YEDID NEFESH (Hebrew)
A SOUL MATE (English)
Yedid nefesh av harachman
Meshoch avdecha el retzonecha
Yarutz avdecha kmo ayala
Yishtachave el mul hadarecha
My soul mate, Merciful father
Pull me your servant towards you
Your servant will run like a doe
And bow in front your grace
Yedid Nefesh is sung traditionally with Kabblat Shabbat in its quicker, more upbeat version.
The slower version is often a part of the third Shabbat meal.
It was composed by R' Eliezer Azikri, author of the Sefer Charedim and a well known kabbalist.
TEXT Rabbi Eliezer Azikri
COMPOSER Ehud & Sara Tzvig
Download the mp3 recording of the Shilakowsky String Quartet performing this piece