This song is over a thousand years old and is traditionally sung at Passover.


Dai, dayenu, dai dayenu,
Dai dayenu, dayenu, dayenu, dayenu (repeat)

1. Ilu hotzi hotzianu
Hotzianu mimitzrayim,
Hotzianu mimitzrayim,
Dayenu Refrain

2. Ilu natan natan lanu
Natan lanu et hatorah
Natan lanu et hatorah
Dayenu  Refrain

3. Ilu natan natan lanu,
Natan lanu et hashabbat,
Natan lanu et hashabbat,
Dayenu Refrain


The word “Dayenu” means approximately “it would have been enough for us.” The song is about being grateful to God for all of the gifts he gave the Jewish people, such as taking them out of slavery, giving them the Torah and Shabbat, and had God only given one of the gifts, it would have still been enough. (source)

Singable English Lyrics (Verses)

1. Had he brought us out of Egypt,
Only brought us out of Egypt,
Had he brought us out of Egypt,

2. Had he given us the Torah,
Only given us the Torah,
Had he given us the Torah,

3. Had he given us the Sabbath,
Only given us the Sabbath,
Had he given us the Sabbath,

Hebrew – דַּיֵּנוּ

אִלּוּ הוֹצִיאָנוּ מִמִּצְרָיִם

אִלּוּ נָתַן לָנוּ אֶת הַתּוֹרָה

אִלּוּ נָתַן לָנוּ אֶת הַשַּׁבָּת

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