Lyrics

1. Believe

Intro adapted from “In the light” by Beth Styles
Music: Beth Styles
Lyrics: Beth Styles, Neshama Carlebach, & Jackie Tepper
Additional Melody: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

Let us light these lights
For the world tonight
Let our hearts unite
In the light, in the light

There is a spark in every soul awakening
And I believe the source is love,
I believe
Don’t give up on everything you’ve dreamed
It’s closer than it seems
Who among us hasn’t hoped or prayed,
There would come a day

CHORUS

And that day, we’ll make love light up the sky
And that day, we’ll see heaven in each other’s eyes
I believe, I believe, I believe
I believe

I close my eyes so I can see all that can be
We will rise, I do believe
I do believe
So, don’t give up on everything you’ve dreamed
It’s closer than it seems
Who among us hasn’t hoped or prayed
There would come a day

CHORUS

Let us light these lights
For the world tonight
Let our hearts unite
In the light, in the light

2. Don't Let Me Go (Lev Tahor)

Music: Beth Styles
Hebrew Source: Psalms 51:12:13
English lyrics: Menachem Creditor and Neshama Carlebach

Lev tahor, b’ra li Elohim
V’ruach nachon chadesh b’kirbi
Lev tahor, b’ra li Elohim

CHORUS

Al tashlicheni milfanecha
V’ruach kodshecha al tikach mimeni

BRIDGE
Don’t let me go

3. Hear Our Prayer

Adapted from “Mi Shebeirach” by Beth Styles
Music & Lyrics: Beth Styles & Neshama Carlebach
Additional Melody: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

May we be blessed
May we be blessed
Oh hear our prayer
May we be known
May we be heard
Please hear our prayer

And let us say Amen

May we be blessed
May we be blessed
Please hear our prayer
May we be known
May we be heard
Please hear our prayer

May the source of life
Who blessed the ones before us
Heal us now
Bring us healing light to shine upon us
Oh heal us now

And let us say Amen

Hear our prayer

And let us say Amen

4. How Long

Music: Beth Styles
Lyrics: Beth Styles & Neshama Carlebach

All it takes is a moment
To turn things around
All it takes is a moment
To feel love abound
I want to feel that feeling
I want to know that place
I want to hear the answers
I want to see your face

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How long?
Till we give love unconditionally
Till we see each life as holy
Till we get there
Will we get there
Till we take Your words to heart
How Long?

All it takes is a moment
To reach out our hands
All it takes is a moment
To truly understand
I want to stand beside you
I want to make amends
I want to see your inside
I want to be your friend

CHORUS

BRIDGE

How long?
Till we become a world at peace
Till we lay down our arms
And let the warring cease
Until we will break the silence
That breaks the hearts
Of children crying
Hungry, dying
How long?

CHORUS

All it takes is a moment

5. Praise (Adonai S’fatai)

Music: Beth Styles
Hebrew Source: Psalm 51:17
Music arranged by Beth Styles and Neshama Carlebach

Adonai s’fatai tiftach
Ufi yagid t’hilatecha

6. Always With Me

Music: Beth Styles
Lyrics: Beth Styles, Neshama Carlebach, Menachem Creditor & Jackie Tepper

All I am
All I do
Every breath
Because of you

I close my eyes
Light breaks through
I can see
Because of you, because of you

CHORUS
Your love is with me
Always with me
Always with me
Your love

Every day
I am renewed
I am home
Because of you

Walk with me
See me through
I will go higher
Because of you

BRIDGE

Oh, I’m grateful for all you bring
You make my spirit sing
I can do anything
And it’s all because of you

CHORUS

7. Shine

Music by Beth Styles
Lyrics by: Beth Styles, Neshama Carlebach and Tricia Small

May our days be brighter
May we rise above
May we hold each other
With dignity and love
May our words reflect You
May our voices climb
May the heavens hear us
May Your light shine

CHORUS
Shine on me
And on all who need
Shine it on me Lord
And I will receive
Shine on me
It’s the air I breathe
Oh Lord, shine on me

May we make whole the broken
Returning peace and pride
May we treasure all our children
And the preciousness of life
May we transcend the darkness
And reach for the Divine
Please, hear us
And may Your light shine

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Through the clouds
And through the rain
Through the storm
I praise Your name
I know Your light will shine on me

CHORUS

8. My Light (Adonai Ori)

Music by Beth Styles
Hebrew source: Tehilim 27:1
English lyrics: Beth Styles & Neshama Carlebach

Adonai ori, v’yishi
Adonai ori

Mi efchad
Adonai maoz chayai
Mi eera
Adonai maoz chayai

You are my light
My hope
My guide
I’m not afraid
With You by my side
Oh, show compassion
On every soul
The world is waiting
To heal, to be whole

Mi efchad
Adonai maoz chayai
Mi eera
Adonai maoz chayai

Adonai ori, v’yishi
Adonai ori

9. Thank You

Music: Beth Styles
Hebrew source: The “Amidah” (Jewish Liturgy)
English lyrics: Beth Styles and Neshama Carlebach

Thank You, Holy One
Thank You, Only One

Eloheinu, v’elohei avoteinu v’imoteinu
L’olam vaed
Tzur chayenu, magen yisheinu, Eloheinu
Atah hu l’dor vador

Thank You, Holy One
Thank You, Only One

We thank you, Only One

10. Only Love

Music: Beth Styles
English lyrics: Beth Styles & Neshama Carlebach
Hebrew source: Morning Prayers

Feel the light, with its arms around you
Feel the light, all around
Feel the light, longing to hold you
Feel the light, in your soul

CHORUS

It is love
Only love

Feel the life, breathing around you
Feel the life, all around
Feel your life, moving within you
Feel our lives, and your soul

CHORUS

Ahava Raba

Feel your heart, beating inside you
Feel your heart and its power
Feel my heart, beating along side you
Feel our hearts, beating as ONE

CHORUS

Ahava raba

11. The Highest Place (Naaleh)

Music by Beth Styles
Hebrew Source: Tzur Mishelo
English Lyrics: Beth Styles with Neshama Carlebach

V’sham nashir shir chadash
U’virnana naaleh

We’re gonna go up
We’re gonna go up
We’ve gotta go up to the highest place
U’virnana naaleh

12. Soul (Elohai Neshama)

Music by Beth Styles
Hebrew Source: Morning Prayers
Music arranged by Beth Styles and Neshama Carlebach

Elohai Neshama
Shenatata bi
Tehora hi

Ata b’rata
Ata yatzarta
Ata n’fachta
N’fachta bi
V’ata m’shamra b’kirbi
Elohai Neshama