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Lech Lecha - Songs

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1) SONG:  (tune: We’re Going To Kentucky, We’re Going To The Fair, Lyrics inspired by
Martha Resnick and Diane Holsten)

We’re going to Canaan
We’re leaving from Haran
To a place Hashem will show us
With Sarah & Avraham
We’re packing up our things
We’re traveling very far
It’s taking us a long, long time
Oye, I wish we had a car!

 

2) SONG: The Shema

Shema Yisrael Ad-nai E l-haynu, Ad-nai Echad.
Listen Israel (Jewish people), there is one Hashem!


3) SONG: “Hashem is Here” by Uncle Moishe Volume 1, CD’s available at www.unclemoishe.com

Hashem is here, Hashem is there, Hashem is truly everywhere.
Hashem is here, Hashem is there, Hashem is truly everywhere.
Up, up, down, down, right, left and all around, here, there and everywhere,
that’s where he can be found.

4) SONG: (tune: There Were Three Jolly Fisherman)

The first Jews’ name was Avraham, (2x)
Avra, Avra, ham, ham, ham (2x)
The first Jew’s name was Avraham.

He believed there’s one Hashem, (2x)
Avra, Avra, ham, ham, ham (2x)
He believed there’s one Hashem.

He always welcomed guests to his tent. (2x)
Avra, Avra, ham, ham, ham (2x)
He always welcomed guests to his tent.

His wife’s name was Sarah (2x)
Avra, Avra, ham, ham, ham (2x)
His wife’s name was Sarah.

5) (tune: Mary Wore A Red Dress )

Hashem told Avraham, Avraham, Avraham,
Hashem told Avraham, it’s time to leave your home.

It’s time to leave your homeland, homeland, homeland,
t’s time to leave your homeland, I’ll show you where to go.

You’ll have as many children, children, children,
You’ll have as many children, as stars in the sky.

You’ll be a great nation, nation, nation,
You’ll be a great nation, Lech Lecha.

 

6) (chanting game)

Lech Lecha, Lech Lecha
Where are we going?
Lech Lecha, Lech Lecha
Hashem will show you where.

Lech Lecha, Lech Lecha,
How will we get there?
Lech Lecha, Lech Lecha
Hashem will show you how.

Lech Lecha, Lech Lecha
We must (jump, hop, march, crawl, let kids pick, etc…) to get there
Lech Lecha, Lech Lecha
Hashem will show you where. (repeat with various movements)

7) SONG: (tune: Home On The Range - lyrics by Lisa Arber)

Home, home in my tent
Where many hours with Sarah are spent
All day I tend sheep
Then I come home and sleep
And I’m happy to be in my tent

Now Canaan is my home
I know I’m with G-d, not alone
G-d gave us this land
So come take my hand (hold your neighbor’s hand)
And we’ll make a new life in Canaan