Simcha 02

WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY

 

WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY ON THAT OLD RUGGED TREE,

WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY TO THE ONE WHO SAVED ME,

HE FACED HIS ACCUSERS, THOSE VILE OF HEART,

WITH FALSE ACCUSATIONS HIS TRIAL DID START,

WHEN THAT DID NOT WORK, WHEN THAT PLAN HAD FAILED,

THEY BROUGHT OUT THE WHIP AND HIS BACK THEY ASSAILED,

THOSE THIRTY-NINE TIMES THAT THE WHIP TORE HIS BACK,

TOOK ALL OF MY SICKNESS WITH EACH PAINFUL CRACK,

WHEN THE TRIAL HAD FAILED,

WITH HIS BACK BADLY THRASHED

THEY TOOK HIM TO PILOT, HIS SENTENCE TO PASS,

AND PILOT DISCOVERED THIS MAN HAD NO GUILT,

THAT ALL ACCUSATIONS WERE FRAUDULENTLY BUILT,

HE CRIED TO THE CROWD, “THERE’S NO GUILT IN THIS MAN,

BUT TO MAKE YOU ALL HAPPY, I’VE DEVISED A PLAN,

I’LL RELEASE JUST ONE MAN TO YOU ON THIS DAY,

I’LL RELEASE ANY MAN, AND FREE HE WILL STAY,

NOW WHO WILL YOU PICK, NOW WHO WILL YOU CHOOSE,

SHALL I RELEASE JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS?”

NOW IN ONE GREAT ACCORD, AND ALL IN ONE VOICE,

THEY CRIED FOR BARABBAS, YES HE IS OUR CHOICE,

SO WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THE KING OF THE JEWS,

THE ONE WHO IS GUILTLESS, WHOM YOU DID NOT CHOOSE,

THEY CRIED, WE HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR THIS DAY,

SO CRUCIFY JESUS, FOR HIS BLOOD WE WILL PAY,

THEN THEY FORCED HIM TO CARRY HIS CROSS TO THE HILL,

TO THE PLACE CALLED GOLGOTHA,

WHERE HE’D DO GODS’ WILL,

AND HE HANGED ON THAT CROSS, AN ATONEMENT FROM GOD,

WITH FORGIVENESS FOR ALL IN THE DROPS OF HIS BLOOD.

Copyright Holy Spirit 11/89 David Ben Yakov

A True Sister

A TRUE SISTER

 

THIS SISTER IS A PERSON

THAT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN,

AND WHEN A TROUBLED TIME HAS COME,

HER EAR IS ALWAYS FOUND,

SHE LOOKS OUT FOR HER LITTLE BROTHER,

OFFERS ME ADVICE,

HER WISDOM IS AMAZING

AND HER COUNSEL DOES SUFFICE,

SHE TELLS  I AM FAMILY,

I’M ALWAYS WELCOME THERE,

THEN SHE LETS ME SHARE THE MEAL

SHE PATIENTLY PREPARED,

AND WHEN SHE’S FEELING SICK, DEPRESSED

OR JUST A LITTLE DOWN,

SHE NEVER SEEMS TO MOPE, COMPLAIN,

SHE DOESN’T EVEN FROWN,

THE LORD MADE YOU THIS SPECIAL WAY,

YOU BLESS ALL THOSE YOU SEE,

DIANA YOUR A SISTER TRUE,

WHAT EVERY ONE SHOULD BE.

Copyright 1989 David Ben Yakov

 

The preceding ode was written for Diana Stavenau,

a true sister in Jesus who will always be very dear to my heart.

THE THURMAN FAMILY

 

TRULY THESE FRIENDS ARE A BLESSING TO FIND,

THOSE CARING, COURTEOUS, FRIENDLY AND KIND.

THEY GO OUT OF THE WAY TO TREAT ME WITH CARE,

AND WHENEVER I NEED THEM, THEY ALWAYS ARE THERE.

THEY ACCEPT ALL OF MY WAYS, BOTH THE GOOD AND THE BAD,

THEY REJOICE WHEN I’M HAPPY, AND CRY WHEN I’M SAD.

WHEN I’M RIGHT, THEY WILL BACK ME UP ALL OF THE WAY,

WHEN I’M WRONG, GODS’ GENTLE REBUKE THEY CONVEY.

