Naomi Katz Cohen and the Jewish Theological Seminary Choir, directed by Hazzan Natasha Hirshhorn and accompanied by Joyce Rosenzweig, perform Lekhu Neranena by Robert A. M. Ross. The piece was performed on December 4, 2010, during the Fourth Shalshelet International Festival at Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York City. See http://www.shalshelet.org for more information about Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical music.
Come, let us sing to the Lord,
Let us acclaim the stronghold of our help;
Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving,
And acclaim Him with songs of praise.
Righteousness and justice
Are the foundation of Thy throne;
Mercy and Truth herald your approach.
Sweet the strength of our fellowship,
As we approach the House of God with trembling.
The sea is God’s; He didst fashion it;
The earth too, His hands did create.
In His hand is the soul of every living thing,
And the spirit of all humankind.
The soul is Thine, the body Thy work;
Have mercy on Thy handiwork;
The soul is Thine, the body from Thee;
O Lord for Thy name’s sake, grant Thou our plea;
We have come depending on Thee;
O Lord deal kindly for Thy name’s sake;
Yea, for Thy name’s sake, for Thou art God,
Gracious and compassionate;
O Lord, forgive, forgive our iniquity;
We acknowledge that it is great.