Although he grew up in a priest’s family, Jeremiah frequently criticized religious and political leaders. For his “lamentations,” he suffered beatings and imprisonment. He believed that God would someday make a new covenant with the people.
Price: $5.00 (USD)Window: Jeremiah tells the people of Jerusalem to rely on God rather than their political rulers at a time when a foreign army is about to destroy the city.
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Biblical sources: Lamentations (Chapters 8:22, 9:1) and Book of Jeremiah
Alternate Tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses and refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, guitar, piano or organ, 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 people for special missions; Jeremiah, Chapter 1)
Jeremiah was a prophet
To save Israel, God said, “Don’t sit!” [spoken or shouted by children]
“Time now, priest’s son, go speak my Word.”
God’s truth must be heard.
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