453. Open Your Ears, O Faithful People

Text Information
First Line: Open your ears, O faithful people
Title: Open Your Ears, O Faithful People
Author: Willard F. Jabusch (1966; rev. 1982)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Scripture; The Word; Wisdom
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God has spoken to the people (Torah ora, Torah ora)
Copyright: © 1966, 1982 Willard F. Jabusch (Published by OCP)
Tune Information
Meter: with refrain
Key: a minor
Source: Hasidic melody; arr. Evangelical Lutheran Worship, 2006
Copyright: 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.

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