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“To heal with powerful rains” — The Aleph-bet song (Hosha’ana) | Victoria Hanna (Video)


Man and beast Flesh,

spirit and soul Sinew,

bone and skin

Likeness and image – a tapestry

Splendor resembling futility

Compared to images of beasts

Luster, figure and stature

Renew the face of the earth

Planting trees in desolate lands

Winepresses and stacks of grain

Vineyards and sycamores

To the demarcated land

To heal with powerful rains

To give life to forsaken refuse

To sustain with vegetation

To enhance with sweet fruits

To invigorate with flowers

To rain on the sproutlings

To pour a stream of cool waters

To cloak with droplets

To elevate the thirsty earth

Which is suspended on silence

Lord who saves

Other than You there is no Savior

You are powerful and abundantly able to save

I am impoverished

Yet You shall save me

God is the Savior

God delivers and saves

Those who cry to You – save

Those who yearn for You – save

Satisfy Your lambs

Cause an abundance of crops,

of trees,

of vegetation – save

Let the wind bring the soaring clouds

Let the stormy rains roll in

Let the clouds not be withheld

God who opens a hand and satisfies

Your thirsty ones – satisfy

Your callers – save

Your beloved – save

Your seekers – save

Your wholesome ones – save

=== Credits: Lyrics From the Hoshana Prayer In Memory of Roni Talbasi Concept, music, vocals: Victoria Hanna Produced and arranged: Tamir Muskat Drum, Keyboards and sampling: Tamir Muskat Oud: Yarden Erez Children Vocal arrangement: Zohar Moshe, Chai Biran Recorded and edited at Vibromonk East TLV Technical Assistant: Omri Amado Mastering: Shmulik Daniel at Hook & High Video Clip: Production company: ZOA Productions Directed by: Asaf Korman Script and concept: Victoria Hanna and Asaf Korman Producers: Roei Zioni and Aviv Ben shlush