Album recorded on Mt Carmel takes you on a journey through salvation history
Sarah Liberman is not your ordinary Christian musician. The Israeli worship leader draws from the rich Hebrew tradition and incorporates the unique sounds of Israeli music, giving life and depth to her songs.
The song “Fire of Your Spirit” embodies the sounds and texts of the worship of the people of ancient Israel. The song begins with a male voice singing in Hebrew the Aaronic Blessing we are familiar with: “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his face upon you and give you peace” (Num 6:24-26). The sounds of a Tar (a Persian instrument) are the shofar are heard in the background.
Liberman describes the sound she wanted to create and the choice of lyrics: “The entire soundscape reflects the desert and middle eastern sound, that is our heritage as the descendants of the people of the Bible. The song ends with the sound of interwoven voices singing a never-ending chorus of worship, reflecting King David’s heart. The words are from the first song ever written in the Bible – the song of Moses: Who is like thee? Majestic in Holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders.”
The song is part of Liberman’s latest album Lefanecha (“I Am Before You”), which was primarily recorded on Mt. Carmel in Israel. The album is made to be a journey through salvation history: “from the origins of worship in the first covenant, through a journey of personal relationship with God, to the glorious sounds of heavenly worship we find in the texts of the New Covenant.”