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Perhaps incredibly, a sortable list does not exist of books of the Hebrew Bible, so I have created one. You can sort by title, number of chapters, or number of verses.

BookVersesChapters
Obadiah211
Haggai382
Nahum473
Jonah484
Habbakuk563
Zephaniah533
Malachi553
Proverbs*91531
Ruth854
Song of Solomon1178
Joel*21114
Micah1057
Lamentations1545
Amos1469
Hosea19714
Ecclesiastes22212
Esther16610
Zechariah21114
Ezra28010
Job106842
Nehemia40513
Daniel35512
Joshua65824
Judges61821
Chronicles176465
Samuel150555
Kings153647
Leviticus27859
Deuteronomy95934
Exodus121340
Numbers128936
Isaiah129166
Genesis153350
Ezekiel127148
Jeremiah136452
Psalms2526150

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The lyrics to the Sufi song “Drink with the Beloved”. I first heard this while dancing at the grave of Murshid Samuel L. Lewis, so I feel very blessed to have heard such a fantastic song at such a great place.

Drink the wine down, tip the glass
Drink with the Beloved
Take this breath like its your last
Drink with the Beloved
We’re a caravan you see
Moving towards our destiny
You must find the eyes to see
Drink with the Beloved

La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah

Go to the East, go to the West
Drink with the Beloved
You can’t escape this birth and death
Drink with the Beloved
Drink the cup of loving down
This is truly drink and drown
What is lost, it shall be found
Drink with the Beloved

La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah

So listen to the inner call
Drink with the Beloved
The tavern masters rise and fall
Drink with the Beloved
Watch the drunkards reel and spin
Feel the presence from within
Toasting to the dearest friends
Drink with the Beloved

La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah
La illaha illallah

We’re a caravan you see
Moving towards our destiny
You must find the eyes to see
Drink with the Beloved

 

See a video of it being performed by Murshid Allaudin here.

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The Human Rights Act

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The Human Rights Act, despite what the Daily Mail says, is a very good thing for this country. It has protected us from house arrest, our DNA stored on a database without our consent, and various other things the government would have liked to have forced on us without considering our rights. Here are a […]

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Hoof and Horn

December 1, 2009

Another beautiful song which I happened to hear at Lama was Hoof and Horn. I include the lyrics below and a recording of Eloisa Ramos giving it her all. :) Interestingly, I have heard other versions of these and the version presented below seems to be two different songs, "Hoof and Horn" and "We all […]

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Once there was a time…

December 1, 2009

Once there was a time when the world knew only earth-based religions, which revered the female goddesses as much as the male gods. This song reflects that. Eloisa Ramos has kindly provided a recording of the song in order to preserve the tune, which can be found below the lyrics. The brief pauses are where […]

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Longest Word in English

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  Sarah McCulloch.com vs Poland   Titin is the largest protein yet discovered. Its full chemical name is 189,819 letters long and, depending on how you define a “word” is the longest word in the English language. It is not included in the dictionary – few lexicographers accept chemical formulae as words. But when people […]

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