All of the joy that we feel,
Bursts out in the hora we're dancing.
We have climbed on the wings of the wind
To Hermon with its beauty entrancing.
At dawn when the night speeds away,
The valley is flooded with light,
Damascus is on the horizon,
Gilboa's a wonderful sight
Oh, if only I could,
Bring you here by my side,
To hold you and hold you for ever,
And carry you over the mists and the cloud
To pluck shining stars in the heavens.
If you were with me today,
I'd give you a gift to remember,
All of the lights down below
From the Banias and down to Kinneret.
I'd hand you a kingdom of love,
That floats on a river of light
And out of the snow I would fashion,
A garment of soft, shining white.
Together we'd glide down the slope,
And fly on the sails of the breeze,
We'd gaze at the beauty around,
And kiss and embrace when we please.
But you're far away from my arms,
I've only my gun at my side.
I've sworn that I'll build you a palace,
A palace here fit for a bride.