A Sinaite’s Musical Liturgy – 2nd Sabbath of February

[February being ‘heart month’, it is fitting to devote this 2nd Sabbath of the month to love for God and fellowman.  How  best to express it?  In song of course; and so, another musical celebration of the Queen of Days.

Since we love Christian music which we’ve been used to when we belonged to that ‘religion’, we adapt the music but revise the lyrics to suit a Sinaite’s creed. 

 If you know the tune of the songs, a capella works; if not, reciting the lyrics also works, but there’s nothing like singing the hymns; after all, that’s why we alternate our recited and musical liturgies every other Sabbath. —Admin1.]

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KINDLE THE SABBATH LIGHTS

 

 Music: As the Deer – Psalm 42

 

[As the Deer is a well-known praise and worship song by Martin J. Nystrom, a native of SeattleWashington. Written in 1981, this song is based on Psalm 42:1

 Music we love, words we expand in this rewrite of the lyrics.]

 

1.  As the deer pants for flowing streams,

oh how my soul pants for You, my KING;

You alone fill my heart’s desire,

praise for You, love for You, I sing!

You alone are my strength my shield,

To You alone may my spirit yield,

YAHUWAH,

 You’re my LORD and MASTER,

on Your words, my whole life I build.

 

2.   You are One and the Only GOD,

 yes all the more You are my KING;

I love you, yes there is no other,

 love You more than most anything.

You alone fill my heart, my mind,

 in You alone does my spirit find . . .

peace of heart and true peace of mind,

 oh how I leave all my doubts behind.

 

3.  I want You more than gold or silver,

only You can satisfy.

Only You are the real Joy-Giver;

 live without You, oh how could I?

Fill my life with Your Living Word;

 oh fill my mind with Your Will,

Your Word,

Love for You shows in how

I live my life for You,

only You, my LORD.

Soul Thirst

Water color art by Sinaite Dan R., now based in Houston TX

 

Deuteronomy 10:12-19

 

Fear YHWH~

 

12 And now, Israel,

what does YHWH your God ask of you

but to fear YHWH your God,

to walk in obedience to him,

to love him, to serve YHWH your God

with all your heart and with all your soul,

13 and to observe YHWH’s

commands and decrees

that I am giving you today for your own good?

14 To YHWH your God belong the heavens,

even the highest heavens,

the earth and everything in it.

15  Yet YHWH set his affection

on your ancestors and loved them,

and he chose you, their descendants,

above all the nations—as it is today.

16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore,

and do not be stiff-necked any longer.

17 For YHWH your God

is God of gods and Lord of lords,

the great God, mighty and awesome,

who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.

18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,

and loves the foreigner residing among you,

giving them food and clothing.

19 And you are to love those who are foreigners,

for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.

 

 

Deuteronomy 11:13-22

13 So if you faithfully obey the commands

I am giving you today—

to love YHWH your God

and to serve him with all your heart

and with all your soul—

14  “then I will send rain on your land in its season,

both autumn and spring rains,

so that you may gather in your grain,

new wine and olive oil.

15  I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle,

and you will eat and be satisfied.

16  Be careful,

or you will be enticed to turn away

and worship other gods and bow down to them.”

17  Then YHWH’s anger will burn against you,

and He will shut up the heavens

so that it will not rain

and the ground will yield no produce,

and you will soon perish from the good land

YHWH is giving you.

18  Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds;

tie them as symbols on your hands

and bind them on your foreheads.

19  Teach them to your children,

talking about them when you sit at home

and when you walk along the road,

when you lie down and when you get up.

20  Write them on the door-frames of your houses

and on your gates,

21  so that your days and the days of your children

may be many in the land

YHWH swore to give your ancestors,

as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

22  If you carefully observe all these commands

I am giving you to follow—

to love YHWH your God,

to walk in obedience to him

and to hold fast to him . . . .

 

 

“I Love You Lord”/Revised Lyrics

[For an interesting background of this song ” written by Laurie Klein:  aliveworshipexperience.blogspot.com/2007/12/test_9934.html‎.]

 

Vs. 1 [Original Lyrics]

I love You LORD

and I give my own to worship You,

O my soul rejoice

Take joy, my KING in what You hear,

Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.

 

Vs. 2  [Sinaite]

How can I show my deep love for You,

do words suffice from a heart that’s true,

must action show all of what I know,

In my lifetime will I prove my true love for You.

 

 

BLESSINGS

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[Original music: We Gather Together to Seek the Lord’s Blessing,

Revised Lyrics]

 

1.  We bless You YAHUWAH,

 the Source of our joy

as we welcome Your Sabbath,

the Queen of all days!

This wine that we drink

and this bread we share together,

Like manna and the water

that flowed from the Rock.

 

2.  Much joy to our lives

does Your blessed Rest bring us,

We rest from our labor,

we rest from our toil;

Just as You commanded,

just as You modeled for us,

We bless Your Sabbath day,

the Queen of all days.

 

 3. We thank You dear FATHER

for blessing our family,

The husbands and wives

who are with us today,

Beloved who’ve left us,

our loved ones who are with us,

Our sons and daughters all,

wherever they be.

 

4.  How bless-ed are we

to be with one another,

Of one heart and mind,

we’re devoted to You,

We honor Your Sabbath,

You’re LORD of our Sabbath,

We bless Your Holy Name,

YAHUWAH our KING.

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HAVDALAH

 

[ “Ceaseless Praise,” Music by Tom Fetke

Original Lyrics by Frances Ridley Havertal]

 

1.  Take my life and let it be

consecrated LORD to Thee;

Take my hands and let them move

at the impulse of Thy Love;

at the impulse of Thy Love.

2.  Take my feet and let them be

swift and beautiful for Thee;

Take my voice and let me sing

always only for my KING,

always only for my KING.

 

2.  Take my lips and let them be

filled with messages from Thee;

Take my silver and my gold,

not a mite would I withhold,

not a mite would I withhold.

3.  Take my love my God I pour

at Thy feet its treasure store,

Take myself and I will be

ever, only, all for Thee,

 Thine forevermore to be.

 

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Shabbat shalom!

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