We His Bride…

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 Behold!  He is risen! Let the earth burst forth with joy!

 

“There is something about the very early morning which is entrancing: it is so quiet, so new. The world has been reborn during the hours of darkness; there is a bloom upon it like the bloom upon an untouched grape. The sun was hidden behind clouds so the light had a silvery softness; a haze lay upon the meadows by the river; cows grazed      peacefully; the town clock chimed…The town was awakening now…”                                           ~ D.E. Stevenson, Charlotte Fairlie

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On this Resurrection Sunday, choosing from so many of these beautiful Marty Goetz songs I’ve been sharing this week, a wondrous line in his “We Being Many (are one body in Christ)” captures my heart with all that Easter celebrates:  We being many are His Bride, taken from His side…  

Mm… Like Eve, from Adam… Now we, His Bride… taken from Jesus’ side…  Glorious thought that springs tears to my eyes…

And the picture of God’s Love compared to a mother’s for her newborn child (so portrayed before me lately with several babies born amidst us)… for in His Resurrection is our birth into eternity…

And so, I will offer this… one more  song for you… as Alleluia Blessings of Easter Sunday Joy…  

Words to flow and ripple like water from a clear stream.

Heart and melody to enfold your own, lift you to His arms.

Hope to soar your dreams of all He has planned, beyond anything we possibly imagine…

One of his most tender renditions is on the Psalm Enchanted Evening link (that includes several beauties)… Should you just want to hear We Being Many alone, though, pull the playbar across until you see his wife and then little daughter standing beside his piano…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOqa_kSlxtU

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We Being Many

By Marty Goetz, DVD, Psalm Enchanted Evening

And we being many are one body in Christ, in Christ
And everyone members of one another
Loving each other, with God as our Father
Who loves us as a mother loves her newborn child

We are His Bride, taken from His side
When blood and water fell from the broken heart of Israel
See the Lord provide the precious Lamb who died
The great “I Am”” who cried “Eli, Eli, Lama Azavtani,
Abba, El Shaddai, to God I give my life…”

[Repeat, in harmony...]

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a Sabbath Blessing for you

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The world  may resound with so many dire predictions.  Doctor’s reports when they don’t know what else may be done.  Bank statements covered in red. 

But when all seems to be dark, or the devil cackles the lie that you are just on borrowed time … God declares NO!  I Am the Light and Life…

He is bursting forth from the tomb!

Bidding us… oh, bidding us to take our eyes off what we see, replace our words with His, reach out and touch the hem of His garment…believing against what darkness has been spoken and trusting to His words of… la chaim!  (It may be tempting to pronounce and thereby agree with hopelessness we seem to see happening rather than with the hope and  promise He wants in our mouths…but as the Lord entreats, we will speak out FAITH as though it already is, and choose words of Life!  :) )

O, whose report will we believe?  I will believe the Lord’s!

On this Holy Saturday, let us “take hold of His words with all our heart, drink of His Sabbath Blessing…and we will not die but LIVE!  May we not let them out of our sight!  For they are LIFE to those who find them and health to our very bones, our whole body!  Let not any negative report be in our mouths…but only the report of the Lord… (Proverbs 4: 4, 21-22)

And… a double blessing

O, do click here to listen…and… let this long beloved Sabbath blessing prayer send soaking warmth into your spirit, wrap you in the cloak of His Love, nourish you as the Bread and the Cup poured out for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VcVk8apEHc

And this stunningly gorgeous song I’ve never heard before (somehow, it just started playing immediately following the one above and seemed meant to share here  :) )…As the Psalmist says, He surrounds you as He surrounds Jerusalem…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFBm3JUtsbM&list=RD2VcVk8apEHc

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:)   Read my other Holy Week-related posts… Unfamiliar with Marty Goetz?  I know you’ll enjoy worshiping to the music links sprinkled in these:

How Excellent Is His Name

Lamb of God, Love of God

Song for this Holy Tuesday

He calls you…friend…

Let us break bread together

Candlelight…and Hope of Glory

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Candlelight…and Hope of Glory

