Rhyming Haggadah: Barech
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