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Ari Lesser Cleveland

Ari Lesser is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed all over the world, and written hundreds of songs on a wide range of subjects. Ari’s repertoire is expansive, touching on everything from history, to animals, to Star Wars, but now his focus and passion is making music based on the Torah. ... more

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Track Name: Psalm 18
Psalm 18

I love You Lord my Shield, my Strength
My Rock, my Fortress, I give thanks
Through Your salvation I’ve been saved
From tangled coiling cords of the grave

Destruction and death had me ensnared
But I cried to the Lord and I was spared
In His temple He heard my prayer
And from my voice knew my despair

In anger the Lord made the whole Earth quake
Foundations of the mountains shake
In His mouth blazed burning coals
Smoke and fire rose from His nose

He parted the heavens, and left His seat
With dark rain clouds beneath His feet
The Lord soared down on wings of the wind
With a canopy of darkness covering Him

Shrouded by cloud He advanced brightening
The Earth with hail and bolts of lightening
From heaven His thundering voice resounded
Scattering enemies that had me surrounded

With His arrows He routed my foes
The valleys of the sea became exposed
Foundations of the Earth laid bare
When the Lord reached down and I was spared

Before I was in way over my head
A powerful enemy wanted me dead
It would have been a disastrous day
If God had not stepped in the way

But I was rescued by the Lord
His support was my reward
For my clean and righteous hands
That always kept my God’s commands

All His laws are before me
I have not turned from His decree
I’ve been blameless before Him
And kept myself away from sin

Those who are faithful to Your Name
Have no blame and receive the same
Men who are proud and arrogant stumble
But You save the pure and humble

You O Lord make my lamp burn
Into light my darkness turns
With You I’ll scale any wall
Because You’re perfect without flaw

There is no God, beside You Lord
You train my hands to wield a sword
Arm me with the strength to fight
Let me to stand on the highest height

Make my feet fast like a deer
Broaden the path so my way is clear
Your right hand stoops down to me
To give me Your shield of victory

I pursued those You despised
Crushed them so they could not rise
Watched them fall beneath my feet
Til they were dead, I did not retreat

They cried for help but no one came
Lord You put my foes to shame
Now my enemies bow to me
Or else the turn their backs and flea

As fine as dust on the wind I beat
And poured them out like mud in the street
You have delivered me from my foes
Now I rule those I don’t even know

Foreigners cringe and lose all heart
Nations tremble and fall apart
They are my subjects and do what I say
Soon as they hear me speak they obey

God my Rock and Savior lives!
I praise the Lord for all he gives
My children shall forever sing
Of the great victories God gave his king
Track Name: Psalm 23
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not lack
In lush meadows He lays me back
Beside the quiet watering hole
He leads me and He restores my soul

On the paths He guides my aim
To righteousness for the sake of His name
Although I walk through the valley near
The shadow of death, evil I won’t fear

For with me You shall always be
Your rod and Your staff they comfort me
You set me a table in front of my foes
You anointed my head, my cup overflows

Let only goodness and kindness pursue
Until all the days of my life are through
Surely they do and so I shall stay
In the house of the Lord, for the length of my days
Track Name: Psalm 40
Psalm 40

I waited and cried in a slimy pit
For my Rock, the Lord, did I patiently sit
He lifted me out of the mud with his hand
And gave my feet a firm place to stand

Then he taught me a new song to sing
A tune of praise to God our King
It will teach many to see, fear
And trust in the Lord as soon as they hear

Bless the man without pride
From you he does not turn aside
For Lord you’ve done many great things
Far more than I could possibly sing

Your wonders I can’t even count
Because there’s such a large amount
Yet sacrifice you don’t desire
And offerings you don’t require

So look I’m here to do my part
God, your law is within my heart
When masses gather I always proclaim
The righteousness of your holy Name

Your kindness I never hide or conceal
I tell them that your salvation is real
So Lord have mercy don’t withhold
Your love and truth are my stronghold

I’m surrounded by sinful snares
More troubles than my head has hairs
My heart fails within my core
Come quickly and save me Lord

