Overview 1 Lord God of Abraham 2 Adonai 3 O Shout for Joy 4 Medley: Baruch Adonai El Shaddai 5 Shout for Joy 6 Shema 7 Holy Holy Holy 8 Worthy (You are Awesome) 9 A Resting Place 10 El Elyon 11 Watchman 12 The Day of the Lord 13 Rejoice of Israel
Record Label Hosanna! Music
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher PROVIDENT MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
ISBN 3901002987 EAN 9783901002984 UPC 000768334027
Buying CD's unheard is always daunting, but this one did not disappoint. The blowing of the Shofar on the first track stirs the soul and sounds the warning. The CD is a wonderful mix of Messianic, "reggae", and christian worship music. It will be hard for Paul Wilbur to top this one.
Paul Wilbur-Messianic Worship Mar 19, 2007
I love Messianic Worship. It is inspiring, and dynamic, and reminds us of how powerful songs are for delivering us from despair, depression, whatever the enemy has decided to hit us with. Just as David was able to soothe King Saul with his songs of the Lord playing his lyre, so too Paul Wilbur is able to get up stirred up and roused to worship the Lord, and praise Him for His mighty works! God loves to hear His children praise and worship Him. With each song we can fight the enemy, doing battle and bringing Glory to the Father. I cannot get enough of the songs of Paul Wilbur. He made albums in the 90's with Integrity Music as well. A great voice and a wonderful man living for God. Awesome CD
The Watchman by Paul Wilbur Feb 21, 2007
The CD arrived in excellent condition, and I was impressed with the great packaging used to ship the product.
The Watchman -- Deliverance is in the House! Feb 4, 2007
I LOVE THE WATCHMAN! AS ALWAYS, LISTENING TO THE WATCHMAN, I AM SWEPT INTO A RHAPSODY OF WORSHIP, REJOICING IN THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF YESHUA HA MESHIACH AND AM SATURATED WITH JOYFUL ANTICIPATION THAT MAKES ME WANT TO LIGHT OFF MY CAMEL AND RUN TO MEET MY LORD, AND ALL THE REST THAT FOLLOWS!
The narrative to the title song is read against an underlying musical score that pulses with ancient rhythms, almost an urgent marching beat, a call to arms:
"Behind the veil of what is seen by the natural eye, a great event is being prepared: a war and a wedding feast will have their place in time. 'Soon,' and 'Not yet,' is the word that the watchman gives as he strains his eyes through the darkness of the night mist. He can sense that just beyond the horizon a great brightness is preparing to break forth. 'Arise you sleepers!' 'Shake off your slumber!' he calls. 'Come, and fill your lamp with fresh oil.' 'Trim your wick.' 'Cry out in the streets and do not let your voice be silent!' 'For the coming of the Great King is at hand.' 'Arise and shine for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Only wait for the Lord. Be strong, and of a good courage, and wait for the Lord'."
Then, the refrain of the song itself is jubilant, and filled with expectation of Yahweh's promises fulfilled, "If we lift up our voices and call on the Lord He will come. And the nations will see that salvation comes from Zion. O no more waiting the anointing of God has begun. O blind eyes will see as the captives go free. If we lift up our voices, He'll come."
The entire collection is powerful. "Shema," based on Deuteronomy 6 (Israel's "declaration of independence") declares "The Lord our God the Lord is One..." I can scarcely listen to "Holy Holy Holy" or "Worthy" without praying and praising, with tears of rejoicing in our Sovereign God, who holds the events of human history on the grand scale, and in our lives each day, in His hands, and His hands alone. Several of the songs impel dancing unto the Lord, with joy of course, by which we are strengthened.
Listening to this music reminded me how much I have missed Messianic music in general: in immersing myself in it again, I am encompassed anew by the power and passion of what it means to be seed of Abraham, both bearer and beneficiary of a most sacred covenant of El Elyon, The Most High God, who knew me before I was formed in the secret place.
My present circumstances allow me to immerse myself in spiritual music around the clock, including when I am working and sleeping, and I have found that this music, as well as that on SING UNTO THE LORD: The Psalms of David for Daily Living, are helping me to dwell in the presence of the Lord, wherein is fullness of joy... and pleasures for evermore.
Hallelujah! I am so glad I bought this CD!
Outstanding praise and worship. Jan 15, 2007
This is an excellent praise and worship CD and is very uplifting. Every time I listen to it, I feel like my burdens have been taken away.