The Lord himself is my inheritance, my prize.
He is my food and drink [cup of blessing],
my highest joy! He guards all that is mine.
~ Psalm 16:5, Living Bible [Parenthesis mine]
The other night, I was trying to remember the name of a musician and his music I once heard played on radio. He’d been singing a hauntingly beautiful, Hebrew-sounding song I recognized as pure Psalm – one that swept me back to days of my childhood and so many of our dear Jewish friends so deeply woven into our lives. How often had we broken the Challah bread of friendship over laughter and song. Sharing joy in our choirs, their cantors. Holy God We Praise Thy Name and Adonai, Adonai... They – sharing in our faith-filled occasions. We – made honorary part of their Bar Mitzvah celebrations. One or two who came to love Yeshua as their own.
Maybe that is one reason music laced with Hebrew flavor still captures me with it’s beauty, pours the Holy Spirit over me like water from a silver pitcher, stirs a lump in throat praise and sets hands and feet dancing…
Singing as David with hands uplifted…rejoicing in the Name above all Names…
I closed my eyes and asked God to put the music title back in my remembrance. When…there it came, floating back to me. Psalm Enchanted Evening. “Oh!” I exclaimed. “That was it! Thank you, Lord!”
Quickly, I logged online, googled those words… on the off chance. Once before I’d tried to order it from the local bookstore, been told it was too old, obsolete.
But not much… it seems… is obsolete to You Tube.
Up came a video I didn’t know existed.
A psalmist after David’s own heart… soaring his worship on the wings of a live orchestra behind him. Looking for all the world like a stage concert in a Broadway hall. But simply exuding the presence of the Lord.
As if taking your hands to dance before the Lord with him, his first words sung in the Hebrew prayer of Sabbath melt into English psalm prayer on the wings of flutes and strings and horns…
And as my spirit danced along in worship, I knew I wanted to share it here.
I hope you will take time to let this beauty saturate you in His Holy joy as part of your Easter preparation… Marty Goetz, Psalm Enchanted Evening (at a Messianic celebration of Praise):
And to introduce you further to this heart stirring worship and lovely testimony of one who loves His Messiah, a quote from David R. Reagan about Marty Goetz:
“In these days, we are in the midst of a [Holy Spirit] pouring out and revival of Davidic Praise Worship…and an opening of hearts to the Jewish people that Yeshua is their Messiah. One very anointed Jewish musician by the name of Marty Goetz is known as a modern day psalmist. That’s because most of his songs use the words of the psalms. In fact, Marty calls King David his musical collaborator…
He is not a performer, rather he is a worshiper, and as he worships with passion, he draws the audience into worshiping with him...”
In this Passover and Easter season,
may we sing with the fire of Praise lifted up …
O Lord, our Lord, How Excellent is Your Name!
© Pam Depoyan
Sharing with: Sunday Stillness with Janis Cox
Dancing worshipers photo credit: http://newheightsdance.com/