Malki’s Song

The story of Malki’s Song

“We each have hope and a future, and a place in the world to come”

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Malki - a gifted musician

In the last year of her life, Malki – a gifted musician – wrote the words and music of a song. She hoped to enter it in a school musical competition. Though she completed the song and taught it to her friends, she did not manage to submit it in time for the competition. Like most girls of fifteen, she thought she had all the time in the world.

Her family became aware of the song’s existence for the first time when visitors mentioned it in their home during the week of “shiva”, mourning Malki’s death. In a spontaneous expression of sympathy and sadness, Malki’s friends had fanned out across Israel during that mourning week in the summer holidays of August 2001. During that week, they taught Malki’s song to hundreds of children and teenagers attending the Ezra youth group summer camp and in other summer youth camps throughout Israel.

Since then, the words and music of this lovely creation have continued to be passed along via an informal network of friends in Israel and beyond. Awareness of Shir Lismoach (in English “A Song of Joy” – or simply Malki’s Song) has spread far. It’s upbeat, optimistic and happy – just as Malki always was.

 

 

Shir Lismoach (Malki’s Song)
Each of us has a place in the World to Come
And that is already a reason to be happy.
We each have a spark and a start
And this is reason enough to be happy.
You live, breathe, move
That’s a good start!
Each of us has a way of arriving.
We all have a way back, too.
We each have hope and a future
And a place in the World to Come.
You live, breathe, move
That’s a good start!
Each of us has so many reasons
So you better start dancing now.
We each already have a reason to laugh
So lets all shout together-
You live, breathe, move
That’s a good start!

שיר לשמוח
לכל יהודי יש חלק לעולם הבא
זוהי כבר סיבה לשמוח
לכל יהודי יש ניצוץ ויש התחלה
זוהי כבר סיבה לשמוח
אתה חי נושם נע
זוהי התחלה טובה
לכל יהודי יש דרך להגיע
ויש גם דרך חזרה
לכל יהודי יש תקווה ויש עתיד
ויש חלק לעולם הבא
אתה חי נושם נע
זוהי התחלה טובה
לכל יהודי יש המון סיבות
אז כדי שיתחיל לרקוד
לכל יהודי יש כבר סיבה לצחוק
,2 , אז כולם ביחד לצעוק 3
אתה חי נושם נע
זוהי התחלה טובה

The musical score of “Malki’s Song” [PDF document] is here.