CHANUKIAH LI YESH

Chanukiah li yeish
Tzocheket bah ha'eish,
Vesachah li balat
Al kad katan echad.
Chanukiah sheli,
Oreich na ha'ali.

Karah azai haness
La'am asher hei'eiz
Lilchom eilei hadror,
Ami hu hagibor.
Chanukiah sheli,
Oreich na ha'ali.

Amad batzad hapach
Hapach im shemen zach.
Hidliku bo ha'or
Leshir ulemizmor
Chanukiah sheli,
Oreich na ha'ali.

Uvaheichal dalkah
Chanukiah zakah:
Siprah balat lakol
Keitzad porak ha'ol.
Chanukiah sheli,
Oreich na ha'ali.

A CHANUKAH LAMP HAVE I

A Chanukah lamp have I
Its flames chuckling inside,
Softly telling me the story
Of one tiny cruse of oil.
My Chanukah lamp,
Oh, shine your light for me.

Once, long ago, a miracle occurred
For the people which fearlessly fought
Against the gods of "freedom":
My people came out the hero.
My Chanukah lamp,
Oh, shine your light for me.

The jug stood quietly by,
With pure, sweet oil inside.
With it they kindled the light
For songs and psalms of praise.
My Chanukah lamp,
Oh, shine your light for me.

And in the Sanctuary there shone
A pure Menorah anew
To whisper a story true
Of how the yoke was overthrown.
My Chanukah lamp,
Oh, shine your light for me.

 

Hebrew words

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LYRICS
Sarah Gluzman
MUSIC
Nissan Cohen-Melamed
SINGER
Chana Aharoni

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