It is not everyday that you hear Christians singing one of the most famous songs about Jerusalem. They even sang it in Hebrew!

Christians Who Support Israel

Many Christians support Israel. There is even the organization CUFI (Christians United for Israel).

In our world today, so many people are against Israel. Even the media criticizes Israel and spreads lies. That is why it is so important when moments like these happen. When Christians choose to sing a Hebrew song about Jerusalem, it is special. They are showing their support for Israel, even though so many people won’t. Supporting Israel in today’s world is like swimming against the tide, and everyone who is willing to take that step is remarkable.

Jerusalem of Gold

The song that this group of Christians chose to sing is “Yerushalayim Shel Zahav”- or “Jerusalem of Gold.”

The English translation is below (Courtesy of Lyricstranslate.com):

The mountain air is clear as wine
And the scent of pines
Is carried on the breeze of twilight
With the sound of bells.
And in the slumber of tree and stone
Captured in her dream
The city that sits solitary
And in its midst is a wall.
Jerusalem of gold,
and of bronze, and of light
Behold I am a violin
for all your songs.
We have returned to the cisterns
To the market and to the market-place
A ram’s horn (shofar) calls out
(i.e. is being heard) on the Temple Mount
In the Old City.
And in the caves in the mountain
Thousands of suns shine –
We will once again descend to the Dead Sea
By way of Jericho!
Jerusalem of gold,
and of bronze and of light
Behold I am a violin for all your songs.
But as I come to sing to you today,
And to adorn crowns to you (i.e. to tell your praise)
I am the smallest of the youngest
of your children (i.e. the least worthy of doing so)
And of the last poet (i.e. of all the poets born).
For your name scorches the lips
Like the kiss of a seraph
If I forget thee, Jerusalem,
Which is all gold…
Jerusalem of gold, and of bronze, and of light
Behold I am a violin for all your songs.