Here are the words from the Siddur, Jewish Prayer book:
b'terem kol y'tzir nivra.
L'et na'asah v'cheftzo kol,
azai melech sh'mo nikra.
V'acharey kichlot hakol,
l'vado yimloch nora.
V'hu haya, v'hu hoveh,
v'hu yih'yeh b'tifara.
V'hu echad, v'eyn sheni
l'hamshil lo, l'hachbira.
B'li reishit, b'li tachlit,
v'lo ha'oz v'hamisrah.
V'hu Eli, v'chai go'ali,
v'tzur chevli b'et tzarah.
V'hu nisi umanos li,
m'nat kosi b'yom ekra.
b'et ishan v'a'irah.
V'im ruchi g'viyati,
Adonai li v'lo ira.
The Lord of the Universe who reigned
before anything was created.
When all was made by his will
He was acknowledged as King.
He still all alone shall reign.
He was, He is,
and He shall be in glory.
to compare or join Him.
Without beginning, without end
and to Him belongs diminion and power.
to Him I flee in time of grief,
and He is my miracle and my refuge,
who answers the day I shall call.
in the time of sleep and awakening,
even if my spirit leaves,
G-d is with me, I shall not fear.
When I hear it sung as a beloved folk song, or by opera singers, tears always come to my eyes, because the words have so much power.
In Israel the words are understood and sung with such enthusiasm, even by those who aren't considered conventionally religious. Just think of the words.
The Lord of the Universe who reignedbefore anything was created.When all was made by his willHe was acknowledged as King.And when all shall endHe still all alone shall reign.He was, He is,and He shall be in glory.And He is one, and there's no other,to compare or join Him.
ב אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים: לֹא-יִהְיֶה לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, עַל-פָּנָי.
2 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.