Gallows by Jess Ray   6 comments

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“Gallows” by Jess Ray

Esther 7: 9-10:  “Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.”

Psalm 7: 15-16:  “He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.”

Fifty Cubits High

6 responses to “Gallows by Jess Ray

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  1. Great stuff!

    • Yes, it is a very beautiful song. After people listen to “Gallows”, they should read the Book of Esther.

      • Of course. Timely, as I’m sure you know, considering the nearness of Purim. I really wanted to comment more than just “Great stuff!” We have been to Christchurch in old Jerusalem, so not only was that a great song in a ‘familiar’ venue, it was also relevant to Purim, and the idea of the satan being hanged on the gallows he prepared – like Haman – was excellent. Love it. Do you study and sing in Hebrew?

      • I know very little Hebrew. I didn’t know that we were getting close to Purim, so this post must be God’s timing.

        Here is a post about some of the Hebrew that I do know:

        Bereshith
        https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/bereshith/

  2. Both are amazing! I didn’t understand “Someone” but still beautiful! Thank you and God Bless you Tim!

    • Kerry: Good to hear from you. I originally linked “Someone” by Roni Dalumi to this post, but then I decided to delete it because it was a different song than “Gallows”.

      “Someone” is really beautiful; Roni Dalumi has a beautiful voice. Here are the lyrics to “Someone”:

      Someone, someone worries
      Worries for me up there
      Came and lit a few stars
      And they fall one by one.

      We are turning in two different ways
      Day and night to their length
      Tired and hungry
      In the paths of dust and time.

      We’ll meet at the end of paths and questions
      We will meet at the end of many days,
      at the end of many nights

      The spring passed, the summer went, and the rain returned.

      Someone, someone worries
      Worries for me up there
      Came and lit a few stars
      And they fall one by one.

      A song by Hebrew writer Ehud Manor, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, on Yom HaShoah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה), Holocaust Memorial Day. Singing for remembering the people who were killed in the holocaust and for all the victims of terrorist attacks.

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