Daughter of Zion

Daughter of Zion, awake from your sadness;

Awake, for your foes shall oppress you no more.

Bright, o'er the hills, see the day star of gladness,

Arise, for the night of your sorrow is over.

Strong were your foes; but the arm that subdued them,

And scattered their legions, was mightier by far;

They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued them;

In vain were their steeds and their chariots of war.

Daughter of Zion, 

Awake from your sadness;

Awake, awake, awake, 

For your foes shall oppress you no more.

Daughter of Zion, your cries, they have all been heard 

The Lord, he has come, and with you ever shall be;

Shout: for the foe is destroyed by just his word;

Th’ oppressor is vanquished, and you are now free. 

Daughter of Zion, 

Awake from your sadness;

Awake, awake, awake, 

For your foes shall oppress you no more.

For behold, he will come, 

He will dwell, he will feast 

With you, his beloved,

O daughter of Zion.

Musicians: Jonny Akamu (slide guitar), Lisa Goben (piano and vocals), Steve Hardin (drums), Chad Lloyd (bass), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals), Jonathan Olson (engineer and mixing)

Words: B.F. Barker, 1831. Music: Luke Morton, 2018.

Recorded live on Sunday, October 14th, 2018.