1990 Times and Seasons

ABRAHAM

Genesis 15, 22

I’m a twice-born child of Abraham.

In the covenant God made with him.

I thank God for the faithfulness of Abraham.

He taught me how to live, believing in my God.

See him standing there a desert man.

See him gazing at the skies.

Hear the Lord saying,

So shall your descendants be.

As countless as the stars, like the sand upon the shore.

Chorus:

Abraham, covenant man,

Trusting in the promises of God.

Abraham, covenant man,

He taught me how to live, believing in God.

See him climbing Mount Moriah now.

Se him binding Isaac there.

Hear him cry as he lifts the knife to slay his son.

The angel stays his hand, and points him to the ram.

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LORD YOU ARE OUR LIFE

Lord you are our life, you are our joy, you are our song,

You are our king, that’s why we sing our song of praise to you.

Though trouble may surround us your arms are still around us.

Trusting your name we find the strength to carry on.

Though the devil seeks to harm us,

We will not give way to fear.

With his lies he won’t alarm us.

For we know that you are near.

Though a host encamp against us,

Still we will not be afraid.

For we know you will defend us.

And your power will be displayed.

And that is why we just wanna say.

Lord, you are our life, you are our joy, you are our song.

You are our king, that’s why we sing our song of praise to you.

Though trouble may surround us your arms are still around us.

Trusting your name we find the strength to carry on.

We’ll carry on…..

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THE LORD IS MY LIGHT AND SALVATION

Lyrics adapted from Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and salvation,

Of whom then shall I be afraid.

The Lord is my help and protection,

Of whom then shall I be in dread.

I know in the day of my trouble,

He will hasten and answer my cry.

While enemy hosts fall and stumble,

He will strengthen my hand on a rock I will stand.

And my head will be lifted high.

Chorus:

One thing I have I asked of the Lord my Savior,

And that alone will I seek.

To dwell in His courts forever,

And to fall in worship at His feet.

When father and mother forsake me,

You are father and mother and friend.

Though enemies rise up against me,

 I will live and rejoice as I lift up my voice.

And in confidence I will call on your name.

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PASSOVER MEDLEY

Traditional

Words of “Come Thou long expected Jesus”
By Charles Wesley

Ma nishtana halaila hazeh

Mikkol haleilot

Mikkol haleilot

Sheb’chol haleilot

Anu ochlin chameitz umatzah

Chameitz umatzah

Halaila hazeh halaila hazeh

Kulo matzah

Sheb”chol haleilot anu ochlin

Sh’ar y’rakot

Sh’ar y’rakot

Halaila hazeh halaila hazeh

Morror

Halaila hazeh halaila hazeh

Morror

(Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights we
eat either leavened or unleavened (bread). On this night only unleavened.
On all other nights we eat all kinds of herbs. On this night (only) bitter herbs.)

Adir hu, adir hu

Yivneh beito b’karov

Bimheira, bimheira, b’yameinu b’karov

Bachur hu, gadol hu, dagul hu

Yivneh bieto b’karov

Bimheira, bimheira, b’yameinu b’karov

El b’nei El b’nei, b’nei beito b’karov

(Mighty is he, May he build his house (the Temple) soon and in our
days. O God build your house soon!
Chosen, great and foremost is He. May he build his house (the Temple)
soon and in our days. O God build your house soon!)

Ilu ilu hotsianu botsianu mimitzrayim

V’lo asah vahem shfatim dayenu

Da-dayenu, da-dayenu, da-dayenu, dayenu, dayenu.

Da-dayenu, da-dayenu, da-dayenu, dayenu, dayenu.

Ilu ilu asah vahem ilu asah vahem shfatim

V’lo asah veloheihem dayenu

Da-dayenu, da-dayenu, da-dayenu, dayenu, dayenu.

Da-dayenu, da-dayenu, da-dayenu, dayenu, dayenu.

(If he’d only redeemed us out of Egypt and not wreaked
judgments upon them it would have been sufficient.
If he’d only wreaked judgments upon them and not upon their gods,
it would have been sufficient.)

Eliyahu hanavi, Eliyahu hatishbi

Eliyahu, Eliyahu, Eliyahu, hagladi.

Bimheira b’yameinu yavo eileinu

Im Mashiach ben David, Im Mashiach ben David.

