Import jQuery

The Hallel in Messianic song

At Pesach (Passover) each year, the Hallel, Psalms 113-118, has been traditionally recited as a joyful praising of God as the Passover draws to a close.

This tradition spans thousands of years; the gospels suggest the Master and his disciples practiced this, as Matthew 26 says that following their Passover meal, Yeshua and his disciples “sung the hymn and made their way to the Mount of Olives.” It’s plausible, even likely, that the hymn referred to here is the traditional Hallel, Psalms 113-118.

Going through the Passover haggadah this year, I wanted to infuse some music for the Hallel. After all, the Psalms were generally set to music! And music has a way of amplifying and setting to memory the words of the text.

As someone with a passion for Messianic music, I thought I’d be great to find Messianic musicians who have put these psalms to music.

Here’s what I’ve come up with, fine Kineti readers, the Messianic Song List for the Hallel. Enjoy!

Psalm 113

Psalm 114

  • Sons of Korah – Psalm 114 (mp3)

    While perhaps identifying as Christian, rather than Messianic, this Australian group is popular among many Messianics. They put Psalm 114 to a beautiful tune with an extended instrumental.

  • Savae – B’tseth Yisrael, When Israel Went Forth From Egypt (mp3)

    A chant put together by this group which aims to implement 1st-century instruments and vocal arrangements for a rather ancient sound. Starts with repeated horn blasts, followed by harps and beautiful vocal arrangements in the style of the eastern Orthodox churches.

  • Star of David Singers – Psalm 114 (mp3)

    A rare item from the 1970s with a very folky and upbeat sound from these early pioneers in Messianic music.

Psalm 115

Psalm 116

  • Lamb – I Love the Lord (mp3 | chords)

    Classic favorite from Messianic music pioneers Lamb (Joel Chernoff, Levi Coghill). Well known, and still played in Messianic congregations to this day.

  • Avner & Rachel Boskey – The Cup of Salvation (mp3)

    And oldie from Israeli believers Avner & Rachel Boskey. The Cup of Salvation refers to Psalm 116:13, “I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. This cup may be related to the traditional 3rd cup of Pesach, the Cup of Redemption.

Psalm 117

Psalm 118

There it is, fine Kineti reader! Your nearly-comprehensive list of Hallel in Messianic Song.

Have a blessed Passover in memory of the Master.


  1. Absolutely wonderful !! Toda Judah for putting this together.. thank you for your devotion..May you and your family have a blessed Passover!!

  2. Hi Judah,

    Thanks a lot for this. A great list with some"new" ones for me. Much appreciated!

  3. Bless you, Judah!

  4. Wow! that's really awesome! You are a blessing, Judah!

  5. SWEET! Did a sedar at a house of prayer in my hometown last year. This would have been awesome then. I will put in my archives for another time. Thank you, Judah.

  6. Thanks, Judah! :D


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