כל כך קרוב  So Close

A new CD of intimate songs of worship in the Hebrew language.

 

LIsten here to:
KAMA SHE-ANU OHAVIM OTCHA

קמה שאנו אוהבים אותך

This gentle song is a prayer asking God to draw near to us, as we cry out to Him….
Abba send your rain,
Send Your rain upon us,
Abba

I wrote this song in 2014, as I begin to express my heart more and more in the Hebrew language. Like the dry ground needs the rain, so our hearts need His presence to fall upon us.
Gil Pentzak joins me in singing this song.  Gil and I are working together as Orthodox Jew and Christian, and God is leading us on an amazing journey, as we discover so much that we are able to pray for together, and learn from one another.  Our desire is that we may encourage others to do the same, and to learn to walk alongside one another as Christian and Jew. To do this requires us to learn to listen, to honour, and to be willing to learn from one another.  The journey is amazing…..

Here are all the words of the song

1. Kamah she’anu ohavim otcha
How we love You
Avinu atah
You are our Father
Racha-meicha yordeem ka-geshem la’aretz
Your mercy falls like rain upon the land
K’she-libenu zoek “hatzilenu!”
When our hearts cry out to you “Save us!”

REFRAIN
Abba, shlach gishmecha
Father, send Your rain
Alenu shlach gishmecha, Abba
Send Your rain upon us, Abba

2. Kamah she’anu ohavim otcha
How we love You
Avinu atah
You are our Father
Ain sof le-chasdecha she-oseh atah imanu
There is no end to Your mercy toward us
K’she-libenu zoek “hatzilenu!”
When our hearts cry out “Save us!”….

3. Kach lev ha-even
Take this heart of stone
Ve-ten lanu lev ba-sar
And give us a heart of flesh
Ain bechochenu levad lehitchadesh
We cannot be renewed in our own strength
Ki me-itach, hi yeshua-tenu
For our salvation comes from You….

To pray for the peace of Jerusalem is something that we are all called to do….it is a way for me as a Christian believer to stand before God with my Jewish brothers and sisters. Learn to sing this song!  Learn the words in Hebrew as you see on the video, and let us join together in this prayer from Psalm 122:6

It’s good to give thanks to the Lord – always!  This song is loaded with joy, and expression of faith and trust, that it is ALWAYS good to give thanks to the Lord!  I particularly love the fact that ‘KINOR’ is the word used in this psalm, which translates in modern Hebrew as ‘violin’   So, I have kept that word throughout the song, even when we sing a verse in English. 🙂   – Ruth Fazal     Words are below……

Tov le-hodot la’Adonai
It’s good to give thanks to the Lord
Ulzamer le-shimcha elyon
And to sing praises to Your Name O Most High
Le-hagid ba-boker chasdecha
To declare Your steadfast love in the morning
Ve’emunatecha ba-laylot
And Your faithfulness by night
Tov le-hodot la’Adonai
It’s good to give thanks to the Lord
Ulzamer le-shimcha elyon
To sing praises to Your Name, O Most High
Alay asor va’alay na-vel
To the music of the lute and the harp
Alay hi-gayon…be-chinor
To the sweet melody of the violin
Ki simachatani Adonai be-fa’olecha
For You O Lord have made me glad
Be-ma’asey yadecha aranen
At the work of Your hands I sing for joy
Ma gadlu, ma’aseicha
How great are all Your works O Lord
Adonai me-od amku mach-shevotecha
How very deep are all Your thoughts
Tov le-hodot la’Adonai
It’s good to give thanks to the Lord
Ulzamer le-shimcha elyon
And to sing praises to Your Name O Most High
Le-hagid ba-boker chasdecha
To declare Your steadfast love in the morning
Ve’emunatecha ba-laylot
And Your faithfulness by night

Tov le-hodot la’Adonai
It’s good to give thanks to the Lord
Ulzamer le-shimcha elyon
To sing praises to Your Name O Most High
Alay asor va’alay na-vel
To the music of the lute and the harp
Alay hi-gayon…be-chinor
To the sweet melody of the violin