This song is one in a series of eight prophets. It can be used with adults or with children, either in Vacation Bible School, Church School or with a children’s message. Deborah is the first woman “judge” and prophetess in Hebrew Scriptures. She lived in a period prior to the formation of the kingdom under Saul. She unites some of the tribes in a decisive battle against Canaanites. Her story is told in the “Song of Deborah.”
Price: $5.00 (USD)Window: Deborah and Barak engage the chariots of Sisera, which become mired in the muddy soil. (Judges 4,5)
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Biblical sources: Judges, Chapters 4 and 5, especially 4:4-5 and 5:2-21
Tune name: TRUTH-TELLERS
Alternate tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses and refrain
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 assignments)
God chose Deborah as a prophet.
To this woman, God said, “Don’t sit!” (spoken or shouted by children)
“Time now, brave one, go speak my word.”
God’s truth must be heard.”
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