lekatzir_colorLaKatzir
(The Harvest)

– Hebrew Recording (CD)

14 songs
in Hebrew (8 of these are the Hebrew version of songs on Ancient Gates).
Penetrating and invigorating music for native Hebrew speakers. Thundering
bagpipes, blazing guitars, meditative oud and qanun, mournful nay, reflective
piano and mandolin convey the heart of Israel’s Father for His people.

 

 

 

Index of Tracks (click to jump to lyrics)

  1. Where is Their God?
  2. Dead End
  3. As I Live
  4. Restore Us
  5. Lord of the Harvest
  6. Good to Israel
  7. Lift up, O Gates
  8. Outstanding Child
  9. Let the Nations Praise You
  10. Remove the Veil
  11. With One Glance of Your Eyes
  12. Your Light
  13. Save Us, Lord
  14. Give Us Peace
  15. Copyright
  16. List of Singers
  17. Recording Information
  18. Credits
  19. Thanks
  20. Endnote

 

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Where is Their God?

Why should the nations
say, “Where is their God?”

Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”

God, the nations
have come into Your inheritance

They shed blood like water

The blood of Your servants

How long will Your jealousy burn like fire?

Pour out Your wrath on the nations who haven’t know You!

Rescue us, God,
for the glory of Your Name

Atone our sins for Your name’s sake.

How long will You be angry with the prayer
of Your people?

Stir up Your power and we will be saved!

Will Your
covenant faithfulness be spoken about in the grave?

Will Your faithfulness be recounted in Abaddon?

Guardian of Israel hear our prayer!

Revive us, revive us and we will thank You!

Revive us, revive us and we will thank You!

We are Your
people and the sheep of Your pasture.

Go towards us so as to save us.

Lord of armies, look upon us again,

Then forever, from generation to generation,

We will declare Your praise!

Forever, from generation to generation,

We will declare Your praise!

Why should the nations
say, “Where is their God?”

Based on Psalm 79:1-3,5-6,9-10,13;
Psalm 80:2-5,12,15,19; Psalm 88:12

Words & music by Rachel Boskey

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Dead End

To the right, to
the left, forward and back,

We’re not able to move

The space is small and narrow.

The situation is getting worse

It’s reaching a crisis.

How can we take any more?

Father, how can we?

We can’t take any more, Father, we can’t.

(Our Father in Heaven, to where shall we turn?)

Chorus:

Because You are the One who brought
us back.

You are the One who planted us in our land.

We have no way out; we have no answer.

We’re standing on
a narrow bridge and there’s nowhere to turn.

Confused, desperate, all the solutions have run out.

We’re pointing an accusing and vengeful finger

At each other!

You are trapping
us in Your mighty arms,

Shaking us to the foundations.

Only the skies are left to us.

Lift up our eyes unto You .

Chorus:

Because You are…

Our Father! Don’t
shut the gates.

Open a window in heaven, rain down compassion.

Don’t shut the gates

Rain down Your mercies on us.

Don’t shut the gates.

Rain down Your compassions, rain down compassion.

Don’t shut the gates

Rain down Your mercies upon us.

Chorus:

Roll up the heavens
and reveal Your face.

Reveal Yourself before us!

Roll up the heavens, reveal Your face.

For You are the Mighty God,

The Mighty God and mighty to save.

Words & music
by Rachel Boskey

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As I Live

This people whom
I have created for Myself

They will declare My praise.

You’re the people I have created for Myself .

You will declare My praise.

You will declare My praise.

As I live, declares
the Lord

I will be king over you, I will be king over
you

With a strong hand and an outstretched arm

I will be king over you. I will be king over you.

I will make you
to pass under the rod.

I will cut a new covenant with you

You will know that I am the Lord

I am the Lord, declares the Lord

And you will know that I am the Lord.

Surely all of you
will know me

From the smallest ones to the largest ones

For I will forgive your iniquities.

As I live, declares the Lord

And you will know that I am the Lord.

