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Friday, April 18, 2008

Hi-Ne-Ni: Behold! Here I Am!

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My Russian students, who I'm sure God sent to me on purpose -- (I had a dream about many very loving and angelic Russians eight years ago) -- treat me like a daughter, with all of the love and affection that comes with that. Typically my students like to give edible treats, but one couple gave me a gift recently that touched me deeply. It's a set of 3 CDs of Russian "church" music, as they call it. I love the music and am wisked away to a peaceful place everytime I hear the songs. On the back cover of the gift were the words to another spiritual song. This song too, I'm sure is sent from God. The lyrics resonate with me profoundly. Here they are:

Hi-Ne-Ni

("Hi-Ne-Ni" is Hebrew for “Behold! Here I am”)
Lyrics: Lily Liu Music: Francy Shao


Yahweh! O my LORD my God
Come and help me forsake my love
Forsake my love, my all
Yahweh! O my LORD my God
Help me break down all my idols
Idols in my heart

Till I give myself in worship as a sacrifice
With no regrets, No turning back
Till I at the altar hear the calling for my life
With no regrets, Here I am
Hi-Ne-Ni , Hi-Ne-Ni
Purge me, Send me Yes! Here I am
Hi-Ne-Ni , Hi-Ne-Ni
Purge me, Send me, Hi-Ne-Ni
For the darkest corners of the world
O LORD! Send me!
For the souls hopeless in despair, Here I am!
Yes! Here I am, Hi-Ne-Ni
Yes! Here I am, Hi-Ne-Ni

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Very beautiful!
Auntie T

Regina said...

Awesome words! Very beautiful song!

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Auntie T,
It is indeed gorgeous.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Regina,
Praise God!
Alicia

Anonymous said...

Come back from a mission meeting. This song was sung. It is written originally in Chinese inspired from Isaiah 6:8 (Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said,"Here am I. Send me!" The song can be heard in youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8YQa5vxXpU

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Glory be to God! Thanks for that background. I will go listen to the song on Youtube as soon as I can!
Peace,
Alicia