Chanucah Hymn - A Book Of Jewish Thoughts

Chanucah Hymn - A Book Of Jewish Thoughts

Chanucah Hymn

ROCK of Ages, let our song

Praise Thy saving power;

Thou, amidst the raging foes,

Wast our shelt’ring tower.

Furious they assailed us,

But Thine arm availed us;

And Thy word

Broke their sword

When our own strength failed us.

Kindling new the holy lamps,

Priests approved in suffering

Purified the nation’s shrine,

Brought to God their offering.

And His courts surrounding

Hear, in joy abounding,

Happy throngs

Singing songs

With a mighty sounding.

Children of the Martyr-race,

Whether free or fettered,

Wake the echoes of the songs

Where ye may be scattered.

Yours the message cheering,

That the time is nearing

Which shall see

All men free,

Tyrants disappearing.


Excerpt From A Book Of Jewish Thoughts Selected And Arranged By The Chief Rabbi - Dr J.H.Hertz