As I live…

Based on Isaiah
43:21; Ezekiel 20:33,37 -38; Jeremiah 31:31,34

Words & music by Rachel Boskey

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Restore Us

Lord, hear, Lord,
forgive Lord, give ear

Do it and don’t delay

For Your sake Lord

For Your sake my God

Do it and don’t delay

Because Your name is declared

Over your city and over Your people.

For if You
should make note of iniquities

Lord, who could stand?

But with You , with You is Forgiveness

That You may be feared, Lord.

You’ve chosen us,
You’ve desired us,

You’ve set us apart from among all peoples,

You’ve loved, us You have given an inheritance

To be Your people and a light to the nations.

Ours is the status
of sons, ours is the glory

The Temple service and the promises

To us was the giving of the Torah

Ours are the Patriarchs, ours are the covenants

Ours is the Messiah, Son of David.

But we have betrayed
You , we have abandoned You.

As sheep without
a shepherd, we wander astray

Blind, failing, stumbling,

And now Lord, You are our Father,

Will You remember our iniquities forever?

Heal us, save us

Then we will be healed and we will be saved.

Heal us, save us, restore us Lord

Restore us, restore us Lord

Restore us, heal us, restore us Lord.

For if You
should make note of iniquities

Lord, who could stand?
the
harvest

But with You , with You is Forgiveness

That You may be feared, Lord.

Look upon us Your people, You are our God.

Based on Daniel
9:19; Lamentations 5:21; Jeremiah 17:14; Isaiah 64:7-8; Matthew 9:36;
15:6; Jeremiah 5:11; 11:11; Romans 9:4-5; Seder Kiddush l’layil Shabbat
(Kiddush prayers for the Sabbath eve); Psalm 130:3-4; Daniel 9:19

Words & music
by Rachel Boskey

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Lord of the Harvest

Lord, Lord of Adonai, Lord of the harvest

Lord, incline Your ear

Incline your ear, Adonai.

For the fields of
Your people are full

And the standing grain is ripe

The fields of Your people are full

And the standing grain is ripe, is ripe.

The fields of Your
people are full

Lord, the standing grain is ripe.

Lord, the standing grain is ripe.

Incline Your ear.

With the tears of
Your blood You have sown

Seeds of hope in a people which has been desolated.

Go forth and call out Your first fruits

In every heart which ripe and hungry.

The fields of Your
people are full

Lord, the standing grain is ripe.

Lord, the standing grain is ripe.

Let us again be
as dreamers

When You cause the remnant of Zion to return
to You.

Grant flash floods in the Negev

In great joy save Your people.

In great joy save Your people.

Gather up the sheaves
of true prepared hearts

Into sheaves of Your mercy and compassion

Grant flash floods in the Negev

In great joy save Your people.

In great joy
save Your people.

The fields of Your
people are full

Lord, the
standing grain is ripe.

Lord, the standing grain is ripe.

Incline Your ear.

Adonai, incline Your ear, Adonai!

Based on Psalm 126;
Matthew 9:38

Words by Hannah Shilo © 1998.

Music by Rachel Boskey

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Good to Israel

We bend the knee
before You and bow down

We lift our eyes up to You alone and plead
for mercy.

Under Your hand we humble ourselves

Hear our voice.

Heal Your
land, heal it.

Raise
up high a banner and flag

And all the nations will see

Make of us a holy anthem

Surely Adonai is good to Israel.

Surely Adonai
is good to Israel

You Adonai
are good to Israel

You Adonai
are good to Israel,

So
good to Israel .

You are good to
Israel.

We long for the day when

You will wipe away the tears of the people.

The Throne of the Lamb will be on Mount Zion,

The Lamb high and lifted up.

He
is the High Priest

Who sits at Your right hand.

His precious
blood purifies and heals Your land.

Raise
up high…

Based on Psalm 73:1-2;
2 Chronicles 7:14; Romans 10:12|

Words & music by Rachel Boskey

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Lift up, O Gates

Lift up your heads,
O gates

And the King of Glory will enter

Who is this – the King of Glory?

The Lord of armies!

Lift up your heads,
O gates

And the King of Glory will enter

What is His Name and what is the name of His Son?

Tell me if you know.

