PRESENCE: LYRICS

I will Rejoice

© 2005 Michelle Gold & Joe Franco

Based on Habakkuk 3:17-19; Psalm 143:5-6)

 

Though the trees don’t blossom

and the berries are spoiled

And there’s no return for our toil

No wine to taste and all the oil is gone

And we’ve lost all we depended on;

 

Yeshua, You’re on your way with faith I stand

With the power of heaven hidden in your hand

                     

 

Chorus:

I will rejoice in You Adonai

Joy in You, God of my salvation

You will make my feet like the feet of a dear

I will trust, I will not fear;

You will make me walk on high hills!

I will Rejoice

 

Verse 2:

My foot has held fast to your steps in stride

I’ve kept your ways and have not turned aside

Your love is honey and Your word is bread

I’ll always treasure what you’ve said

 

You know the way I go & I’ve been told;

When You’ve tested me, I shall come forth as gold

 

Chorus

Bridge:

Spirit in me never wither

Like an eagle, soar and rise above earth

My hands are stretching out to you in surrender

I trust in you and I shall never thirst, I shall never thirst

 

INTO HIS PRESENCE (LET US GO)

© 2010 Michelle Gold & Dan Needham

 

Verse 1

Into the presence of our God

We can boldy go where angels trod

Like a baby to his Mother’s chest

We can come to Him and we can rest

 

PRE-CHORUS

Fall on our knees before Him now; Before His face we humbly bow

And all our reflections seem so small

In the light of loving and serving all

 

Chorus

Let us go, Let us go, Let us go into His presence   

To the one, to the one, To the one who can save us

And forget, and forget, all the worries that have found us

& be filled with his love that surrounds us,

Let us go, let us go, let us go

 

Verse 2

When the world has torn & turned us down

We fall into God’s love safe and sound

Untouched by every word and sword

Restored in the fountain of the Lord

 

PRE-CHORUS 2

No weapon against us shall prevail

No scowling wind or stormy gale

We rest in the shelter of the most high

His angels guard us as we draw nigh

 

(Chorus)      

     

Bridge

Let us go boldly, step into the light

Where pain has no victim and love wins the FIGHT

His love for us is revealed in His sacrifice

 

Where all who are searching find hope that they need

And every heart longing to follow by deeds

Will see His mercy has set us free

 

(CHORUS)

 

TIKKUN OLAM (REPAIR THE WORLD)

C 2020 Michele L Jaffe, Michelle Gold, Dan Needham, Rebecca Moskowitz

(Based on Isaiah 52:1..Isaiah 61, Zephaniah 3:14, Zech. 9:9, Mathew 5:15)

 

Verse 1

Hazel eyes, a tender heart - broken, not fully awoken

(Yet) underneath her canopy she thought "there must be more for me”                                    

Gazing out the windowpane, cries to the sky, “whoever wherever you are, why should I live my life

She hears, "my daughter, Habat shelli, you cannot die, you belong to me"

 

Pre-chorus

"Your voice will bring hope and healing, Now over you I’m singing"

 

CHORUS

Wake up oh Zion; Shout in triumph
No more shame, no more silence,  healing has come

Shake off your dust Jerusalem;Rise up in power, live again

Repair the World, healing has come, Tikkun Olam (Repair the World)

 

VERSE 2

Free yourself; throw off your pain; Put on your garments of praise,

(Robed in) splendor for all of your days

Pouring out like oil, you've mourned, now in my arms are restored 

 

Pre-Chorus 2

Your scars have made you stronger, They will not hurt you any longer

 

CHORUS

Wake up oh Zion; Shout in triumph
No more shame, no more violence,  healing has come

Shake off your dust Jerusalem;Rise up in power, live again

Repair the World, healing has come, Tikkun Olam (Repair the World)

 

BRIDGE:

 

To the hopeless, the hurting, the one with no peace

At the sound of His voice, all darkness must flee

From the motherless child to the outcast reviled

My captive sons and daughters, you are free!

