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The Maccabeats - Cups (D’ror Yikra)

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The Maccabeats - Cups (D’ror Yikra)


Lyrics:

D'ror yikra l'ven im bat, v'yintzorchem k'mo vavat, n'im shimchem v'lo yushbat, sh'vu v'nuchu b'yom shabbat. 
D'rosh navi v'ulami, v'ot yesha aseh imi, n'ta sorek b'toch karmi, she'e shavat b'nei ami. 
D'roch purah b'toch batzrah, v'gam bavel asher gavrah, n'totz tzarai b'af v'evrah, sh'ma koli b'yom ekra.
Elohim ten b'midbar har, hadas shitah b'rosh tidhar, v'lamazhir v'lanizhar, sh'lomim ten k'mei nahar.
Hadoch kamai, el kanah, b'mog levav uvamginah, v'narchiv peh unmalenah, l'shonenu l'cha rinah. 
D'eh chochmah l'nafshecha, v'hi cheter l'roshecha, n'tzor mitzvat k'doshecha, sh'mor shabbat kodshecha.
 
Translation:
 
He grants release to lad and lass:
As His eye's apple safe, they play.
Their ​innocence​ shall never pass:
Then take your ease this Sabbath day.
 
O seek in love my martyred shrine
And to mine eyes salvation​ show.
In Zion's vineyard plant her vine
And hear my people's cry of woe.
 
On Bozrah's sin tread deep Thy press,
That Thy fair world be pure once more.
'Gain​st Babel's full-grow​n wickednes​s
This day Thy safeguard​ I implore.
 
On desert hill Thy garden rear,
Make bloom the myrtle, fir and pine.
Teach​ers and taught-Th​y saplings dear-
Nurtu​re with streams of peace divine.
 
Our foemen rage in wrath and pride :
O turn their hearts, contrite,​ to Thee.
Then shall our mouths in song be wide,
Our tongues, with them in unity.
 
By wisdom crowned, in regal state
Let quest of wisdom be your goal.
As you each Sabbath consecrat​​e
May Sabbath consecrat​​e your soul.
 
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