude to a dream
Soon my love arrives
And we rise to new heights
In pillared skies.
For it’s where our spirits meet
In this prelude to a dream.
Sing sweet songs my love
Soaring from above
As I cling to my prelude to a dream.

10. Mazel Tov
Oh come and rejoice
Here’s to life a l’chayim.
Come dance and sing for
The bride and the groom.
Here‘s to the hope that they bring
As they join,
And here’s to the lights kindled by their lives
With mitzvoth.
Mazel tov, lechayim
Li li li li li
Li li li li (2X)
Lil li li li
2nd Time
Bo-oo nismach,
Ve-nashir, l’ chayim
Bo-oo rik-doo le chatan ve-kalah
Kos na-rim le tik-vot ee-choo-dam
Ve-kos na-rim l’ chayim ha’mele’im
B’mi-z vot,
Mazel tov, L’chayim.
She he che-ya-nu
V’ ki –ye-manu
V’hi-gi-anu
La-z’ man ha-ze 2X

11. Farloren
In times not long ago,
In times I’ve hardly known,
I see them there
Against fading backgrounds,
A glimpse of things now gone
Remembered now.
Such a precious legacy.
What fearful cries and wailing
Sh’ma Yis-ra-el
Adonai Eh-lohei-nu
Adoni eh-chad, adonai Eh-chad,
B-aruch shem k’vod mal-chu-to
L’ o lam, va- ed!

12. Shechina
Shechina, the wisdom of woman.
Dwelling place in each person’s soul.
Shechina, the one who knows neshuma.
Shechina, ever present, always holding my hand.
Your intuition serves to guide me.
This is the person that I am. (2X)

13. Tallit of Sisterhood
Black and blue stripes,
the bruises my sisters have suffer’d.
A cov’nant of soul and spirit.
Bruises gained on the way to finding torah and sisterhood.
I wear them to remember, those who suffer’d.
Never forget those who lost their way,
who never connected
with their sisters and torah.
As I wrap myself in the tallit of sisterhood.
We stand together bound by our voices.
We stand together
Bound by our strong purpose.
Tikkun! Zachor! Sh’ma!
Justice, justice you shall pursue.
Balance us – with your energy oh God,
Black and blue are the colors,
bruises on my sister’s bodies, minds and soul.
Sisterhood.
I will never forget my sisters in need.
Never forget!
Give Strength to stand strong.
Ancient blue threads
sewing our souls together
As I wrap myself in
the Tallit of Sisterhood.
We stand together bound by our voices.
We stand together bound by our strong purpose.
Tikkun! Zachor, Sh’ma!
Justice, justice you shall pursue.
Balance us, with your energy oh God.
Black and blue are the colors,
Bruises on my sisterh’s bodies, minds and souls.
Sisterhood!
I’ll never forget my sisters in need,
Never forget!
Give strength to stand tall.
Ancient blue threads,
Sewing our sould together.
As I wrap myself in the Tallit of Sisterhood.

14. Refuah Shelamah
May this congregation of friends
With their healing hearts and hands
Join to bring you a refuah shelema.
avoteini v’imoteinu
May your energies prevail
As we say this pray’r, amen.
With open hearts
Your friends wish you
A healing complete,
A full recovery to health
Klal Israel.
A refuah shelamah.
Refuah shelamah.

15. Dancing in the Light of God
My spirit’s dancing in the light of God
And I’m dancing in the light of God
Dancing in the light
Thinking of God’s might
Dancing in the light of God

Verse 2
My spirit’s singing in the light of God

Verse 3
My spirt’s thankful in the light of God

16. Adon Olam (Traditional Words)