A Sinaite’s Musical Liturgy – 4th Sabbath of February

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KINDLE

THE

SABBATH

LIGHTS 

 

Blessed are You, YHWH, our God,

Who commanded us

to cease from our strivings

and rest on Your set-apart seventh day.

 

Following the erev tradition of Your chosen people,

we kindle these lights on Your Sabbath,

and symbolically invite the light of Your Torah

into the vision of our mind,

our will

and our heart.

 

May this day of rest

be a blessing to us,

as well as to all Sabbath-keepers

all over the world,

Jew and Gentile alike.

For today we set apart

this day to honor You

by obeying Your 4th commandment,

O YHWH,  Revelator on Sinai,

Lord of our Sabbath,

Lord of the Sabbath.

 

 

 

[The God of Abraham Praise/slightly revised lyrics]

1.  The God of Abraham praise,

Who reigns enthroned above; 

Ancient of everlasting days,

and God of love;

Yahuwah, great I AM,

by earth and heav’n confessed,

I  bow to praise the Sacred Name,

be forever blest. 

 

2.  He by Himself hath sworn,

I on His oath depend;

I shall on eagle’s wings upborne

to heav’n ascend;

I shall behold His Face,

I shall His power adore,

And sing the wonders of His grace

forevermore.

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3.  The God who reigns on high,

the great archangels sing,

And “Holy, Holy, Holy” cry,

“Almighty King!”

Who was and is the same,

and evermore shall be,

Yahuwah, Thou the great “I AM”

we worship Thee.

 

4.  The whole triumphant host

give thanks to God on high;

“Hail El Shaddai, Almighty God,

they ever cry.

Hail Abraham’s God and mine,

I join the heavenly race,

All might and majesty are Thine,

and endless praise.

Great Are the Lord’s Works

Psalm 111  Praise the Lord!

 

I will give thanks to the LORD

with my whole heart,

in the company of the upright,

in the congregation.

Great are the works of the LORD,

studied by all who delight in them.

Full of splendor and majesty is His work,

and His righteousness endures forever.

He has caused His wondrous works

to be remembered;

the LORD is gracious and merciful.

He provides food for those who fear Him;

He remembers His covenant forever.

He has shown His people the power of His works,

in giving them the inheritance of the nations.

The works of His hands are faithful and just;

all His precepts are trustworthy;

 They are established forever and ever,

to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.

He sent redemption to His people;

He has ccommanded His covenant forever.

Holy and awesome is His name!

10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

all those who practice it have a good understanding.

His praise endures forever!

 

 

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[Tune:  Oh how He loves you and me/revised lyrics]

 

1.   Blessings in life come from You,

God Who is faithful and true,

We gather here on this Sabbath, Your Day,

Wine is Your blessing,

Bread is Your  blessing, 

Blessing of Rest on Your day.

 

2.  Joyful are we as we sing;

Praises are due to our King!

You’ve given us all the joy in our lives,

Beloved husbands,

wives,

sons and daughters,

Friendship that last through the years.

 

[Take a moment to quietly name your loved ones:  

parents, siblings, spouse, children, in-laws, extended family, special people]

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HAVDALAH

 

[Borrowed Tune:  Victory in Jesus/revised lyrics for Sinai6000]

1. I heard an old, old story

how our great, great God of glory,

descended on a mountain top on the desert of Sinai; 

He’s chosen all these mountains,

for some reason why, we wonder,

aside from Sinai there are other famous sacred mounts.

CHORUS:  O climb the highest mountain,

so many men aspire,

to conquer heights beyond the reach of common folk like me,

take courage, faint of heart,

these peaks are worth the climb,

when God calls, He enables so leave all results to Him!

 

2.  There is another story 

about another mountain,

where God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son,

unquestioning this Isaac, just followed his father,

he carried all the wood and asked

“but where’s the sacrifice?”

 CHORUS:  O climb your Mount Moriah,

dear Abraham and Isaac,

the same God who appeared on Sinai,

He appeared to you,

you’ve passed the highest testing,

you’ve reached your peak, your mountain,

Moriah is forever etched in scriptural history!

 

3.  There’s yet another mountain

where an ancient priest and king,

Melchizedek of Salem in the book of Bereshith,

this ancient place called ‘Salem’ became ‘Jerusalem,

all pilgrims journey up and sing their psalms, songs of ascent.

CHORUS:  The Temple Mount is there,

where the Glory Cloud once rested,

until it left and lingered on the Mount of Olivet;

This makes us realize,

we have our peaks to conquer,

if God is on the ‘highest mountain’,

let us start our climb!
 

Shabbat Shalom!

In behalf of

Sinai6000 Core Community

based in Baguio City, Philippines

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