LYRIC

DEAR NIKOLAI- JEP Boys Choir- Composed By Heshy Walfish- JEP Vol 1-Reach Out
(Recorded as Lemaan Yirbu- The Messengers- Let My People Go)

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Baruch Hashem
Yom Daled, Chaf Zayin Sivan, Taf Shin Lamed Gimmel, New York City
Dear Nikolai:

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How are you, my dear Nikolai; what’s new behind the iron wall?
In this letter I’ll write to you of life as a free ben Yisroel.
The day begins rather early,
Sweet sounds of children learning Torah,
Davening, Avodas Hashem,
Oh, what a beautiful Has’chalah.
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CHORUS:
Your plight pierces my soul, a Jew truly exiled,
But yet, a Jew of courage whose faith shall never die.
Soon great walls of the Heichal, will replace the iron curtain,
Still I wish you could be here, my poor and lonely brother.
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Three times a day, troubles leave my mind,
Tefillah carries me Shomaima,
My thoughts I try to direct us home,
Transform my soul Yerusholaima.
Each week, I meet a royal queen,
Her name is Shabbos Hamalka,
She makes me peace and happiness,
I know you yearn for such Simcha.
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CHORUS:
Your plight pierces my soul,
a Jew truly exiled,
But yet, a Jew of courage
whose faith shall never die.
Soon great walls of the Heichal,
will replace the iron curtain,
Still I wish you could be here,
my poor and lonely brother.
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My days have meaning in every way,
I know the reason for creation-
Torah, Avodah, Yiras Hashem,
define the purpose of our nation.
And now, my dear Nikolai,
I really have to end this letter,
Someday soon, we’ll walk side by side,
When Moshiach will make the world better.
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CHORUS 2:
Your plight pierces my soul,
a Jew truly exiled,
But yet, a Jew of courage
whose faith shall never die.
Soon great walls of the Heichal,
will replace the iron curtain,
Still I wish I could be there,
and meet my dear brother…
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