Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels), Song, Op. 241 (1951)

Shalom Aleichem Malachei HashalomA historical recording from 1952:
Kol Zion Lagola Choir

Variations: Two arrangements are available for the song:

  • Choir and Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Liturgical hymn

Duration: 3:25 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom 1Synopsis:
“Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom” is a Jewish hymn recited on Friday night before the Sabbath (Shabbat) meal.
The poem is based on the legend of the sages in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat.

The composition was dedicated to the Halevi Choral Society of Chicago for its 25th anniversary.

Lyrics: Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels) – Liturgical

Translation:
Shalom upon you,
Shalom Aleichem Malachei Hashalom 2O ministering angels,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

May your coming be for shalom,
O angels of shalom,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

Bless me for shalom,
O angels of shalom,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King Who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

May your departure be to shalom,
O angels of shalom,
Angels of the Exalted One.

From the King who reigns over kings, the Holy One,
Blessed is He.

Transliteration:
(from Hebrew)

Shalom Aleichem
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bo’achem leshalom
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Bar’chuni leshalom
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

Mimelech mal’achei ham’lachim
Hakadosh baruch Hu.

Tzetchem leshalom
Mal’achei hasharet
mal’achei elyon.

2 Responses to Shalom Aleichem Mal’achei Hashalom, (Shalom upon you, O ministering angels), Song, Op. 241 (1951)
  1. Jonathan
    November 29, 2017 | 12:04 pm

    The melody of the song here is weird, it’s not the common one. The song is almost unrecognizable

    • Efrat Lavry
      December 2, 2017 | 11:27 am

      This composition is not an arrangement of any known tune, but rather an original one composed by Marc Lavry.

      I also apologize for the poor recording quality as this is the only one we were able to find. It’s a very old amateur recording.

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