Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Leviathan is Saying

All the verses of the songs in Week 23 (Books 1-5), rearranged and combined into a single song:


The Leviathan is Saying

I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had hidden and was gone.
Is it for eternity that my Lord forsakes me?
Nevermore to be appeased?

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
For His kindness is eternal.
Sing to the Lord, for exalted is He
Horse and rider He cast into the sea.

During the night I recall my music,
I meditate with my heart and my spirit searches.
My soul went out when he spoke,
I sought him, but found him not.

Has His kindness ceased forever?
Has He sealed the decree for all generations?
For all His ordinances were before me
And as for His statutes I did not depart from them.

The watchmen who patrol the city found me
They smote me and wounded me;
I will link evils upon them,
I will use up my arrows on them.

The watchmen of the walls took my jewelry off me.
And I will crush his adversaries before him
And will strike down those who hate him.
Only may the Lord fulfill His word.

Gilead abides beyond the Jordan
And Dan, why does he gather into ships?
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved, what will you tell him?

I called him, but he did not answer me.

And Elkanah, her husband said to her,
Do what seems good to you,
Stay until you have weaned him,
For I am lovesick.

Miriam, the prophetess, Aaron's sister,
Took a timbrel in her hand.
And the woman stayed and
Nursed her son until she weaned him.
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