1980 Liberated Wailing Wall Favorites

BEHOLD!

Words adapted from Isaiah 12:2,3
By Stuart Dauermann
Music by Stuart Dauermann

 

Hi-nei  El  Y’shu-a-ti

Ev-tach  v’lo  ef-chad

Ki  aqzi  v’zim-rat  Adonai

Va-y’hi  li  l’Yshua

La, la, la….

 

Behold God is my salvation.

I will trust and will not be afraid.

For the Lord my God is my strength and my song.

He also has become my salvation.

 

With joy I drink the living water,

From a well that never can run dry.

For the Lord my God is my strength and my song.

He also has become my salvation.

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FOR GOD SO LOVED

Words Adapted from John 3:16,17; John 1:11,12
By Stuart Dauermann
Words by Stuart Dauermann

 

For God so loved the world that He gave,

His only begotten son.

That whosoever believes in Him, should not perish,

But have life everlasting, have life everlasting,

Have life everlasting, have life everlasting.

For God so loved the world that He gave,

His only begotten Son

 

For God did not send His Son into the world,

To bring condemnation,

But rather that through receiving Him,

Men might find true salvation.

And have life everlasting, have life everlasting,

Have life everlasting, have life everlasting.

For God so loved the world that He gave,

His only begotten Son.

 

He came into the world, and He dwelt among His own,

But His own, they would not receive Him.

But power to become the sons of God,

He gave to all who believe Him.

He, gave life everlasting, gave life everlasting,

His life everlasting, His life everlasting.

For God so loved the world that He gave,

His only begotten Son.

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VINEYARD SONG

Words and Music By Stuart Dauermann
Based on Isaiah 5:1-7

Chorus:

Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu

Melech haolam boray p’ri hagofen. Amen

 

Translation:

(Blessed are Thou, O Lord God, King of the
universe, who createst the fruit of the vine.)

 

My beloved had a vineyard,

On a very fertile hill.

He worked and cleared the stones away,

The land was good to till.

He built a wine vat in its midst,

And planted it with vines.

He looked for it to yield good grapes,

That He might drink the wind.

 

Chorus

 

But as the fruit mature He saw,

How wild the grapes became.

Although He loved and cared for them,

The vines would not be tamed.

Why children of Jerusalem,

Did not the harvest yield.

What more could my Beloved do,

To tend His wasted field.

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The keeper of the vineyard,

The Lord of Hosts is He.

The vineyard is His people,

O tell me can’t you see,

That He was seeking righteousness,

And justice for his wine.

 Instead He found iniquity,

Was hanging on the vine.

 

Chorus

 

Oh you who seek the Lord today,

The lesson still holds true.

For what he sought of Israel,

He still requires of you.

O walk with Him in righteousness,

And be a fruitful vine.

And press your life into His hands,

That He might drink the wine.

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O JERUSALEM

Words and music by Steffi Geiser Rubin and Rich Robinson
Based on Matthew 23:37-39

 

O Jerusalem, thou that stonest them,

I have sent to thee.

O Jerusalem, the blood of godly men,

Cries from the midst of thee.

O Jerusalem, O Jerusalem,

Have you no eyes to see;

 

That I so often would have gathered you unto me,

As a hen doth gather her chicks close her.

But ye would not – But ye would not.

 

O Jerusalem, thy children shall be gone,

Thy house shall barren be.

O Jerusalem, I’ll not be back again,

Till ye shall say to me:

 

Blessed be he who comes,

In the name of the Lord.

Blessed be he who comes,

In the name of the Lord.

Baruch haba bashem Adonai!

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LOOK UP!

Words by Susan Perlman
Music by Mitch Glaser

 

The Lord Himself will raise up unto you,

A Prophet, like your Moses he’ll be – Hallelujah!

From your own brothers the Mighty One shall come,

Listen to His Holy Words – Hallelujah!

 

Chorus:

Look up, He’s coming!

Coming in the clouds!

Every eye shall see (the Lord of Glory)

Tell all the people,

The people of the earth,

Every eye shall see!

 

The Lord your God said unto my Lord,

“Come and sit at my right hand,” – Hallelujah!

For He has sworn and promised to my Lord,

Forever a priest you’ll be – Hallelujah.

 

(Chorus)

 

“The end of day is coming,” declares the Lord of Hosts;

“The King of Kings shall reign,” – Hallelujah!

“His arm of grace extended to rule forevermore;

Judah shall be saved!” – Hallelujah!

