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

 
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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.

Price:  $5.00 (USD)

 

Window:  Elijah, in hiding from the King, is fed by ravens.

Music and Score Samples:

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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

Meter:  8.8.8.5.

Hymn content:  4 verses and refrain

Hymn arrangement:  SATB, organ or piano, guitar plus tambourine, with optional descant

Sample text:  Refrain, Verse 1

Refrain
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.

Image:  Elijah, as a young prophet, fears the King and Queen’s power. He goes into hiding and one story describes how he is fed by ravens.
 
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Key Words:  Bible, children, Christian education, Vacation Bible School, justice, nation, prophets, Trinity Season, doubt, gifts of God, military/troops, Sermon on the Mount
 
Collection(s):  Truth-tellers, Social Justice
 
Credits: The illustration of Elijah is © Sweet Publishing and has been made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. More of their illustrations are available at their website: http://sweetpublishing.com.
 
©Copyright 2013, 2016 by Charles R. Kniker and Lynn J. Zeigler.  Not to be copied or distributed without written permission.

 

 

 
 



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