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Light One Candle
by Yarrow, Peter

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by Yarrow, Peter


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Genre: Hanukkah
Language: English



Song Lyrics

Light one candle for the Maccabee children
With thanks that their light didn't die
Light one candle for the pain they endured
When their right to exist was denied
Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand
But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemaker's time is at hand

Chorus:
Don't let the light go out!
It's lasted for so many years!
Don't let the light go out!
Let it shine through our love and our tears.

Light one candle for the strength that we need
To never become our own foe
And light one candle for those who are suffering
Pain we learned so long ago
Light one candle for all we believe in
That anger not tear us apart
And light one candle to find us together
With peace as the song in our hearts

Chorus

What is the memory that's valued so highly
That we keep it alive in that flame?
What's the commitment to those who have died
That we cry out they've not died in vain?
We have come this far always believing
That justice would somehow prevail
This is the burden, this is the promise
This is why we will not fail!

Chorus

Don't let the light go out!
Don't let the light go out!
Don't let the light go out!



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Although this song is generally sung for Chanukah, it also refers to the Nair Tamid, the Everlasting light which is kept burning at all times in each synagogue as a symbol of strength, endurance and sacrifice.



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