 

Outro:

Fathers and brothers

Lift up your mothers

Pray for eachother

Repair the world

 

YOU ANSWER ME

c 2013 Karin Paparelli and Michelle Gold & Dan Needham

 

I call on you, my Adonai, You answer me

From your Holy Mountain, You answer me

I lie down to sleep, & when I awake, You answer me

Above all the noise and even in darkness, You hear

 

CHORUS:

There’s a peace that surpasses understanding

And a  comfort of knowing I don’t need to know

When it's yes and when it's no, and in the letting go You answer me

 

In the unfathomable and the beautiful, I can see your hand

In the breeze of the trees, in calmness I stand, You answer me

You say come to me all you weary there’s rest for your souls

You don’t need to be carried away by anxiety at all

 

There's a peace...(CHORUS)

 

Bridge:

 

No more, no more, you say, no need to ask me why

My greatness is revealed in you, my child

 

 

Even If

 

C 2020 Michelle God, Dan Needham, & Karin Paparelli

 

 

Verse 1:

 

Vulnerable, Fragile, each day it’s hard to bear the weight, they say try to smile

 

I know, I pray, that the Lord can make a way for us,  He is strong, I am brave

 

Mighty is the Lord to save

 

 

 

CHORUS:

 

Even if…even if,  even  if, even if

 

The water overtake,  the world may shake,   

 

everything may break (everything may break)

 

Your praise will be upon my lips EVEN IF

 

 

Verse 2

Adonai arise, my enemies bring pain inside (Pain inside)

 

Confident I speak, Your words have the power to strengthen me,

 

so they can see,  though I suffer heaven waits for me

 

 

CHORUS:

 

Even if…even if,  even  if, even if

 

The water overtake, the world may shake,   

 

everything may break (everything may break)

 

Your praise will be upon my lips EVEN IF

 

Bridge:

Though I walk through the valley, I walk through the flame

Still I will say, “Blessed Be His name”

I will fear no evil for You are in the midst

Still I will say, “Blessed Be His name EVEN IF”

 

(CHORUS)

 

Be Still        

© 2005 Michelle Gold & Sue Samual

 

Verse 1

Slow down you move too fast, my Momma used to say

Rushing through life's business, caught in a crazy maze

What does God think of our foolishness and our sometimes foolish ways?

“All is vanity under the sun,” or so I’ve heard Him say, 

 

Chorus:

Be still and know that He is God

Just let Him quiet your soul

Basking in the sunshine of His holiness

 

Bow down before your King of Kings

Join in as all creation sings His praise

 

Verse 2

Why not take deep breath from the moment you arise?

Without Pushing God’s love aside till it’s cold and dark, and we close our eyes

Never in our lives have we needed Adonai, 

Like we need Him now; if we can’t be still then we will surely die, mmm

 

(Chorus)

 

Bridge

Cast your cares upon the one

Who made the moon and set the sun

Lay your burdens bare, my child

 

Chorus:

Be still and know that He is (your) God

Just let Him quiet your soul

Basking in the sunshine of His holiness

 

Bow down before your King of Kings

Join in as all creation sings His praise

 

 

 

WHEN YOU BELIEVE

written by Stephen Schwartz

 

Many nights we prayed

With no proof anyone could hear

In our hearts a hope for a song we barely understood

Now we are not afraid

Although we know there's much to fear

We were moving mountains long before we knew we could

 

 

[Chorus]

There can be miracles when you believe

Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill

Who knows what miracles you can achieve

When you believe, somehow you will

You will when you believe

 

[Verse 2]

In this time of fear when prayer so often proves in vain

Hope seems like the summer birds too swiftly flown away

 

Yet now I'm standing here

My heart so full I can't explain

Seeking faith and speaking words I never thought I'd say

 

(Chorus)

 

[Bridge]

[HEBREW CHILDREN]

Ashira l'adonai; ki gao ga-ah, Ashira l'adonai; ki gao ga-ah

(I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously!)

Mi cha-mocha baelim adonai

(Who is like you Oh Lord among the celestials?

Mi ka-mocha nedar ba kodesh

Who is like You, majestic in holiness?)

Nachita v'chas-d'cha am zu ga-alta
Nachita v'chas-d'cha am zu ga-alta

(In Your love, You lead the people You redeemed!)

Ashira, ashira, ashira (I will sing!)

(Chorus)

 

HALLELUJAH- Messianic Version

Music by Leonard Cohen & Jeff Buckly / Lyrical Re-write by Becky Jo Schwartz

Hebrew from the book of Psalms as inspired by Cantor, Avi Schwartz

 

Intro: (Based on Psalm 150)

Hallelu El be-kodsho /Praise God in his sanctuary

Hallelu HU…Birkia uzo /in his mighty heavens

Hallelu- HU viga vu- rotav  /for his acts of power

 

HU Kerov Gudlo /for his surpassing greatness.

