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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Daughter of Zion
DAUGHTER of Zion! Awake from thy sadness:
  Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more;
Bright o’er thy hills dawns the day-star of gladness,
  Arise! for the night of thy sorrow is o’er.
Strong were thy foes, but the arm that subdued them        5
  And scattered their legions was mightier far.
They fled, like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;
  For vain were their steed and their chariots of war!
Daughter of Zion that Power that hath saved thee,
Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be;        10
Shout! for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee.
The oppressor is vanquished and Zion is free!

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