V'Ahavta

Lyrics

Let love guide your hands

As they touch the world

Let love guide your lips

As they speak kind words 

 

Let love guide your legs

When you leave your home

Let love guide your ears

When you listen close

 

For we are all God’s hands

For we are all God’s lips

For we are all God’s legs

And we are all God’s ears 

And it’s up to us to love 

 

There are signs in the world

If we choose to see

Such wonder in the world

And in all living things

 

And with all of our breath

And all of our might

We will set forth 

To work for what’s right

 

For we are all God’s hands

For we are all God’s lips

For we are all God’s legs

And we are all God’s ears 

And it’s up to us to love 

 

V’ahavta

V’ahavta

And you shall love

And you shall love

And you shall love

 

For we are all God’s hands

For we are all God’s lips

For we are all God’s legs

And we are all God’s ears 

And it’s up to us to love 

Credits

Music & lyrics by Ellie Flier

Produced by Josh Goldberg and Marty Rifkin

Instrumentals:

Ellie Flier: Acoustic guitar

Marty Rifkin: Bass, pedal steel, baritone guitar

Sam Brawner: Percussion

Josh Goldberg: Background vocals

Behind the Song

What does “and you shall love your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” truly mean?

 

The V’ahavta prayer talks about how we remind ourselves to love God through ritual objects like the mezuzzah or t’filin.

 

I believe that in order to show our love for God, we must love everyone and everything around us, and make that love the foundation of all of our actions.

© 2018 Ellie Flier