Updated: Apr 21


I thank all who follow this channel and hopefully also share the songs I write for the body of Messiah. I have added a new song to this Worship album, that comes from the Song of Songs, otherwise known as The Song of Solomon.


Some may know that in the late eighties I took a 24 piece musical dance drama to the UK that attempted to reveal exciting truths from this book. The song of King Solomon and his Shulamite, at least in my understanding, layers a fleshy poem of the King with an extraordinary prophetic content that relates to our Messiah and his faithful remnant bride. So, for me, it was lovely to revisit Chapter 1 and vs 1 -8 of this wonderful song today. The King is coming for a bride who must be waiting, or she will certainly not be his bride. This is clear from the Nazarene bride, whose husband-to-be would leave her to go and prepare a house for her. (That should sound familiar from the teaching of Yeshua.) On his return, she was to have her lamp filled with oil and when he would see it in her window, he would know she was still waiting and longing for him, whom she had now not seen since their engagement. He would blow the shofar and she would come out with joy to meet him and off they would go to the marriage feast. But if she was not ready, that was the end of the engagement! She was left behind never to enjoy the intimacy she may have once desired when she initially said "Yes". A sobering thought, especially when considered in the light of Messiah and the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, as told by Yeshua himself.


The verse I want to highlight relates to the kisses of His mouth! Song of Songs Chapter 1 verse 2. "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth - for your love is more delightful than wine." Though for the Shulamite, this was clearly a hunger for then sensual kiss and embrace of her beloved Solomon, (and though nothing is wrong with that), in the spirit, this is to me, as far as the spiritual "layer" goes, rather referring to the Rhema words of Messiah's mouth, which are like kisses. The expectant bride cannot wait for his return and longs continually for deeper intimacy. When Messiah teaches his bride His word, such revelations are intoxicating. They are better than wine. They are in fact like effervescent wine. Like champagne. (Check out the original words in Hebrew using Strong's Concordance.) Hopefully, you will also enjoy meditating on His word, as you listen to this song.



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Updated: Feb 22


The first song, "Love and Forgiveness", is already up. Although not a new song, I have only finally remixed and mastered it recently, having already added the guitar and vocal to the lovely backing created by Tony very many years back.


Tony has also agreed to start something very exciting for me and something requested by others long ago: A new version of the song "Raven Rain". It was first recorded in 1985. You can listen to that version on the album "Lift Your Head Up", produced by Kevin Shirley in 1986. Later it could be found on the album "Ordinary Men Embraced" where Nick Coetzee arranged it. Hopefully, we will also revive a few of those older loved Raven Rain songs, off that album. So please do share in our enthusiasm for the joy we have in making music, especially when it can say something of real value, and do listen to "Love and Forgiveness" now and let us know what you think of it. Calling You Home "Calling You Home" is meant to go together with Raven Rain. (Raven and Rain were actually names of my two eldest children) "Raven Rain is calling you home" comes from the lyric of the song "Raven Rain", which was written in 1985, in the turbulent period surrounding the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa. It referred to "Black Suffering", meaning the severe suffering of all who were impacted by the wickedness that surrounded that turbulent time. Today this "black suffering" appears to be growing universally, as Covid causes havoc economically around the world and the impact looks more and more like the beginning of the breaking open of the seals spoken of in the book of Revelation. Predictions of violence and hunger to follow seem sequentially accurate to those predicted in the Bible, if these predictions are going to be proved correct. Suffering does two things. It either makes people bitter or better. It leads to their hating of others and inevitably their own self-destruction or it makes them better people and that often coincides with a turning towards God to make sense of a world that includes much evil. The fall of man in the garden of Eden, is the best explanation of why the world is the way it is. And Yeshua, the only name given under heaven by which man may be saved is a living hope in all who turn to Him. If you have not yet listened, thanks for reading to the end. Here is the link again: "Love and Forgiveness" and please share with others and comment below. In His love Gerald Sharp LikeABirdInATree

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