Songs of Passover

  A Musical Celebration | by Azuza

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Rejoice
Psalm 100 | © 2006 Bryan Wong, Beth Wong, Lee Underwood

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving
Enter His courts with praise
Give thanks to Him and bless His name
Be glad in the Ancient of Days

Rejoice in our salvation
Rejoice in the Father of Lights
Rejoice in our Creator
And be glad for the Lord is good

In one accord we worship the Father
The Spirit of His Holiness
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
The Keeper of Israel

Rejoice for He gathers His people
Rejoice for in Zion He reigns
Rejoice for the God of Israel
And be glad for redemption is near

Re-joice, Re-joice, Re-joice
Re-joice, Re-joice, Re-joice
Re-joice, Re-joice, Re-joice
Re-joice, Re-joice, Re-joice

Come before Him with joyful singing
Lift up your voice in praise
For it is He, who is worthy
To know and follow His ways

Rejoice with joy to the Lord
Rejoice to serve our God
Rejoice in His loving kindness
And be glad He reigns in your heart



Your Shofar Call
Genesis - Joshua | © 2006 Beth Wong

In the garden I did fall, lost my way that very day
You had mercy on my soul, and you sent me on my way
My brother Able, I did slay, A vagabond now I would be
My punishment, I can not bear, In Seth you raised another heir

There was lightening and You shook the ground
When I heard the shofar sound
Lord God, You are creator of all
Thank You for Your shofar call

The wickedness of man was great, I built an ark of Your design
Heaven's windows opened wide, Your love protected me inside
The Tower Babel I did build, To the heavens I'd lift my name
You scattered me upon the earth, Confounded my language – I was to blame

You showed me land I would possess, My seed shall be as the stars above
A covenant you made with me, Forever bound by Your word and love
Years of bondage I was redeemed, forty years of a dessert home
A tower of smoke, a pillar of fire, I followed 'til You led me home



God's Mighty Hand
Genesis 37 - Joshua 3 | © 2006 Lee Underwood

Joseph went into bondage; at the hands of his brothers.
God sent him ahead; to prepare for the others.
In the eyes of the pharaoh; God raised Joseph up.
The Israelites they prospered; God blessed them well.

Soon a new pharaoh rose up; Joseph he did not know.
Enslaved God's people; into bondage they'd go.
Four hundred thirty years later; to the very day,
God freed His people; and led them away.

By His mighty hand; God brought forth His judgments,
Against Pharaoh and his people; and their pagan idols.
Blood, frogs, lice, and gnats; pestilence and boils,
Hail, locusts, and darkness; then He slayed the first born.

Into the Land He brought them; by His mighty hand.
Yet still He had to judge them; but His covenant stands.
Today we see Jacob; all across the Land,
Regathered together; by God's mighty hand.

Glory to our Creator; the God of Avraham,
Glory to the God of Jacob; and His blessed Land.



Prepare the Way
Isaiah 40-41 | © 2006 Bryan Wong, Beth Wong, Lee Underwood

A voice is calling from the mountain
If you listen, you can hear
A voice is calling from the mountain

And it says, "The Lord comes with might"
And it says, "Prepare the way."

Prepare the way, Prepare the way
Prepare the way of the Lord.
Prepare the way, Prepare the way
Prepare the way of the Lord.

Behold the Lord will be glorified
Behold He brings His reward
Behold the Lord will be glorified

And He says, "I call you by name."
And He says, "Prepare the way."

We know the King. He will reign in Zion
We know that day soon will come.
We know the King. He will reign in Zion

And He says, "I will strengthen you."
And He says, "Prepare the way."

A voice is calling from the mountain
If you listen, you can hear



The Horse and Rider
Exodus 15:1-18 | © 2006 Bryan Wong, Beth Wong, Lee Underwood

I will sing, unto the Lord, for He, is glorious.
The horse and rider thrown into the sea.
The Lord, my God, my strength, my song,
Is now become my victory

The Lord is God and I will praise Him,
The Lord is God, and I will exalt Him!
This is my God and I will praise Him,
Just like my fathers, I will exalt Him!

Our Lord, His right hand, is magestic, in power,
His greatness shatters the enemy
They went down, like a stone, into the depths, they were thrown
Pharoah's army was cast into the sea.

The Lord, shall reign, forever, and ever
His dwelling shall be a sanctuary
His people walked, on dry land, protected by, His mighty hand
While the chariots sank into the Red Sea

You are my God and I will praise You,
You are my God, and I will exalt You!
You are my and I will praise You,
Just like my fathers, I will exalt You!

You are our God and we will praise You,
You are our God, and we will exalt You!
You are our God and we will praise You,
Just like our fathers, we will exalt You!



The Lord Sustains Me
Psalm 3 | © 2006 Bryan Wong, Beth Wong, Lee Underwood

O' Lord, my adversaries
all around me have increased.
Rising up against me,
their lying has never ceased.

Arise my God and save me,
Thou dost slay my enemies.
Shatter the teeth of the wicked,
and bring them to their knees.

Thou O' Lord are a shield about me;
You're the lifter of my head.
You have answered from Your holy throne,
You've raised me from the dead.

In sleep the Lord sustains me,
He guards me on my bed;
And by His tender mercies,
He has kept me fed.

