Monday, October 06, 2008

Dayeinu For Thanksgiving Sunday

As promised on Saturday. Here is my re-write of the Jewish Passover song for Canadian Thanksgiving. What do you think?

Chorus:
Da-da-yeinu, da-da-yeinu
Da-da-yeinu, Dayeinu dayeinu
Dayeinu
Da-da-yeinu, da-da-yeinu
Da-da-yeinu, Dayeinu dayeinu

1) If our God had merely made us
Formed us, blew life's breath into us
Simply gave us our existence
Dayeinu.
Chorus:

2) If our God had only fed us
Gave us food and drink to nourish
Fruits of earth for us to cherish
Dayeinu.
Chorus:

3) Or if God had brought us freedom
Freed us from sin and oppression
Merely made us free for service
Dayeinu.
Chorus:

4) If our God gave us companions
Family and friends for comfort
So that we would not be lonely
Dayeinu.
Chorus:

5) Or if God gave us vocations
Tasks to do that give life meaning
Helped us feel that we had purpose
Dayeinu.
Chorus:

6) But our God provides more blessings
Gives us life in great abundance
And so daily we say thank-you
Dayeinu.
Chorus:

5 comments:

  1. Going into the service this Sunday Gord!!! Thanks a bunch....

    Fran

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  2. So, how did it go??????

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  3. Went well thanks Sue

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