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All this week, I’ve been mulling through so many stirring songs to share with you here on this Good Friday… music that captures the heart, the majestic victory.  There are just so many…but finally, I narrowed it down to                       a story… and a glory

A Story…

Listening to and worshiping along with Marty Goetz and his Psalm Enchanted Evening this week, I fell in love with something so lovely he describes as he introduced his slightly modified version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic as unto the Lord, the One who IS Love…

Here, in Mr. Goetz’ own words:

“You know,” he begins, “the whole bible is just music through and through.  And ‘psalm’  actually means ‘to pluck’ a stringed instrument (though in my case, it’s more like ‘plonk’ a stringed instrument  :) )  – that’s what the word comes from…

“This night of song is an enchanting evening for me, I must say…  Now some of you may be a bit afraid of that word – enchanting. but it doesn’t mean ‘magic’ or anything like that.  I looked it up in the dictionary.  It comes from a word ‘incantare’ –  to sing.  It actually means, to sing!  I bet you didn’t know that.  And ‘enchantment’ means ‘to woo to a place of emotional…actually love…  a place of affection,’ through this singing.  So basically, what this evening is, is the plucking and plunking of stringed instruments to woo through the singing this evening… :)

“And, I also happen to love that song by Rodgers and Hammerstein… I’ve done this with other songs (it’s a little bit corny), but if you think about it — Love is from God.  He invented it. And the love we have for one another, and love male for female, it’s all from God.  So, I thought about this particular song, and this particular evening… and how the words really speak about our hearts desire for this night  It’s not really about us.  It’s about Him.

“And our prayer was that somehow this evening, through something we would do, He would woo us... in the singing and the playing of the instruments…woo us to the Source of Love, to God, Himself… 

[Here he begins to sing Some Enchanted Evening as it was so tenderly written, adding the following verse as his own prayer in this song of Romance... a whole new reason this song  mists my eyes as always...]:

 

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Some enchanted evening,should you find Yeshua [Jesus]

Should you feel Him call you, across a crowded room

Then fly to His side

And make Him your own

Or all through your life, you may live all alone…

Once you have found Him,

Never… let…Him…go…

And for…The Glory…

I heard this one just tonight as I scanned You Tube, and somehow, this seems the prayer I want to leave in your hearts… just so meltingly beautiful… that I enjoin you to worship along…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s0tF_kQ69g

Hope of Glory

Words & Music by Marty Goetz
© 2006 Singin’ in the Reign Music/ASCAP

In spiritual joy, I dwell,
My faith has made me cease
To question, ponder, pause or doubt
And this has brought me peace
My soul has waked to glory,
my eyes are turned above
I wait the Master’s kingdom
With reverential love

He’s promised me a dwelling place,
That He will prepare
And a crown of glory, He wants me to wear
And all His inheritance He wants me to share
So, I’ll work out my salvation
With fear and trembling
And daily make my prayer,
That it’s Him I’ll be resembling
Glory to glory, even by His spirit,
Moment by moment,
When the Master speaks I’ll hear it

(Hebrew singing)

Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai Tz’vaot
M’lo Chol Ha-aretz K’vodo

(Translation)
Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord of hosts.
The whole earth is full of Your glory)

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
The earth belongs to You
We’ll prepare to go with You, Lord
But until the day we do, Lord,
Minute by minute, we’ll continue in the story
This mystery, Christ in us the hope of glory

Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory

(Instrumental)

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Let us break bread together

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On this Holy night, closing our eyes, quieting our hearts, partaking of the Lord’s words… This bread is my body broken for you… This cup is my blood poured out for you…

Let us hold His song of Love deep, close, within…

Singing in the Reign ** of all He has won back for all who will take and receive…

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        Worshiping Him together in another lump in throat modern day psalm        from Marty Goetz…  (Don’t let the somewhat tinny sound of this You tube put you off listening… I’d  hoped to link the lovely orchestral Psalm Enchanted Evening version…  still the song itself resonates so warmly, movingly to this season, opening with a brief bridge from the words of the Roman soldier and inviting awe…”Surely He was the Son of God!” )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTkjAfklVh8

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The Love Of God

(Matthew 27:54)
Words & Music By Marty Goetz
© 1994  Singin’ in the Reign Music/ASCAP  **

The Love of God, the Love of God
Can you see on that tree, the Love of God?

