A Jewish song from the Book of Genesis

MUSIC: Last autumn I attended a course in modern Hebrew, given by e-teacher. I find the language beautiful, but for me it’s a long way to go before I can command it like for example this Israeli singer does, Ofir Ben Shitrit. She is orthodox Jewish and sings a biblical song, called Katonti. The lyrics is from the book of Genesis (32:10).

‘I am not worthy of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant;
I am not worthy of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant;
I am not worthy of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant;
I am not worthy of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant;

For with my staff
I passed over this Jordan;
and now I return with two companies.

Deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee

For with my staff
I passed over this Jordan;
and now I return with two companies.

Deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee

For Thy mercy toward me is great
For Thy mercy toward me is great
and Thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol

For with my staff
I passed over this Jordan;
and now I return with two companies.

Deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee

For with my staff
I passed over this Jordan;
and now I return with two companies.

Deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee
deliver me, I pray Thee

I am not worthy of all the mercies,
and of all the truth,
which Thou hast shown unto Thy servant.’