Ten thousand now surround me,
My help they say will flee.
I will not be frightened,
the Lord sustains me.



Time to Go Home
© 2006 Lee Underwood

The Lord says, "Let My people go,"
that they might worship and bow low.
For hundreds of years you've lived in bondage.
Now it is time — time to go home.

In the desert I led you to Mt. Sinai;
My Torah I gave you so you would not die.
For forty long years I led you and kept you,
Now it is over — time to go home.

"God said to Abram, 'Know for certain that your
descendants will be strangers in a land that is
not theirs, where they will be enslaved and
oppressed four hundred years. But I will also
judge the nation whom they will serve, and
afterward they will come out with many
possessions.'"

The Lord said to Moses, "I am the God of your
father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
the God of Jacob. I have surely seen the
affliction of My people who are in Egypt. I have
come down to deliver them from the power of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up to a land flowing
with milk and honey."



The Lord Reigns as King
Psalm 9 | © 2006 Bryan Wong, Beth Wong, Lee Underwood

I'll give thanks to the Lord with all of my heart,
I'll tell of all of His wonders.
I will exult You and praise you, O Lord,
You are the Lord, Most High.

My enemies retreat, they stumble and fall,
oh Lord, they perish before you.
The wicked You've destroyed, uprooted their cities,
and blotted out their name forever.

The Lord reigns as king, His throne is established
in righteousness He'll rule the world.
The Lord is a stronghold in times of trouble,
He will not forsake you.

Sing praises to the Lord Who dwells in Zion,
declare among the peoples His deeds.
I'll sing of Your praises in the gates of Zion,
I will rejoice in Your love.

Arise, O Lord, do not let man prevail,
let the nations be judged before Thee.
Put them in fear, O Lord God Almighty,
let the nations know they're but men.



Sing to the Lord
Psalm 98 | © 2006 Bryan Wong, Beth Wong

Sing to the Lord, for He has done great things
How great, His mercy, toward the house of Israel
The earth has seen, the salvation of our God
Make a joyful noise, to the Lord our God all the earth

Abba, Holy One, Hal—le-lu-jah,
We praise you with our song, Hal—le-lu-jah, Hal—le-lu-jah

Sing to the Lord with the harp and voice of a psalm
Trumpets sound with joy for the Lord our God, the King
The floods clap their hands, the hills and mountains rejoice
Make a joyful noise, to the Lord our God all the earth



Le-Shanah Haba'ah B'Yerushalayim
Public Domain | Traditional

Le-Shanah Haba'ah B'Yerushalayim
Le-Shanah Haba'ah B'Yerushalayim
Le-Shanah Haba'ah B'Yerushalayim
Le-Shanah Haba'ah B'Yerushalayim



Dayenu
Public Domain | Traditional

Da-da-yenu, da-da-yenu, da-da-yenu, dayenu, dayenu, dayenu,
Da-da-yenu, da-da-yenu, da-da-yenu, dayenu, dayenu

Had He brought us out of Egypt but not split the sea before us,
brought us out of Egypt, well then da-ye-nu

Had He split the sea before us but not fed us in the desert,
split the sea before us, well then da-ye-nu

Had He fed us with the manna but not brought us to Mount Sinai,
fed us with the manna, well then da-ye-nu

Had He brought us to Mount Sinai but not given us commandments,
brought us to Mount Sinai, well then da-ye-nu

Had He given us commandments but not led us into Israel,
given us commandments, well then da-ye-nu

Had He led us into Israel but not given us the prophets,
led us into Israel, well then da-ye-nu

Had He given us the prophets but not built for us the Temple,
given us the prophets, well then da-ye-nu

Had He built for us the Temple but not promised the Messiah,
built for us the Temple, well then da-ye-nu



Hatikva
Public Domain | Traditional

Kol od ba le-vav pe-ni-ma
ne-fesh Ye-hu-di ho-mi-ya
ul-fa-a-tay miz-rach ka-di-ma
a-yin le-Tzi-on tzo-fi-ya
od lo av-da tik-va-te-nu
ha-tik-va bat shnot al-pa-yim
li-heyot am chof-shi be-ar-tze-nu
e-retz Tzi-yon vi-Y'ru-sha-la-yim
li-heyot am chof-shi be-ar-tze-nu
e-retz Tzi-yon vi-Y'ru-sha-la-yim



The Four Questions
Public Domain | Traditional

Ma nishtana ha-laila ha-zeh mi-kol ha-lelot?
[Why is this night different from all other nights?]

She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin chametz u-matza,
ha-laila ha-zeh kulo matza?
[Why is it that on all other nights during the year we eat
either bread or matza, but on this night we eat matza?]

She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin she-ar yetajit,
ha-laila ha-zeh moror?
[Why is it that on all other nights we eat all kinds of vegetables,
but on this night we eat bitter herbs?]

She-be-chol ha-lelot en anu matbilin afilu pa'am echat,
ha-laila ha-zeh shetay fe'amim?
[Why is it on all other nights we do not dip even once, but on
this night we dip twice?]

She-be-chol ha-lelot anu ochlin bayn yoshvin u-vayn mseubin,
ha-laila ha-zeh kelanu mesubin?
[Why is it that on all other nights we eat either sitting or
relining, but on this night we eat in a reclining position?]