Amos is a prophet, or what we call “God’s truth-teller.” Amos is one of a series of eight songs for adults or children, either in Vacation Bible School, Church School or with a children’s message. Amos’ message is that God is all powerful. He criticizes both political and religious leaders who make treaties that bring only temporary peace. Because the northern kingdom of Israel has been unfaithful and unjust to the weak and poor, it will be destroyed. He is called an “outsider” because he comes from the southern kingdom, Judah.Window: “Promise of Prophetic Voice” Faith UCC, Bryan, TX
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Biblical source: The Book of Amos
Tune name: TRUTH-TELLERS
Alternate tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses and refrain. Optional descant
Hymn arrangement: SATB, piano, organ or guitar plus tambourine, with optional descant
Sample text: Refrain and verse 1
Please God, make us your truth-tellers.
Striving always, we’ll have no shame.
Like the prophets who spread your name,
Let us do the same!
Verse 1 (God chooses prophets for special missions)
God chose Amos as a prophet.
To this shepherd God said, “Don’t sit!” [spoken or shouted by children!]
“Time now, brave one, go speak my Word.”
God’s truth must be heard.