Disgrace those who seek my soul
May they be turned back from their goal
Let those who try to ruin my name
Be rewarded only with shame

But may all those who love and pray
For your salvation always say
“Let the Lord be magnified”
And then rejoice at your side

My Lord you are all I seek
But I am still poor and weak
May you think of me I pray
Save me God, do not delay
Track Name: Psalm 47
Psalm 47

Sing with joy, and clap your hands
Shout out to God every woman every man
How awesome is the Lord most High? How grand
Is the great King ruling over every land

He brought down nations under our feet
And all over earth handed out defeat
But the Lord rewarded the ones he loved
So shout with joy to God up above

Sound your trumpets and sing sing sing
Sing praises to God, praises to our King
Sing your song to the Lord alone
Who sits in heaven on his holy throne

All is God’s he, own the richest man
Even the children of Abraham
The earth is his, along with every king
Let us all praise God and sing

Sing with joy, and clap your hands
Shout out to God every woman every man
How awesome is the Lord most High? How grand
Is the great King ruling over every land

He brought down nations under our feet
And all over earth handed out defeat
But the Lord rewarded the ones he loved
So shout with joy to God up above

Sound your trumpets and sing sing sing
Sing praises to God, praises to our King
Sing your song to the Lord alone
Who sits in heaven on his holy throne

All is God’s he, own the richest man
Even the children of Abraham
The earth is his, along with every king
Let us all praise God and sing

Sing with joy, and clap your hands
Shout out to God every woman every man
How awesome is the Lord most High? How grand
Is the great King ruling over every land

He brought down nations under our feet
And all over earth handed out defeat
But the Lord rewarded the ones he loved
So shout with joy to God up above

Sound your trumpets and sing sing sing
Sing praises to God, praises to our King
Sing your song to the Lord alone
Who sits in heaven on his holy throne

All is God’s he, own the richest man
Even the children of Abraham
The earth is his, along with every king
Let us all praise God and sing
Track Name: Psalm 51
Psalm 51

Have mercy O God, this is my confession
Let love and compassion blot out my transgression
Wash away iniquity, cleanse my sin
For you know my guilt that is burning within

I sinned against you though you showed me the light
I have done evil, right in your sight
I was sinful since birth, since I was conceived
But you surely desire to teach wisdom to me

So clean my conscience, let my guilt go
Wash me and I will, be whiter than snow
Let me hear the joy, and gladness of your voice
Let the bones you have crushed, reform and rejoice

From all my sins please hide your face
Blot out my iniquity and my disgrace
Create in me a new pure heart
And spirit with a steadfast start

I love your presence I want to be near it
Don’t take me away from your Holy Spirit
You are my rock, my one foundation
Restore the joy of your salvation

I’ll teach transgressors to be true
And the sinners will turn back to you
O God save me from this guilt
Save me from the blood I spilt

I’ll be righteous all my days
My lips and tongue will sing your praise
If you liked sacrifice, I would bring
Anything as a burnt offering

Instead I sacrifice my own heart
And spirit, contrite broken apart
I know that you can hear my cries
O God, you will not despise
Track Name: Psalm 57
Psalm 57

Have mercy on me, God, have mercy on me
For my soul takes refuge in thee
Until disaster has passed me by
Beneath your sheltering wings I hide

God Most High please hear my cry
Save me from those who want me to die
I am surrounded by ravenous beasts
Men with spears and arrows for teeth

I lie among lions whose tongues are swords
But still I have faith in the love of the Lord
Above the sun, You have more worth
Your glory is shining all over the earth

In distress I was bowed down
My enemies set a snare on the ground
They dug a dangerous pit in my path
But they themselves fell into the trap

So God I praise you all day long
My heart is strong, My heart is strong
I will make music and sing my song
Awake, my soul, awaken the dawn

I will praise You Lord my King
Among many nations and people I sing
Your faithfulness and endless love
Reach up to the heavenly skies and above

Above the sun, You have more worth
Your glory is shining all over the earth
Your glory is shining all over the earth
Your glory is shining all over the earth