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THE SINGING PROPHETS

Gospel Cassette # 260
THE SINGING PROPHETS
My Covenant Was With Him / The Valley Of Decision / A Cry From The Sea / I Will Give Peace / Can Two Walk Together / The Day Of Trouble / Healing Waters / Throne Of The Lamb / Bells Of The Horses / Daughter Of Zion / Break Not Thy Covenant / We Will Not Bow Down / Saviors Shall come / A Well Of Living Waters / Daughter Of Jerusalem


MY COVENANT WAS WITH HIM
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Malachi 2:5-7

My covenant was with him of life and peace
And I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me
And was afraid before my name
The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips
He walked with me in peace and equity
And did turn many away from iniquity
For the priestís lips should keep knowledge
And they should seek the law at his mouth
For he is the messenger of the LORD of Hosts
The LORD of Hosts

My covenant was with him of life and peace
And I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me
And was afraid before my name
My covenant was with him of life and peace
And I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me


THE VALLEY OF DECISION
Martha Miranda © 1995
Joel 3:9-14,16, 18, 20, 21

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley
Multitudes in the valley of decision
For the Lord is near, the Lord is near
And he shall be the hope of his people
The mountains shall drop new wine
The hills shall flow with milk and honey
And rivers shall flow with waters
And a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley
Multitudes in the valley of decision
For the Lord is near, the Lord is near

Recitation:
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.. . . . . . . . . The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

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Multitudes, multitudes in the valley
Multitudes in the valley of decision
For the Lord is near, the Lord is near
And he shall be the hope of his people
The mountains shall drop new wine
The hills shall flow with milk and honey
And rivers shall flow with waters
And a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley
Multitudes in the valley of decision
For the Lord is near, the Lord is near

Recitation:
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim. . . . . . . . .But Judah shall dwell forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.

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Multitudes, multitudes in the valley
Multitudes in the valley of decision
For the Lord is near, the Lord is near
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley . . . . . . . . .


A CRY FROM THE SEA
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Isaiah 22:21-25; 24:14

They shall lift up their voice
they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord
they shall cry aloud from the sea

Recitation:
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his fatherís house. And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his fatherís house, and the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to the vessels of flagons. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the Lord hath spoken it.

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They shall lift up their voice
They shall sing for the majesty of the Lord
They shall cry aloud from the sea
They shall lift up their voice
They shall sing for the majesty of the Lord
They shall cry aloud from the sea
They shall lift up their voice
They shall sing for the majesty of the Lord
They shall cry aloud from the sea
From the sea . . . . . . . .From the sea . . . . .


I WILL GIVE PEACE
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Haggai 1:9-11; 2:9

Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little
And when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it
Why? saith the Lord of hosts.
Because of mine house that is waste
And ye run every man unto his own house
Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew
And the earth is stayed from giving you her fruit
And I called for a drought upon the land
The glory of this latter house shall be greater
Than all the former saith the Lord of hosts
And in this place will I give peace
In this place will I give peace

Because of mine house that is waste
And ye run every man unto his own house
Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew
And the earth is stayed from giving you her fruit
And I called for a drought upon the land
The glory of this latter house shall be greater
than all the former saith the Lord of hosts
And in this place will I give peace
In this place will I give peace
I will give peace. . . . .I will give peace . . . . . .


CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER?
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Amos 3:3, 7, 8

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Surely the Lord God will do nothing,
But he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets
The lion hath roared, who will not fear?
The Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret
Unto his servants the prophets

Recitation:
Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all? Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the oppressed in the midst thereof. For they know not to do right, saith the Lord, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces. Therefore thus saith the Lord God; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled. Thus saith the Lord; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch. Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord God, the God of hosts. That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground. And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the Lord.

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Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Can two walk together, except they be agreed? . . . . . . . . . . . .


THE DAY OF TROUBLE
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Nahum 1:2-7, 15

The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble
The day of trouble
And he knoweth them that trust in him in the day of trouble
The day of trouble
Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings!
Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that publisheth peace!
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble
The day of trouble
And he knoweth them that trust in him in the day of trouble
The day of trouble

Recitation:
God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!

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Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that publisheth peace!
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble
The day of trouble
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble
The day of trouble . . . . . .The day of trouble . . . . . . . . . .


