Jerusalem songs

Best Collection of Jerusalem Songs

The song Jerusalem of Gold is probably the song that symbolizes Jerusalem for Israel’s Jews, more than any other song written in modern times. Naomi Shemer wrote the song before the Six-Day War. After the war and the liberation of Jerusalem, Naomi Shemer added another verse to the song that spoke of returning to Jerusalem, the Jewish people’s birthplace. n the current version the song is performed by Ofra Haza.

The song lyrics can be found here

Jerusalema - Master KG (DJ Kgaogelo Moagi)

The song was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2019, by Master KG and Nomcebo and became one of the biggest hits of 2020, sweeping many who perform their dance to the song.

Song lyrics and translation to English can be found here. 

Jérusalem - Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy is the stage name of Seydou Koné, a reggae singer from the Ivory coast. 

Song lyrics can be found here. Translation to English can be found here

Jerusalem - Matisyahu

Matthew Paul Miller, known as Matisyahu, an American Jewish singer, lives in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. In the past, he was one of the only ultra-Orthodox artists to gain an international reputation. Since 2011 Matisyahu has abandoned the ultra-Orthodox way of life

The song lyrics can be found here

Jerusalem, the Unofficial Anthem of England

Jerusalem song was written by William Blake in 1804, composed by Hubert Parry in the early twentieth century. The song is based on the legend that Jesus traveled to England. Since the First World War, the song has become the unofficial anthem of England.

The lyrics can be found here.

Jerusalem - The Hoppers

The Hoppers are a Gospel group from North Carolina, USA.  In 1981 they appeared at the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan. The song lyrics can be found here

The Holy City - André Rieu

André Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra performing The Holy City live in London. Taken from the DVD Christmas in London. The lyrics can be found here

Jerusalem - Alphaville

Alphaville was one of the most popular bands of the 1980s. She had a number of famous hits, including the song Jerusalem. The lyrics can be found here

Jerusalem - Anouk

Sting - Mad About You

Rivers of Babylon by Boney M.

Boney M was one of the most popular bands of the seventies. The band performed in West Germany and produced a number of hits. The song Rivers of Babylon is about the longing for Zion and Zion is of course Jerusalem. The lyrics can be found here

U2 With a Shout (Jerusalem)

Solyma - Solyma (Jerusalem)

ZION (Live in Jerusalem) Aaron Shust

Mount Zion - Bagani

Please write a comment below if there are more songs about Jerusalem that should appear in this post. 

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