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WANt3NO Posted - 30 April 2002 21:06
HEy does anyone have the wrds to the song " i am an ancient wall of stone..."?
MODERATOR Posted - 30 April 2002 21:07
I am an ancient wall of stone
Atop a hill so high
And if you listen with your heart
You just may hear my cry

Where has the Bais Hamikdosh gone?
I stand here all alone
How long am I to wait?
For all my children to come home?


A house of marble and of gold
Once stood here by my side
From far and wide all come to see
Its beauty and its pride


But Sinas Chinam brought it down
And left it so much pain
Now only Ahavas Yisrael
Can build it once again


--Chorus--


Together...Together
We stood by Har Sinai
My daughters and sons


Forever...Forever
We must stand together
Forever as one


bmguy Posted - 02 May 2002 7:55
moderator...i think there is another verse that you accidently left out:
You come and stand beside my stones, to raise your voice in prayer
You ask when will this galus end how much more can we bear
But sinas chinam still lives on, it lingers in your hearts
How can I come back home to you, while you remain apart.
Chorus
(Awesome Song!!!!)
DORTY Posted - 02 May 2002 22:04
Hey BMguy, I'm not a BIG stickler for words... but it's for someone else so I figured I'd correct you here.

You come and stand beside my stones to raise your voice in prayer
You ask when will this galus end how much more can we bear
But sinas chinam still lives on, it lingers in your hearts
How can you come back home to me while you remain apart

Enjoy!

ptgard2281 Posted - 03 May 2002 20:44
There have been different variations of the song . . . you are both right -- I've heard both.
green Posted - 05 May 2002 11:08
does anyone know the words to the beginnig of "ki nicham"? - and the words to the song about the sefer torah, it starts " i was made way back..."
Afarseket Posted - 06 May 2002 21:47
I'll bli neder check the book that is like the song...

I was made way back in 1842
By a humble man, a real G-d-fearing Jew
He did his work with honesty, feeling and with pride (?)
He was known in Kiev as Yankele the Scribe

And on the day that I was finally complete
The whole town came and filled the narrow street
And they sang and danced and held me high as they carried me away
To the little wooden shul where I would stay

And the rabbi held me close against his chest
And he spoke out loud and clear to all the rest
He said, "No matter if you're very young, or even if you're old,
Live by the words you'll find inside this scroll."

Three days a week they read from me aloud
It filled my soul with joy, it made me proud
And never in a century did I miss my turn once
For the fathers, they had left me with their sons

But the hatred from the west came to Kiev
And they rounded up the Jews that had not fled
But Moshele the Shammess, he was brave and he was bold
He hid me in his cellar, dark and cold

And for years and years I waited all alone
For the people of my town to take me home
And sing and dance and hold me high, as they carried me away
To the little wooden shul where I would stay

But it was someone else who found my hiding place
And to America they sent me in a crate
And when they took me off the boat they said I was a prize
But they were Jews I did not recognize

(In a case of glass?) they put me on display
Where visitors would look at me and say,
"How very nice, how beautiful, a stunning work of art!"
But they knew not what was inside my heart.

And across the room I saw upon the shelf
Some old friends of mine who lived back in Kiev
A silver pair of candlesticks, a menorah made of brass
We'd all become mere echoes of the past.

So if you hear my voice why don't you come along
And take me to the place where I belong
And sing and dance and hold me high as you carry me away
To a little wooden shul where I could stay?

...And as the Rabbi holds me close against his chest
He'll speak out loud and clear to all the rest
He'll say, "No matter if you're very young, or even if you're old,
Live by the words you'll find inside this scroll."
Live by the words you'll find inside my soul.

(and BTW, have you ever seen the unrolled Torah inside the Holocaust Museum in Washington? I haven't, but my sister said when she saw it she thought of this song and felt like crying.)

bluesky01 Posted - 06 May 2002 21:47
i have the words but not on me so i'll rite them soon :)
Taryag Posted - 06 May 2002 21:47
Ki nicham:

Shim'u eilai rodfei tzedek mevakshei Hashem habitu el tzur chutzavtem v'el makeves bore nukartem. Ki nicham Hashem tzion nicham kol charvoseh'ha vayasem midbarah k'eiden v'arvasah kigan Hashem. sason v'simcha yimatzeh bah todah vkol zimrah. (Yishayahu 51: 1, 3)

yideleh Posted - 06 May 2002 21:47
ki nicham-
ki nicham Hashem tzion nicham kol charvoseah
Vayasem midbara ke'eden ve'arvasa kegan Hashem
Sason vesimcha yimatzeh bah todah vekol zimrah
(please correct me if there are any mistakes...)
green Posted - 07 May 2002 6:07
Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate it.
kurlE Posted - 08 May 2002 22:08
can someone please tell me the enlish verse to "adom olam"( the version that has both hebrew and english)
i think it starts:
Master of the world we know..........
....
and after time will cease to be he(we?)will live in ma jesty
its the ...... that i dont remember
please someone answer because this has been bothering me for a long time( i even asked Rochel Miller and she didnt know)
Proud to be Frum Posted - 08 May 2002 22:08
Does anyone know the words to the song about friendship, "....and together, we'll conqure the night, hand in hand we'll strive for the right(?), at times i often cry thank you Hashem, for this gift so dear...my friend" I'm not sure if it's on any album, I think it is just a camp song or something... So if anyone knows it....
kurlE Posted - 08 May 2002 22:08
i dont think my other thing got posted so forgive me if i seem repetious

can someone please help me with a question that has been bothering me for more tahtn a year--
what is the english verse to the adom alom that is both english and hebrew
it starts out master of the world we know....
and ends- ....will rule in majesty!
its the .......... that i dont know
please help me ive asked everyone and no one knows i even asked Rochel Miller!!!!

Afarseket Posted - 08 May 2002 22:08
Whoops! I KNEW I forgot something (at least one thing)
Anyway, this comes RIGHT after the first verse (ends with the word "scribe")

With loving care, his hands so sure and still
He made me with some parchment, ink and quill
Each day he'd slowly add to me just a few more lines
With words to last until the end of time.

Wait 'til I find the book! (I feel like such a perfectionist)

green Posted - 23 May 2002 21:32
perfection's not so terrible :)
thanks so much.
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