The words to this song are found in Genesis. And this acapella group sounded perfect singing this in such a holy place. Stunning!
The Words from Genesis
These words are found in Bereshit, or Genesis. Jacob said these words as he blessed his grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe. The words in Hebrew are: Hamalach hagoel oti mikol ra y’varech et hane’arim v’yikareh vahem shemi. V’shem avotai Avraham V’Yitzchak v’yidgu larov b’kerev ha’aretz. The English translation is (courtesy of Chabad.org): May the angel who redeemed me from all harm bless the youths, and may they be called by my name and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, and may they multiply abundantly like fish, in the midst of the land.
These words are meaningful because they are from the Bible, but when you take those words and sing it at the Kotel, the Western Wall, it is just chilling!
It is amazing if you think about it. Words that the Jewish people have studied and learned for thousands of years are still being studied and learned. The same Bible that God gave to Moses to bring down and teach to the nation of Israel is still being taught to them. At the Western Wall, remnants of the outside of the Temple, the Jews are singing these holy words. That is truly spectacular! Ancient words at an ancient place. Holy words at a holy place. Religion and spirituality in the land of Israel. What awesome times we are living in that we are able to merit to see this!