Host:

The fourth cup is known as the cup of praise, or Hallel. Yehoshuah and his disciples may have been doing something similar to this traditional time of praise near the end of the seder meal when, after the last supper, they sang a hymn, then went out to the Mount of Olives (Mat 26:30). It is customary to sing selections from the Psalms. We will sing the popular song based on the first verse of Psalm 136.

for accompanyment, see https://youtu.be/15zBF3VL2H0

All:

Verse 1

Hodu l'Adonai ki tov,
Ki le-olam chasdo

(Repeat)

Chorus

Hodu, hodu, hodu, hodu,
Hodu l'Adonai ki tov
(Repeat)

Verse 2

Hodu l'Elohei ha Elohim,

Ki le-olam chasdo

(Repeat)

Chorus

Verse 3

Give thanks to the Lord our God,

His mercy endures forever

Give thanks to the Lord and praise His name,

Give thanks to the Lord, He is good

Hodu, hodu, hodu, hodu,
Hodu l'Adonai ki tov

Hodu, hodu, hodu, hodu,
Give thanks to the Lord, He is good

Verse 4

Hodu l'Adonai ha Adonim,

Ki le-olam chasdo

(Repeat)

Verse 1

Refill glasses with wine (or grape juice)

Host:

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha-olam, Borei pri ha-gafen.

All:

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, King of the universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine.

Drink the cup.


haggadah Section: Hallel