Peter, Paul & MaryLight One Candle

Light one candle for the Maccabee children With thanks their light didn't die; Light one candle for the pain they endured When their right to exist was denied; Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice Justice and freedom demand; And light one candle for the wisdom to know That the peacemaker's time is at hand! Chorus: Don't let the light go out, It's lasted for so many years! Don't let the light go out! Let it shine through our love and our tears! Light one candle for the strength that we need To never become our own foe; Light one candle for those who are suff'ring A pain they learned so long ago; Light one candle for all we believe in, That anger not tear us apart; And light one candle to bind us together With peace as the song in our heart! [Chorus:] What is the memory that's valued so highly That we keep it alive in that flame? What's the commitment to those who have died? We cry out "they've not died in vain," We have come this far, always believing That justice will somehow prevail; This is the burden, This is the promise, This is why we will not fail! [Chorus:] Don't let the light go out! Don't let the light go out! Don't let the light go out!
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