Matthew 21, The Vineyard Family, Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Year A, Proper 21 (usually Pentecost 16)
Reading: Matthew 21:23-32, particularly verses 28-32.
Tune: St Paul
Adapted using inclusive language.

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Recorded stories Jesus told
Were told for his own day;
But still their message nurtures those
Who wish to walk his way.

A vineyard owner had some work
That needed to be done;
They had two children who could help,
so went and asked each one.

The first one said, ‘I will not go’,
But had a change of mind;
The second said, ‘I’ll go at once’,
But later did decline.

All pious words are worse than wrong
If not lived out in deeds;
It is by actions of goodwill
We go where Jesus leads.

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