What is His Name and what is the name of His Son?

Yeshua the Messiah!

Russian:

Be lifted up, O ancient gates

And our King will enter, Our king will enter.

Be lifted up, O ancient gates

And our King will enter, Our king will enter.

Who is this, our powerful King?

The Lord of Heavenly armies.

Who is this, our powerful King?

The Lord of Heavenly armies.

Do you know His name

And what is His Son is named?

Do you know His name?

Yeshua
our Messiah!

Based on Psalm 24:9-10;
Prov.30:4

Words &
music by Avner Boskey

Russian translation
by Mariana Gol

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Outstanding Child

Chorus:

Outstanding child, little Jewish boy

Yeshua Son of David, Yeshua Son of my people

Our family member forever

Son of Miriam, Son of our father Abraham

Hope of Israel, hope for every man

Messiah Son of David, Redeemer of the world.

You have the highest
genealogical connections, Son of God

A tight connection to the One who sits on high.

Yet in love burning and eternal

You clothed Yourself in flesh and blood

You tasted
the death which destroys.

Chorus:

Death didn’t stop You, Firstborn from the dead

Glory of Israel,
King of the Jews

And like Joseph
in Egypt, we will recognize
You a second time.

Again You
will bring atonement to our people

And
world redemption.

A Man of miracles,
a Jewish hero,

Yeshua Son of David, Yeshua Son of my people

Our Firstborn Brother, with us forever

Son of Miriam, Son of the Creator of the World.

The Hope of Israel, hope for every man

Messiah Son of David, Redeemer of the world.

Based on Matthew1:1;
Acts 28:20; Hebrews 2:9,14 ; Colossians 1:18; Luke 2:32; 23:38.

Words &
music by Rachel Boskey

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Let the Nations Praise You

May our God be gracious
to us and bless us

May His face shine upon us

Selah, selah.

That Your ways may be known on earth

Your
salvation among all the nations.

Chorus:

Let the peoples praise You, God,

Let the peoples praise You ­ all of them!

Let all the
peoples praise You .

Let the nations
be glad and sing for joy

Because You will judge the nations with uprightness

And guide the nations on the earth.

Selah, selah.

That Your
ways may be known on earth

Your
salvation among all the nations.

Chorus
in Arabic:

Let the peoples praise You, God…

The earth has yielded
its produce

God, our God, will bless us.

God will bless us

So that all the ends of the earth will fear Him.

That Your
ways may be known on earth

Your
salvation among all the nations.

Chorus:

Let the peoples praise You, God . . .

Based on Psalm 67

Words & music by Avner Boskey

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Remove the Veil

My sight is dim
and my soul is dull

As a result of iniquity my understanding is darkened.

The veil on my heart blinds me

Remove the veil!

Turn my heart to You, Lord.

Remove the veil
that I might see You .

Remove the
veil that separates me from You .

Remove the
veil that I might see You

Your
splendor and glory, Lord.

As a lost sheep
without a shepherd

I turned away from You , from You to my own
way

But Your precious blood, spotless Lamb,

Leads me in the way, beyond the veil

To You, my Lord.

Based on Eph.4:17-18;
2 Cor.3 :14-16; Heb.12:19-20.

Words &
music by Rachel Boskey

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With One Glance of Your Eyes

Grace, mercy and
compassion

In Your blood, Yeshua

Atonement for sin and healing

Through You, O Wounded One.

Let us enter into the river

The river of redemption.

There/in
Him is found abundance and splendor,

Joy
and salvation.

From sleep You
awaken my soul

With Your
light You light up inside my heart.

A spirit of
grace, a spirit of grace You’ve poured out
on my head

And You’ve
softened my heart.

A spirit of
grace, a spirit of grace You’ve poured out
on my head

And You’ve
softened my heart.

With one glance
of Your eyes

You’ve conquered my heart.

With the purity of Your truth

You have redeemed my thinking.

With an ocean of Your kindness

You’ve filled
up my spirit.

With the greatness
of Your love You’ve saved my soul.

And on the altar
of my heart You sprinkled Your blood.

With pure water You’ve purified me.

