The Sparrows
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THE SINGING WORD

Gospel Cassette # 263
THE SINGING WORD
Blessed Are The Children / The Foolish Man / Tree In The Water / Consider The Lilies / I Know My Sheep / A Song Of A Seed / Ye Must Be Born Again / The Lord's Prayer / Gathering The Images / Learn Of The Father / The Bosom Of Abraham / Angel Of The Waters / I Am Looking / Birds Have Nests / The Forgiven Forgive


BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN (Matt. 5:3-12)
By Martha Miranda 1995

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Blessed are they that mourn
Blessed are the meek and humble
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst
Blessed are the merciful
Blessed are the pure in heart
Blessed are the peacemakers
Blessed are the persecuted
Blessed are those who are hated
For the name of the LORD
Blessed are the children

Recitation:
And JESUS said:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see GOD. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven

Vocal continues:
Blessed are you
When men shall hate you for the name of JESUS
Blessed are you
Blessed are the children


THE FOOLISH MAN (Lk 6:46-49)
By Martha Miranda 1995

A wise man built his house on a rock
The foolish man on a mountain of sand
And the winds came
And the waters rose
And his house came a tumbling down

Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house

The wise man built a foundation strong
The foolish man built no foundation at all
One built on a rock
And one built on the earth
And his house came tumblin' down
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house

Recitation:
And JESUS said:
Why call ye me, LORD, LORD, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Vocal continues:
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house

A wise man built his house on a rock
The foolish man on a mountain of sand
And the winds came
And the waters rose
And his house came tumbling down

Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall of the house

The wise man built a foundation strong
The foolish man built no foundation at all
One built on the rock
One built on the earth
And his house came tumbling down
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
Great was the fall
And his house came tumbling down

Recitation:
And JESUS said:
Why do you call me LORD, LORD, and do not the things which I say? But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.


TREE IN THE WATER (Rev. 21:10; 22-27; 22:1-3)
By Martha Miranda 1995

I am looking for a branch to form
I am looking for the holy and the pure
I am looking for the branch to form
A living, healing tree in the water

I am looking for the leaves to bud
I am looking for the flowers to bloom
I am looking for the branch to form
A living, breathing tree in the water
Tree in the water
Tree in the water
I am looking for the healing stream of life
Tree in the water
Tree in the water
I am looking for the Woman bearing life

I am looking for the Child to come
I am looking for the New-born Son
I am looking for the branch to form
A living, healing tree in the water
Tree in the water
Tree in the water
I am looking for the healing stream of life

I am looking for the prophecy to form
I am looking for the Woman to bud
I am looking for the branch to become
A living, healing tree in the water
Tree in the water
Tree in the water
I am looking for the healing stream of life
Tree in the water
Tree in the water
I am looking for the Woman bearing life

I am looking for the Child to come
I am looking for the New-Born Son
I am looking for the branch to form
A living, healing tree in the water
I am looking for the prophecy to form
I am looking for the Woman to bud
I am looking for the branch to become
A living, healing tree in the water

Recitation:
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from GOD . . . . . And I saw no temple therein: for the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and the LAMB are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of GOD did lighten it, and the LAMB is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the LAMB'S book of life.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding out of the throne Of GOD and of the LAMB. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
And there shall be no more curse.


CONSIDER THE LILIES (Luke 12:22-32)
By Martha Miranda 1995

Consider the lilies of the fields
They neither toil
They neither spin
They strive not for the things of this world
Yet your heavenly Father tends to them
Consider the lilies so clothed with beauty
Consider the grass here and then gone
They are planted where they grow
Where the seeds fall
And your heavenly Father tends to them
He knows their needs
He sends the rains
He knows their needs
He carries their pains
He knows their needs
He receives them back again
Your heavenly Father tends to them
Into the womb and from the womb
All souls enter in and are born
They toiled not to enter in
They toiled not to come forth
Your heavenly Father tends to them all

Recitation:
And JESUS said:
Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn; and GOD feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then GOD so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the Kingdom of GOD; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

Vocal continues:
Consider the lilies
Consider the lilies . . . . . . . . . . . .


I KNOW MY SHEEP (Jn. 10:7-18; 25-30)
By Martha Miranda 1995

I shall come to the Gentile
And they shall hear my voice
For the Gentile, the keeper of the souls of men
Shall hear my voice, shall hear my voice
And I shall come again and speak again
In the ears of men
And they shall see the prints of nails
In my hands and in my feet
For did I not say a Spirit hath not flesh?
Touch Me and see that I have bones
Touch Me once again, and see
The flesh hanging upon my frame
For I am resurrected, saith the LORD
And in flesh do now appear
For the resurrection shall come forth
When some hear my voice
In flesh shall they and I appear
I shall come to the Gentile
And they shall hear my voice
For the Gentile, the keeper of the souls of men
Shall hear my voice, shall hear my voice
And I shall come and speak again

Recitation:
JESUS said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father . . . . . I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.


