Monday, April 21, 2008

Ezekiel's Call

Ezekiel's Call
Words and Music by Rolin Bruno
All rights reserved

In my thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the month, I sat with the captives by the river.
When out of the north, the heavens burst forth, an a whirlwind and fire made me shiver.
From the midst of the fire, four creatures sped by, on wheels that rose in the sky,
With thunder in their wings, like a waterfall sings, or the voice of my God, El Shaddai.

El Shaddai, come visit your people;
El Shaddai, we long for your call.
El Shaddai, come near to us, open our ears,
For without you we surely will fall.

Each of the four had the face of a man, and an eagle, an ox, and a lion.
When they ended their flight, there above them a light, as a man on a sapphire throne,
High in the sky, with a light in his eye, like a rainbow that shines in a cloud;
And I fell to my face, for I knew in this place, I had looked on the glory of God.

As I lay on the ground, I was hearing the sound, of the one who is faithful and true.
He said, "Son of man, stand up on your feet, and hear what I would say to you:
"My people are wild, they revolt like a child they're obstinate, stubborn and proud;
"And I send you to speak, though the prospects are bleak, but speak to them often and loud."

Then the four creatures roared, and the Spirit of the Lord sent me back on the way to my people.
But a voice in my ears spoke loud to my tears, with direction for what I must do:
"I set you in the land as a watchman to stand, to sound the alarm loud and clear;
"With a forehead like flint, never waiver or hint, speak my words for my people to hear."

O Watchman, watch over your people;
Watchman, we're counting on you.
O Watchman, stay right here and open our ears,
To the words of the Faithful and True.

The Chord progressions were inspired by the artistry of Gabriel Martinez:
Am, Dm, F, E, Am
Dm, Am, F, E, Am
Dm, Am, F, F, E
Am, Dm, F, E, Am
Dm, Am
Dm, Am
Dm, F
F, E