Tsade: Give me understanding/I will live

Tsade: Give me understanding/I will live

Righteous art thou O Lord: and true in thy judgment. Thou hast commanded: justice by thy testimonies and truthespecially. My zeal hast even consumed me: because mine enemies haveforgotten thy words. Thy word is proven more pure: and thy servant loveth it. I am small and of no reputation: yet do I not forget thycommandments. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness: and thy lawis the truth. Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me: yet is mydelight in thy commandments. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: grant meunderstanding and I shall live. God hath declared what his nature is in his law, that we might behold him in it, as in a glass. This then is as much as if he should have said, O Lord, we have thine Image truly and lively pictured and expressed in this doctrine which thou hast delivered unto us in thy law, there we see thee to be righteous, and also that thou hast commanded nothing therein, which tendeth not to the same end. Will we then magnify God aright? … It is very true we shall be ashamed, yea even horribly afraid, to say, that there is anything in the law of God, which is not true and just: and yet for all that it may as easily be perceived, that there is no such knowledge engraven in our hearts, as to be assured thereof. To be short, this is farthest off from our minds, when we shall say thus: I speak now of those which are not yet thoroughly instructed by the spirit of God. Neither yet let us think...
PEY: The entrance and exit

PEY: The entrance and exit

Your testimonies are wonderful! Therefore my soul will keep them. The entrance of your word gives light and understanding to the simple. Let not the word not merely stay in the ear, but enter the soul as well! If you hear the word but do not retain it, of what benefit is that? Enter, illuminate! O soul, do well to keep this light. I open my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments. Word: Light, and Word: Water. We are branches, and in need of both. For fruitfulness, the tree stretches its members toward both: toward water to grow and put forth the leaves, a plethora of  miniature shovels to pool the light, and produce the food that is needed to flower, and bear fruit. Look upon me and have mercy,, as you always do to those who love your Name. Do you love the Name, both in discipline and in mercy? In our sojourning we are faithless, but His Name is always faithful: look upon us! If my sins and transgressing behavior received its due, I bear it alone, and my being would amount to insignificance–nothing, a mist, a shadow, a vapor, a stench that soon evaporates. Your look on my life, though it destroy me, is Life. Your countenance, Your smile, is Light, and our relationship is founded and grows on Mercy. Keep my steps steady by your word. Word: Pacing, Rhythm, Ballast. All let no iniquity have dominion over me. The position of the Word in our live reveals the sin that is there, whether by our own transgression, or by (lack of ) virtue...
SAMEK: Thy Law do I Love

SAMEK: Thy Law do I Love

  SAMECH, from Psalm 119 I hate vain inventions: but thy law do I love. Thou art my refuge and my shield: and I trust in thy word. Away from me ye wicked: for I will keep the commandments ofmy God. Establish me according to thy promise that I may live: and letme not be disappointed of my hope. Hold thou me up and I shall be safe: yea and my delight shall becontinually in thy statutes. Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from thy statutes:for their deceipt is vain. Thou hast taken away all the ungodly of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies. My flesh trembleth for fear of thee: and I am afraid of thy...

NUN: Kneeling and Exalted

From http://www.reformjudaism.org/dust-and-ashes-and-holy As Reb Bunam taught, it was necessary for the priest to be reminded constantly of the paradox of his position. Imagine how the two lapis stones and the breastpiece would weigh on his chest throughout the day, reminding him that his holiness was drawn from the God for whom he was ordained, and also from the people whom he was ordained to serve. As he donned his sacral vestments, he was to be reminded of the holy nature of his position, but also constantly grounded as “from among the Israelites” (Numbers 3:12). Earlier in Exodus 19:6, the Israelites are told that God expects them to be “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Even though we, as Israelites, no longer wear the sacral vestments of the biblical priesthood, each of us must also be reminded that we are asked to live in service to God, and in service to each other. How would we live our days differently if we had affixed to our foreheads the words, “Holy to the Eternal”? How would we live differently if we had emblazoned on our shoulders and across our hearts the names of our fellow Israelites? We must always be reminded that while we are only dust and ashes, we must shoulder the responsibility for a world that was created for our...


So nice to hold!

We are burning the first 11 songs from EPs 1 & 2  (including all remasters) to CD.


Weather Control

Human beings have attempted to predict the weather for as long as there are records… This is a small record, by one human being watching the skies. This was largely made from various timelapses taken over the last 5 years in China, North and South Korea, Japan and the...

Images of Summer

A collection of images put to the words from the hymn ‘Like a river glorious’