A new heart, a new heart and a new spirit

You’ve placed inside of me.

As an abandoned
woman, so was I before You.

You hid your face from me.

But in eternal mercy, in eternal mercy

You’ve gathered me to Yourself .

English
verse:

In Your eyes such captivating love

You penetrate my heart

Your purity, Your reality

Have set my mind apart.

Oceans of Your kindness

Come crashing down on me

Your love’s the sweetest thing I know

Your love
has set me free

Based on Romans13:11;
Zechariah 12:10; Song of Songs 4:9; Hebrews 9:13-14; Ezekiel 36:24-27;
Isaiah 54:6-8.

Words & music by Rachel Boskey

English verse by Avner Boskey

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Your Light

The light that shines
at night

The light that blazes more brightly than the sun

The fire that burns in the darkness

The flame in Your eyes.

Your light shines
at night.

Your light blazes more brightly than the sun.

The fire that burns in the darkness

The love in Your eyes.

So we won’t fear
if distress comes.

We won’t fear
if the earth quakes.

We won’t fear
if mountains fall into the heart of the seas.

No, we won’t
fear.

For Your light brightens
the night.

Your light blazes more brightly than the sun.

The fire that burns in the darkness

The love in
Your eyes.

So we will smile
at the days to come

Because in You is the fountain of hope.

Because of
You we can look at the future with joy

Because we’ll
behold You .

Your light is the
true light,

A great light for all men.

The light that shines out into the distance

The light of Your face.

The eternal
source within my heart ­

The light
of Your face.

The eternal
source within my heart ­

The love which
is in Your eyes.

Based on Psalm 44:3;
Song of Songs 8:6; Proverbs 31:25; John 1:4,5,9,14; Revelation 1:14.

Words & music by Rachel Boskey

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Save Us, Lord

Lord, please save

Save Your people.

Save us from our sins, Lord please save .

Remove from our hearts every other god.

Give us a new heart.

Remove from our hearts every other god.

Give us a new heart.

Guard us,
guard our souls, Lord, from all evil.

Guard our souls, guard our lives, Lord, from
all evil.

Rescue us from the hand of the enemy

And lift Your people up.

Rescue us from the hand of the enemy

And lift Your people up.

Lord, reveal to
us the glory of Your face.

Show Your face, Lord, to Your people.

Reveal to us the beauty of Your Servant

And then we will know Him

Reveal to us the beauty of Your Servant

And then we will know Him

Heal us, Lord, heal
Your people.

Heal us, Lord
in the greatness of Your love.

Anoint us
with Your anointing oil and we will be pure.

Anoint us
with Your anointing oil and we will be pure.

Lord, love us, love
Your people

Lord, love us as a groom loves his bride.

Wrap us in garments of salvation,

In pure raiment for Your sake.

Wrap us in garments of salvation,

In pure raiment for Your sake.

Save us, heal us
in Your love

Your love,
Your love, Lord.

Based on Jeremiah
31:7; Psalm 31:16; Deuteronomy 6:14; Jeremiah 25:6; Psalm 27:4-8; 90:17;
Isaiah 49:5; Exodus 30:25; Revelation 3:5; 19:8,14.

Words
& music by Rachel Boskey

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Give Us Peace

May the Lord bless
you and guard you.

May the Lord shine His face, His face upon you.

And may He be gracious, be gracious to you.

May the Lord lift up His face

His face upon you, His face upon you.

And may He give you, may He give you peace,

May He give
you peace.

Bless us, our God,
and guard us.

Lord, shine Your face upon us.

And be gracious to us, be gracious to us.

Lord, lift up Your face upon us, upon us

And give us peace, give us peace,

Give us peace.

Based
on Numbers 6:24-26.

Words & music by Rachel Boskey

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All
songs © & (p) David’s Tent Music 2001, P.O. Box 121971, Nashville
TN 37212-1971 USA and all rights reserved, except for the words of
the songs ‘Lord of the Harvest’ (Hannah Shilo © 1998) which appear here
with the kind permission of the author.

All songs licensed
through ASCAP/ACUM.

