Filled with festivities, here we adorn our houses with light,
Lonely, in a bunker at the border, for our safety, you fight.
We sleep peacefully here each day, believing it to be our right
You stand rock solid, guarding us tirelessly each night.
We see-off to school, our kids, with a kiss of good-bye
You see yours growing in pictures only, as the years roll by,
Can't stand the separation, closeness with loved ones we ever try
Seeing your family on web-cam, brave warrior, you don't even cry.
We are too full of ourselves as we go about our day
Selflessly devote your sweat and blood, even your life you lay
For His blessings to you, O Soldier, we heartily pray
May you be hale and hearty, safe wherever you stay.
If only we could live harmoniously, if not love, let tolerance be
Then a peaceful world without war and violence, would our children see.