SHIVCHEI MA'OZ

SHEVCHEI MAOZ DANCE 

Ma'oz tzur yeshu'ati,
lecha na'eh leshabe'ach.
Harcheik, harcheik, leyad beiti,
hapardessim nat'nu re'ach.
Avo baminharot uvam'tzadot uvam'arot
Uvenikrot tzurim uvim'chilot afar.
Ei-sham beleiv halailah, daruch vacharishi,
Tzofeh bi mevakesh nafshi.

Ma'oz tzur yeshu'ati,
mivtzar ikeish vekishe'ach.
Atzei shaked leyad beiti
omdim beloven pore'ach.
Avo baminharot uvam'tzadot uvam'arot
Uvenikrot tzurim uvim'chilot afar.
Ei-sham beleiv halailah,
daruch vacharishi,
Mabit bi mevakesh nafshi.

Ma'oz tzur yeshu'ati,
bikrav ein ketz yenatze'ach.
Eilai Ayelet achoti chiyuch
ayeif teshale'ach.
Avo baminharot uvam'tzadot uvam'arot
Uvenikrot tzurim uvim'chilot afar.
Ei-sham beleiv halailah,
daruch vacharishi,
Oreiv li mevakesh nafshi.

Avoy lo me'uktzi,
ve'avoy lo midivshi,
Avoy lim'vakesh nafshi.

TRIBUTE TO THE REFUGE

PRAISES OF STRENGTH 

O Refuge and Rock of my salvation
Whom we praise in pleasance.
Far, far away, beside my home,
orchards exude their fragrance.
I will pass through all the tunnels, caverns and fortresses,
Through grottoes rocky and trenches dusty..
Somewhere in the depths of night, someone intent lies,
Seeking my life, observing silently.

O Refuge and Rock of my salvation,
unwavering, unyielding stronghold and trove.
Almond trees beside my home
are covered white with blossom down the grove.
I will pass through all the tunnels, caverns and fortresses,
Through grottoes rocky and trenches dusty.
Somewhere in the depths of night,
someone intent lies,
Seeking my life, watching me silently.

O Refuge and Rock of my salvation
in endless battle victorious.
My sister Ayelet's smile
will be tinged with all her weariness.
I will pass through all the tunnels, caverns and fortresses,
Through grottoes rocky and trenches dusty.
Somewhere in the depths of night,
someone intent lies,
Seeking my life, in ambush silently.

Woe upon him I sting,
woe upon him from my honey's taste;
Woe upon him who seeks my life to take.

 

שבחי מעוז

Hebrew words

Note:
The song refers to Shemer's visit to the fortified Bar Lev Line during Chanukah, when soldiers improvised candle holders from rocket shell casings.
View our list of Chanukah songs and dances
Various video versions

LYRICS
Naomi Shemer
MUSIC
Naomi Shemer
SINGER
Naomi Shemer
Lehakat Pikud Darom
Lehakat Pikud Merkaz
SONGBOOKS
Naomi Shemer Songbook 2
CD
Naomi Shemer-Asif Part 1 - Disk 2 Track 6
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Yom Tov Ochayon 2006
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

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