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Song of the Prophets

Scripture References

Thematically related:

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Here’s a unique song which gives us opportunity to hear the Word of God through multiple prophetic voices. Framed by stanzas 1 and 18 (summary stanzas), stanzas 2-17 summarize the teaching of the prophets. Belgic Confession, Article 3 says that all these prophetic voices, though different from one another, were speaking from God and therefore “we call such writings holy and divine Scriptures.” All of these stories are part of “God’s mighty acts in the unfolding of covenant history” (Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 33).
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Song of the Prophets

Tune Information

Name
STAR OF COUNTY DOWN
Key
e minor or modal
Meter
8.6.8.6 D
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Song of the Prophets

Hymn Story/Background

This unusual text was crafted by Michael Morgan on request for Lift Up Your Hearts. Near the end of the section entitled “Old Testament Life and Witness,” this text acknowledges the Old Testament biblical prophets through whom God spoke in ages past, and ends with a testimony that God still speaks through them today. Between those outer stanzas, one stanza each is devoted to proclaiming a central message of all sixteen prophets, in biblical order from Isaiah to Malachi.  
— Emily Brink

Author Information

Michael Morgan (b. 1948) is a church musician, Psalm scholar, and collector of English Bibles and Psalters from Atlanta, Georgia.