The Love of God, the Love of God
There for you, there for me, the Love of God.

He bleeds for you, He pleads for you who are needy
To let Him be
The Love of God
The Love of God
Can you see on that tree, the Love of God?

He gave all for you
Hear Him call to you who are weary
“Come to Me….”
The Love of God……

(instrumental break)

He gave all for you
Hear Him call to you who are weary
“Come to Me…..”

The Love of God, the Love of God
Can you see on that tree the Love of God
There for you, there for me
The Love of God
Here for you, here for me, here for free

Jesus He’s the Love of God…..

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:)   Read my other Holy Week-related posts… Unfamiliar with Marty Goetz?  I know you’d enjoy worshiping to the music links in the first two below:

How Excellent Is His Name

Lamb of God, Love of God

Song for this Holy Tuesday

He calls you…friend…

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He calls you…friend…

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Time is running out for today and I’m drooping, but I wanted to share another tender prayer lyric with you this Wednesday before Easter.  Again, I can’t find this on You Tube, but if you can download ITunes, you can listen to this gentle worship song here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-call-you-friend/id383642844

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But even if you can’t…

Today…tonight… let the Truth in these sweet lyrics, based on His words, flow over your hearts from His… He calls YOU friend…

I Call You Friend

(John 14 & 15)
Words & Music By Marty Goetz
©1992 Singin’ in the Reign Music/ASCAP

I call you friend, that’s what you are
All that I do I share with you
I have no secrets, I have no need
To keep them to myself, for I tell you to the end
I call you my friend

You call me master, and so I am
All that I do you will do too
Secret’s I’ll whisper, and what you hear
You’ll shout aloud out to a world that’s near it’s end
I call you my friend

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you
Truly I say to you, you’ll have tribulation
But have no fear dear one, be of good cheer
Truly I have overcome, you too will overcome

So, come my friend
I know who you are
Before you were I knew of you
You’ve so many secrets, you’ve so many needs
Don’t keep them to yourself, no one to help you in the end.

Just call my name, I’m always the same
I search for all who will claim the love I send
So I can call them friend
Say, can I call you my friend?

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:)   Read my other Holy Week-related posts… Unfamiliar with Marty Goetz?  I know you’d enjoy worshiping to the music links in the first two below:

How Excellent Is His Name

Lamb of God, Love of God

Song for this Holy Tuesday

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Song for this Holy Tuesday

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The Lord, our “Rose of Sharon”

 

Have you ever been halfway listening to someone ministering the Word, when all of a sudden something you may have heard multitudinous times wings fresh wonder and stops you in Holy Spirit revelation?  So it was when I heard someone exuberantly teach the other morn as he scripturally laid out various blessings God has made us heirs to…here and now…through the Lamb of God who was slain, our Rose of Sharon:

“He has made His very Name…Jesus, Name above all Names… to be our inheritance!” 

The Holy Spirit-imbued power behind His Name.  The Name that conquers not some, but every evil wielded against us.  Bought us healing and deliverance at the cross.  Softens the hardest heart.

Words filled my thoughts almost unbidden.  Words echoing the promise given to the disciples and thus to us who are living for Him:  My children do not nearly understand all that implies…  Live and breathe in My Name.  Declare my Name as your shield and buckler.  And you will do great things, move mountains, in My Name… greater than you imagine…

Since then, I’ve been pondering St. Paul’s letters regarding all we have been given as joint heirs  in Him, the staggering richness, the treasure, the glory we have inherited…in His Name alone.  I think… it must be as innumerable, as brilliant as the stars…and that makes me pray over and again, O Lord, open our eyes...

