Musical Moments

"Be True"

  • Arranged by Brenda Greenwald, based on the Lectionary text of Romans 12:9-21
  • Tune:  Doris Akers ("Lead Me, Guide Me")
  • Scripture Translation (The Message)  
  • Shared with the Congregation of First Lutheran Church and School on Sunday, September 3, 2017.  

9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. 18 If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

HEAR the song by playing the video below (kindly keeping in mind that this Alto was exhausted, having stayed up with her brother - a NEW DAD - all through the wee hours of the morning!)  Special thanks to Dale Shelton on drums, Ron Finn on guitar, and Rod Croom on audio who joined in the fun!

My favorite verse in life is Romans 12:12:  

Be joyful in hope, 

patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  

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