Ruth is an unexpected heroine. A “foreigner” (a Moabite), she married a Hebrew. When he dies, she returns with her mother-in-law, Naomi, to the Bethlehem area. In time, she becomes a great-grandmother of King David. “Ruth” is one of a series of eight songs about prophets (God’s Truth-tellers). It is appropriate for children, either in Church School or with children’s message. It also serves as a supplement for an adult education course about prophets.
Price: $5.00 (USD)Image: Ruth returns with her mother-in-law to an area near Jerusalem. Because they are poor, she was work in the grain fields.
Music and Score Samples:
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Biblical sources: Book of Ruth
Tune name: TRUTH-TELLERS
Alternate tune: JACOB’S LADDER
Hymn content: 4 verses with refrain
Hymn arrangement: SATB, organ, piano or guitar plus tambourine, and optional descant
Sample text: Refrain, 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 a surprising witness)
God knew Ruth had moral fitness
To this Moab God said, “Witness!” (spoken or shouted by children)
“Time now, brave one, go live my Word.”
God’s truth must be heard!
Refrain sung againKey words: Bible, children, Christian education, Vacation bible School, justice, nation, prophets, Trinity Season, inclusion, remembrance, wedding, faith, forgiveness, friendship, Jesus Christ, love Collection(s): Truth-tellers, Social Justice Credits: The illustration of Ruth 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.
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