Rock of Ages (Maoz Tzur)

The timeless song of the Maccabees' fight for freedom.

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English:
Rock of Ages let our song,
Praise thy saving power;
Thou amidst the raging foes,
Wast our sheltering tower.

    Furiously they assailed us,
    But Thine arm availed us
    And Thy word broke their sword,
    When our own strength failed us.
    And Thy word broke their sword,
    When our own strength failed us.

Hebrew:
Maoz tzur y'shuati
l'cha naeh l'shabeach
Tikon beit t'filati
v'sham todah n'zabeach.

    L'eit tachin matbeach
    mitzar hamnabeach
    Az egmor b'shir mizmor
    chanukat hamizbeach
    Az egmor b'shir mizmor
    chanukat hamizbeach.

מָעוֹז צוּר יְשׁוּעָתִי
לְךָ נָאֶה לְשַׁבֵּחַ
תִּכּוֹן בֵּית תְּפִלָּתִי
וְשָׁם תּוֹדָה נְזַבֵּחַ.

לְעֵת תָּכִין מַטְבֵּחַ
מִצָּר הַמְנַבֵּחַ.
אָז אֶגְמוֹר בְּשִׁיר מִזְמוֹר
חֲנֻכַּת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ.

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