The video below is a delightful discovery. Rabbi Rosalind Glazer has recorded Rabbi Goldie Milgram's interpretive lyrics for Psalm 150 melody by Leonard Cohen. Rabbi Glazer's voice is exquisite! Lyrics appear below the video.
Interpretive lyrics: Rabbi Goldie Milgram
Music, Leonard Cohen
Let us praise the Mystery,
of celestial awe and majesty
with shofar, lute and timbrels, halleluYah.
As wonders of life go on and on
we praise as awareness dawns
with flutes, drums and cymbals,
halleluYah [halleuYah refrain]
Your drum beats out our every breath
each living thing to life says: Yes!
of Your Great Name we sing out, halleluYah
This Glory fills the earth with joy,
with eyes of wonder we deploy
to dance & praise a holy
halleluYah. [halleluYah refrain]
Note: Hallel is the Hebrew word for praise - Yah is one of 105 Hebrew names for God. The Jewish Praise Service is also called Hallel, parts of which occur in Kabbalat Shabbat and Pesukei d'Zimra, in our Shabbat Services.