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This is one of my favorite Israeli songs. I wish I could node the melody, because it is also beautiful. The song is by Naomi Shemer, and according to RadioIsrael, is the 4th most popular Israeli song of the 20th century. As an interesting side-note, the #1 most popular Israeli song of the20th century is Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, also by Naomi Shemer.

Al Koh Eileh
Al had'vash v'al ha-oketz
Al hamar v'hamatok
Al biteinu hatinoket
Sh'mor eili hatov

Al ha-eish ham'vo-eret
Al hamayim hazakim
Al ha-ish hashav habaita
Min hamerchakim

Al kol eileh, al kol eileh
Sh'mor na li eili hatov
Al had'vash v'al ha-oketz
Al hamar v'hamatok.

Alna ta-akor natu-a
Al tishkach et hatikva
Hashiveini v'ashuva
El ha-aretz hatova.

Sh'mor eili al zeh habayit
Al hagan-al hachoma
Miyagon, mipachad peta
Umimilcnama.

Sh'mor al ham'at she-yeish li
Al ha-or v'al hataf
Al haom sheio hivshil od
V'she-nee-saf.

Al kol eileh...

On All These Things
On the honey and on the sting
On the bitter and the sweet
On our baby daughter
Watch over, my kind G-d.

On the burning fire
On the pure water
On the man, returning home from afar
Watch over, my kind G-d.

On all those, on all those
Please watch over for me my good G-d
On the honey and on the sting
On the bitter and the sweet.

Don't uproot what was planted,
Don't forget the hope
Bring me back, and I will return
To the good land

Please, watch over this, my home
On the garden, on the wall
From sorrow, from fear,
and from war.
Watch over the little that I have
Over the light and the children
On the fruit that has not yet ripened
and that has been gathered.

On all these things....


Hebrew lyrics and some parts of the translation from the Lights in Action website.

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