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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Sing unto God a New Song
By Eugene Kohn
 
SING unto God a new song, sing no more
  These melodies of melancholic strain
  That mourn the vanished glory that did reign
O’er Zion in the golden days of yore.
Wherefore forever weep, fore’er deplore        5
  Our loss? Vain are our tears, our prayer is vain
  Would we our ancient heritage regain,
Then must our song on faith’s own pinions soar.
  Sing then to God a joyous song,
Yea, sing Redemption’s sun new-risen in the East,        10
  A song of triumph till the echoes ring
Back from the ample heaven’s azure dome;
  For yet shall we, from evil’s chains released,
Zion, to thee return, our hallowed home.
 
 
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