November 1976, by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
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copyright 1976, The Humanity Foundation
It's half a story, half a prayer....
He just got angry at him. But he didn't know
There was such a thing as killing somebody.
It's the truth. He didn't even know there was such a thing as dying.
And Cain regretted already that he hit him.
He fell to the ground next to his brother,
And he began to cry from one corner of the world to the other.
I'm begging you, please open your eyes.
Please forgive me, I'm begging you a million times --
Please come back, and open your eyes.
All of nature, the whole world, was crying with him.
The most unbelievable thing will happen
All the Cains of the world will lie next to the Abels they killed
And they will begin to cry....
Forgive me..I am begging you, forgive me
For being angry at you.
I am begging you, come back.
Abel will open his eyes.
And he and Cain -- what a moment...
The world has not been privileged to feel the love
Between brother and brother
Between one human being and the other
That will be on that day.
And the whole world will join them.
And all the creatures of the world will begin to dance.
Let it be soon...let it be soon...let it be soon...