Maggid ben Yoseif / Jerusalem Torah Voice in Exile

4 Adar 5755 Purim / March 16, 1995

The Song of Joseph

I will bring you back to your land

With a mighty outstretched hand

Because the shepherd was sent to regather you

And no longer will I scatter, I will gather two by two

Because YIZRA'EL (Jezreel), Your name is Yisrael (Israel).

 

I will bring you back to your land

With a mighty outstretched hand

Because the shepherd was sent to regather you

And his blood is on your children, redeeming you anew

Because ... LO-RUHAMAH (without mercy),

I promised to remember you.

 

I will bring you back to your land

With a mighty outstretched hand

Because the shepherd was sent to regather you

And your mother is weeping,

Rachel sheds her tears for you ...

Because ... LO-AMI (not My people),

You are My people, too.

 

I will bring you back to your land

With a mighty outstretched hand

Because ...

... the land is hurting

... it cries for you to own

And belongs to no other

... it is ... for you alone.

Because ...

... your brother, Judah

Needs you to come home!

 

I will bring you back to your land ... EPHRAIM ...

I will bring you back to your land ... MANASSEH ...

I will bring you back to your land ... BENYAMIN...

I will bring you back to your land ... REUVEN ...

I will bring you back to your land ... GAD ...

I will bring you back to your land ... NAPHTALI ...

I will bring you back to your land ... ZEBULON ...

I will bring you back to your land ... ISSACHAR ...

I will bring you back to your land ... ASHER ...

I will bring you back to your land ... DAN

 

I will bring you back to My Land.

 

Maggid ben Yosef