Psalms 104 sung in ancient Hebrew | ברכי נפשי את ה' - תהלים ק"ד

  • Published on Oct 11, 2012
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    lyrics: Psalm 104 (Creation of the universe Psalm)
    composition: traditional Jewish babylonian
    arrangement: Yonnie (Jonathan) Dror
    Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, Psalms 104 performed by Yamma ensemble
    Talya G.A Solan - lead vocals
    Sefi Asfuri - strings instruments (oud)
    Yonnie Dror - wind instruments (ney, clarinet)
    Aviad Ben Yehuda - percussion (darbuka)
    Avri Borochov - double bass & mix
    Evgeny Krolik - sound technician
    Recorded at Poopik Studio, Tel Aviv 2012
    filmed and edited by Lahav Levi
    ברכי נפשי את ה׳
    מילים: תהלים ק״ד
    לחן: מסורתי, יהדות עיראק
    עיבוד: יוני דרור
    מיקס: אברי בורוכוב
    טליה ג. סולאן - שירה
    ספי עספורי - כלי מיתר
    יוני דרור - כלי נשיפה
    אביעד בן יהודה - כלי הקשה
    אברי בורוכוב -- קונטרבס
    יבגני קרוליק - סאונד
    הוקלט באולפני פופיק, 2012
    צילום ועריכה: להב לוי
    בָּרְכִי נַפְשִׁי אֶת ה'. ה' אֱלהַי גָּדַלְתָּ מְּאד. הוד וְהָדָר לָבַשְׁתָּ:
    עטֶה אור כַּשַּׂלְמָה. נוטֶה שָׁמַיִם כַּיְרִיעָה:
    הַמְקָרֶה בַמַּיִם עֲלִיּותָיו. הַשָּׂם עָבִים רְכוּבו. הַמְהַלֵּךְ עַל כַּנְפֵי רוּחַ:
    עשֶׂה מַלְאָכָיו רוּחות. מְשָׁרְתָיו אֵשׁ להֵט:
    יָסַד אֶרֶץ עַל מְכונֶיהָ. בַּל תִּמּוט עולָם וָעֶד:
    The 104th Psalm has long been known as the "Creation Psalm." This psalm presents a poem about the creation of the world.
    One of the longer psalms, it is traditionally divided into 35 verses.
    barchi nafshi et Adonay
    praise the lord oh my soul
    Adonay Elohay gadalta meod
    O lord, thou art very great
    hod ve'hadar lavashta
    thou art clothed with honor and majesty
    oteh or kasalma
    who covereth thyself with light, as with a garment;
    oteh shamaim kayria
    who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain
    hamkare ba'maim aliyotav
    who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters
    hasam avim rechuvo
    who maketh the clouds his chariot
    hamehalech al kanfey ruach
    who walketh upon the wings of the wind
    oseh malachav ruchot
    who maketh winds his messengers
    mesharetav esh lohet
    flames of fire his minister
    yasad eretz al mechoneha
    who laid the foundations of the earth
    bal timot olam va'ed
    that it should not be moved forever.

    גלגולו של פיוט יהודי עיראקי- תהלים ק״ד- ברכי נפשי את ה׳
    Psalm 104 is the most viewed traditional Jewish chant (played live) on TVclip. it is the chant that describes the creation of universe. it is performed by Yamma Ensemble from Israel.
    this rare Psalm was first recorded in 2011 for Yamma's first album.
    The live video was recorded a year after in 2012.
    Yonnie Dror, wind instrument player and member of the Yamma Ensemble, found this magical chant in an old book of Jewish chants.
    The Jerusalem Babylonian version, in which frequent changes occur in time signature, caught his ear and he found himself exploring and learning deeply this unique musical old psalm.
    He challenged himself and wrote a full arrangement for the five-member ensemble.
    The ensemble has recorded the psalm and set it free from the old book to the global online net.
    The hymn became a TVclip hit, just before falling into oblivion.

    The beautiful psalm received high attention and a warm embrace.
    millions of views and thousands of exciting comments from countless music lovers from all religions and cultures.
    We love you all.
    Thank you.
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  • Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة

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    • sWord smith
      sWord smith Day ago

      Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة God Bless you Yamma Ensemble!

    • Theresa Hunnicutt
      Theresa Hunnicutt 2 days ago

      beautiful music sounds of Bible days. I love it

    • Robert Sanders
      Robert Sanders 3 days ago

      You guys rock! Much love, peace and blessings to you from Colorado USA. #uprightbass


      Its awesome burak Elohim,
      I love ur music ,
      Torah is the only way for eternal life

    • Husseny Salem
      Husseny Salem 7 days ago +1

      Shabat Shaloum!
      Peace and Love from Aswan, Egypt.

