Gam Ki Elech

גם כי אלך

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Gam Ki Elech b'gay Tzalmavet
Lo Irah rah ki atah imadi
Shivtecha omishantecha hemah y'nachamuni
גַּם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ
בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת
לֹא-אִירָא רָע
כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָּדִי

שִׁבְטְךָ וּמִשְׁעַנְתֶּךָ
הֵמָּה יְנַחֲמֻנִי


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

Trans​lation source: Jewish Publicati​on Society Bible (1917) (public domain)


From Psalm 23.

The popular tune by Carlebach to Gam Ki Elech can be previewed at track 10 here:

The contemporary setting below is recorded by Ethan Goldberg and was provided to the Zemirot Database by Ethan. Ethan learned the setting from Avram Mlotek at Brandeis University.

The setting is by Elli and Ravital Kranzler and can be found in their album "Ki Ato Imadi" on the track "Gam Ki Elech." Melody licensed for streaming and downloads from this page.

The recording of the Carlebach tune below is an amateur recording and may not be an accurate representation of the tune as written by Rabbi Carlebach. The tune is used with permission from copyright owner Neshama Carlebach. Neshama Carlebach has granted permission to the Zemirot Database to offer interactive streams and downloads of cover versions of the tune.


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Recorded by: Jewish Phoenix
Description: Carlebachian

Recorded by: Ethan Goldberg
Description: Piano, Guitar, hand drum and two voices


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