First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Hear, my people, Israel,
The Lord is one, the only God,
And you shall worship him alone,
For him reserve your praise and laud.
O' people, dear people
the Sabbath day has come
and we are gathered as a family
with the setting of the sun.
I see them as in carriages,
Of stately royal hue,
They're borne away, their task fulfilled,
They're purses, stomachs, too.
Sebastian may be blind, but he can see
Everything extant to you and me.
Because his sight is safely tucked away,
All his other senses come to play,
Before one reads the Torah, one must be
Alight with love of G-d, as though a flame
Took refuge in the temple of a heart*
Made pure by discipline and holy deeds.
If I forget thee, Jerusalem,
Then let my right be forgotten.
Let my right be forgotten, and my left remember.
Let my left remember, and your right close
And your mouth open near the gate.
We will be there in a perfect sinless place,
In a perfect universe, in a perfect space.
Where all are first and none are last,
Forgiven by the Holy One who forgave our past.