Monday, December 14, 2009

Chanukah: Renewing Strength

In the days of our history's past
They tried to tear us down.
Learning Torah and keeping mitzvos
We could not be found

Tiny sparks kept us going
Would we let these idol worshippers win?
Would we let their obsessions and hatred
Cause us to sin?

We gathered a small army
To fight back and redeem our home
With quick attacks
We saved what was our own

Tiny flames soon lit up our lives
Once again we reclaimed our former splendor
Eight days of light burning bright
Taught us we could never surrender

And now, we have our own enemy
That is ready to rip us apart
He is so coy and cunning
Poised to strike us at the heart

He lurks in our friendships,
Where we shop and learn
But it is up to make our inner glow
Grow stronger and continue to burn

We won't succumb to the terrors of today
The society we live in has influence us to bend
Our beliefs, we let grow weak at times
But if we stand strong, our emuna won't come to an end

Hashem, we do our hishtadlus
To live strong, proud lives,
Helps us to achieve,
Until Melech HaMoshiach arrives!

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