1976 We Were Like Dreamers

WE WERE LIKE DREAMERS

(Psalm 126)
(Dauermann) © 1976

 

When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion,

We were like those who dream.

Then our mouth was filled with laughter,

And our tongues with joyful shouting,

When the Lord brought the captives home.

 

Then they said among the nations of the world:

“The Lord has done great things for them.”

Yes, You’ve done great things for us, Lord,

Therefore we are glad.

 

Lord, restore again the captive ones of Zion,

As the streams in the south.

That those who sow with tears might reap with joyful shouting,

When the Lord brings the captives home.

 

Then they’ll say among the nations of the world:

“The Lord has done great things for them.”

Yes You’ll do great things for us, Lord,

Therefore we are glad.

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MESSIAHMAS CAROL

(Matthew 2; Luke 2)
(Geiser-Ruben/Dauermann) © 1976

 

Rejoice! Rejoice!

For King Messiah’s born in Bethlehem

Rejoice!

The Son of David has come

 

Where is the one who’s born the King Emmanuel?

For we have come with frankincense to Israel.

The eastern star of Bethlehem has led us here to worship Him

O Sons of men…..

 

Mine eyes have seen the day of Thy salvation.

Fulfillment of Thy Word of revelation,

A light to lighten Gentiles and glory unto Israel.

Of Him they tell…..

 

Rejoice! Rejoice!

For King Messiah’s born in Bethlehem.

Rejoice!

The Son of David’s come.

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JEREMIAH’S CONSOLATION

(Jeremiah 31)
(Geiser-Rubin/Dauermann) © 1975

 

When Israel went forth to rest,

The Lord appeared to me and said,

I’ve loved you with an everlasting love.

And drawn you unto Me with loving kindness.

Again will I rebuild you Israel.

My virgin daughter Israel.

 

Then once again you’ll play your tambourines.

And you will go forth in merry dance.

And you shall plant the vineyards with your own hands,

On the hills of Samaria.

The planter shall enjoy,

The blessings of the Lord Who gave the Land.

 

Then one new day will come a time,

You’ll hear the watchman call your name.

They’ll call out from the hilltops in Ephraim,

Arise, let us to up to Zion.

Arise and offer praises to the Lord,

The Holy One of Israel.

 

Then once again you’ll play your tambourines.

Again will you go forth in merry dance.

And now you shall plant the vineyards with your own hands,

On the hills of Samaria.

The remnant shall enjoy,

The blessings of the Lord, Who gave the Land.

 

Then young and old together will rejoice and never weep again.

For God will turn their mourning into joy.

And comfort them and take away their sorrow.

And fill the earth with bounty from the Lord.

My virgin daughter Israel.

 

Then unto God you’ll play your tambourines.

In joy will you go forth in merry dance.

And now you shall plant the vineyards with your own hands,

On the hills of Samaria.

With thanks we shall enjoy,

The blessings of the Lord who gave the land.

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MELECH OZAIR (King Redeemer)

(Traditional Jewish Liturgy)
(arr. Dauermann) © 1972
(assigned to Lillenas) © 1975

 

MELECH OZAIR UMOSHIAH UMAGEN

MELECH OZAIR UMOSHIAH UMAGEN

BARUCH ATAH ADONAI,

BARUCH ATA ADONAI

MAGEN AVRAHAM

 

King Redeemer, Savior and Shield,

King Redeemer, Savior and Shield,

Blessed art Thou, Blessed art Thou,

Shield of Abraham

 

You are the Mighty One, forever, O Lord,

You are the Mighty One, forever, O Lord.

 

You raise the dead, sleeping in their graves,

You are mighty to save.

You raise the dead, sleeping in their graves,

You are mighty to save.

 

PELE YA ETZ, AHVI AD, SAR SHALOM

PELE YA TEZ, AHVI AD, SAR SHALOM

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SAR A FREINDT
S’IZ UNDZ YESHUA

(What A Friend We Have In Jesus)
(Traditional)

 

SAR A FREINDT S’IZ UNDZ YESHUA
(What a friend we have in Jesus)

TROGT FAR UNDZ DEE ZINDT UN LIEDT
(He carries our sins and grief for us)

SAR A SCHUSS ES IZ TSU BRENGEN
(What a privilege it is to bring)

ALTZ TSU GOT IN A GEBET
(Everything to God in prayer)

 

OFT IZ UNDZ GESHTERT DER SHOLEM
(Often is our peace troubled)

S’CUMMEN ON OOMZEESTEH LIEDT
(Bitter times come upon us)

VAYL MIR BRENGEN NISHT BASH-TENDIK
(All because we do not bring outstretched)

ALTZ TSU GOT IN A GEBET
(Everything to God in prayer)

 

Have we trials or temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Can we find a friend so faithful,

Who with all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Are we weak and heavy-laden?

