Elijah is chosen by God to oppose King Ahab of Israel and Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, who worshiped Baal, a false god. Elijah also denounces the king and queen for their deceit in acquiring land. He has a confrontation with Baal priests. Fearing for his life, he hides in a cave. God comes to him in “a still, small voice.” This song is one of eight about prophets (God’s Truth-Tellers). It can be used with children’s Vacation Bible School or Church School classes. It is also appropriate with an Adult Education course.
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Window: Elijah, in hiding from the King, is fed by ravens.
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Biblical source: 1 Kings 17; 1 Kings 18:20-46; 2 Kings 4:34-35
Tune name: TRUTH-TELLERS
Alternate tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses and refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ or piano, guitar plus tambourine, with optional descant
Sample text: Refrain, 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 said, Elijah, “be a prophet, (sung as ‘lijah)
Fight those northern false gods, “Don’t sit!” [spoken or shouted by children]
“Time now, brave one, to speak my Word.”
God’s truth must be heard.