A short story (ten chapters) tells the exciting tale of Esther, a royal queen. With the help of Mordecai, she courageously offers a plan to the king that saves the Hebrew people and identifies his unfit advisers. The song about Elijah is one of eight in a series about prophets (God’s Truth-tellers) that can be used as part of a Vacation Bible School or Church School curriculum, or a children’s message in church. An adult education course by the authors also uses this set of songs.
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Image: Esther, a Jew who remains silent at first about her faith, is crowned Queen. Credit: ©Sweet Publishing Co. For additional pictures, go to http://sweetpublishing.com.
Music and Score Samples:
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Biblical source: Book of Esther; the key verses are Chapter 4:12-14
Alternate tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses and refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ or piano, guitar and 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 persons for special missions)
God called Esther as a witness;
To this exile God said, “Don’t sit!” [spoken or shouted by children]
“Time now, brave one, to speak my Word.”
God’s truth must be heard.
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