A SONG OF A SEED
By Sonja Peterson & Martha Miranda 1995

Down through the pages of time
Holy prophets of old
Had hoped to see this day we see
Of which they were but told
So gird yourselves with gladness
With joy your burdens bear
For as the night turns into day
We will see His face so fair

Give us eyes to see
And give us ears to hear
The sounding of the heartbeat
Of the One who's drawing near
The blessed holy Child
Maranatha's Son
Creation from the WORD of GOD
Come LORD JESUS, come

Rejoice, seeds of the Woman
For before your weary eyes
The holy Child, He shall come
And you, He'll recognize
For in His likeness you shall be
O, Maranatha, mystery
The Spirit and the WORD agree
Come, LORD JESUS, come

LORD, wash us with your crystal stream
Cleanse us with your fire
Purify us by the WORD
Fill us with desire
For the holy calling
Of the heartbeat of the Son
All the earth swells to greet Him
Come, LORD JESUS, come

Give us eyes to see
And give us ears to hear
The sounding of the heartbeat
Of the One who's drawing near
The blessed holy Child
Maranatha's Son
Created from the WORD of GOD
Come, LORD JESUS, come


YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN
Words & Music By Martha Miranda 1995
Text (Jn. 3:21)

I say unto you all
Except a man be born again
By the Spirit and the WORD
He shall not see the Kingdom
For first a man is born of flesh
Born in sin and evil
And he must also be born again
By the righteous Spirit of GOD

He must repent
He must be changed
By the Spirit and by the WORD
From the evil that is born in us all
We must be changed
We must be changed
Into the righteous living WORD

Recitation:
JESUS said:
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of GOD. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? JESUS answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of GOD. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? JESUS answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For GOD sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world: But that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of GOD. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in GOD.

Vocal continues:
We must repent
We must be changed
By the Spirit and by the WORD
From the evil that is born in us all
We must be changed
We must be changed
Into the righteous Living WORD

Blow, holy wind, blow on me
Cleanse me from all sin
That I might be born from above
And then return to Him
Who dwells far above the earth
And the humanity of all men
O, come again, LORD JESUS, come
And deliver us from our sin


THE LORD'S PRAYER
By Martha Miranda 1995
(Matthew 6:9-13)

Recitation:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


GATHERING THE IMAGES (Matt. 13:41-43, 33)
By Martha Miranda 1995

Looking for the images
Those who call me LORD
Looking for the images
Those who bear the sword
Looking for the holy ones
Seeds of the Woman
Running with the big White Horse

Looking for the images
Pure and holy hearts
Looking for the images
Those who have a part
In the Book of Life
In the Holy City
Running with the big White Horse

In the valleys low
On the mountains high
Down in the depths of the sea
To the highest heaven
One end to the other
Gathering the images of Me
Gathering the images of Me

Looking for the images
Pure white robes
Looking for the images
Fruits of the WORD
Looking for the images
Seeds of the Kingdom
Running with the big White Horse

In the valleys low
On the mountains high
Down in the depths of the sea
To the highest heaven
One end to the other
Gathering the images of Me
The great White Horse
Thunder in His hooves
Grinding down the nations
Burning with the WORD
Like a roaring flame
Dividing out all
The glorified images of Me

In the valleys low
On the mountains high
Down in the depths of the sea
To the highest heaven
One end to the other
Gathering the images of Me
Gathering the images of Me

Looking for the images
Those who call me LORD
Looking for the images
Those who bear the sword
Looking for the holy ones
Seeds of the Woman
Running with the big white horse

In the valleys low
On the mountains high
Down in the depths of the sea
To the highest heaven
One end to the other
Gathering the images of Me
Gathering the images of Me
Gathering the images
Gathering the images

Recitation:
The Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear . . . . The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto leaven, which a Woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.


LEARN OF THE FATHER
(Jn. 6:43-58; Lk. 22:16,l8; 13:20,21; Rev. 2:17)
By Martha Miranda 1995

Learn of the Father, for He is coming
To receive all those, who have learned of the Father
The Living Bread, the Living WORD
Come down in the flesh of the SON
He is the living bread that men shall eat
He is the living water that men shall drink
He is the living Son that shall again say
He that eateth of this bread shall live forever

Recitation:
JESUS said to them:
Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of GOD. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto Me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He which is of GOD, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then JESUS said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

Vocal continues:
Learn of the Father for He is coming
To receive all who have learned of the Father
The Living Bread, the Living WORD
Come down in the flesh of the SON
He is the living bread that men shall eat
He is the living water that men shall drink
He is the living Son that shall again say
He that eateth of this bread shall live forever

Recitation:
And JESUS said:
For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of GOD . . . . For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, Until the Kingdom of GOD shall come.

Wherefore unto shall I liken the Kingdom of GOD? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.


THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM (Lk. 16:l9-31; Rev. 20:12-15)
By Martha Miranda 1995

Angels carry me to the bosom of Abraham
When I die, when I die (angels carry me)
Where the cool waters flow
And the healing streams are
Full of salvation, full of life (angels carry me)

O, angels carry me, carry me
To the bosom of Abraham
Where the living waters flow
In the bosom of Abraham
O . . .angels carry me to the bosom of Abraham
O . . .angels carry me to the bosom of Abraham

Recitation:
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember That thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Vocal continues:
For from the dead shall the healing waters flow
From the grave, shall the living waters rise
From the sea, shall come the land of paradise
And she will give up her souls
From the bosom of Abraham (angels carry me)

O, angels carry me, carry me
To the bosom of Abraham
Where the living waters flow in the bosom of Abraham
O . . . .angels carry me to the bosom of Abraham
O . . . .angels carry me to the bosom of Abraham

Recitation:
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before GOD; and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead, which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


ANGEL OF THE WATERS
By Sonja Peterson & Martha Miranda 1995

O, ye children of the LORD
Listen to the voice of the Father
Hear Him out of His holy temple
Hear the Angel of the waters sing
For He speaketh to them
That have ears, ears to hear
What the Angel sings to the churches
Hear the Angel of the waters sing

The books are opening
The Angels are reaping
The Lamb of GOD is coming
The Angels are reaping

He will form all things into one
In the new name of the Father and the Son
Brought down to us by the Woman
Hear the Angel of the waters sing
Come for the marriage supper of the Lamb is ready
Come with all the seeds of Abraham
Sit down, drink the new wine, eat the manna
Sit down and drink the crystal, pure waters

Revelation is fruiting
The Angels are reaping
The Lamb of GOD is fruiting
His Angels are reaping

Hear the calling of the Angel of the harvest
Come out of the harlot
Come through the gates of the City
Come and drink freely of the crystal running waters

Revelation is fruiting
The Angels are reaping
The Lamb of GOD is fruiting
His Angels are reaping
Revelation is fruiting
The Angels are reaping
The Lamb of GOD is fruiting
His Angels are reaping


I AM LOOKING (Lk. 13:6-9; Mk. 13:28)
By Caryn Evans & Martha Miranda 1995

I am looking for the holy ones
I am looking for the pure WORD
I am looking for the Woman and her seed
To and fro I run the earth, looking for the fruit

I am looking for the early figs
I am looking for the healing leaves
I am looking for the bud in the vine
To and fro I run the earth, looking for the wine

I am looking for the harvest
Looking for the vine
I am looking for the harvest
Looking for the wine
I am looking for the harvest
A Woman and Her seed
To and fro I run the earth
Looking for Her tree

I am looking for the testimony
I am looking for the harvest of the seeds
I am looking for the scattering abroad
To and fro I run the earth, looking for Her WORD
I am looking for Her WORD
I am looking for Her seed
I am looking for Her Child
I am looking for Her tree

I am looking for the harvest
Looking for Her vine
I am looking for the harvest
Looking for Her wine
I am looking for the harvest
The Woman and Her seed
To and fro I run the earth
Looking for Her tree

Recitation:
A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.... Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When Her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.


BIRDS HAVE NESTS (Lk. 9:23-27; 56-52)
By Martha Miranda 1995

Foxes have holes
And birds have nests
But the Son of Man has no resting place
Foxes have holes
And birds have nests
But the Son of man has no resting place
He must go and we must follow
We must go and follow Him
He must go and we must follow
We must go and follow Him
Foxes have holes
And birds have nests
But the Son of Man has no resting place
He must go and we must follow
We must go and follow Him

Recitation:
And JESUS said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels. But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Kingdom of GOD come.... For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village. And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto Him, LORD, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And JESUS said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow Me. But he said, LORD, suffer me first to go and bury my father. JESUS said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of GOD. And another also said, LORD, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And JESUS said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of GOD.

Vocal continues:
We must go and follow Him
He must go and we must follow
We must go and follow Him
He must go and we must follow
We must go and follow Him
We must go


THE FORGIVEN FORGIVE
Martha Miranda 1995

Then came Peter and said unto Jesus
How often do I have to forgive?
And when my brother sin against me
How often shall I forgive?
How often shall I forgive him when he sins?

(Matt. 18:21-35 Recitation)
Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: But, Until seventy times seven.

Therefore is the Kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed ten thousand talents. But for as much as he had not pay, His lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him an hundred pence: And he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

So, when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after he had called him, Said unto him, Oh, thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on they fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

These words of JESUS are understood in this manner. The forgiven forgive and those who do not, GOD will take away their forgiveness in the end.

Vocal continues:
Peter said to Jesus, How often do I have to forgive?
And when my brother sin against me, how often shall I forgive?
How often shall I forgive him when he sins?

THE SINGING WORD