Achat Sha'alti

אַחַת שָׁאַֽלְתִּי

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Achat Sha'alti me'et Adonai, otah avakesh: shivti b'veit Adonai kol y'mei chayai,
lachazot b'noam Adonai ulvakeir b'heichalo.
אַחַת שָׁאַֽלְתִּי מֵאֵת יְיָ, אוֹתָהּ אֲבַקֵּשׁ, שִׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית יְיָ כָּל יְמֵי חַיַּי,
לַחֲזוֹת בְּנֹֽעַם יְיָ וּלְבַקֵּר בְּהֵיכָלוֹ.


One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to behold the graciousn​ess of the Lord, and to visit early in His temple.

Sourc​e: Jewish Publicati​on Society Bible 1917 (public domain)


From Psalms 27:4, the Psalm for the days of awe.
B'kol Echd page 77

Tzlil v'Zemer tune used with permission. (Featured below in the recordings by Shmuel Popper and Yisroel Mendelson)


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