HEALING WATERS
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Ezekiel 47

Falling waters
Healing waters
Flowing through the city
Falling waters
Healing waters
Flowing through the gates
Like a mighty rushing river
Holy waters; healing waters
Flowing like the mighty river
Holy waters; healing waters

Recitation:
Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then he said unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh.


THRONE OF THE LAMB
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Revelation (John) 12:1, 2, 5; 19:11-13; 22:3,4; 16:15

And there shall be no more curse
But the throne of God and the Lamb shall be in it
And his servants shall serve him
And they shall see his face
And his name shall be in their foreheads

Recitation:
And there appeared a great wonder in the heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be deliveredÖ. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Behold, I come as a thief; blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments

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And there shall be no more curse
But the throne of God and the Lamb shall be in it
And his servants shall serve him
And they shall see his face
And his name shall be in their foreheads
And there shall be no more curse


BELLS OF THE HORSES
Zechariah 2:10,11: 14:8,9,20
By Martha Miranda © 1995

Sing and rejoice, O Daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come,
And I will dwell in the midst of thee.

And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day
And shall be My people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee
And thou shall know that the
Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee
And it shall be in that day, that living waters
Shall go out from Jerusalem
And the Lord shall be King over all the earth
In that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one
In that day shall there be upon
The bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD

Sing and rejoice, O Daughter of Zion
For, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee


DAUGHTER OF ZION
Micah 3:8, 7:7
By Martha Miranda © 1995

Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord
I will look to the LORD
I will wait for the God of my salvation
My God will hear me
Truly I am full of power by the Spirit

Recitation:
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

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Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord
I will look to the LORD
I will wait for the God of my salvation
My God will hear me
Truly I am full of power by the Spirit

Recitation:
And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; and there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies. Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they His counsel: for He shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.


BREAK NOT THY COVENANT
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Jeremiah 14:8, 18-22

O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble
Why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land,
And as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for the night?

If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword!
And if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine!
Both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not
Both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not

Recitation:
Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul loathed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Do not abhor us, for thy nameís sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou He, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

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O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble
Why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land
And as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for the night?

If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword!
And if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine!
Both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not
Both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not

If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword!
And if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine!
Both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not
Both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not
O the hope of Israel . . . .O the hope of Israel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


WE WILL NOT BOW DOWN
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Daniel 3:14,15, 17,18, 23-25

We will not bow down
Said the three Hebrew children
We will not bow down
Said the three Hebrew children
We will not bow down
We will not bow down
We will not bow down
We will not bow down

We will not bow down
Said the three Hebrew children
We will not bow down
Said the three Hebrew children
We will not bow down
We will not bow down

Recitation:
Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? Ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

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We will not bow down
We will not bow down
Said the three Hebrew children
We will not bow down
Said the three Hebrew children
We will not bow down
We will not bow down
We will not bow down


SAVIOURS SHALL COME
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Obadiah 15, 21

The day of the LORD is near
The day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head

Saviours shall come up on mount Zion
Saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head

Recitation:
But upon mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it. And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORDíS.

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Saviours shall come up on mount Zion
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS

Saviours shall come up on mount Zion
Saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
And the kingdom shall be the LORDíS
The day of the Lord is near
The day of the Lord is near
Upon all the heathen
As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee
Thy reward shall return upon thine own head


A WELL OF LIVING WATERS
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Song Of Solomon 4:12, 15

A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse
A spring shut up, a fountain sealed
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters
And streams from Lebanon

Recitation:
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us? My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

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A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse
A spring shut up, a fountain sealed
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters
And streams from Lebanon
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse
A spring shut up, a fountain sealed
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters
And streams from Lebanon
Living, living waters . . . . . . . . .Living, living waters . . . . . . . .


DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM
By Martha Miranda © 1995
Zephaniah 3:14,17

Sing, O daughter of Zion
Shout, O Israel
Be glad and rejoice with all the heart
O daughter of Jerusalem.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty,
He will save
He will rejoice over thee with joy
He will rest in his love
He will joy over thee with singing

Recitation:
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

Vocal continues:
Sing, O daughter of Zion
Shout, O Israel
Be glad and rejoice with all the heart
O daughter of Jerusalem
Sing, O daughter of Zion
Sing, O daughter of Zion

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