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Daliah Lavi - Jerusalem

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Jerusalem

Where the mothers of sons never cease their weeping
Where the fathers of faith in the ground lie sleeping
The seeds of time have a whirlwind reaping
Oh, Jerusalem is.
 
Where the cobblestones, wet with the blood of ages,
Hear the echo of wheels turning history's pages -
Where the cries of fools stilled the words of sages
Oh, Jerusalem is.
 
'neath an olive tree branch anyone can listen
To the song of songs as the green leaves glisten,
A summer rain falls and the raindrops christen
What Jerusalem is.
 
And the river runs on and the world keeps turning
And the water's cold to the sands are burning
The mountains know while we still are learning
What Jerusalem is.
 
Oh when will tomorrow's sons, tomorrow's daughters
Never taste of the bread cast upon the waters
And put down the sword that performed the slaughters
Where Jerusalem is?
 
Where the cobblestones, wet with the blood of ages,
Hear the echo of wheels turning history's pages -
The cries of fools stilled the words of sages
Oh, Jerusalem is.
 
'neath an olive tree branch anyone can listen
To the song of songs as the green leaves glisten,
A summer rain falls and the raindrops christen
What Jerusalem is.
 
And the river and the river runs on and the world keeps turning
And the water's cold while the sands are burning
And the mountains know while we still are learning
What Jerusalem is.
 
And the river oh the river runs and the world keeps turning
And the water's cold but the sands are burning
And the mountains know while we still are learning
What Jerusalem is.
 
When will tomorrow's sons, tomorrow's daughters
Never taste of the bread cast upon the waters
Put down the sword that performed the slaughters
Where Jerusalem is?
 
Where the mothers of sons never cease their weeping
Where the fathers of faith in the ground lie sleeping
The seeds of time have a whirlwind reaping
Oh, Jerusalem is.
 
Submitted by Coopysnoopy on Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:28
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