Ana B'Koakh

Ana b'koakh gedulat yeminha tatir tzerurah
Kabel rinat 'amha sagveynu tahareynu nora
Na gibor dorshei yikhudha
Kevavat shamerem
Barhem taharem rakhamei tzidkatha
Tamid gomlem
Khasin kedosh b'rov tuvha nahel 'adateha
Yekhid ge'eh l'amha pneh
Zokhrei kedushateha
Shavateynu kabel u'shma tza'akateynu yodea ta'alumot
Baruh shem kevod malhuto l'olam vaed

Ana B'Koakh is traditionally recited before Lekha Dodi. Some also have a practice of reciting it after the Counting of the Omer, a ritual during the seven weeks between the holidays Pesakh and Shavuoth. It is a Kabbalistic protection spell. The words in this song are exactly as found in the prayerbooks.

 

 

Transliteration Key:  

kh = ח  
h = כ  
h = regular "h" 
i - ee  
u = oo  
'a or 'e = ע  
a'a, etc. = a stop