From the recording GOLD - LIVE @ Temple Aron Ha Kodesh 2009
by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick / From the film & musical, Fiddler on the Roof
May the Lord protect and defend you. May He always shield you from shame
May you come to be in Israel a shining name.
May you be like Ruth and like Esther. May you be deserving of praise
Strengthen them oh Lord and keep them from the strangers' ways.
May G-d bless you and grant you long lives
May G-d make you good mothers and wives
May the Lord protect and defend you. May the Lord preserve you from pain
Favor them Oh Lord, with happiness and peace
Oh hear our Sabbath Prayer, Amen.
About the musical, Fiddler on the Roof and this song (psted from Wikipedia)
"Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905.
It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Milkman and Other Tales) by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives."