Mina-l’Amaq (Psalm 129: Out of the depths
I have cried to you, O Lord)
- A song of ascents. Out of the depths I call to you, LORD;
- Lord, hear my cry! May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
- If you, LORD, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand?
- But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered.
- I wait with longing for the LORD, my soul waits for his word.
- My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak. More than sentinels for daybreak,
- let Israel look for the LORD, For with the LORD is kindness, with him is full redemption,
- And God will redeem Israel from all their sins.
My favorite music in the spiritual realm is that of Seour Marie Keyrouz. To me, it seems the most authentic original music from the formative years of Christianity. While this particular track mixes in a bit of a modern western flavor, you can also find that she does just straight a cappella chants as well. (one of her a cappella recordings will follow Mina-l-Amaq on the player)
Sister Marie Keyrouz, Lebanese by birth, often says, “When you sing, you pray twice”…..and sing she does. Though she sings ancient music of the West, and even sacred classical, her most known (and my favorite) songs are that of the early Eastern Church.