Sunday, December 13, 2009


Make my life Your temple
L-rd at this season start
To pull down every idol I have raised up in my heart

On this Chanukah
On this Feast of Dedication
I dedicate myself to You

Take my defiled altar
Come and cleanse and come repair
So every time I falter I can run to meet you there

On this Chanukah
On this Feast of Dedication
I dedicate myself to You

And with every candle on the menorah
That illuminates the night
Comes a prayer You’d kindle
In me Y’shua
A desire for Your fire, for Your light

Make of my mortal body
A house worthy of Your name
Rid me of what’s ungodly and every hidden thing of shame

On this Chanukah
On this Feast of Dedication
I dedicate myself to You

Take my supply of oil
Not enough to burn long I fear
But, oh how I pray I may one day say “A great miracle happened here!”

On this Chanukah
On this Feast of Dedication
I dedicate myself to You


Chanukah
Music and Lyrics by Marty Goetz

©1997 Singin’ in the Reign Music/ASCAP

3 comments:

ellen b. said...

Beautiful lyrics Cori G! I'm sending them to my niece in New York who married a Jew this year and is in the midst of celebrating Chanukah with his family.
Those falls are about 40 minutes from my house btw...

GWENDOLYN said...

What a lovely prayer. Blessings. Gwen

Robin Chistensen said...

Chanukah... in my heart...