The Sinaite’s Musical Liturgy – 3rd Sabbath in May

Witness of Sabbath from Pinterest

Witness of Sabbath from Pinterest

KINDLE THE SABBATH LIGHTS

 

O Source of Light, YHWH our God–

Before You created the heavenly lights,

the sun, moon and stars,

Your LIGHT shone in the dark emptiness of space.

Then You spoke LIGHT into existence

in words that reverberate from Day One of Creation

through the ages, on to our time:

“Let there be light,

and there was light.”

 

As we kindle these Sabbath lights,

we thank You for visual light

that brightens the darkness in our world,

and spiritual light that illuminates mind, heart, and spirit!

We welcome Your Queen of days, Your Holy Sabbath,

a day of rest at the culmination of our week.

Blessed are You, YHWH our God, Lord of the Sabbath,

King over our lives.  Amen.

 

 

Original Hymn: Immortal Invisible God Only Wise

Original Lyrics by Walter Chalmers Smith
Music: Welsh melody from John Roberts’s Canaidau y Cyssegr

[Original Lyrics]
1. Immortal, invisible, God only wise, 
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.
 
2. Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

 

 

3. To all, life thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.

 

 

4. Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in light;
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.

 

Watercolor art by Dan R., now based in Houston, TX

Watercolor art by Dan R., now based in Houston, TX

 

[ESV] Psalm 42
As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
These things I remember, as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you
from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls;
all your breakers and your waves have gone over me.
By day the LORD commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life,
I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me,
while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God:  for I shall again praise him my salvation and my God.
 

 

The Sinaite’s Hymn based on Psalm 42
Revised Lyrics
Music: Composer: Marty Nystrom
 

 “As the deer panteth for the water”

So my soul longs for You, my King;
You alone fill my heart’s desire,
Faith in You, love for You, I sing!
CHO:  You alone fill my heart, my mind;
In You alone, daily peace I find;
You alone give my life its meaning,
All my past do I leave behind!
 

I love You more than any other,
No one else matters more to me—
You’re the First, and You are the Last
the One who opens my eyes to see!
CHO:  May my deeds please You more each day,
O may my words reach You when I pray,
YAHUWAH, You’re the One and Only One
There ‘s  so much more  I can say.
 

You’re my Rock, You’re my Lord and Master,
You provide everything I need;
Manna, food for the soul and body,
On Your Torah I daily feed.
CHO:  Worship You, how I love to do,
Obeying You all my  lifetime,  too,
YAHUWAH,  how I long to see You
at the end of my life  . . .  just You!
 

 

BLESSINGS
 

Image from starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com

Image from starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com

 

 

Original Music:  Blest be the Tie that Binds /Revised Lyrics
 

“Blest be the tie that binds,”

 

In  Family, lives intertwined,
Dear father and mother
Dear sister and brother,
United in  heart, and in mind.
 

The roots in each family tree,

affect and infect all the rest;

So parents be mindful,

of values you pass on to branches

be none but the best.

 

As children grow up and mature,
The Torah they learn will  ensure–
that goodness and  righteousness,
love for the ‘other’, 
bring harmony,  joy in hearts pure.
 

As time moves along in our lives,
We age and  mature  through the years,
The stages and phases 
that show in our faces,
are memories that we hold dear!
 

 

FAMILY PRAYER
 

 LORD of our Family,
the honored Guest in our Sabbath fellowship,
LORD of the Sabbath, God on Sinai,
YHWH,
We bless Your Name,
and we ask blessings upon all present at this gathering;
We remember with fondness those who are not with us:
[Name them:  parents, spouse, siblings,
children, relatives, 
dearly departed] 
As we continue our fellowship,
partaking of this Sabbath meal,
we raise our glasses to make a toast to You,
O YHWH, the Source of all Life,
Who has granted us breath of life,
on our borrowed time while on earth, 
from our birth,  to that moment
when our breath returns to You!
To LIFE,  L’Chaim!

Image from www.chabad.org

Image from www.chabad.org

 

HAVDALAH

Original Hymn:  Breathe on Me, Breath of God/Revised Lyrics

Image from www.askideas.com

Image from www.askideas.com

 1.  Breathe on me, breath of God,

Fill me with life anew,

That I may love all that You love

and do what You tell me to.

2.  Breathe on me, breath of God,

until my heart is pure,

May Your desires be my desires,

till my path to You is sure.

3.  Breathe on me, breath of God,

May I fit Your design,

May each and every part of me

be filled with Your LIFE  divine.

4.  Breathe on me, breath of God,

Be with me till the end,

Till it’s the time for one last breath,

Forever with You, I’ll spend.

 

 

 

SHABBAT SHALOM

 

In behalf of Sinai 6000 Core Community

based in Baguio City, Philippines,

 

 

     NSB@S6K

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