Messiah music is often forward-looking, focusing on the glory of the days of Messiah, past and future. Often up-beat. Encouraging, even.
But with Yom Kippur approaching, and the humility and lowering of one’s self in confession to God, are such songs even appropriate?
I’ve found several Messianic songs that fit the penitential mode of Yom Kippur. Music has a way of conditioning the heart and mind; songs of repentance and penitence during this season are fitting for Yeshua’s disciples.
Helen Shapiro – Hashivenu:
“Turn us back to you, Adonai, and we will return.”
Barry & Batya Segal – Seh HaElohim
“Behold the Lamb of God, who has borne the sin of the world.”
Micha’el Ben David – For God So Loved
”God gave his one and only son, Yeshua, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”
Carlos Perdomo – Rachem
“Oh HaShem, our God, we ask for mercy!”
Micha’el Ben David – Ma Yedidot
”My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God!”
Lamb – Yeshua HaMashiach
”Yeshua HaMashiach is the name above every name. He who is thirsty, let him drink freely from the waters of Yeshua.”
Micha’el Ben David – Dam Yeshua
”The blood of Yeshua upon us and all Yisrael, amein, amein, amein”
May the hearts of Yeshua’s disciples return to God in this season of repentance.
Shabbat shalom, fine Kineti readers.