Our Music Director, Rona Nadler, and our former accompanist, Mark McDonald, offer this rendition of Hashkivenu, (music by Fred Ross-Perry). This prayer is only recited during the evening service. It is a petition for safety as we anticipate the perils of the night. We pray for peace as night descends and ask for God’s protection against the darkness.
Hashkivenu, Adonai Eloheinu
L’shalom, v’haamideinu shomreinu l’chayim,
Ufros aleinu sukat sh’lomecha
הַשְׁכִּיבֵֽנוּ, יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽנוּ, לְשָׁלוֹם, וְהַעֲמִידֵנוּ שׁוֹמְרֵֽנוּ לְחַיִּים, וּפְרֹשׂ עָלֵֽנוּ סֻכַּת שְׁלוֹמֶֽךָ.
Grant, Eternal our God, that we lie down in peace, and raise us up, our Guardian, to life renewed. Spread over us the shelter of Your peace.