LEADER: Hallelujah. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord.

ASSEMBLED:   Blessed be the name of the Lord

From this time forth and forever.

LEADER: From the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof, The Lord's name is to be praised.

ASSEMBLED: The Lord is high above all nations, God’s is above the heavens.

LEADER: Who is like unto the Lord our God, that is enthroned on high,

ASSEMBLED:   That looketh down low Upon heaven and upon the earth?

LEADER; Who raiseth up the poor out of the dust, And lifteth up the needy out of the dunghill

ASSEMBLED:   And set them with with royality

ASSEMBLED:  When Israel came forth out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange languages;

LEADER: Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel God’s dominion.

ASSEMBLED: The sea saw it, and fled;

The Jordan turned backward.

LEADER: The mountains skipped like rams The hills like young sheep and ewes!

ASSEMBLED: What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleest? Thou Jordan, that thou turnest backward? LEADER: Ye mountains, that ye skip like rams ; Ye hills, like young sheep and ewes?

ASSEMBLED: Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob and Rachel;

LEADER: Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters.

(Cups are raised.)

ASSEMBLED: Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, Ruler-of the universe, Who hast redeemed us and our ancestors from Egypt, and hast brought us to this occasion, to partake of the Matzoh and the Moror.

LEADER: May it be Thy Will, our God and God of our ancestors, to grant us life, and to bring us, in peace, to many more festivals, holy days and happy celebrations.

ASSEMBLED: May those occasions inspire us to help Thy people everywhere to draw closer to Thy service.

Leader: Then shall we, with a new song and renewed fervor, give Thee thanks, once again, for our physical deliverance and our spiritual freedom.


Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God mg-of the universe, Who createst the fruit of the vine. 

haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu