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

 
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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.

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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.

Music and Score Samples:

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Biblical sources:  Lamentations (Chapters 8:22, 9:1) and Book of Jeremiah

Tune:  TRUTH-TELLERS

Alternate Tune:  JACOB’S LADDER

Meter: 8.8.8.5.

Hymn content:  4 verses and refrain

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

Sample text:  Refrain and 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 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.

 
Key words:  Bible, children Christian education, Vacation bible School, justice, nation, prophets, Trinity Season, laments, hope
 
Collection(s):  Truth-tellers, Social Justice
 
Credits: The illustration of Jeremiah 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


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