Sunday, May 05, 2024

A Worship Song from the Prophet Amos

I took my song "Reveal Yourself" from the book of Amos.

Here it is, recorded by our worship leader Holly. Linda sings backup. I'm singing backup and doing the guitar work.

In his book The Prophets, Jewish biblical scholar Abraham Heschel write:

"What is the nature of Him whose word overwhelmed the herdsman Amos? Is His grandeur like a towering mountain? Is His majesty comparable to an inscrutable constellation? Is He sublime as the morning and mysterious as darkness? All comparisons fade to insignificance when confronted with what a person such as Amos asserted:

For lo; He who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, 
And declares to man what is his thought; 
Who makes the morning darkness, 
And treads on the heights of the earth— 
The Lord, the God of hosts, is His name. . . . 
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, 
And turns deep darkness into the morning, 
And darkens the day into night, 
Who calls for the waters of the sea, 
And pours them out upon the surface of the earth, T
he Lord is His name, 
Who makes destruction flash forth against the strong, 
So that destruction comes upon the fortress."
Amos 4:13; 5:8–9

Abraham Joshua Heschel

The Prophets (p. 35).