Millions was the Debt....
Millions was the debt he owed, yet
still he pleaded with the king—
Then the king, who heard about it,
called him forward, and enraged,
Or, a vineyard owner, early, hired
some workers, wage agreed.
In these stories taught by Jesus, God
is God of Graciousness—
This hymn/song combines two important
parables from Jesus—The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
(Matthew 18:21-35) and The Parable of of the Vineyard Workers
(Matthew 20:1-16). In the Revised Common Lectionary, the
stories come up a week apart during September of Year A. This
song could be used for either Sunday.
The tune for this is RUSTINGTON, with a repeat of the second half of each verse. (We offer a dedicated piano arrangement above.) If your congregation knows RUSTINGTON, this shouldn't be too hard to follow with our hymnsheet. If they don't know RUSTINGTON, you might want to have this led by an ensemble, printing the text for the congregation to consider. As with all our songs, churches may reproduce the texts for their congregations.