Traditional music and folk processed words have bolstered up communities since the days of Pentecost. Intimate worship and the portable chapel of guitar and voice come together with energy and relevance with an emphasis on truth. A project that will be hitting the airwaves and broadband in New York City is “Beatitude- Celtic music, today’s prayer.” This will be done through Melting Pot Praise and Worship and will be aired on Vantage Point- World Media Christian Approach a new media Network platform. “We will be taking traditional and original music and singing out prayers and Biblical Truth,” the music publisher told the National Prayer Examiner. “We will take the sounds of ethnic music starting with Celtic Prayers and Traditional Tunes to Jazz, Gospel; Call and Response, Blues, Calypso; Middle and Far Eastern and also original songs.” The idea is to have Praise and Worship originate from New York neighborhood churches and integrate the sounds into a new format. The Melting Pot Sound is an authentic flavor that will be heard live at church coffee houses and reflect the prayers of the local communities throughout the city. “The Vantage Point brand is “World Media Christian Approach,” and the art galleries at the coffee houses will also reflect each ethnicity of the music and in some cases even the coffee! In this case the brand is World MUSIC Christian Approach, with the Melting Pot forum.
Starting with Celtic
The traditional Irish Catholic families and the Scottish Presbyterian families who originated from Brooklyn and now are found on the North and South Shore of Nassau and Suffolk Counties are migrating to the city again to seek their roots. Many times the songs surround the prayers of the Mass with the Gloria, Kyrie; Sanctus and Agnus Dei. The folk styled music will reflect these pieces. Then comes the traditional pieces used for the poems of Robert Burns and traditional songs like “The Water is Wide” (tune is Wally-Wally).
Woman at the well
“The water is life” the people sing. “I shall not thirst. And neither have- I fear to die. Give me a cup that will bring us to and I will drink, from Jacob’s well.”
His love is giving, His love is kind
It pours and flows, through heart and mind
His love renews and carries through
and we shall drink from Jacob’s well.
The people sing the familiar and the personalization and the history of the “Woman at the Well” is something they can fix their minds on. And then the truth as we sing in our Samaria:
He knows your past, He knows your future. His breath will breathe, His lips bring truth.
And all the things of earth shall die- the water springs and brings new life.
Speaking and singing the love language of God
Pastor Jim Cymbala writes in “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire” that the revelation that he got, when he was about to quit the ministry in the early days of Brooklyn Tabernacle: “Prayer.” He was praying during respite for some answers. The impression that changed his perspective was that “you know a popular church by how many people come to Sunday service, a popular pastor, by who attends on Sunday evening, but you know a neighborhood that is pursuing Christ by how many people come to the prayer meeting,” from that point forward Brooklyn Tab never looked back. Pastor Cymbala has described the prayer at Brooklyn Tab to sound like a delivery room at times.
He knows your name, he knows your thoughts
He brings you life, He formed your heart
And when we follow, He builds your dreams
Spring out this life, at Jacob’s well
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