Hassidic Reggae Artist

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  1. Gina B

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    I was looking on youtube for the hymn Jerusalem and came across this guy.

    Despite being a professional writer, words escape me at this time. I looked and listened twice, hoping the second time would help me feel less confused.

    Didn't work.

    Good luck. LOL Let me know what you think! (warning: you might fall off your chair when you see the guy pop onto the screen the first time)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ULIw0Zgaw
     
  2. Deacon

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    Cool song, sad but uplifting.

    Check this group out

    The Maccabeats singing the Black Eyed Peas song, "I've Got A Feeling" LINK

    Love the group's name!

    Rob
     
  3. David Lamb

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    Apart from the word "Jerusalem", I didn't get any of the words he was singing, (the "words escaped me", but probably not in the sense Gina used that phrase) so it was rather lost on me.

    Was this the "hymn Jerusalem" you were looking for, with words by William Blake and music by Parry:
    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England’s mountains green?
    And was the Holy Lamb of God
    On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
    And did the countenance divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among these dark satanic mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
    Bring me my chariot of fire!
    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England’s green and pleasant land.
    I personally would not call it a hymn. Its words seem to express (or at least support) the far-fetched notion that Jesus came to England with Joseph of Arimathaea.

    Or were you thinking of this one, which to me far more deserves to be called a Christian hymn?
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
    Thou city ever blest,
    Within thy portals first I find
    My safety, peace and rest.
    Here dangers always threaten me,
    My days in strife are spent,
    And labor, sorrow, worry, grief,
    I find at best their strength.

    No wonder, then, that I do long
    O blessèd home, for thee,
    Where I shall find a resting place,
    From sin and sorrow free;
    Where tears and weeping are no more,
    Nor death, nor pain, nor night,
    For former things are passed way,
    And darkness turned to light.

    Now all for me has lost its charm
    Which by the world is praised,
    Since on the cross, through faith, I saw
    My Savior Jesus raised;
    My goal is fixed, one thing I ask,
    Whate’er the cost may be,
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
    Soon to arrive in thee.

     
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  4. Jim1999

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    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England’s mountains green?
    And was the Holy Lamb of God
    On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
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    For as long as I can remember, this used to be a "national anthem" of England. I grew up in a Church of England public all boys boarding school and we sang this song every morning prior to singing God Save the King. It became a popular song of the Labour Party in 1945. Then, of course, it was the anthem of British Israelism.

    It doesn't have to mean a literal,physical apearance of Jesus on British shores, but a spiritual application, in the sense that believers do make up the kingdom of God, the church.

    I haven't a clue about the song on the first post. Was he singing something?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Gina B

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    David, it was the first one I was looking for. I'd run across a mention of it online and was interested in hearing it.

    Jim, I didn't get the words either to the link I posted! I got some of them, someone else "translated" some of it for me and later I'll have my daughter listen...she'll probably laugh at me and tell me what he's saying word for word.
     

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