Light of the Nations
Every soul will bless You,
and the essence of all life
will sing of Your glory.
You are the everlasting God,
Who continuously provides for us
in so many wonderful ways.
There is none but You,
the Source of life’s blessings.
In kindness, You tend to the needs
of all that You have created.
In love, You guide the world.
With mercy, You save Your people.
You alone are the supreme life force,
and to You we offer thanks.
On one level, we understand
that there are not enough words
for us to properly thank You.
Even if we prayed constantly,
we still would not be able to express
our gratitude sufficiently.
Realistically, we know that there is
just no any way for us to let You
know how much we truly
appreciate all that You do.
Yet, we must try because we do
want You to know that we are
aware of how greatly You have
blessed us, much more than
we can ever comprehend.
It is You Who gives us life.
Our minds, senses, abilities and
mobility are all gifts from You.
We are greatly blessed as people,
but even more so as Jews.
Throughout history You have
established a unique relationship
with our people, repeatedly showing
Your concern for us in so many ways.
We remember that it was You Who performed miracles,
saving our ancestors and us from slavery.
It is You Who guides us, helps us,
provides for us, and saves us.
You alone are God. Bless You God!