The Song for Peace
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 The Song for Peace

7/5/1998

 YITZHAK RABIN: 1922-1995
 
THE SONG FOR PEACE

Lyrics: Yaacov Rotblit
Music: Yair Rosenblum


Let the sun rise
And give the morning light,
The purest prayer
Will not bring us back.

He whose candle was snuffed out
And was buried in the dust,
A bitter cry won't wake him
Won't bring him back.

Nobody will return us
From the dead dark pit,
Here - neither the victory cheer
Nor songs of praise will help.

Refrain:
So - sing only a song for peace,
Do not whisper a prayer.
Better sing a song for peace
With a big shout.

Let the sun penetrate
Through the flowers,
Don't look backward
Leave those who departed.

Lift your eyes with hope,
Not through the rifle sights.
Sing a song for love,
And not for wars.

Don't say the day will come,
Bring the day because it is not a dream,
And within all the city's squares,
Cheer only peace.

Refrain:
So - sing only a song for peace,
Do not whisper a prayer.
Better sing a song for peace,
With a big shout.

 
 
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