Eli, Eli, lama azabthani
Eli Eli lama azabthaniwas written in 2015 commissioned by the Hollands Vocaal Ensemble.
Published by Donemus
Eli, Eli lama azabthani - My God, my God, why have Thou left me?
This music reflects my emotions about the human misery caused by the endless war in Syria.
Eli Eli Lama azabthani
rahok mi'shu'ati dibreh sha'agati
tola'at ve'lo ish herpat adam u'bzui am
Sebabuni kelabim adat mere'im hikifuni ka'ari yadai ve'raglai
Hasila me'hereb nafshi mi'yad keleb yehidati
Elohai ekra yomam ve'lo ta'ane ve'laila ve'lo dumiya li
Hoshi'eni mi'pi aryeh u'mi'karneh remim anitani
Ve'Ata kadosh yosheb tehilot Yisrael
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me
Why are You so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
But a worm am I, and not a man; scorn of man and despised by the people
Dogs have surrounded me, a company of evil doers has enclosed me; as a lion at my hand and feet
Rescue my soul form the sword, from the grip of the dog, my very soul
My God, I call out by day but You do not answer; and at night there is no relief for me
Deliver me from the lions' mouth; from the horn of the unicorn. You have answered me
You, Holy One, are enthroned upon the praises of Israel