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

[A ‘musical Sabbath’ — as we have often explained, our hymn background comes from our former Christian worship tradition; we have committed to memory music and lyrics.  However, our beliefs are no longer in sync with the lyrics so we have taken the liberty of revising them, but still adapting their music.  For those familiar with the original Christian lyrics, the rewrites might sound awkward, even forced, but it’s always a matter of getting used to something different, if not a variation of the familiar.   For the hymns that were compatible with Torah, we left the lyrics as originally written. If you don’t know the music, just recite the lyrics.–Admin1.

 

KINDLE THE SABBATH LIGHTS

 

 

Be Thou my Vision

 

[Original Lyrics]
1.  Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy Presence my Light.
 
2.  Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord;
Thou my great Father and I Thy true child;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
 
3.  Be Thou my battle shield, sword for the fight;
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight;
Thou my soul’s shelter, Thou my high tower,
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
 
4. Riches I need not, nor man’s empty praise;
Thou mine inheritance, now and always;
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
 
5.  High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
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Give to our God Immortal Praise 

 

[Original lyrics/stanzas 1-2]

1.  Give to our God immortal praise
mercy and truth are all His ways,
wonders of grace to Him belong,
repeat His mercies with your song.
 
2.  Give to the Lord of lords renown,
the King of kings with glory crown
His mercies ever shall endure,
When lords and kings are known no more.
[Revised lyrics/stanzas 3-8]
3.  He separated the earth from the sky,
He fixed the starry lights on high;
 bird, beast and fish and all inhabitants on earth,
know their Creator from their birth.
 
4.  He fills the sun with life-nurturing light,
He bids the moon — “adorn the night,”
Visual wonders in the galaxies above,
Signs of our great Creator’s love.
 
5.  Israel freed from the  ‘bad’ Pharaoh’s hand,
walked through the sea and desert land,
Manna they ate, and drank their water from a rock,
Quail for their meat, they had no lack.
 
6.  Land He had promised to Patriarchs before,
Abraham,  Isaac, and one more,
Jacob whose ‘name’ was later changed to Isra-EL,
 ‘Name’ on his sons and 12 tribes fell.
 
7.  YAH saw the Gentiles oblivious to sin,
needing His Torah’s work within,
chose He a people who would lead them to The WAY,
TORAH for Gentiles, to this day.
 
8.  If all would hear, heed His True Words for LIFE,
Live His TORAH, the Tree of Life 
 Make known His NAME, and teach life-giving truths to all,
Then not one soul need ever fall.
 
 

 BLESSINGS

 

[ “In His Time” – Revised Lyrics]

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Bless this bread, bless this wine,

Bless our fellowship today

it’s Your Time,

Sabbath keepers all are we,
Torah life for all to see,
Oh how truly blessed to be,
In Your Time. 

Bless the men, bless the wives,

Bless our children,

they’re Your gifts to our lives,

Lord we bless You everyday,
Lord of Sabbath, that we may
be so full of joy today,
In Your Time.
How can we not meet this day,
It’s Your Time.
[Take time to name them:
 family members–  
parents,
husbands, wives,
sons, daughters,
in-laws,
grandchildren,
special people:
friends,
staff/co-workers,
others.]

 

SABBATH MEAL
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Preparation for  TORAH STUDY

[Original tune:  “Joyful, Joyful we adore thee” – revised lyrics]
1.  God has spoken by His Prophets,
spoken His unchanging Word,
Each from age to age proclaiming
 God is One, He’s Only One!
He’s the Alpha, He’s the Omega,
There is no other God but He,
He is present, past and future,
He alone is First and Last.
 
2.  First there’s Moses, then there’s Samuel,
and the major prophets three,
Jeremiah and Isaiah, Ezekiel
who all could ‘see’!
Minor prophets– no less important—
Amos, Hosea, Nahum and . . .
Micah, Jonah, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zacari-ah!
 
3.  Malachi and Obadiah,
Joel, Habakkuk, there’s more—
Others who were not included
in TNK’s great hall of fame.
What’s important is God’s message,
Who they were, God knows their names,
Praise Yahuwah for His prophets,
Those whose words we hear today. 
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HAVDALAH

 

Aaronic Blessing
The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord lift His countenance upon you,
And give you peace, and give you peace,
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you, be gracious,
The Lord be gracious, gracious unto you.
Amen, amen, amen,
ah——–men, amen,
ah——–men, amen.

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