A lion lies down with a lamb
A kingdom of heaven brings the rule of love
A trumpet declares God’s mercy
Souls release negative habits
Liberation breaks cycles of pain
With perfect faith we believe
It’s a slow process to that day
When God’s many names converge in One
When divided peoples reconcile as One
When broken hearts care for each One
With perfect faith
AND WE LISTEN:
Translation: I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah, even if he is delayed, even so, I believe. On that day, God will be one and God’s name one. (Moses Maimonides, adapted; Zechariah 14:9).
Music: Lebanese folk song, Bint-al-Shalabiyya. Musical setting by Charles & Laura Duhan Kaplan.
Musicians: Sulam: Elana Brief, Martin Gotfrit, Noah Gotfrit, Charles Kaplan, Laura Duhan Kaplan, Wendy Rubin. Arrangement by Sulam.
Recording: Live at the Peretz Centre, Vancouver BC, 2016.