Don’t Let the Light Go Out!

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Many are lighting the first candles today…

Hanukah (1/8) and Advent (1/4)…

(plus the One in the middle)Now more than ever, may this song be ours.

Blessed Holidays to all celebrating.

Lyrics:

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 was denied

Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice

Justice and freedom demand

But light one candle for the wisdom to know

When the peacemaker’s 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 hope and our tears. (2)

Light one candle for the strength that we need

To never become our own foe

And light one candle for those who are suffering

Pain we learned so long ago

Light one candle for all we believe in

That anger not tear us apart

And light one candle to find us together

With peace as the song in our hearts

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 hope and our tears. (2)

What is the memory that’s 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 would somehow prevail

This is the burden, this is the promise

This is why we will not fail!

Don’t let the light go out! Don’t let the light go out! Don’t let the light go out!