‘Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior still our refuge;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

(Yiddish translation: Lederer Foundation
arr. Boskey/Dauermann) © 1975)

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GET YOU UP

(Isaiah 40)
(Dauermann) © 1975

 

Get you up on a high mountain, Zion,

Herald of good tidings.

Lift your voice and fear not.

Say to the cities of Judah;

Behold your God.

Lift your voice and fear not.

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REJOICE AND BE EXCEEDINGLY GLAD

(Matthew 5 & 24)
(Geiser-Rubin/Dauermann) © 1975

 

Many will come in My name,

And lead many people astray,

For wars will come,

And rumors of wars,

Wars and rumors of wars,

And many will fall away,

So many will fall away,

So many, so many, so many…..

 

But rejoice and be exceedingly glad!

Blessed are ye, blessed are ye.

You shall be called the sons of God.

And great is your reward in heaven.

 

Nation shall rise against nation,

And kingdoms will battle for gold.

For wars will come,

And rumors of wars.

Earthquakes and famines destroy,

And loving hearts grow cold,

And loving hearts grow cold…..

 

But rejoice and be exceedingly glad!

Blessed are ye, blessed are ye,

You shall inherit the gift of the earth.

And great is your reward in heaven.

 

You shall be hated for my sake,

And nations will murder your song,

For darkness will come,

And stars will fall,

Darkness and stars shall fall.

Take heart for it won’t be long,

Take heart for it won’t be long.

 

For the Son of Man shall come,

With power and great glory,

To gather us unto Him.

We shall be called the sons of God,

We shall inherit the gift of the earth.

Thy word shall never pass away,

And great is our reward in heaven.

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CHANUKAH MEDLEY

(Traditional)
(arr. Dauermann) © 1975

 

Who can retell the things that befell us?

Who can count them?

In every age, a prophet or sage,

Came to our aid….

 

And we thank You Heav’nly Father

 

Rock of ages let our song,

Praise Thy saving power.

Thou, amidst the raging foes,

Wast our shelt’ring tower.

 

Furious, they assailed us,

But Thine arm availed us,

And Thy Word broke their sword,

When our own strength failed us.

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TREES OF THE FIELD

(Isaiah 55)
(Geiser-Rubin/Dauermann) © 1975

 

You shall go out with joy,

And be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills,

Will break forth before you.

They’ll be shouts of joy,

And all the trees of the field,

Will clap, will clap their hands.

 

And all the trees of the field,

Will clap their hands.

The trees of the field,

Will clap their hands.

The trees of the field,

Will clap their hands,

While you go out with joy.

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OUT OF THE DEPTHS

(Psalm 130)
(Geiser-Rubin/Dauermann) © 1975

 

Out of the depths I’ve cried to Thee.

O Lord,hear my voice.

Let Thine ear attend to me,

Let Thine ear attend to me,

Let Thine ear attend to me,

O Lord, hear my voice.

 

For if Thou shouldst mark iniquity,

O Lord, who could stand?

But there is forgiveness with Thee,

That we might fear Thy hand.

 

In Thy Word I hope, O God,

My soul waits for Thee,

More than the watchman for the morn,

More than the watchman for the morn,

My soul waits for Thee.

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I WILL CALL UPON THE LORD

(Psalm 18)
(Glaser) © 1976

 

How I love the, O my Lord,

My rock and my strength!

My Redeemer and my God

In Whom will I trust

 

I will call upon the Lord,

Who is worthy to be praised,

I will call upon the Lord,

Who is worth to be praised.

 

Though death may overtake me,

Still will I not fear.

Enemies may surround me,

But Lord, You are near.

 

Who is God? save our Lord Jesus,

Our King and Redeemer!

And who is the rock? Save our God.

Our shield and our salvation.

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COME BACK PEOPLE

(Zechariah 14)
(Rosen/Glaser) © 1976

 

Mine eyes have seen the pierced One,

Descending from the clouds,

Ten thousand angels at His side,

The trumpet sounding loud:

 

Chorus:

Come back people, children of Abraham,

Come back people, sons of Jacob,

The Lord has come, He’s heard your cry,

Open up your eyes, your redemption draws nigh.

 

My soul did mourn at Jesus’ death,

And I was born anew.

He filled me with His Holy breath,

And I was pierced too.

 

(Chorus)