One of the features of the Friday night Shabbat meal at home are the blessings. They are both songs and prayers, our gratefulness for the week that just passed as well as the rest which we are now entering.
The songs presented here are one interpretation of performing the Shabbat blessings. These songs can be found (along with many others) on Robyn Shippel's CD "Shabbat Rocks."
As the sun sets and Shabbat begins, the candles are lit and these words are recited:
בָּרוּך אַתָּה אַדָנָי אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶך הָעוֹלָם אַשֶׁר קִדְשָנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶל שַבָּת