 

(Chorus)

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PASSOVER LAMB

Words and Music by Stuart Dauermann

 

Pharaoh had us all enslaved, laboring in his land,

The Lord God heard our cry and freed us by His hand.

And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,

We’re free, we are all set free.

Passover Lamb’s blood upon the door,

Forming a cross to seal us from death’s jaw.

And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,

We’re free, we are all set free.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

God of Abram,

Thank you for the Lamb.

 

God gave us Israel, but we turned away.

God gave the Law to us, but we disobeyed.

God gave His only Son to come and set us free:

We’re free, we are all set free.

Yes we all did turn away, and we all were lost,

So we took a perfect Lamb and nailed Him to a cross.

And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,

We’re free, we are all set free.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

God of Isaac,

Thank you for the Lamb

 

Three days He lay, then Jesus did rise,

So all who will believe, never have to die.

And by the blood of the pure and spotless Lamb,

We’re free, we are all set free.

Passover Lamb’s, blood upon the door,

Forming a cross, to seal us from death’s jaw.

And by the blood, of the pure and spotless Lamb,

We’re free, we are all set free.

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

God of Jacob,

Thank you for the Lamb

 

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

God of Israel,

Thank you for the Lamb

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UNTO THE HILLS

Words adapted from Psalm 121 by
Steffi Geiser Rubin and Rich Robinson
Music by Steffi Geiser Rubin and Rich Robinson

Unto the hills I will lift up mine eyes,

From whence does my help come?

My help cometh from the Lord,

Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not suffer they foot to move,

He will not slumber nor sleep.

He that keeps watch over Israel,

Never shall slumber nor sleep.

Sun shall not smite thee by the day,

Nor the moon, the moon by night.

God shall preserve thee from evil’s way.

He shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out,

And thy coming in.

Even for now and from this time forth,

Even forevermore.

 

Lai, lai, lai, lai, lai….

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HALLELUJAH

Words and Music by
Steffi Geiser Rubin and Stuart Dauermann

 

There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus,

Whose Spirit has freed us from sin and death.

When the law could not save us,

In mercy God gave us His Son,

As an offering to pay our debt

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah,

Hallelujah, hallelujah

 

So, indebted to Him, by His Spirit within,

We’re an offering to give Him in thankfulness:

Take our bodies and our minds,

And we willingly bind them,

With love, to the altar of holiness.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah,

Hallelujah, hallelujah

 

So we thank Thee O Lord,

For the love and accord,

You have given your people, Through all the earth;

That, though different we be,

By your Spirit we’re free,

To grow in the fullness of our new birth.

 

Hallelujah, hallelujah,

Hallelujah, hallelujah

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TREES OF THE FIELD

Words adapted from Isaiah 55:12 by
Steffi Geiser-Rubin
Music by Stuart Dauermann

 

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.

 

Ki  b’simcha  te-tze-u

U-v’shalom  tu-va-lu

B’simcha  te-tze-u, te-tze-u

U-v’shalom  tu-va-lu

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THE LORD’S PRAYER

Words Adapted From Matthew 6:9-13 by
Stuart Dauermann – Music by Stuart Dauermann

 

Avinu,  Avinu  she-ba-shamayim

Yitkadash,  yitkadash  shemecha,

Tavo  malchutecha,

Ya-ah-se  retzoncha

K’mo  ba-shamayim  tayn 

 

Translation:

Our Father, Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed and sanctified is Thy holy name.

Thy kingdom come, and Thy will be done,

As in heaven, so here on earth.

And give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, the power,

And the glory, forever. Amen

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TRADITION

Words by Steffi Geiser Rubin
Music Arranged by Stuart Dauermann

 

This is a Jews for Jesus version of a song from
‘Fiddler On The Roof.” Listen to, “Tradition,” and learn
the struggles of those Jews who profess faith in Christ.
In it, a young Jewish Christian relates to family members
who react to his faith.

A Jew for Jesus; sounds crazy right?

Well, maybe to some, but it’s true

And it’s not always easy being a Jew for Jesus.

Some people don’t know, they don’t even want to understand.

Why, I’ve been standing here for two and a half hours, handing out my pamphlets.

And in that time, I’ve been called “traitor,” “fanatic,” “crazy,” and much worse.

Why, one guy even tore a pamphlet up into tiny little pieces,

After reading only the title; twenty four pieces to be exact.

Four of them fell on my cap, four on my shoes,

But I believe that God can reach even that guy.

Now, you might ask me why I’m standing out here like this,

Handing out my pamphlets?