HU Betekka shofar /with the sounding of the trumpet

HU Benevel Vechinor /with the harp and lyre

 

Verse 1

I heard there was a sacred birth

A child born who would save the earth

To show the world that God above, he loves ya

 

This child was born by humble means

but worshipped still by kings and queens

the angels singing praises Halleluyah

 

Hallelujah

 

Verse 2

Well he was tempted He was tried

He was God personified

He said just Ask, and it will be given to ya

 

He raised the dead; made blind to see

The sick were healed and captives free

Those he touched would sing him Hallelujahs

 

Hallelujah

 

He was beaten and crucified

With one final breath he cried

It is finished, Hallelujah

 

Verse 3 (added by Michelle Gold)

Well maybe you've been listening to my voice as I sing

Yeshua, He has risen, Hallelujah

 

Hallelujah

 

Ending:

Halleluhu Be-TZIL- TZELE SHEMA

Halleluhu Be-TZIL- TZELE TRU-A

praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

Hallelujah!

 

English ALT ENDING:

And with a mighty trumpet sound

Every knee will bow down; Then all will praise His name with Hallelujah

 

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Original version by Becky Scwartz had this for verse 2

They went to the tomb unaware

Because Messiah wasn’t there

(When they saw the (their) savior wasn’t there

Because Yeshua is  risen hallelujah (Hello do you realize Yeshua he is risen…. Hallelujah)

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Center Of My Life

© 1998 Music by Keith Kemper & Lyrics by Alyse Merritt & Michelle Gold & Joe Franco

(Based on Psalm 125 & Psalm 91)

 

Verse 1

Healer You are; You are my bright and morning star.

You surround me like the mountains surround Jerusalem

 

Before you, I l(can) lay my burdens bare, ‘Cause You feel my every care;

I come as I am yet you love me still, You always have and always will

 

 

CHORUS:

 

You are my comfort , you’re my King

You’re the reason why I sing

And You’ll always be

 

Like the earth around the sun

I revolve around You, my first love

You will always be… the center of my life

 

Verse 2

When I sleep, sometimes I feel fear; But I know, I know that You are near

When I kneel and pray I’m a child again, And it feels like make believe

 

But I know, it’s real I can’t ignore; Cause when I hear the lions that roar,

I can feel Your wings as they cover me; You’re my shelter from the storm!

 

Bridge:

You’re the One who really loves me, You’re the One who really cares,

In you’re arms You’ll always carry me

I close my eyes but You’re still there

 

Woh....Oh-oh-oh-oh...... Everything I do,  everything I do,  I do it all for You.

 

(Chorus)

Hebrew Chorus:

Ata Menachami 

Veha Melech Shelli

Hasiba L’shirati

 

KAy ‘ha’ AHretz la—h-SheHHH mesh

Ani m’SOvevet Mes-Ahvev’cha

Tam-EEd Ata Be’emptza Ha Chaim Shelli

 

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CENTRO DE MI VIDA- CENTER OF MY LIFE

Written by Michelle Gold & Keith Kemper

Spanish by Virginia Pastorini & Michelle Gold

 

Verse 1

Mi sanador, eres tu

Mi brillante estrella, eres tu

Como los montes de Jerusalén, eres tu rodeándome

 

A tus pies mis cargas rendiré

En tu cuidado siempre confiaré

Vengo como soy, y aun me amas, siempre lo has hecho y lo harás

 

CHORUS

Eres mi consuelo y mi rey

Por ti siempre cantaré

Mi primer amor

 

Como la tierra al sol

Mi vida gira tu alrededor

Eres todo lo que pedía, el centro de mi vida

 

Verse 2-

Si en la noche estoy asustado

Sé que estás allí a mi lado

Con cada oración soy como un nino sin preocupación

 

Tu amor es real no lo puedo negar

En la tormenta en ti me puedo refugiar

me cubres con tus alas, y tu me abrigarás

 

(Chorus)

 

Bridge

En ti yo soy amado

Siempre me cuidarás 

 

En tus brazos me has llevado

Nunca me abandonarás

La la la…Todo lo que hago, lo hago por ti, por ti, como te amo

 

Lai, lai, lai... Eres todo lo que pedías

 

Hebrew Chorus:

Ata Menachami 

Veha Melech Shelli

Hasiba L’shirati

 

KAy ‘ha’ AHretz la—h-SheHHH mesh

Ani m’SOvevet Mes-Ahvev’cha

Tam-EEd Ata Be’emptza Ha Chaim Shelli

 

el centro de mi vida, mi vida!

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