Like The Sun

Let me rise in the morning like the sun in the east,

let me rise in the morning like the sun

with my face bright with purpose for the work to be done.

Let me rise, let me rise, let me rise.

Wrap me in the hues of mitzvot,

pink and orange, all shades of blue.

May I be Your emissary

in everything I say and do.

Let me sing Your praise at noonday like the sun as it stands

at the zenith of intention, let me praise.

And with the innocence of childhood, may I seek Your ways.

Baruk atah Adonai.

Bending knees, I bow before You.

May I subjugate false pride

as I partner in Tzedakah

with my people,by Your side.

Let my heart be filled with mercy like the sun as it sets,

let my heart be filled with mercy like the sun

as it makes the journey easier for workers going home.

Like the sun,

Let me be

like the sun.

4 thoughts on “Like The Sun

    1. Thank you. the piece was inspired by ancient Jewish texts I studied in grad school some years ago. I continue to be fascinated by how deeply the world’s religions are connected–but of course, there is only One Song, with each of us singing our part. Blessings to you!

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