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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
The Return from the Captivity
By Marion and Celia Moss
 
ARISE! Sons of Israel, arise!
  The days of thy liberties dawn;
The Lord hath relented his wrath,
  The night of thy slavery’s gone.
 
Let the hills in thy gladness rejoice,        5
  That freedom now smiles upon thee;
’Till the ocean’s loud echoless voice,
  Roars back to the valleys we’re free.
 
They roar, and the mountain replies:
  In your dwellings let joyfulness be;        10
Arise! Sons of Israel, arise!
  Raise the hymn of thanksgiving,—thou’rt free.
 
 
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