(Elijah the prophet, Tlijah the Tishbite, Elijah from Gilead, may he come
soon and in our days, with Messiah the Son of David.)

Come thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free.

From our sins and fears release us, let us find our rest in thee.

Israel’s strength and consolation, hope of all the earth thou art.

Dear desire of ev’ry nation, joy of ev’ry longing heart.

Bimheira b’yameinu, yavo elieinu

Mashiach ben David, Bashiach ben David

Bimheira b’yameinu, yavo elieinu

Mashiach ben David, Mashiach ben David

(Soon and in our days, Messiah the Son of David will come again to us.)

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THE SEASONS OF OUR LOVE

We were two, now we’re one

Life is new, it’s just begun.

We’re together never to be parted.

Let them say I’m naive, I wear my heart on my sleeve.

How can I help it when your life is joined to mine.

Let’s remember this is the springtime of our love.

When summer’s heat makes love’s blossoms fade and die.

Through the heat and through the pain we’ll renew our love again.

I’ll always love you through the seasons of our love.

Take the time to recall springtime’s promise in the fall.

We’ll grow older, maybe wiser, maybe colder.

As the seasons turn around summers leaves will all turn brown.

Life will change us but our promises remain.

Let’s remember this is the springtime of our love,

When we’re surrounded by death’s footsteps in the snow, don’t go.

There’s a place here by me, and there always will be.

I’ll always love you through the seasons of our love.

And when time has reached its goal,

And the Lord is all in all,

We’ll discover a season without ending,

With the nations gathered home,

We will sing the endless song,

Praising Jesus the Lord of time for evermore.

And we’ll never miss the springtime of our love.

For we’ll have found a love far deeper than we knew.

But till then while seasons turn.

Take my hand and my love and learn,

How much I love you through the seasons of our love.

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ECHAD

Words adapted from Scripture
Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Timothy 2:5; Mark 12; Ephesians 4)

There’s only one God and blest be his name.

He gave his own Son to stand in our place.

Atoning for sin revealing his grace.

He alone is the Holy One.

A scribe came one day to ask of the Lord,

Which of our laws is the greatest of all.

Y’shua replied, “Hear Israel,

The Lord our God is one”

Chorus:

Echad, echad

Sh’ma Y’israel Adonai elohenu Adonai echad,

He is one, the Lord is one.

Hear Israel, the Lord our God the Lord is one.

One body, one spirit, one hope of our call.

One Lord and one faith, one baptism for us all.

Our Father our God over all and through all.

And in Him we are all one.

Echad, echad

Sh’ma Y’israel Adonai elohenu Adonai echad,

He is one, the Lord is one.

Hear Israel, the Lord our God the Lord is one.

How three can be one is a mystery it’s true.

As a man and wife are one flesh not two.

United are we with Messiah our groom.

And in him we all are one.

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SABBATH REST

Words by Janie-Sue Wertheim and Jowl Kleinbaum
Music by Janie-Sue Wertheim

A Sabbath rest is very sweet, Ribbono Shel Olam

It calm our hearts, rests weary feet, Ribbono Shel Olam.

May your presence be with us as we sing this Sabbath prayer.

And may all the world know Sabbath peace one day.

O Lord our God we praise your name,

Forever good and blest.

With joy we lay our burdens down,

To welcome Sabbath rest.

Lord we sing this song to you.

You are faithful kind and true.

Lord, may all the world know,

Sabbath peace one day.

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TODAY I AM A  MAN

Words by Gina Ciavolino Moss and Stuart Dauermann
Music by Stuart Dauermann

Oy gevalt it’s getting late,

All this food is on my plate.

I should try to but I cannot eat a bite,

Mama says if I’m to grow

(and she says that she should know)

Then I should eat my food and not put up a fight.

But today is the beginning of the world for me.

It’s the day I have to do the best I can.

Yesterday, if as they say, I was a little boy,

Then today, today I am a man.

Yesterday if as we say you were a little boy,

Then today, today you are a man.

Now the time is getting near,

And all the relatives are here,

And they pinch my cheek,

And they tell me how I’ve grown,

And they ask what are my plans,

And how it feels to be a man,

And if tomorrow I’ll extend them a loan.

My little brother wants to know,

If I’ll come out and play.

But I had to tell him I don’t think I can.

Yesterday I would have gone,

Without a second thought.

But I can’t today, cause I’m a man.

