Learn to sing Yismchu Hashamayim

Traditional Hassidic melody. Enjoy the full-length stereo MP3 file with a little bit of harmony!

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This verse comes from the 96th Psalm. It talks about how all of nature and creation rejoice because God is coming to judge the earth. Our usual understanding of judgment would bring us to expect fear. Why are all of nature's wonders rejoicing?
Because, ultimately, the fact that there is a fair Judge of All Mankind is ultimately a cause of great rejoicing. Otherwise, the world would be filled with anarchy and cruelty. The fact that there is a Judge and that there is justice is a comfort to every being, human and otherwise.

The Words


Yism'chu hashamayim vetagel ha'aretz

Yir'am hayam umlo'oh

Let the heavens be happy and the earth rejoice

Let the ocean roar with all of its fullness.


The Jewish Music Recordings

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Yismchu Hashamayim Popular Recordings

Yismchu Hashamayim From Fran Avni's album, The Seventh Day. This is a beautiful campfire sing-along style recording of this song.
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