Song for Peace

(sung by Izhak Rabin and over 100,000 people at the peace rally in Tel Aviv on November 4, just minutes before he was assassinated)


Let the sun come up today,
Let the morning shine.
All the prayers and plaintive words
Won't bring us back to life,
For whose light is darkened now
Are covered by the dust.
The bitter tears, and endless grief
Are all in vain for us.
No one now can bring us back
From the silent haze,
Here nothing enters-
No sweet hymns of victory,
No sweet psalms of praise.
Let's hear you sing, now, sing of 'Shalom'
No silent prayers will do.
Let's hear you sing, now, sing of 'Shalom'
With all the love in you . . .
Let the sun come up today
And shine in through your door.
Dead men hear no elegies,
So weep for them no more.
Fill your hearts with faith and hope
And aim the guns no more.
Sing a song of love and peace,
No requiem of war.
And do not say: 'the day will come,'
It's you who bring the day.
The time is nearing,
Let the people in the land
Sing of peace today.
Let's hear you sing, now, sing of 'Shalom'
No silent prayers will do.
Let's hear you sing, now, sing of 'Shalom'
With all the love in you . . .
Let the sun come up today . . .

© by author, ACUM, ISRAEL
Words: Yakov Rotblit
Music: Yair Rosenblum
English translation: Jerry Hyman



Last modified: 2019-05-02 14:41:35+00