Monday, April 21, 2008

Ezekiel's Call

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


1
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.


refrain
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.


2
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.
refrain


3
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."
refrain


4
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."
refrain


close
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
refrain/close
Dm, Am
Dm, Am
Dm, F
F, E

9 comments:

Rolin said...

WHY ARE YOU HERE?

Hi, welcome to my web log. 90% of the visitors to this site stumble on it while searching for images related to Ezekiel's Call, about 30 to 50 visitors per week. If that fits you, won't you leave a comment? I would love to know what folks are doing with these images, which I collected from a viariety of sites on the web.
Again, welcome, and feel free to explore the rest of the site.

Rolin said...

ARE YOU A MUSICIAN?

I have been wanting to prepare a demo tape for this music, or at least post it to the site. However, I am not a good enough guitarist to pull it off, even though the chords are simple. Are you interested in helping me? You can contact me via my email address in the about me section. Thanks,
Rolin

Ed Sachs said...

Just doing a message on Ezekiel's vision and wanted some images to share with the congregation. Thanks, great work.
Ed Sachs

Rolin said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Ed. I hope that your congregation will be blessed by your message and by the images.

By the way, have you noticed Ezekiel's personal appeals to God? In his book there are occasions when Ezekiel speaks directly to God with a question, and these reveal something of the compassionate character of Ezekiel himself, who is sometimes thought of as a rough person by his readers.

danrmusings said...

Hi, I was here for an image too. I've used the image Vikki North painted for my blog, which is all about the four living creatures and what they mean for us. Thanks for making them available.

Randy Thomas said...

Iam likewise on the path unwinding


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the Master calls a butterfly.

mrarbee said...

I am pulled to Ezekiel's Temple as being the Temple described in The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
The likenesses in John's vision and Ezekiel's vision are striking .
Thank you for your post .
I intend to follow your log.
I am intrigued with your mission .

Rolin said...

Thanks, Mr arbee. I am currently writing a book (historical fictiion) on the life of John.

Rolin said...

Thanks, Mr arbee. I am currently writing a book (historical fictiion) on the life of John.