I’ll add the most recent recordings to the top as I get them.
Enjoy! As I stated, we are gearing up to make a studio-quality recording asap… til then, “Shema!”
This week we sang two of Tamarah’s compositions: Ma Yakar [first one] Barkhi Nafshi [09:50]
I LOVE singing Barkhi Nafshi! BLESS יהוה O MY SOUL!!! I love singing it for many reasons: the WORDS, the ‘crying out’ and compelling ‘self’ to BLESS HIM…
But also, the melody: it’s got a Celtic feel… but the harmonies! I did not ‘learn’ to harmonize, I couldn’t ‘hear’ it, until Melly and I met, and we sang together publicly for the first time at her niece’s wedding: then, it just clicked. For the first time, I was happy that my voice was a tenor…. This song epitomizes that for me. And gives me a chance to pour out gratitude to Abba vocally…
I LOVE it, Tamarah Yard
If you can access this and play it, I just wanted folks to hear our musicians on two of the songs I wrote. They are at min 00:03:43 and 00:20:50 …. At 3:43 is “Tehillah 24”; I wrote the melody for the first six verses; the seventh verse starts ‘Se’u She’arim’, which I did not write [if you know who did, tell me; I can’t find the original]. But, I wrote mine to go with it, for Yom Teru’ah/Rosh HaShannah. It is about the KING coming into the city. Ps 24…
Here is another Shabbat:
at 4:20, “Make Haste”, I originally wrote some 25 years ago in the key of C. Lisa suggested I rewrite it and add the Hebrew, so I moved it to Am and added the Hebrew. I quite like it, Lisa!
at 23:25 in the bottom music player is “The 13 Attributes” by Tamarah Yard, from Shemot [Exodus] 34:6-7. This passage is critical in understanding God. He has ALWAYS been FULL of MERCY and GRACE, COMPASSION, and TRUTH. It was NOT new when Messiah showed up, which is what Sheker HaMashiakh teaches [the falsely anointed]. Yeshua is a MANIFESTATION of these attributes, and His life demonstrates it. The song stops at the end of the attributes, but JUST LIKE Yesha-Yahu 61:1-2, which Yeshua read in His hometown Synagogue, the compassion of Elohim is extended to EVERYONE, but ONLY the REPENTANT actually take it to themselves. He will PUNISH the wicked, those who reject His Compassion. The 13 attributes stop just before He says that He “will by no means pardon the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation”; and Yeshua’s verse stopped just before He could have read, ‘and the day of the Vengeance of our God!’ Both of these are a dual picture of the two ministries of Messiah. Tamarah put the 13 attributes to a beautiful melody, and it is a very worshipful tribute to our God and His Messiah!
Hopefully we’ll be recording soon!