A Chanukah Light
It was the second night of Chanukah, December 25, 2016. I lit two beautiful candles and as is tradition, I sat and gazed upon them as they burned. Then a verse came to me. I wrote it down and thought it was a simple chant. Then more lyrics came as I watched the candles burn. When they had finished I took guitar in hand and added the chordal accompaniment. I tweaked the lyrics a bit more as I practiced this new Chanukah gift I had just received. Here it is for you! Please download it, learn it, sing it and share it - and always remember to say my name as the composer each time before you sing it! by RAHEL aka Ann Silverman-Limor
Each one of us is a small Light, together we make a Great Light!
NES GADOL HAYAH POH - - A great miracle is always here within us!
PS - - It's a home recording on a simple hand-held Tascam.
A Chanukah Light c 2016 Ann R. Silverman-Limor aka Rahel
Look at the candles burning bright – banishing darkness in the night
Through everything we have not lost sight of the Everlasting Guiding Light
Come join me now in joyous song – return again to where you belong
Light a candle to be strong then gather round and sing along CHORUS
Watch the candles burning slow(ly)– see our faces all a-glow
Gentle winds begin to blow - our spirits dancing to and fro CHORUS
Now is the night turned into day – a still small voice, we hear it say
Whispering softly, “Let us pray” – accompanying us along our way CHORUS
Eight nights, eight days we do reflect – eight nights, eight days not to forget
But to defend and to protect with courage, honor and respect CHORUS
A Chanukiyah for all to show – G-d’s presence here for all to know
For banishing our greatest foe – Nes Gadol Haya Poh
NES GADOL HAYAH POH! CHORUS