Dayenu for Peace

Alternative Dayenu

 By Michael Baugh © 1995


When the sun shines in the morning;

birds are singing in the dawning;

It’s a whole new day, a new chance to be free.

Every time I look at problems

in a way that helps to solve them,

It’s a fresh new start, and that’s enough for me.   Dayenu…


Every day we’re free to choose

To rise above the win and lose

Of every situation that can come our way.

Coming out of narrowness,

Acknowledging our “Pharoahness”,

Opening our hearts, and that’s enough for me.   Dayenu…


Peace to all of Yisrael, and peace to all of Yishma’el–

Even siblings sometimes learn to live in peace.

It’s not the golden rule I trust

That we do what was done to us.

There can be enough for everyone to share.   Dayenu…


May all beings have happiness.

May we all be well and full of bliss,

Peaceful in our knowledge that we all are one.

Peace that passes understanding

Comes when we are not demanding;

When we feel this peace, then we are truly free.   Dayenu…


(Sing “Dayenu” twice, or as many time as you want, at this point.)