|Light one candle for the Maccabee children
With thanks that their
Light didn’t die.
Light one candle for the
pain they endured,
When their right to exist
Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand.
But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemakers
time is at hand.
Don’t let the light go out.
It’s lasted for so many years.
Don’t let the light go out,
let it shine through our love and our tears.
Light one candle for the strength that we need to never become our own foe.
|Light one candle for those who are suffering the pain we learned so long ago.
Light one candle for all we believe in. Let anger not tear us apart.
And light one candle to bind us together with peace as the song in our hearts.
What is the memory thats valued so highly, that we keep it alive in that flame?
What’s the commitment to those who have died, that we cry out they’ve not died in vain?
We have come this far always believing that justice will somehow prevail
This is our burden, this is our promise, and this is why we will not fail.
Don’t let the light go out (x3)