Then,last night, listening to the following song, I felt that Holy Spirit leaping within… a song for Holy Tuesday…for every day…  I couldn’t find a link to this gorgeous song, but thought I’d share the prayer of this psalm-based lyric as part of all His Name holds for us… (more to come this week…)

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  O Holy One

(Psalm 40)
Words & Music by Marty Goetz
©1992 Singin’ in the Reign Music/ASCAP

Sacrifice, offering You do not desire
But You’ve given me an open ear
When I’m cold as ice and bring to You things burnt with fire
You say, “Son keep your spirit clear, that’s all that I require.”

Oh Holy One I delight to do Your will
On Your Name I now look and with awe I now start
And lo I come , please write with sacred quill
My name in Your Book and Your Law in my heart

Faithfulness, Mercy and Love You multiply
And there’s no on who compares with You
As for me I was poor and needy, but I know You heard my cry
When You drew me from the pit so I could sit with you on high

Oh Holy One, I delight to do Your will
When You came I forsook all my need to be smart
And lo, I come give me wisdom and fill my name in Your Book and Your Law in my heart

You put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God
Many will see and many will fear
And men with ears to hear will know they must put their trust in The Lord

Well sons of serpents, hypocrites, Pharisees and Scribes
I’m afraid I’ve behaved like all of you
But a serpent raised upon a pole healed the twelve tribes
And a Son raised upon a cross is the healing of our lives

O Holy One, I delight to do Your will
All our shame Jesus took, Now we’re near not far apart
And lo I come knowing no peace until my name’s in Your book
And Your Law’s in my heart

And lo I come holding fast and holding still
My name in Your book and Your love in my heart

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:)   Read my other Holy Week-related posts… Unfamiliar with Marty Goetz?  I know you’d enjoy worshiping to the music links in these, particularly in the first one listed below:

How Excellent Is His Name

Lamb of God, Love of God

 

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Lamb of God, Love of God

“Father,”  I pray.  “I believe You Love me…but, I wonder, do I really know and understand the depth of Love you have for me alone?  Somehow, I think if I did, fear could never harness me…  Holy Spirit, make Your Words of Love take deep anointing root in me…”

I open to Proverbs :27:10 and read:  He who tends a fig tree will eat it’s fruit, and he who looks after his Master will be honored.

It’s then, I hear your returning whisper…

I make your life a tree planted by fresh waters, cause fruit to abound as you live and stretch upwards in Me. Lift me up and I will honor you. To walk in the Light of My Favor.  I send sunlight to nourish and replenish you, making your roots to sink down deeply in Me.  I am in your soil, strengthening and healing you.  Let your roots drink deeply of My Love. I want to paint My Love indelibly across your spirit, soul and body. The deeper you go in My Love, the more impervious you will be to the arrows of the Evil One. For I am your armor, your shield! Sing songs of trust in Me as I sing My songs of strength and joy and wholeness over you! 

        You lead me then to Zephaniah 3:17-20 and open the intimacy of Your  Eternal Love song  afresh to my ears:

I, the Lord your God are with you, Pam *
    I am mighty to save.
I  take great delight in you;
                                                              I  quiet you with My Love                                                                 I rejoice over you with singing
    Sorrows… I remove from you,
    They are a burden and reproach to you.
 At that time I will deal
    with all who oppressed you.
I will rescue the lame;
    I will give you honor.
I will give them praise and honor
    and praise among all the peoples of the earth
when I restore your fortunes
   before your very eyes, says Your Lord.

* [fill in your own name, for this is His Love Note to you too]

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…and to another heart-stirring song from Marty Goetz

that…oh so…  resounds Your Love at the beginning of Your Holy Week…as he sings

      For because of You alone, O Lord… “Your blood has washed me clean…Now I can praise You all my days…for through You… I am of God, Lamb of God !”

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May we offer all our praise songs back to You!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miYnnXT6ntI  

(Click this link to join Marty Goetz, worshiping in his song, Lamb of God)

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