  • Jeremy Diaz
    Jeremy Diaz 3 hours ago


  • Stéphane ARTHAUD
    Stéphane ARTHAUD 4 hours ago

    Ashkhara Nashalom, nazchkadir, adonaï, Arourot ! Adoumed !... Nou zeg !

  • Maicon Araujo
    Maicon Araujo 6 hours ago


  • Joe Robinson
    Joe Robinson 11 hours ago

    PRAISE GOD and BLESS these young people 🙏 THANK YOU GOD

  • bobi7 tanevski
    bobi7 tanevski 13 hours ago +2

    Six months before in my vision i saw : YESHUA HAMASHIACH IS MESSIAH ❤️ ! LORD JESUS IS GOD ❤️ ADONAI❤️ in Flesh ! Stop doubting Israel and Repent IN JESUS NAME ❤️ ADONAI❤️ ! No more time , we are Last generation .

  • Floyd ישוע הוא מלך

    המוזיקה יפה אני אוהבת שהיא ממשיכה לעשות מוזיקה טובה

    RAFAELA CARLINA 20 hours ago


  • Ana Tee
    Ana Tee Day ago

    Years had passed and I still have the biggest crush on that guy who thumps his hand/fingers on that instrument that I don't know the name of. High level pagka attractive, 😍. I've yet to prove to myself the power that ancient prayers people say contain in them though I've noticed reading the Psalms of David has a calming effect on me and makes me more compassionate towards myself, creation, the world in general. Thanks for your music.

  • College Shark
    College Shark Day ago +1

    Beautiful! I am working on performing Psalm 23 in Hebrew for a group at my college!

  • Joseph German
    Joseph German Day ago


  • bunny butt
    bunny butt Day ago

    Bravo . Super

  • 4u soul
    4u soul Day ago +1

    WONDERFUL MUSIC! I love the book of Psalm, and am fascinated with the character of king David! Greetings from Denmark from a follower of Jesus Christ My Lord!

  • Owen King
    Owen King Day ago +2

    it's like the being the top layer of the water in the river of time, reflecting the world around us, and feeling the depth of the infinite below us. The film of an eternity carried along the universal stream of consciousness

  • Kathryn Carter
    Kathryn Carter Day ago +3

    What is the stringed instrument called?

    • sWord smith
      sWord smith Day ago

      Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة oud smells really good! But I mean the incense of course...I did not know they made instruments out of the same kind of wood. Thanks ☺️

    • Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة
    • Thomas McDowell
      Thomas McDowell Day ago +1

      Kathryn Carter “Joff Eaton “ or translated “ sea man”

  • Natasha Blissett
    Natasha Blissett 3 days ago +3

    This is beautiful, ethereal even. Keep up the good work. חג שמח

  • Collin Nazareth
    Collin Nazareth 3 days ago +2

    Baruch Hashem....beautiful..god bless

  • Clash Of Thrones
    Clash Of Thrones 4 days ago +2

    This is Arabic Music, and Arabic instruments 😎

    • Baselio Masoud
      Baselio Masoud 11 hours ago

      @Rachel gold well put. Or said

      RAFAELA CARLINA 20 hours ago +1

      Is middle eastern music
      Arabs and Jews are very similar. Like cousins.. God bless us all❤❤❤love Arab music

    • mellow magic
      mellow magic 2 days ago +3

      Arabs and Jews are basically cousins, and despite what you think you see they can and do get along. As an Israeli Jew I love my Arab brethren.

    • Rachel gold
      Rachel gold 2 days ago +5

      @Clash Of Thrones . . Well - Arabs/Muslims tend to "forget" they stole everything from the countries they invaded since the 7th century ....
      Jews lived in Muslim countries and shaped this "oriental Music" even more then their original people ...
      Now crawl back to the dark place you popped from ... a place of terror, hate, abuse and darkness - where all you Muslims live ...

    • J Dynamo Click
      J Dynamo Click 2 days ago +2

      Furthermore there more Israelite musical instruments than the ones we are familiar with which we lost knowledge of bc after the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem many Jewish leaders, Rabbis temporarily forbade music to played in the spirit of mourning the loss of the Beit HaMiqdash.

  • Francisco Parra
    Francisco Parra 4 days ago +7

    Almost 7000 comments? Get outa here! Well, you’re definitely on to something. If you enjoy playing I enjoy listening. I Love the language, love the music, love the performance.

