453. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
||126.96.36.199 with refrain|
||a minor or modal|
||Hasidic melody; arr. Evangelical Lutheran Worship, 2006|
||Arr. © 2006 Augsburg Fortress|Text Information:
In the writings of the prophets, the ear is valued above other senses, and the essential declaration of Jewish faith is shema Ysrael, “Hear, O Israel” (Deuteronomy 5:1, 6:4–9; Jeremiah 2:4). “To hear“ is no small thing, for this verb assumes what is truly heard will also be obeyed.