Skip links

Poet: Hekhalot Hymns (Anonymous)

The Throne of Glory Addresses the King

Poet: Hekhalot Hymns (Anonymous)

King of miracles, King of power,
     King of wonders, King of marvels:
Your throne hovers
     yet does not move,
ever since You set the peg of the loom
     which fixes the world’s course
     and its perfection,

Hymn for the Descent to the Merkava

Poet: Hekhalot Hymns (Anonymous)

The beginning of praise
     and the start of song,
the beginning of joy
     and the start of jubilation —
these are sung by the princes
     who daily serve the Lord God of Israel.

The Face of God

Poet: Hekhalot Hymns (Anonymous)

Lovely face, majestic face,
     face of beauty, face of flame,
the face of the Lord God of Israel
     when He sits upon His throne of glory,
     robed in praise upon His seat of splendour.