  • SuperDeut4
    SuperDeut4 4 days ago +10

    It is Sukkot. I am in my sukkah and seeing the moon and listening to your beautiful music. Thank you so much. Jag Sameaj!🇮🇱💜😘

  • Juan Cueva
    Juan Cueva 5 days ago +7

    This is the way the psalms are supposed to be celebrated (read)

  • 067542 800097651
    067542 800097651 5 days ago +6

    Is this really a transcription of a song King David wrote?

  • Quantum The Rose
    Quantum The Rose 6 days ago +1

    Do not worship the powerful people and beings, worship those that are worthy of power from all beings point of view, they that serve all the diverse cultures of the world and are blessings to all types of being and groups of beings with equality and peace. Do not worship Gods Aspect of Power as much as you worship Gods Aspect of Wisdom and Virtue and Equality in Potential. Thus your journey to the infinities will be ideal for all with wisdom and virtue at the helm or it’s opposite it may be a kingdom with power and wealth at the helm. Choose wisely. Kingdoms will have revolutions and castes whereas the ideal will have equality and charity and sustainable flourishing for all.

    • geez Chloe
      geez Chloe 3 days ago +1

      What does this have to do with the video

  • Dev דבורה
    Dev דבורה 6 days ago +2

    This is beautiful. I am Safardi ...and this music touches me deeply.

  • Erich Von Molder
    Erich Von Molder 6 days ago +5

    Imagine someday 2500 years from now they will playing ancient Steely Dan music, I think that could happen.

  • Sami Koen
    Sami Koen 6 days ago +6

    Shalom from Istanbul, very familiar music and instruments. Great job, really appreciated

    • hasan Güney
      hasan Güney 2 days ago

      @Talya G. A Solan Talya spas jı bo agahiyé keça delal

    • Talya G. A Solan
      Talya G. A Solan 2 days ago +1

      @hasan Güney Îbranî 💕❤️💕❤️

    • hasan Güney
      hasan Güney 3 days ago +1

      ev bı çı zımani dıbéje gelo??
      zahf kéfamı jé re hat

    • Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة
      Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة  5 days ago +1

      Thank You Sami. We're in the middle east, influences comes from around....

  • Vpk Raya
    Vpk Raya 6 days ago +8

    Praise Jesus., When I find in you tube, i hear everyday with out fail...from india

  • Leroy Brown
    Leroy Brown 7 days ago +4

    Maybe the way king David and his court put it down... Selah!!!

  • Starshopper
    Starshopper 7 days ago +2

    The drummer was going nuts dude...imagine if you have him a whole drumset!

  • Christopher Martinez
    Christopher Martinez 7 days ago +5

    Absolutely beutiful.shalom yisrael

  • MU-Sue Rina
    MU-Sue Rina 7 days ago +6

    Thank you so much for adding English subtitles. This was so beautiful to hear and to read. Thank you!!

  • Lee Gee
    Lee Gee 8 days ago +3

    Wow! Lovely, fascinating!
    Please share the oud tuning!
    Toda raba!
    (shanah tova)

  • Black Algae
    Black Algae 8 days ago +2

    That was so good

  • against all enemies
    against all enemies 8 days ago +3

    Whoever filmed and edited this is amazing. Really captured the power of this performance.

  • Tim Robinson
    Tim Robinson 8 days ago +5

    Absolutely amazing

    • Tim Robinson
      Tim Robinson 8 days ago

      You are beyond welcome 🙏 I thank all of you for the beautiful music. I feel the passion in the natural sound the group produces. Please never stop.

    • Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة
      Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة  8 days ago

      ❤️🙏 Thank you Tim

  • Gia Hernandez
    Gia Hernandez 8 days ago +2

    Shabbat Shalom From ALBANIA 😁

  • Christina Reeves
    Christina Reeves 8 days ago +4

    This makes me want to dance like Miriam danced!

  • Thomas Hally
    Thomas Hally 8 days ago

  • Andres Felipe Lillo Rojas

    Where can I find that instrument like the mandolin? Please someone link me where

  • Thomas Hally
    Thomas Hally 8 days ago +5

    I didn't understand a word, but it is beautiful.

  • Taosravenfan
    Taosravenfan 8 days ago +4

    Toda raba, to our cousins in the Holy Land. Beautiful.

  • Kevin Carpenter
    Kevin Carpenter 9 days ago +5

    Praise the Lord, o my soul!

  • Elias Huerta
    Elias Huerta 9 days ago +4

    Soo beutiful I love you guys. I am Israeli safardi Jew in my heart. Toda Baruch hashem Adonai amen shalom yom tov

  • Laurent Duffault
    Laurent Duffault 9 days ago +3

    אני אוהב מוזיקה שלכם. אתם באים לצרפת או באנגליה ?