Well, I’ll tell you, it’s because I believe God has called me,

To be a witness for him, to my people.

And if you’re wondering what the Jewish community thinks about all this?

I can tell you that in just one word.

 

Tradition, tradition, tradition

Tradition, tradition, tradition.

 

Take my family for example; my mother, God bless her,

Has been having a very difficult time understanding me lately.

She doesn’t seem to realize that a real Christian is Born Again.

So now she calls me, “my son, the Gentile!”

That’s all she knows. She thinks that all Gentiles are Christians,

She confuses the Pharaoh and the Pope.

Billy Gram and Billy Carter.

To my mom, they all fall into one category, “them.”

To here there’s us and them.

Us, being the Jews, and now she thinks I’ve become a them.

 

“How could you cause me so much aggravation,

Don’t you know the Christians murdered all the Jews?

Hitler, the Pope, the Communistic nations,

And now you tell me you’re one too, oy!”

 

Tradition, tradition, tradition,

Tradition, tradition, tradition

 

My father is the best Certified Public Accountant in all of Brooklyn,

Well, before I was five, he taught me to do,

Three place multiplication tables – in my head.

He was hoping when I graduated from business school,

That we’d go into partnership together,

I guess I disappointed him when I told him,

That I thought God wanted me to spread His word.

So now he calls me, “my son, the preacher.”

Coming from him, that’s not exactly a compliment.

I tried to explain, but he only says, “it’s tradition,

for a son to follow in the footsteps of his father.”

 

“I even had a sign all made, says Moskowitz and Son,

But now you’ve picked a different trade; you preach the Gospel?”

 

Tradition, tradition, tradition,

Tradition, tradition, tradition

 

My crazy sister Sheila goes from one thing to another.

Why, just this year, she’s been involved in transcendental meditation seminars,

Yoga classes, astrology sessions, palmistry reading, flying lessons,

Ecology fieldtrips, and all of them sponsored by the Jewish Community Center.

She thinks I’m narrow minded and intolerant,

So now she calls me, “My brother, the fanatic.”

According to her, it’s Jewish tradition to be liberal and open minded.

My sister Sheila is so open minded, that one of these days,

Her brains are going to fall out.

 

“How can you be so very narrow minded?

Do you mean to tell me there is just one way?

Try meditation, Yoga helps you find that we will make it all one day.”

 

Tradition, tradition, tradition,

Tradition, tradition, tradition

 

But then there’s my little brother, David.

He’s been going to Hebrew school for four years now; smart as a whip too.

When I told him about Jesus, he went straight,

To the Rabbi to ask him some questions.

But the Rabbi only said, “Ach David, behave yourself. Jesus is not for the Jews.”

But you know, I don’t think that answer satisfied David,

He’s been acting very strangely, and behaving very quietly.

I wonder, could God be getting through to him?

 

“It sounds like what he’s saying just might possibly be true.

But how can I believe in it, and still remain a Jew?”

 

Tradition, tradition, tradition,

Tradition, tradition, tradition

 

Some people might say that I’m a Jew who’s broken with tradition.

Well, that may be true, but I am a Jew;

A Jew who’s returned to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

(All opposing views sung together)

 

Tradition, Tradition………

 

Sometimes, it’s a lonely life, being a Jew for Jesus.

But I know that there is someone who will be with me, always.

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PSALM 103

Words Adapted by Stuart Dauermann
Music by Stuart Dauermann

 

Chorus:

Bless the Lord my soul, and all that is within me,

Bless His holy name.

Bless the Lord my soul, forget not all His goodness.

Bless His holy name.

 

He pardons all your iniquities,

He healeth all of your diseases.

He redeems you from the grave,

And crowns you with lovingkindness.

He satisfies your desire for good,

And He renews your strength,

O Bless the Lord my soul.

The Lord performs His righteous deeds,

His justice for all who are oppressed.

 

(Chorus)

 

He will not always strive with us,

Nor keep His anger forever.

It is He who gives life to us,

He grants us forgiveness in His grace.

For high as heaven is above the earth,

So great is His love,

Toward those who fear His name.

As far as east is from the west,

So far does He take our sins away.

 

(Chorus)

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COME BACK PEOPLE

Words Adapted from Zechariah 12 by Moishe Rosen
Music by Mitch Glaser

 

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)

 

The mountains split beneath His feet,

The heavens opened wide,

My Lord amidst Shekinah light,

His glory fills the sky.

 

(Chorus fade-out)