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Adir Hu (English: Mighty is He, Hebrew אדיר הוּא) is a hymn sung by Jews worldwide at the Passover Seder. It switches rapidly between saying the virtues of God in an alphabet format (Aleph, Bet, Gimmel,...), and expressing hope that God will "rebuild the Holy Temple speedily." Most of the virtues of God are adjectives (for instance, Holy (Kadosh) is he); however, a few are nouns. (Lord is he).
The tune of Adir Hu has gone through several variations over the years, but its origin is from the German minnesinger period. The earliest existing music for Adir Hu is found in the 1644 "Rittangel Hagada". The second form is found in the 1677 "Hagada Zevach Pesach", and the third and closest form can be found in the 1769 "Selig Hagada". In the 1769 version of the haggadah, the song was also known in German as the "Baugesang" (the song of the rebuilding of the Temple). A traditional German greeting on the night of Passover after leaving the synagogue was "Bau Gut" ("build well"), a reference to Adir Hu.
Adir hu, adir hu
Bachur hu, gadol hu, dagul hu,
Hadur hu, vatik hu, zakai hu, chasid hu,
Tahor hu, yachid hu, kabir hu,
Kadosh hu, rachum hu, shaddai hu,
MIGHTY IS GOD
Mighty is He, mighty is He
distinguished is He, great is He, exalted is He
Glorious is He, Faithful is He, Faultless is He, Righteous is He
Pure is He, Unique is He, Powerful is He
Holy is He, Compassionate is He, Almighty is He, Omnipotent is He
- Hebrew text, transliteration, translation from the Zemirot Database
- Some or all of this article is forked from Wikipedia. The original article was at Adir Hu. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.