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Rachel
Boskey
– lead vocals, piano, keyboards

Avner Boskey ­ bass, synth bass, organ, keyboards, synth tympani,
mandolins, vocals

Daniel Boskey – drums (7-9)

Nimrod Elisar – drums (1,3,5,11 -12), frame drum (1), Octopad (3), Bukharin daira (9),
bongos, Yemenite copper plate, darbukas, tambourine, percussion

Avi Singolda – all guitars, full stop!

Kamal Zayid – oud

Avraham Salman ­ qanun

Aris – bouzouki

Amir Shahs’har – Persian ney flute

Yilmaz Tascesme – Oriental violin (9)

Ayal Shiloah – classical violin (6,11 )

Gideon
Pick
­ cello

Uri
Miles
­ accordion, large & small Scottish bagpipes, Irish whistle

Peter
Wertheimer
– flute, soprano sax

Haim
Yuval
­ oboe

Michal
Adler-Gronich
– chromatic harmonica

Smadar
Shahs’har
– ululations

Ancient
of Days
­ peals of thunder

Background
vocals (2,4 ) – Navah Loden

Guest
vocals (7) – Baht Rivka Epstein (v.1), Pnina Zuban (v.5)

Men’s
Russian chorus (7) – Alexander Bogomolny, Marina Prosovsky, Avner
Boskey

Guest
Arabic vocals (9) ­ Nizar Tuma

Women’s
chorus (6,10 ) – Becca Weiler, Navah Loden, LeeAnn Klein, Marina
Prosovsky

Mass
choir on ‘Save Us, Lord ­ Avner, Rachel, Daniel & David
Boskey, Navah Loden, Becca Weiler, Marina Prosovsky, Ephraim Malespin,
Arni & Yonatan Klein, Daniel Kern.

Youth
choir on ‘Give Us Peace’ – Daniel, David, Asaph & Elisha Boskey,
Maggie Gasiorowski, Devora Mizrachi, Anina
Serby
.

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Recorded, mixed & mastered at Gal Kol Studios, Bnei Brak, Israel 2000-2001

Studio & mixing engineer – Nati Patishi

Mixdown – Nati Patishi & Avner Boskey

Digital mastering – Shmuel Abuav & Avner Boskey

Production & arrangements – Avner Boskey

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Cover
art: Marybeth Studio, Corona, CA, USA

Sleeve design
& graphics ­ giantJELLYFISH Design, Tel Aviv design@giantjellyfish.com

Photography:
Yasu Higa

For more information
please write to:

Avner & Rachel Boskey P.O. Box 121971, Nashville TN 37212-1971
USA david@davidstent.org

www.davidstent.org

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Thanks
to all those who contributed time, support, and linguistic counsel (especially
Arieh Bar-David, Ornah Greenman, Ya’el, Mona Peled & Hannah Shilo),
intercession, encouragement, hospitality, and watching over our home
when we were in the studio.

Thanks to all the
talented musicians! Special thanks to Avi Singolda, who embroidered
beauty into every song; to Nimrod Elisar, drummer extrordinaire with
a crazy sense of humor; to Amir Shahs’har, who contributed an incredible
amount with an overflowing heart; to Avraham Salman, the humble genius;
to Peter Wertheimer, a true Renaissance man; and to Daniel Boskey, for
giving us the privilege of playing with you on your first recording!
Heartfelt thanks to Nati Patishi, who nearly lived with us 24/7 throughout
this recording, and wove a carpet of great beauty out of it all.

Thanks to Sharon
Marcus for her help in translating these lyrics into English.

And above all, thanks
to Yeshua, the Lord of the harvest and our outstanding Messiah!

This recording is
dedicated to the coming generation, the people of the harvest. The ingathering
of the people of Israel and
the harvest of all the nations —life from the dead — await
you!

The songs on this
recording were written between Spring 1998
and Spring 2000.

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Yeshua
answered and said: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The
field is the world. The good seed is the sons of the kingdom. And the
bad weeds are the sons of evil. The enemy who sows them is the accuser
(satan ). The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters
are the angels” (Matt.13:37-39)

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