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אֶת כּוֹס יְשׁוּעוֹת | Et Kos Yeshu`ot, a Havdalah song by Elyaqim


Source (Hebrew)Transliteration (Romanization)Translation (English)
אֶ֒ת כּוֹס יְשׁוּעוֹת: אֶשָּׂא בְּזִמְרָה:
וּבְשֵׁם יְהֹוָה: אוֹדֶה וְאֶקְרָא:
*את כוס ישועות…
Et kos yeshu`ot: Essa bezimra:
Uvshem Adonai: Odé ve’eḳra:
Et kos yeshu`ot…
I will lift up the cup of salvation, while I am singing,
And I call upon the name of Adonai, and thank Him.
I will lift up . . .
לַ֒יְלָה וְיוֹמָם: עֻזּוֹ אֲמַלֵּל:
וּלְשֵׁם כְּבוֹדוֹ: תָּמִיד אֲהַלֵּל:
כִּי הוּא לְבַדּוֹ: יוֹצֵר מְחוֹלֵל:
מַעְלָה וּמַטָּה: יָצַר וּבָרָא:
*את כוס ישועות…
Layla veyomam: `Uzzo amallel:
Ulshem kevodo: Tamid ahallel:
Ki hu levaddo: Yotzer meḥolel:
Ma`ala umatta: Yatzar uvara:
Et kos yeshu`ot…
All day and night, I will proclaim His glory.
And His honorable name, I will always praise,
Because He is the sole creator.
He created and shaped: Above and Below.[1] i.e. Heaven and Earth.  
I will lift up . . .
יָ֒רוּם וְיִגְדַּל: עַל כָּל יְצוּרִים:
זִכְרוֹ מְבוֹרָךְ: נֶצַח לְדוֹרִים:
מוֹרִישׁ וּמַעְשִׁיר: מַשְׁפִּיל וּמֵרִים:
לוֹ הַגְּדֻלָּה: לוֹ הַגְּבוּרָה:
*את כוס ישועות…
Yarum veyigdal: `Al kol yetzurim:
Zichro mevorach: Netzaḥ ledorim:
Morish uma`shir: Mashpil umerim:
Lo haggedulla lo haggevura:
Et kos yeshu`ot…
May His name grow and rise up upon all creatures.
His memory is blessed, a sign forever.
He makes people poor and rich, low and high.
He has the greatness, He has the might.

I will lift up . . .

קָ֒רוֹב יְהֹוָה: תָּמִיד לְקוֹרְאָיו:
רַבּוּ וְעָצְמוּ: נִסֵּי פְלָאָיו:
טוּבוֹ וְרַחֲמָיו: עַל כָּל בְּרוּאָיו:
לָכֵן בְּצָרוֹת: נִמְצָא לְעֶזְרָה:
*את כוס ישועות…
Ḳarov Adonai: Tamid leḳore’av:
Rabbu ve`atzmo: Nissé fela’av:
Tuvo veraḥamav: `Al kol beru’av:
Lachen betzarot: Nimtza le`ezra:
Et kos yeshu`ot…
Adonai is always close to His callers.
His miracles and wonders are many and powerful.
His kindness and mercy are upon all His creatures.
Therefore, He can always help with all troubles.
I will lift up . . .
יָֽ֒קְרוּ דְרָכָיו: עַל כָּל דְרָכִים:
מַנְהִיג וּמוֹשֵׁל: עַל כָּל פְּלָכִים:
נוֹרָא וְעֶלְיוֹן: מֶלֶךְ מְלָכִים:
אַדִּיר וְגָדוֹל: גִּבּוֹר וְנוֹרָא:
*את כוס ישועות…
Yaḳeru derachav: `Al kol derachim:
Manhiḡ umoshel: `Al kol pelachim:
Nora ve`elyon: Melech melachim:
Addir veḡadol: Gibbor venora:
Et kos yeshu`ot…
His ways are more precious than other ways.
He is the leader and ruler of all the districts.
He is awesome and superior, King of kings,
Mighty and great, tremendous and awesome.
I will lift up . . .
מָ֒עוֹז וּמַחְסֶה: אֶל דַּל וְאֶבְיוֹן:
יִשְׁלַח לְעַמּוֹ: יֶשַׁע וּפִדְיוֹן:
מֶלֶךְ וְכֹהֵן: יָבִיא לְצִיּוֹן:
יִבְנֶה מְהֵרָה: בֵּית הַבְּחִירָה:
*את כוס ישועות…
Ma`oz umaḥseh: El dal ve’evyon:
Yishlaḥ le`ammo: Yesha` ufidyon:
melech vechohen: Yavi letziyyon:
Yivné mehera: Bet habbeḥira:
Et kos yeshu`ot…
He is like a fortress and a shelter to the poor and wretched.
He will send to His people salvation and redemption.
He will bring to Zion, king and priest.
He will build soon the Holy Temple.
I will lift up . . .

Little is known of the payyetan Elyaqim aside that he was a rabbinic Jew. We know his name from his acrostic signature in this song. If you know anything more about him, please contact us or leave a comment.






1i.e. Heaven and Earth.



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