Chanukah Songs

 

Maoz tzur y’shuatil’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.

ma-oz-tzur

Rock of Ages let our song, praise Your saving power;

You amidst the raging foes, was our sheltering tower.

Furiously they assailed us, But Your arm availed us
And Your word broke their sword, when our own strength failed us.

 

Dreidel spin spin spin
Chanukah is a nice holiday
Chanukah is a nice holiday
Dreidel spin spin spin

It’s a joyous holiday for the nation
A great miracle happened there
A great miracle happened there
It’s a joyous holiday for the people

Sevivon Sov Sov Sov
Chanukah Hu Chag Tov
Chanukah Hu Chag Tov
Sevivon Sov Sov Sov

Chag Simcha hu la’am
Nes Gadol Haya Sham
Nes Gadol Haya Sham
Chag Simcha hu la’am

I have a little dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it’s dry and ready
Then, dreidel I shall play.
 
Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it’s dry and ready
Then, dreidel I will play.

It has a lovely body
With legs so short and thin
And when it gets all tired
It drops and I will win.

Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel
I made it out of clay
And when it’s dry and ready
Then, dreidel I will play.

Herman the Chanukkah Candle
Had a very Shiny Light
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it was bright

All of the other candles
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Herman
Join in any candle games

Then one foggy Chanukah night
The menorah came to say
“Herman with your Light so bright
Won’t you be the shamash tonight”

Then all the candles loved him
As they shouted out with Glee
Herman the Chanukkah candle
You’ll go down in History!