Avi hayah oleh chadash
vegam imi nis'ah al gal,
vegam libam hayah nirgash
vegam lahem hayah lo kal.
Hem lo alu el hamuchan
velo matz'u kan avoda,
aval ani nolad'ti kan
al ken lahem ani mudah.
Ba li lehagid: kamah tov shebatem
kach hayah tamid, kamah tov shebatem,
yesh kan od atid
bo'u ki b'ruchim atem bevo'echem.
Hora kan lirkod velishtot lechayim
od pa'am od ve'od mah tov umah na'im,
nashir kol hakavod
vehevenu shalom, shalom aleichem.
Yomru lecha chakeh, takshiv
yihyeh beseder, ten lichyot,
ach im vikuach yesh o riv
hu bein achim ve'achayot.
Ata oleh lo od goleh
hineh hasha'ar haniftach,
tuchal lomar befe male:
beiti hu kan - ani shayach.
GOOD OF YOU TO HAVE COME
My father was a newcomer to Israel
and my mother was also carried on a wave,
and their heart was excited too
and it was not easy for them either.
They did not come here to something ready
and they did not find work here,
but I was born here
and I am thankful to them for it.
I feel like saying: good of you to have come,
it was always like this, good that you came,
there is still a future here
come for you're blessed for coming.
To dance Hora and drink "to life" here
again and again so good and pleasant,
we'll sing "All The Honour"
and "We Brought Peace Upon You."
You'll be told to wait, listen
everything will be ok, let us live,
but If there is an argument or fight
it's between brothers and sisters.
You are a newcomer no more in exile,
here's the open gate,
you can say with all your heart:
my home is here, this is where I belong.