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Hebrew:

מָעוֹז צוּר יְשׁוּעָתִי לְךָ נָאֶה לְשַׁבֵּחַ
תִּכּוֹן בֵּית תְּפִלָתִי וְשָׁם תּוֹדָה נְזַבֵּחַ
לְעֵת תָּכִין מַטְבֵּחַ מִצָר הַמְנַבֵּחַ
אָז אֶגְמֹר בְּשִׁיר מִזְמוֹר חֲנֻכַּת הַמִזְבֵּחַ

Transliteration:

Ma-oz Tzur Y’shu-a-ti Le-cha Na-eh L’sha-bei-ach
Ti-kon Beit T’fi-la-ti V’sham To-da N’za-bei-ach
L’eit Ta-chin Mat-bei-ach Mi-tzar Ha-m-na-bei-ach
Az Eg-mor B’shir Miz-mor Cha-nu-kat Ha-miz-bei-ach

Translation:

O mighty stronghold of my salvation,
to praise You is a delight.
Restore my House of Prayer
and there we will bring a thanksgiving offering.
When You will have prepared the slaughter
for the blaspheming foe,
Then I shall complete with a song of hymn
the dedication of the Altar.

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Anonymous Kingston, Ontario November 28, 2013

Thanks for the Translation It's good to have a close translation, because it's a reminder that violence was required, however regrettable. Reply

Tilly Boesche-Zacharow Berlin Germany December 10, 2012

In my mind I'm always singing the wonderful song of Chanukka. And I am remembering all, what I have had good things in my life.. Now it is left, but not forgotten. Baruch Hashem! Reply

Anonymous Montclair, NJ December 9, 2012

I suggest that this beautiful song be played with a more appropriate accompaniment other than the synthesizer rock beat. Also, sorry to say this, but several pitches are flat. Kayli Reply

Styles Canada December 9, 2012

Sweet! Reply

Tilly Boesche-Zacharow Berlin, Germany December 6, 2011

The text was gone in my mind. <Maos zur jeschuati,>

Now again it is with me. Thank you very much. Wonderful.! Chag sameach to all together. Reply

Anonymous December 6, 2011

Most wonderful performance. Reply

the or uri manchester, nh December 5, 2010

hanuka music need coninuous play of the songs, one after the other, with one click. i am like jack in the box trying to hear all the songs sitting away from the computer Reply

Helen bklyn, ny December 5, 2010

Thanks alot Thanks alot for all these nice chanukah songs, they brought back a lot of memories Reply

Susan New York , NY USA December 2, 2010

songs sang after lighting the menorah I would love the see the other songs after the one you have on the website and in english letters so that I pronounce them correctly. Reply

Anonymous Berlin, Germany December 2, 2010

Maos tzur I`m so happy, I found the words of this forgetten song, I have learned in Hebrew school in Berlin before some years. Thank you so very much. Reply

M WA November 30, 2010

chords by Mendel C C F C G C
Ma'oz tzur yeshuati

C F G C
Lehca na'eh le'shabe'ach

C F C G C
Tikon beit tefilati

C F G C
Vesham toda nezabe'ach

C F C
Le'et tachin matbe'ach

Am Em F C G
Mitzar hame'na be'ach

G F
Az egmor beshir mizmor

C F G C
Hanukat hamizbe'ach

G F
Az egmor beshir mizmor

C F G C
Hanukat hamizbe'ach Reply

Daniel Arad, Romania November 14, 2010

Can i have the cords? I wanna play this song at guitar and i dont have the chords. What can i do? Reply

Editor December 13, 2009

Re: am confused about this idea It seems the author had in mind the defeat of Antiochus' armies. Reply

Susan Chicago, Illinois December 13, 2009

I am confused about this idea "When You will have prepared the slaughter
for the blaspheming foe,
Then I shall complete with a song of hymn
the dedication of the Altar"

Are we talking about killing "blaspheming foes", or are we talking about G-d frustrating their evil plans and saving us? Reply

L Feldman Brentwood, U.K. December 11, 2009

maoz Tzur by Chayim B. Alevsky Lifts the spirit, brings joy into the world. Reply

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