Who is like our God?

And now for something completely different … In the Old Testament reading today from Micah, the prophet asks the question “Who is there like you” in reference to God.  This statement and others like it have inspired a commonly used Jewish hymn.  The name of the song is Ein Keloheinu, which means “there is none like our God.”  At any rate, I thought this might provide some good meditation music for you today as something a bit different from the devotions I’ve been writing (not to mention some of the adults in the parish liked when I did a little Hebrew chanting at the Seder meal this past year).  Enjoy! (The song in translation is below).

Ein keloheinu
Ein kadoneinu
Ein kemalkeinu
Ein kemoshi’einu
– There is none like our God!
– There is none like our Lord!
– There is none like our King!
– There is none like our Savior!
Mi keloheinu
Mi kadoneinu
Mi kemalkeinu
Mi kemoshi’einu
– Who is like our God?
– Who is like our Lord?
– Who is like our King?
– Who is like our Savior?
Nodeh leiloheninu
Nodeh laAdoneinu
Nodeh lemalkeinu
Nodeh lemoshieunu
– Give thanks to our God!
– Give thanks to our Lord!
– Give thanks to our King!
– Give thanks to our Savior!
Barukh eloheinu
Barukh adoneinu
Barukh malkeinu
Barukh moshi’einu
– Blessed is our God!
– Blessed is our Lord!
– Blessed is our King!
– Blessed is our Savior!
Attah hu eloheinu
Attah hu adoneinu
Attah hu malkeinu
Attah hu moshi’einu
– It is You who are our God!
– It is You who are our Lord!
– It is You who are our King!
– It is You who are our Savior!

About Jeremy

I work at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond, LA. I teach part-time classes from time to time, through Loyola University in New Orleans, Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and St. Joseph's Abbey and Seminary College. I also just finished a doctoral degree in Biblical languages through the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.
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