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The Rock of Israel

Shilo ben Hod released new Hebrew worship songs recently, and these are some of my favourites: the Rock of Israel and Yeshua, Saviour. The second song called Yeshua, Saviour is based on Psalm 121. I hope you enjoy these and remember Yeshua’s words in Matthew 5:11 – 20:

11 “How blessed you are when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of vicious lies about you because you follow me! 12 Rejoice, be glad, because your reward in heaven is great — they persecuted the prophets before you in the same way. 13 “You are salt for the Land. But if salt becomes tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except being thrown out for people to trample on. 14 “You are light for the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Likewise, when people light a lamp, they don’t cover it with a bowl but put it on a lampstand, so that it shines for everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. 17 “Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. 18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah — not until everything that must happen has happened. 19 So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness is far greater than that of the Torah-teachers and P’rushim, you will certainly not enter the Kingdom of Heaven! 

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In distress my God I called to you

 

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Jerusalem, Capital of Israel.

Photo: My aunt in Israel last week

 

מן המיצר אלוקיי קראתי אליך

Min hamitsar elokai karati elecha

In distress my God I called to you

הגשר עודנו צר

Hagesher odenu tsar

The bridge is still narrow

איך אוכל בלעדיך

Aich ochal biladecha

How can I do it without you

לעבור לחצות

La’avor lachtsot

To cross this divide

איך אוכל זאת לעשות

Aich ochal zot la’asot How can I do this

אני יודע שאוזניך קשובות

Ani yodea she’oznecha kashuvot

I know that your ears are attentive

עד יעבור זעם

Ad ya’avor zaam

Until the storm passes

היכן אוכל להסתתר

Heichan ochel lehistater

Where can I hide

וכמו בכל פעם אצטרך בך להיעזר

Uchmo bechol paam etstarech becha leheazer

And like every time I need your aid

כי בלעדיך כלום לא שווה

Ki biladecha klum lo shave Because besides you nothing is worthy

ואני יושב ומקווה V

eani yoshev umikave And I sit and hope

שיבוא יום

Sheyavo yom That day will come

ותתגלה

Vetitgale And you’ll be revealed

אל יושב בסתר עליון

El yoshev baseter aliyon

God seated hidden on high

הלא שמעת נאקת בניך

Halo shamata neakat banecha Have you not heard the groaning of your sons?

על פי הטבע וההגיון

Al pee hateva vehahigayon

According to nature and logic

מזמן אבדנו

Mizman avadnu

We would be lost long ago

לולא רחמך

Lule rachamecha

If not for your mercy

אנא תן תחת כנפיך מחסה

Ana ten tachat knafecha machase

Please give under your wings shelter

ולמעננו נס תעשה

Ulemanenu nes taase

And for us do a miracle

 

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Messianic Ethiopian Jewish congregation in Jerusalem (12 December 2017)

 

 

The Word of God says

118 תְּהִלִּים /Tehillim / Psalm / Псалтирь 118

 

 

Psalm 118: 5, 21, 17, 22, 28

Min hameitzar karati Yah
Anani vamerchav Yah

Odecha ki anitani
Vatehi li liy’shu’a
Vatehi li liy’shu’a

Lo amut ki echye
Va’asaper ma’asei Yah

Even ma’asu habonim
Hayta lerosh pina

Eli ata ve’odecha
Elohai aromemecha
מילים: תהילים קי”ח 5, 21, 17, 22, 28

‎מִן-הַמֵּצַר, קָרָאתִי יָּהּ;    עָנָנִי בַמֶּרְחָב יָהּ.
‎אוֹדְךָ, כִּי עֲנִיתָנִי;    וַתְּהִי-לִי, לִישׁוּעָה.
‎לֹא-אָמוּת כִּי-אֶחְיֶה;    וַאֲסַפֵּר, מַעֲשֵׂי יָהּ.
‎אֶבֶן, מָאֲסוּ הַבּוֹנִים–    הָיְתָה, לְרֹאשׁ פִּנָּה.
‎אֵלִי אַתָּה וְאוֹדֶךָּ;    אֱלֹהַי, אֲרוֹמְמֶךָּ