Dror yikra leven im bat
veyin'tzorchem kemo bavat.

Ne'im shimchem ve'lo yushbat
sh'vu venuchu beyom shabbat
sh'vu venuchu beyom shabbat

D'rosh navi ve'ulami/ge'ulat ami
ve'ot yesha aseh imi
Net'a sorek betoch karmi
she'e shav'at benei ami
she'e shav'at benei ami

D'ror yikra...

Dror pora betoch botzra
vegam bavel asher gavra
netotz tzarai be'af evra
sh'ma koli beyom ekra

Elohim ten bamidbar (har)
hadas shitah b'rosh tidhar

Velamazhir velanizhar
shlomim ten k'mei nahar
shlomim ten k'mei nahar

Hadof kamai el kana
bemog levav uvim'ginah
venarchiv pe unemaleina
leshoneinu lecha rina

De'ei chochma lenafshecha
vehi keter leroshecha
netzor mitzvat k'doshecha
shmor shabbat kodshecha.


He will proclaim freedom for all his children
And will keep you as the apple of his eye

Pleasant is your name and will not be destroyed
repose and rest on the Sabbath day
repose and rest on the Sabbath day

Seek my sanctuary and my home
Give me a sign of deliverance
Plant a vine in my vineyard
look to my people, hear their laments
look to my people, hear their laments

He will proclaim freedom...

Tread the wine-press in Bozrah
and in Babylon that city of might
crush my enemies in anger and fury
on the day when I cry, hear my voice

Plant, Oh God, in the mountain waste
Fir and acacia, myrtle and elm

Give to those who teach and to those who obey
and to those who obey
abundance peace, like the flow of a river
abundance peace, like the flow of a river

Repel my enemies, oh zealous God
fill their hearts with fear and despair
then we shall open our mouths
and fill our tongues with Your praise

Know wisdom, that your soul may live
and it shall be a diadem for your brow
keep the commandment of your Holy One
observe the Sabbath, your sacred day.

Hebrew words
Sheet music (pdf)

The source book is "Bekol Ram" pages 22-23 - The Shiron of the former Youth & Hechalutz Dept,
WZO, Jerusalem (now Education Dept, JAFI). Year not specified.
Selected and prepared for publication by Uri Cohen and Zvi Ben-Porat
This book is no longer published, nor is available for purchase. Limited copies in libraries worldwide.

All references courtesy of The Pedagogic Center,
The Dept for Jewish Zionist Education, JAFI
Hebrew text with [English] background and commentary
About the author, Dunash ibn Labrat, and the era
Hebrew poetry in Muslim Spain
Media file
See also

Dunash Ib'n Labrat
Yemenite Folk / Moshe Ben Moush
Boaz Sharabi
Dana International
Habreirah Hativ'it
Yigal Bashan
Ishai Levi
At Li Laila Track 17
Various CD's of Yigal Bashan
Eliyahu Gamliel 1970

Words transliterated and translated by the WZO - Song book "Bekol Ram" attributed above of Jerusalem, Israel.
Also sung by Sadnat Shchunat Hatikvah
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