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How Good It Is, How Sweet It Is (Hinei Mah Tov)

.הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב וּמַה נָּעִים שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד

How good it is, how sweet it is sitting in peace with my brothers- Psalm 133

SO many ways to move and groove!

“Hinei Mah Tov” is an extremely popular sacred text, the words have been set to countless melodies. This version is a “zipper” song- so feel free to add any movement to make this song your own!

Teaching Tip

Sometimes kids will get frustrated if they did not have a chance to contribute their idea to the song when you were collecting ‘zipper’ ideas, so sometimes, for the last verse, I’ll announce “This last time, you are in charge of your own moves- show me your favorite way to move to the music- make your own choices this time!” and that way hurt feelings are avoided (although sometimes I respond to the protest ‘but I didn’t get a turn!’ with ‘that is true! Not everyone gets a turn every time!’

CHORDS AND LYRICS

Chords:

F, C, G 

Lyrics:
Chorus: How good it is, how sweet it is sitting with my sisters and brothers 
How good it is, how sweet it is in peace with one another
Hinei mah tov umah naim, shevet achim gam yachad  

How good it is how sweet it is clapping hands with my sisters and brothers
How good it is how sweet it is in peace with one another
Chorus
How good it is how sweet it is tapping toes with my sisters and brothers
How good it is how sweet it is in peace with one another
Chorus
How good it is how sweet it is sharing smiles with my sisters and brothers
How good it is how sweet is sharing peace with one another

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