Yester you would have gone without a second thought,

But you can’t today, cause you’re a man.

I’m as nervous as can be,

And I hope no one can see,

That I’m literally shaking like a leaf.

Now the Torah is unrolled.

And my name is being called.

And I’m thinking that my speech is much too brief.

All my friends and all my relatives are smiling now.

And my parents are as proud as they can be.

Yesterday I looked to them just like a little boy.

But today, the man they see is me.

Yesterday you looked to us just like a little boy,

But today…………….

Many years have come and gone,

Tho’ it doesn’t seem that long.

Since I celebrated my bar mitzvah day.

Now my son is near the time,

When he too must learn his lines.

And with nervousness rehearse the words he’ll say.

Yet it comforts him to know that in Jerusalem,

A bar mitzvah boy confounded older men.

For now like me he’s found Y’shua.

And believes in him.

And he approaches his bar mitzvah born again.

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PERFECT PEACE

Words adapted from Isaiah 26:3,4

The Lamb of God’s a lion,

Who roars to summon you.

To follow where he’s leading, though others are untrue.

The yoke he gives is easy, but the path is often hard.

Yet the Lamb provides the power for those who follow God.

Chorus:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on Thee.

Thou will keep him in perfect peace,

Because he trusts in Thee.

The Lamb is leading onward, so count the world as loss.

On your way to coronatio0n don forget your cross.

Press on and if you stumble, we’re here to help you stand,

Cause we’re family together, within the Father’s hand.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on thee.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

Because he trusts in Thee.

Trust in the Lord forever,

In the Lord is lasting strength.

Walk in his ways and wait for him.

Fall upon his Name.

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I SING UNTO MY BRIDE /
OUR LOVE IS STRONGER THAN DEATH

Song of Solomon 2:8
Words and Music by Mitch Glaser /
Words and Music by Stuart Dauerman

I sing unto my bride, the one whom God has giv’n me

The fairest one out of Israel is my bride to me, is my bride to me.

As your beauty grows ever before my eyes.

As we grow to know the love that God provides.

As our hearts unite, strengthened by His might,

Lover, delight of my soul, my bride.

My soul I give to you, my life to be one with you.

A friend to shatter all your fears I will be to you, I will be to you.

Though the world press hard, I will cling to you.

Though the days grow cold, my warmth shall comfort you.

As we stand as one ever before our King,

Help us, O Father, we pray, be our shield.

Till the day breaks and the shadows flee away,

My beloved is mind and I am his alone.

I have sought him through the dark and lonely night.

Now that I’ve found him I will never let him go.

Our love is stronger than death, it reaches to the grave.

It burns like blazing fire and like a mighty flame.

No waters can quench our love.

No rivers cause it to stay.

If all the wealth of the world were mine,

I would not send my love away.

O my darling, my beloved one arise,

For the winter is past, the rains have come and gone.

Smell the blossoms, hear the cooing of the dove.

Ah, the season of our love ht last has come.

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KADDISH

Words adapted from traditional Jewish liturgy.

Magnify and Sanctify his Name,

For by his word the universe was framed.

When no star as yet was born,

Nor was any creature formed.

He reigned alone in majesty, the King of all eternity.

O magnify and sanctify his Name

Chorus:

Yitgadal  v’yitkadash  sh’mei  rabbah

O praise his holy Name forevermore.

His kingdom comes with righteousness and peace,

Creation will experience release.

Then the curse will be removed,

As all nature is renewed.

The nations will be gathered in,

His people will be free from sin.

O magnify and sanctify his Name.

May lasting peace from heaven be revealed,

For us and all the house of Israel.

When the pierced one returns,

And the house of David mourns.

To recognize the Son of Man,

Who came and now has come again.

O magnify and sanctify the Name.

Blessed praised and glorified be He,

Both now and throughout all eternity.

Through our words be weak and lame,

We will magnify his Name.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,

Praise him all creatures here below,

O magnify and sanctify his Name.

Praise Him above ye heav’nly host,

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

O magnify and sanctify his Name

The text of this song is based on thematic material found in the ancient Jewish prayer known as “Kaddish.” It is a doxology which exists in five different forms within the Jewish liturgy. The version found here is a sixth form which takes themes found in the traditional Mourner’s Kaddish  and expands upon them from the composer’s perspective as a Jewish believer in Yeshua (Jesus). The melody of the chorus is traditional.