Omer Chants (with links to hear chants) by Shefa Gold
Below are eight chants by Rabbi Shefa Gold along with links to Shefa’s website so that you can hear Shefa offering these chants directly. The matching of the chants to each sefirah, as well as the selection of a chant that can be used each day of the Omer Period, was done by Chantleader Atzilah Ellen Solot and Yael Raff Peskin.
On any given day during the Omer Period, three of these chants are offered: Ivru/Breakthrough Chant, Chant of the Week and Chant of the Day.
They can all be chanted together in the evening (or morning) when the Omer is counted, and/or throughout the day … bringing awareness back–again and again–to the qualities of the day, infusing each moment with an embodied experience of the Omer journey.
THROUGHOUT THE OMER PERIOD
Go through, go through the gates, clear the way of the people!
Ivru, ivru ba’sh’arim, panu derech ha’am
TO HEAR SHEFA GOLD CHANT “BREAKTROUGH,”
DAY/WEEK ONE – CHESED
Happy are those that dwell in God’s House; they keep on praising!
Ashrei yoshvei veytecha od y’hal’lucha
TO HEAR SHEFA GOLD CHANT “ASHREI,”
DAY/WEEK TWO – GEVURAH
My strength, my song, is Yah, who was for me a source of help.
Ozi v’zimrat yah vay’hi li l’shu’ah
TO HEAR SHEFA GOLD CHANT “MY STRENGTH,”
DAY/WEEK THREE – TIFERET
(God) makes everything beautiful in its time,
and also hides the universe in their hearts. (Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3)
Et ha-kol asa yafeh b’ito,
gam et ha-olam natan b’libam
TO HEAR SHEFA GOLD CHANT “KNOWING BEAUTY & FINDING THE UNIVERSE,”