PSALM 2 – To Shudder with Wondrous Joy
Break from their yokes
Nations doing what nations do
Peoples bent on self-preservation
Building towers to their pride
To tame and harness
the power of your embarrassment and anger.
Boundaries and borders shall fall
And a new self will rise.
Tremble and shudder
Let the king in me bow
my judgement submit to earth’s decree
The skipper be lost
And the strong and brave one shake with fear
that the soul-self can serve You with amazement
and ride waves of true joy
Ivdu et YaH b’yirah
Ashrei col chosei vo.
Ivdu et YaH b’yirah – Serve [or work] with wide-eyed wonder
Gilu bir’adah – Shake it off. Rejoice.
Ashrei col chosei vo – Happy are we who take refuge in Thee.