At times such as this, we pause and reflect

we thank God for the good that surrounds

our families, our friends,

the great blessings of freedom

and of course all the food that abounds

We make sacred the moment

with a prayer truly said

as we celebrate the blessings

of our feast of unleavened bread

Baruch Atah Adonai, ha-zan eit ha -kol.

O Holy One of blessing, we thank you for the blessings of food.

A third cup of wine we now shall drink

as we recall again to think

God's great promise of redemption

our ancestor's saw

V'ga-alti et-chem beetz-roah n'too-yah.

(Our Torah teaches that God said:  

"I will redeem you with an outstretched arm." Shemot 6:6)

Ba-ruch A-tah A-do-nai, E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam

Bo-rei, pe-ree ha-ga-fen.

O Holy One of Blessing, our Presence fills creation,

we praise you for creating the fruit of the vine.

A special guest we welcome now

the prophet Elijah to take his bow

Our custom at each Seder meal

to invite our friends, our joy to feel

One day quite soon, we all pray

Elijah will really come our way

And peaceful times he'll bring about

with joy and gladness all will shout

And so this cup for him we leave

our warm hospitality he might receive

haggadah Section: Bareich
Source: A Family Pesach Seder in Rhyme