The Vine Words: Brenton Prigge © 2006 New Hymn CCLI # 5039085

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© 2005 Brenton Prigge


Suggested Tune JESU, MEINE FREUDE (665665786.) by J Cruger [click tune name to play midi]

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1. If we are the vineyard
God with love has tended
what fruit do we bear?
If we are true branches
in our Saviour planted,
God's fruit must be there!
May that fruit show on each shoot;
May this vineyard God has planted
grow in blessings granted.

2.  Lord as you were hated,
so too will be slated
all who follow you.
By the same brush painted,
harshly judged, berated,
all who follow true.
Grant us grace to keep the faith
in the face of sword and fi-re;
Your flame burn the higher.

3.  We will look to Jesus -
by his death he frees us!
What then shall we fear?
Bear his name with honour -
cross of shame now conquered;
paid the price so dear.
May this love from God above
be the fruit that we will treasure
sharing for God's pleasure!

Based on Revised Common Lectionary (C) for 20th Ordinary

Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:1-2,8-19


Jeremiah 23:23-29 and Psalm 82

Hebrews 11:29-12:2

Luke 12:49-56