THEY OBEY THE MOST HIGH, FOR THEY TAKE IN THE WEAK,

THEY EXHIBIT GODS’ LOVE AND HIS GOSPEL THEY SPEAK.

WHEN THIS WORLD HAS  ENDED AND WE’RE AT GODS’ THRONE,

HE WILL NOT BE ASHAMED TO CALL THEM HIS OWN.

THOUGH I HAVE MANY FRIENDS AND I HAVE MANY KIN,

THEY COULD NEVER COMPARE TO MY BEST FRIENDS, THURMAN.

Copyright David Ben Yakov 1989

 

The preceding ode is to a family whom took me in during a time of physical disability.

While a mere poem cannot express my thankfulness, I hope that it can be a start.

TIME IS SHORT / TALK IS CHEAP

 

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD COME TO ME,

I LOVE YOU WITHOUT MEASURE

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD COME TO ME

BECAUSE YOU ARE MY PLEASURE,

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD TAKE YOUR PLACE

AND SIT AT MY RIGHT SIDE,

I WISH THAT YOU WOULD COME TO ME,

AND HERE YOU WOULD ABIDE,

YOU WANT TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE

BUT DO THINGS YOUR OWN WAY,

YOU ALWAYS GET BACK ON THE PATH

BUT NEVER SEEM TO STAY,

YOU SEEM TO LET BAD INFLUENCES

DICTATE TO YOUR HEART,

YOU KNOW THAT THESE BAD THINGS

WILL ONLY TEAR US BOTH APART,

WE HAVE TO SETTLE NOW, WHICH LORD

WILL RULE WITHIN YOUR HEART,

WE HAVE TO SETTLE NOW,

WILL YOU BE FOOLISH OR BE SMART,

WE HAVE TO SETTLE NOW ,

BECAUSE THE TIME WILL SOON BE HERE,

THAT I WILL NOT HEAR THE CRIES OF MEN,

I’LL TURN AWAY MY EAR.

Copyright Holy Spirit, 9/11/89 David Ben Yakov

GOD OF CREATION

 

I SEE YOU IN THE MOUNTAINS,

THAT RISE BOLDLY TO THE SKY.

I SEE YOU IN THE ARTWORK,

OF THE GRACEFUL BUTTERFLY.

I SEE YOU IN THE PAINTING,

OF THE SUNRISE EVERY MORN.

I SEE YOU IN YOUR SPLENDOR,

WHEN AN INFANT CHILD IS BORN.

I MARVEL WHEN I SEE EACH STAR,

IS SET IN IT’S OWN PLACE.

I MARVEL WHEN YOUR RAINBOW.

PROVES YOUR NEVER ENDING GRACE.

I MARVEL AT THE FIREFLY,

IT’S LUMINESCENT LIGHT.

I MARVEL AT THE EAGLE,

WHILE SUSPENDED IN IT’S FLIGHT.

I PRAISE YOU FATHER WHEN I HEAR,

THE QUIET ON THE HILL.

I PRAISE YOU WHEN THE MEADOW LAKE,

IS GLASSY, QUIET, STILL.

I PRAISE YOU, FOR YOU DID THESE THINGS,

ESPECIALLY FOR ME.

THAT I MIGHT LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH,

FOR ALL ETERNITY.

Copyright Holy Spirit, David Ben Yakov 9/11/89

JACOBS TROUBLE / JACOBS HELP

 

WHO IS THIS KING THAT COMES TO US,

A WHITE HORSE DOES HE RIDE?

WHO IS THIS ONE WHO THUNDERS FORTH,

TEN BILLION BY HIS SIDE?

IS THIS THE KING OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

THAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR?

IS THIS THE SON OF DAVID,

COME TO EVEN UP THE SCORE?

FOR SEVEN YEARS THE EVIL ONE

HAS TOSSED US TO AND FRO.

HE EVEN PASSED A LAW THAT SAID

THE LORD WE SHOULD NOT KNOW.

HE SET HIS IMAGE IN THE TEMPLE,

SAID THAT HE WAS LORD,

THE BLOOD OF ALL THE HOLY MEN,

ON ISRAEL’S’ LAND HE POURED.

DECREED TO ALL, HIS WORSHIP,

WAS THE LEAST THAT WE COULD DO,

HE KNEW FULL WELL THAT THIS WAS,

AN ABHORRENCE TO THE JEW.

IT THEN BECAME REVEALED AS TRUTH,

THAT WHAT THE CHRISTIAN’S SAID,

THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED,

AND ROSE UP FROM THE DEAD.

