Modeh Ani

Helene Kates, Michael Kates
© 2015 Peradam Music (ASCAP)


Modeh (Modeh),
Modeh ani (Modeh ani),
Modeh ani l’fanecha
Melech chai v’kayam. (2x)

She-he-chezarta,
Bi neesh-mati,
B’chemla
Rabah emunatecha (2x)

Thank You (thank You)
Thank You, G-d (thank You, G-d)
Thank You G-d for waking me up,
For waking me up this morning (2x)

Thank You for my fingers,
Thank You for my toes,
Thank You for my eyeballs,
And thank You for my nose

Thank You for my family,
Thank You for my friends,
Thank You for your love
That never, ever ends


Translation: I offer thanks to You, living and eternal King, for You have mercifully restored my soul within me. Your faithfulness is great.

From the morning prayers, to be spoken immediately upon awakening. Although this tradition is rooted in mystical teachings found in the Zohar (Kabbalah), young children are fully capable of appreciating the gist of it: thanking God for the return of physical sensation and awareness.