Ana B'choach

אָנָא בּכֹחַ

Ana b'choach gedulat yemincha tatir ts’rurah
kabel rinat am’cha, sagvenu, taharenu, norah

Na gibor dorshei y'chudcha k'vavat shomrem;
barchem taharem, rachamem, tzidkatcha tamid gomlem.

Chasin kadosh b'rov tuvcha nahel adatecha.
Yachid g'eh l'ameacha p'heh, zochrei k'dushatecha.
Shvateinu kabel ushma tsa'akateinu yodea ta'alumot.
אָנָּא בְּכֹחַ גְּדֻלַּת יְמִינְךָ תַּתִּיר צְרוּרָה.
קַבֵּל רִנַּת עַמְּךָ, שַׂגְּבֵנוּ טַהֲרֵנוּ נוֹרָא.

נָא גִבּוֹר, דּוֹרְשֵׁי יִחוּדְךָ, כְּבָבַת שָׁמְרֵם.
בָּרְכֵם, טַהֲרֵם, רַחֲמֵם, צִדְקָתְךָ תָּמִיד גָּמְלֵם.
חֲסִין קָדוֹשׁ, בְּרוֹב טוּבְךָ, נַהֵל עֲדָתֶֽךָ.
יָחִיד גֵּאֶה, לְעַמְּךָ פְּנֵה, זוֹכְרֵי קְדֻשָּׁתֶֽךָ.
שַׁוְעָתֵֽנוּ קַבֵּל, וּשְׁמַע צַעֲקָתֵֽנוּ, יוֹדֵֽעַ תַּעֲלֻמוֹת.


O Lord, with the greatness of thy powerful right hand, we pray to thee to loosen those that are bound in captivity. Accept the cry of thy people; exalt and purify us, O thou who art tremendous!

O most powerful God! We beseech thee to preserve, as the apple of thine eye, those that seek thee. Bless, and purify them, and continually requite them according to thy merciful righteousness.

Thou, who are most mighty and holy! Guide thy congregation with thy abundant goodness. Thou, who art unique, and most excellent, regard thy people, who continually make mention of thy holiness.

Accept our prayers, and hearken to our cries. O Thou! To whom all secrets are known.

Translation based on Siddur Sifte Tsadikim, by Isaac Leeser (1837) (public domain)


While one of the most common tunes written to this poem only includes the first two lines, others have composed melodies incorporating the entire work.

Tune sung by Gabe Seed (first one), Joel Nothman, and Adi Wyner was composed by the Miami Boys Choir. Used with permission.

Tune sung by Ariel Ephraim is by Shlomo Carlebach. Recording below is an amateur recording and may not be an accurate representation of the tune as written by Rabbi Carlebach. The tune is used with permission from copyright owner Neshama Carlebach. Neshama Carlebach has granted permission to the Zemirot Database to offer interactive streams and downloads of cover versions of the tune.

Moshav band tune also used with permission.

Second tune sung by Gabe Seed is by Ovadia Hamama. Licensed from ACUM.

Watch it sung by Rabbi Hillel Yisraeli:
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