Music and audio © Alexander Massey 16 Sept 2018
Music, English lyrics & audio © Alexander Massey 16 Sept 2018
Enjoy listening! Fuller commentary / essay coming soon – in the meantime, here are some brief thoughts:
I wrote this as a companion piece for B’ruchah Haba’ah (‘Blessed is She’), the song for the blessing of a baby girl. Nir’eh Or (‘In Your Light, We See Light’) can be sung at the blessing of a baby of any gender, can also be used for a bar or bat mitzvah, and can fit in well at a wedding.
O, how dear is Your kindness, O God;
all Your children find shelter in the shadow of Your wings.
You nurture them with the nectar of Your house;
You give them drink from Your river, for the pleasure that it brings.
For with You is the fountain of life;
and in Your light, we see light.
“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
and the children of all [lit.’men’], in the shadow of Your wings, take refuge.
They are abundantly satisfied with the abundance of Your house;
and, of the river of Your pleasures You give them drink.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in Your light do we see light.”