  • 1booyakasha
    1booyakasha 9 days ago +4

    I would imagine the ancient Hebrew sounds closer to what the Samaritans speak than modern Hebrew.

  • Salman Ahmad Abbasi
    Salman Ahmad Abbasi 9 days ago +6

    Very beautifully sung. Lots of love to the Holy verses. From Pakistan 💓

  • Zach B
    Zach B 9 days ago +7

    beautiful language and culture.. wish I knew more

  • Yahochanan
    Yahochanan 9 days ago +1

    You changed His Word by taking His Name out & replaced it w/Adonai. This too is a sin we are warned against. Here is the 1st verse: Psa 104:1 TS2009 Bless יהוה, O my being! O יהוה my Elohim, You have been very great: You have put on excellency and splendour,

    • Francisco Parra
      Francisco Parra 4 days ago

      You are the poster child of RELIGION GONE WRONG. Enjoy your guilt and pain.⚡️🔥 (I guess?)

    • Christina Reeves
      Christina Reeves 8 days ago

      It looks like God is blessing them and the people they minister to so I don't believe punishment is what is happening here or going to happen. At least not coming from God. If persecution comes to them it is not from God and God will deliver them.

    • Christina Reeves
      Christina Reeves 8 days ago

      @Yahochanan I am so sorry you have such negative beliefs about God and His character. The God I know and communicate to every day is a God of love and compassion, not condemnation, and there are far more scriptures that he wrote explaining this than what you gave here. If that is how you interpret God's word, out of context, limited, and with an attitude of condemnation, then it is no wonder. It sounds like you may be attributing what is in your own heart rather than what is in His. I will pray for you to have better understanding of God and His merciful nature. It isn't condemnation or bickering about words.

    • Yahochanan
      Yahochanan 8 days ago

      @Christina Reeves So you know the thoughts of Yahuweh Elohim? No one does. That's why He gives us His Word. Do you know it? If you did, then you would know His 4th Command: Exo 20:7 TS2009 “You do not bring the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught.
      Basically He says don't not use it. Double negative is a positive. Simply use His Name always! Otherwise we will be punished for it.
      Jer 16:21 TS2009 “Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know My hand and My might. And they shall know that My Name is יהוה!”
      Gee, do you still think He doesn't care about His Name now? If you still do then you are only fooling yourself, not Him. And this verse is about the end of days which have started.

    • Christina Reeves
      Christina Reeves 8 days ago

      I'm pretty sure God is pleased with his children singing to Him and is not hung up on human restrictions such as this.

  • Lisamarie
    Lisamarie 10 days ago +2

    Why all gentiles in this script? We are all people whom are gifted.

    • theghostofmrcow1985
      theghostofmrcow1985 9 days ago +3

      Both gentiles and jews are earthlings. We both breathe the same air, we both have 2 legs and two feet.

  • Lisamarie
    Lisamarie 10 days ago +1

    The Lord expressed this within me. Glory is eternal not xternal mark

  • Paula Crevaux
    Paula Crevaux 10 days ago +5

    So beautiful

  • obkmusic
    obkmusic 10 days ago +10

    Wow! Very cool! Greetings from the USA! I'm a Christian and I love God's word as well! What a blessing to hear this Psalm in the original language! Praise God! We love you, Israel!!

    JOY SINGERS 10 days ago

    L'Shana Tova, beloved Yamma🎶🔯🌹🎶

  • Arleen Cooper
    Arleen Cooper 10 days ago +2

    Uplifting & glorious, thank you for sharing.

  • Jefferson Adriano
    Jefferson Adriano 10 days ago +3


  • Starry Tent
    Starry Tent 10 days ago +3

    Exotic. Brilliant.

  • Magdalena Romanowski
    Magdalena Romanowski 10 days ago

    It’s pure DIB Hebrew. No Jimmel, That, Waw, Eey. BS all around. Cool arrangement, though.

  • Phillip Hampton
    Phillip Hampton 10 days ago +4

    My grandfather came to America from Armenia before the Turks killed a lot them. I remembered as a young boy him having a oud though I don't think I ever heard him play

    • Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة
      Yamma Ensemble - יאמה - يمة  10 days ago +1

      You have beautiful roots 🙏❤️
      Armenian music is so beautiful.
      here is an Armenian song for you

  • K Maggie
    K Maggie 10 days ago +5

    from the USA

  • Daniel Dietsche
    Daniel Dietsche 10 days ago +2

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing! God Bless