LYRIC

A JEWEL IN THE CROWN- Lev V’nefesh- Composed By Abie Rotenberg- Lev V’nefesh 1

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There once was a Jew,
A diamond so clear and so bright,
A marvelous wonderful gem,
Of shimmering dazzling light.

Oh, how it would glow,
With a brilliance that set it apart,
It seemed like the sun and the stars,
Had gathered to shine from its heart.
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Oh, where have you gone,
Beautiful, sparkling stone?
Without you beside me
I feel so alone, so alone.

Tell me, where can you be,
Diamond, so precious and dear?
Can there be a place
Your more needed than here?
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There’s a story; a tale,
A mystical legend of old,
That up in the heavens there’s a crown,
Made from the purest of gold.

And it’s studded with jewels,
Each one most rare and sublime,
Carefully chosen,
One by one, since the dawn of time.
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No more do I seek,
My precious jewel has been found,
There’s now one more jewel,
One more jewel in the crown,
One more jewel in the crown.
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