Requiem for Peace - Ahni Shalom
in Hebrew

*back of the throat - guttural sound

El Adonai batsaratah li
I call on the LORD in my distress,

karati vaya-aneni
and He answers me.

Adonai hatsila nafshi misfat sheker
Save me, (my soul) O LORD , from lying lips

and from deceitful tongues.

mah yiten l’cha
What will he do to you,

umah yosif lach’ la shon ramiyah
and what more besides, O deceitful tongue?

*Chitse gibor sh’nunim
He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows,

im gach*aley r’tamim
with burning coals of the broom tree.

Oyahli kigarti Meshekh*
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech,

Shach*anti im-oha-le Kedar
that I live among the tents of Kedar!

Rabat shakh*na-lah nafshi
Too long have I lived

Im sone shalom
among those who hate peace.

Ahni shalom vekhi* adaber
I am a man of peace; but when I speak,

Hema lamil-kh*ama
they are for war.