The sun over the treetops is no longer seen,
Come, let us go forth to greet the Sabbath Queen,
Behold her arrival, the holy, the blessed,
And with her angels of peace and of rest
Come near, come near, and here abide.
Come near, come near, O, Sabbath Bride!
Peace to you, O angels of peace.

We've welcomed the Sabbath with songs and with praise;
We go slowly homeward, our hearts full of grace.
The table is set and the candles give light,
At home every corner is shining and bright.
Sabbath is peace and rest.
Sabbath is peaceful and blest.
Come in peace, you angels of peace!

Ha’khamah merosh ha’ilanot nistalkah
Bo’u v’netseh likrat Shabat ha’malkah,
Hiney hi yoredet, ha’kedoshah, ha’brukhah,
Ve’imah malakhim tsvah shalom u’menukhah
Bo’i, bo’i ha’malkah,
Bo’i, bo’i ha’kalah
Shalom aleykhem malakhey ha’shalom.

Ha’khamah merosh ha’ilanot nistalkah,
Bo’u uenilaveh et shabat ha’malkah.
Tseytekh l’shalom, ha’kedoshah ha’zakah
De’i, sheshet yamim el shuveykh nikhakeh.
Ken l’shabat haba’ah
Ken l’shabat haba’ah
Tsetkhem l’shalom malakhey hashalom.   


Type of Custom: Psalms, Poetry & Songs

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Source: Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Russia-Israel 1873-1934