Yom Kippur Songs


“Jonah”

God said to Jonah, “Take a trip to Nineveh, and tell the wicked people there, they have to change their ways.”
But Jonah wasn’t ready for such responsibility.  He got on board a ship and he tried to run away.
Chorus: Jonah, Jonah living in a fish.  Tried to run away from God but that was just a wish.  Jonah, Jonah living in a fish.  Tried to run away from God but that was just a wish.
A storm began to blow, the sailors they were terrified.  Jonah said, “I’m sorry, it’s all because of me.

I made God very angry and now we’re in hot water and the only way to stop it is to throw me in the sea.”
Chorus: A giant fish was waiting and swallowed Mister Jonah.  He cried aloud to God for three whole days and nights.  Then the fish spat him up and Jonah went to Ninaveh.  He told the Ninavinians, “You better do what’s right!”
Chorus: The people all repented, but Jonah wasn’t satisfied.  He said to God, “You shouldn’t have forgiven everyone.”  Then God taught him a lesson that each of us should follow, by looking at ourselves and the deeds that we have done.”


Yom Kippur’s the “I’m Sorry Day.”

To our friends and our families we say,

I’m sorry for hurting your inside or outside.

I’ll try to be nicer today.


Yom Kippur, Yom Kippur, now is the time to say your sorry, Yom, Kippur, Yom Kippur, now is the time to start all over.


 

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