THEY SAID HE WOULD RETURN SOMEDAY

TO SAVE US FROM THE SWORD,

WE SHOUTED OUT WITH HOPE THAT DAY,

OUR VOICE, IN ONE ACCORD,

BLESSED, BE YESHUA HA MACHIACH,

 WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.

Copyright Holy Spirit 6/26/89 David Ben Yakov

MERE WORDS CANNOT PRAISE HIM

 

TO PRAISE THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH,

NO EARTHLY WORDS CAN DO IT,

TO GIVE HIM WORSHIP THAT HE’S DUE,

MY MIND JUST CAN’T CONSTRUE IT.

I TRY TO THINK OF WORDS TO SAY,

TO TELL GOD THAT I LOVE HIM,

I TRY TO FORM THE SENTENCES,

TO SAY I’M THINKING OF HIM.

BUT THEN HIS SPIRIT COMES TO ME ,

HE GIVES ME WORDS TO SAY,

IN LANGUAGES I’VE NEVER LEARNED,

HE TEACHES ME TO PRAY.

AND NOW HIS PRAISES I WILL SHOUT

HIS WORSHIP I WILL SING,

NO LONGER BOUND BY EARTHLY SPEECH,

I NOW CAN PRAISE THE KING.

Copyright Holy Spirit 6/26/89 David Ben Yakov

MESSIAHS LOVE FOR ISRAEL

 

FROM THE TOP OF MOUNT ZION,

WE HEAR THE KINGS’ CRY,

THIS SAME KING WHO THUNDERED

AND ROARED THROUGH THE SKY.

MY PEOPLE ISRAEL,

I WILL CALL TO MY SIDE,

YOU’LL ALL SEE MY FACE,

EVEN THOSE WHO HAVE DIED.

FROM THE EARTHS’ VAST FOUR CORNERS

YOU WILL GATHER TO ME,

AND YOU’LL SEE YOUR MESSIAH,

WHO DIED ON THE TREE.

FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS

I’VE LONGED FOR THIS DAY,

WHEN I COULD BE WITH YOU,

FOREVER TO STAY.

FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

YOU HAVE WANDERED IN FEAR,

A PEOPLE THAT PRAYED

AND WAITED TO HEAR.

NOW THOSE SAD TIMES ARE OVER,

AND THE HARD TIMES ARE PAST,

I’M YESHUA, MESSIAH,

I AM WITH YOU AT LAST.

Copyright Holy Spirit 06/20/89 David Ben Yakov

THE FATHERS WARNING

 

LISTEN OH CHILDREN, TO WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY,

SATAN DESIRES TO STEAL YOU AWAY.

AN ATTACK ON YOUR MIND, HE HAS PLANNED OUT FOR YOU,

AN ATTACK ON THE VALUES I’VE CERTIFIED TRUE.

HE WANTS YOU COMPLAISANT, HE WANTS YOU TO FEED,

ON TV, ON MOVIES AND THE GARBAGE YOU READ.

DON’T DESECRATE THE TEMPLE,

THE PLACE CALLED THE HEART,

JUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND I’LL DO MY PART.

CHILD, FLEE FROM THE EVIL THAT HE HAS FOR YOU,

JUST TRY TO LIVE HOLY, AND I’LL KNOW YOU’RE TRUE.

AND IF A TEMPTATION IS TOO MUCH TO BEAR,

JUST CALL OUT MY NAME, I’LL ALWAYS BE THERE.

I’M COMING BACK QUICKLY, YOUR KING FROM ON HIGH,

PREPARE YOURSELVES NOW, YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NIGH.

Copyright Holy Spirit 06/09/89 David Ben Yakov

WHEN MESSIAH CALLS

 

WHEN IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS NO LIGHT,

YESHUA WILL COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.

HE WILL SUMMON THE ANGEL TO BLOW THE RAMS’ HORN,

HE WILL STEAL US AWAY FROM THIS WORLD FULL OF SCORN.

HIS SLEEPING, ARISE FROM EARTH AND FROM SEA,

HIS LIVING WILL JOIN THEM ETERNALLY FREE.

FOREVER HIS WORSHIP, HIS PRAISES WE’LL SING,

WE’LL GLORY OUR FATHER, OUR SAVIOR AND KING.

Copyright Holy Spirit 06/09/89 David Ben Yakov