“Isaiah” is a song for children, either in Vacation Bible School, Church School or with a children’s message. Receiving a call as a young man, Isaiah gave hard truths to Judah and Jerusalem. For their misdeeds and sinful ways, their nation would fall and some taken into exile. However, a remnant would return. The prophet also speaks of a coming “suffering servant.” This song is one of eight about prophets (God’s Truth-tellers). An adult education course created by the authors of the song includes these songs as a resource.
Price: $5.00 (USD)Image: The prophet Isaiah uses many stories to tell of God’s love. He spoke of his people being like sheep with God as Shepherd.
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Biblical Source: Book of Isaiah
Tune Name: TRUTH TELLERS
Alternate Tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses and refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ or piano, guitar with tambourine, and 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 the young Isaiah to be a prophet)
Holy One called a new prophet.
To a young lad, God said, “Don’t sit!” [spoken or shouted by children]
“Go, Isaiah, now speak my Word.”
God’s truth must be heard!
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