God’s Truth-Tellers – Deborah (Trinity Season)

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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.”

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Window:  Deborah and Barak engage the chariots of Sisera, which become mired in the muddy soil. (Judges 4,5)

Music and Score Samples:

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Biblical sources:   Judges, Chapters 4 and 5, especially 4:4-5 and 5:2-21


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.”

Key words:  Bible, children, Christian education, Vacation Bible School, justice, nation, prophets, Trinity Season, discipleship, faith, social action, military/troops, Judges
Collections:  Truth-tellers, Social Action

©Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler.  Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

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