Rachel Imenu’s Song by Rivka Leah

Rachel Imenu’s Song by Rivka Leah

In honor of Rachel Imenu’s Yahrzeit this Monday tonight, here is an exquisite song written in her honor by a phenonenally-gifted Melbourne musician I’ve just discovered named Rivka Leah Cylich. Rivka Leah and her group of female vocalists recently put out a CD called Silent Prayer that is SO beautiful and soul-stirring that it moves me to tears. Listening to this CD I’m wondering how Australia’s Jewish community is producing SO many women with such extraordinary voices and musical talent…ENJOY!

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Melbourne musician Rivka Leah

Melbourne musician Rivka Leah

Rivka Leah and her fellow vocalists from "Silent Prayer"

Rivka Leah and her fellow vocalists from “Silent Prayer”

Amen

Footsteps

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Rachel’s Song

Lyrics: RivkaLeahMusic.com
Lead and Backing Vocals: Leah Rothberg

I sit by the river and weeping willows all alone
Waiting for the day you’ll come and take me home
A stranger in a stranger’s land
A language I don’t understand
Trying to find direction, where do I turn
Then I hear…
Rachel’s song
A voice that wills me to go on
Rachel’s cries
Teardrops falling from the skies
Rachel’s prayer lights my way

Desert winds and sandstorms hide the road beneath
Mountains stand between me and the life I want to lead
The climb’s too steep my strength wont last
I feel it’s all beyond my grasp
Although I’m just a heartbeat
From where I’m meant to be
Then I hear…(chorus)

I hear your dust and cobblestones calling to my heart
I’ve lost the voice within me, I’m strings without a harp
Land that fills my waking dreams
I’d fly to you with broken wings
A solitary songbird (chorus)

מנעי קולך מבכי ועיניך מדמעה
´כי יש שכר לפעלתך נאם ה
אחריתךיש תקוה ל
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I Give This Day

Lyrics: RivkaLeahMusic.com
Vocals: Taliah Bloom

A crack of sunlight enters my world on a dreamy morning
The unknown lies on the brink of a new day
Here I am gathering the thoughts inside my mind
A distant song plays over and over and over

Chorus:
I give this day to you
Unlived, unwalked, undone
I give this day to you
A song that no ones sung
A dream that’s just begun
Find your space, a homely place, within the light of day
A garden bright, pure delight, stay

Outside my window a million colours dance in the waking sun
Deep within a single light shines bright
Can I live the play that lies beyond the script?
An empty stage, calls me over and over and over

Chorus

A magic sunrise, sweeps across the dawn horizon
Wraps the sky, the gift that’s mine to give
Grasp the brush, to bring this canvas world to life
And paint the day, over and over, over and over

Chorus
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Amen
Lyrics: RivkaLeahMusic.com
Vocals: Taliah Bloom

There’s a tune stirring deep in each soul
A tune we all know well
Of wonder, awe and thanks
More than we can tell

There’s a song lying deep in each heart
Deep where the soul knows no words
A song of creation
Waiting to be heard

Chorus:
Shiru L’ashem Shiru Shiru
Shiru L’ashem Ki Tov
Shiru L’ashem Shiru Shiru
Ki Le’olam Chasdoh

Every time you find strength in the words that you hear
Every time that you see the grey clouds start to clear
Every time that you manage to conquer your fear
See the blessing, say Amen

Every time you find wonder within the mundane
Every time that the sun shines right through the rain
Every time you discover the will, try again
See the blessing, say Amen

Chorus
Shiru L’ashem Shiru Shiru
Shiru L’ashem Ki Tov
Shiru L’ashem Shiru Shiru
Shiru L’ashem Ki Tov
Ki Le’olam Chasdoh

Every time that you’re warmed by the sun shining bright
Every time that you’re able to stand for what’s right
Every time that the moon lights your way through the night
See the blessing, say Amen

Every time you don’t let a new day pass you by
Every time that you witness a bird soar the sky
Every time that you fall and find new chance to try
See the blessing, say Amen

Chorus

When you ask for blessing and the rain keeps on falling
When the night ends and beckons the morning
Stop a moment, see the miracle
See the miracle

Every time a friend helps you when life’s just too much
Every time you’re inspired by love’s gentle touch
Every time that you see that life is just such
A miracle, a miracle
Say Amen
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Footsteps

I dreamed a dream, like none I’ve had before
So real, I can feel, the waves breaking on the shore
Of an empty beach, standing right there
With the ocean breeze, blowing through my hair

Stretching far behind me in the sands of time
Two sets of footprints, yours and mine
There through the gentle tides, you held my hand
But there’s one thing I just can’t understand

In the times that were rough
Through the dark and stormy seas
My heart called to you, but a whisper on the breeze
As the cold set in deep, headed towards dry land
I saw only one set of footprints in the sand

Dear child of mine, I’m right here by your side
I’ve watched your world unfold with such delight
Beneath the sheltered clouds, and the guiding light ahead
You walked the hidden path, not knowing where it led

With the dawn of each new day, the wonder in your eyes
Horizons opened up, you discovered freedom skies
Blessing each new breath, I watched you learn and grow
Yes, there’s something that I need you to know

In the times that were rough
Through the wind and through the rain
I heard your voice, I heard you calling my name
I was there, in your prayer, as your heart whispered its psalms
I lifted you and carried you in my arms

Walking through sands as they shift beneath your feet
Never quite knowing what you’re gonna meet
On these 42 journeys of life
Hear me now, hear me now

On the road that lies beyond
Through the bitter and the sweet
You’ll find my light, emerge from night, where earth and heaven meet
Footsteps behind, I trust you’ll find, that deep inside you know
I’m here with you, as you leave your home, to the land that I’ll show

I Give This Day.
Lyrics – Rivka Leah
Vocals – Taliah Bloom

Amen
Lyrics – Rivka Leah
Vocals – Taliah Bloom

Rachel’s Song
Lyrics – Rivka Leah
Lead Vocals – Leah Rothberg
Backing Vocals – Taliah Bloom

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5 comments

  1. The music is so so incredible. Touching and beautiful voices. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow! music always talks to me…thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  3. BEAUTIFUL!
    Miriam

  4. Mirele Rosenberger

    Rivka Leah,
    Your music and words are moving beyond description. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world and opening up our hearts.

  5. is there a way to download it at minimal cost? thanx! it’s sooo beautiful!

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