COME HOME TO PALESTINE

Song
Isaac Goldberg
Samuel H. Borofsky
Zionist Bureau for New England, Boston
Zionist Campaign Song, possibly written for the Zionist Convention in Boston, June-July, 1915.

Not far from old Jerusalem,
Where milk and honey flowed,
Not far from Israel’s Temple,
Where Jehovah’s spirit glowed,
In the Valley of the Jordan
Which mem’ry holds divine,
I hear a voice that’s calling
Come home to Palestine.

CHORUS:
Come home to Palestine,
Come home to me,
Come home to Palestine,
O’er land and sea.
Oh, Come home to skies of blue,
Come home if your heart is true,
Homeward come to Palestine,
I’m waiting for you.

Not far from ancient Zion’s mount,
In the olive treasure trove,
Not far from Rishon LeZion
With its golden orange groves,
Is the garden of Tel-aviv
Where the exile builds his shrine,
I hear a voice that’s calling
Come home to Palestine.

Palestine (pre-1948)
COME HOME TO PALESTINE