Lee Diamond

Lee Diamond – Hide and Seek

Lee Diamond – Hide and Seek

We closed Our eyes

It was a game

Little did we know

That He wasn’t kidding

Or playing anymore with us

 

Because of our actions

Because we worshipped

The material gods of that time

Because we hated each other

Baselessly

Because of the Rich who hated the Poor

Because of empty sacrifice

And empty ritual

Because the means became the end

 

Despite the prophets calls

And warnings

Telling us that we were

Missing the mark

 

We were blind

We  were deaf

 

And finally we were left

Alone in an empty universe

We searched for Him

But He had hidden

His Face from us

His Panin

His Pnin

His essence

 

And his Temple became

An Empty, unworthy

And was ultimately destroyed

By the very uncircumcised

Who chose Zeus and denied His Name

 

We sat there and cried

We cried as we remembered

Zion and our abandonment

Of His essence .

 

And we begged from the rivers

Of Babylon–

The Tigris and the Euphrates

For You

To come out of hiding

To show us your hidden

FACE

 

And You continued to hide Your face

And we called to you

 

ותחזינו עינינו בשובך לציון ברחמים.

 

‘Let our eyes behold Your return to Zion

Be merciful to us!”

 

As we hid in our cellars Of Terezin

And the barracks of

Birkenau

 

We pleaded

But you saw us not

 

And then one great day

You awoke

And removed  Your veil  of bitter tears

 

And You stepped out of your

Hiding and carried us on eagle wings

To your hiding place

To Eretz Yisrael

 

And you revealed You’re AWE FULL

Face

 

And together we rebuilt Zion

 

Are we aware today?

 

That the answer to our prayer of 2000 years

Has begun?

The beginning of redemption

Are we aware that our vision

Has been restored

If we only know how to see?

 

Or will we avoid the greatest miracle

Of  our being.

 

ברוך אתה ה׳ המחזיר שכינתו לציון

 

 

God bless You

For returning Your Essence to us in  Zion

 

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