Achat Sha-alti

  
אַחַת שָׁאַלְתִּי

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Achat sha'alti me'eit Hashem, otah avakesh:
shivti b'veit Hashem, kol y'mei chayai, lachazot b'noam Hashem, u'l'vaker b'heikhalo.
אַחַת שָׁאַלְתִּי מֵאֵת-יְהוָה אוֹתָהּ אֲבַקֵּשׁ:
שִׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית-יְהוָה, כָּל-יְמֵי חַיַּי,
לַחֲזוֹת בְּנֹעַם-יְהוָה, וּלְבַקֵּר בְּהֵיכָלוֹ.

Translation:

One thing I ask from the Lord, one thing I desire
That I might dwell in Your house all the days of my life
To behold the graciousn​ess of the Lord, and to enter God's sanctuary​.

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

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

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Recorded by: Shmuel Popper
Description: Featured in Achas Medley on Tzlil V'Zemer Vol. 6

Description: Niggun composed by myself in mid-1980's

Recorded by: Yosef Razin
Description: slow version

Description: a slower tune

Description: A fast, upbeat tune

Description: This version is in the form of a ROUND

Recorded by: Yisroel Mendelson

Description: I heard it from a Satmar bochur, possibly learned in the yeshiva

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