Yehonatan’s song – for Jonathan Pollard

By Uriah - Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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I once wrote this song in a letter to Jonathan. It tells of his long distance, but unwavering, love for his wife and the Jewish people, as well as the yearning of the Jewish people as a whole for Hashem in this bitter exile. Feel free to share with those you’d like to remind of Jonathan and for the more instrumentally inclined I would love to hear it put to music. As this is “the time of our freedom,” may we merit to see Jonathan back home a free and healthy man soon.

 

Behind the bars within my heart

My thoughts begin to stray

With all this pain I start to ask

Why it has to be this way?

But then my thoughts, they turn to you

And suddenly I’m free

I never have forgotten you

So please don’t forget me

 

Father won’t you take me by the hand?

And lead me straight to your promised land

And all that we’ve done wrong

Won’t you please set right?

The road is hard and oh so long

Traveled by singers of a solemn song

But within all this darkness

You’ve shown me the light

Please bring redemption, set me free!!

And let the whole world proclaim and see

That there’s a G-d in Israel tonight

Yes, there’s a G-d in Israel tonight.

 

Stuck inside this concrete pit

Underneath the ground

My enemies, they never stop

To try and bring me down

And the flame of hope lights up my heart

From deep within this hole

They have have trapped my body

But they’ll never trap my soul

 

Father won’t you take me by the hand?

And lead me straight to your promised land

And all that we’ve done wrong

Won’t you please set right?

The road is hard and oh so long

Traveled by singers of a solemn song

But within all this darkness

You’ve shown me the light

Please bring redemption, set me free!!

And let the whole world proclaim and see

That there’s a G-d in Israel tonight

Yes, there’s a G-d in Israel tonight.

 

Another week, another month

The years go on and on

It’s sometimes hard to smile

After being here so long

My love for you is strong enough

To always show a way

To not give up and hold on tight

And live another day

 

Father won’t you take me by the hand?

And lead me straight to your promised land

And all that we’ve done wrong

Won’t you please set right?

The road is hard and oh so long

Traveled by singers of a solemn song

But within all this darkness

You’ve shown me the light

Please bring redemption, set me free!!

And let the whole world proclaim and see

That there’s a G-d in Israel tonight

Yes, there’s a G-d in Israel tonight.

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