I WANT TO BE FRUITY

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”  (Galatians 5:22-23)

 The Fruit of the Spirit can grow year-round!

This “piggy-back” song is sung

to the traditional melody “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”.

LYRICS

 I WANT TO BE FRUITY

REFRAIN

I want to be fruity this summer (autumn, winter, springtime, the whole year)

I want to be fruity and grow

I want to be fruity this summer

Oh, help me, dear Spirit to know…

1.

Love,  joy!  Love, joy!  Loving and joyous I’ll be, I’ll be!

Love,  joy!  Love, joy!  Loving and joyous I’ll be! 

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to be fruity for Thee,  My King!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to bring glory to Thee!

REFRAIN (switch to next season, if desired or stay in current season)

2.

Shalom! God’s peace!   Peaceful and calm, I will be, I’ll be!

Shalom! God’s peace!   Peaceful and calm, I will be!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to be fruity for Thee,  My King!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to bring glory to Thee!

REFRAIN (switch to next season, if desired or stay in current season)

3.

Patience! kindness!  Patient and kind, I will be, I’ll be!

Patience! kindness!  Patient and kind, I will be!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to be fruity for Thee,  My King!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to bring glory to Thee!

REFRAIN (switch to next season, if desired or stay in current season)

4.

Goodness!  Faithfulness!  Good & faithful, I’ll be, I’ll be!

Goodness!  Faithfulness!  Good & faithful, I’ll be! 

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to be fruity for Thee,  My King!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to bring glory to Thee!

5.

Gentleness!  Self-control!  Composed and gentle, I’ll be, I’ll be!

Gentleness!  Self-control!  Composed and gentle,  I’ll be! 

(pick up tempo)

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to be fruity for Thee,  My King!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to bring glory to Thee!

 

(Repeat all verses with fruit without refrain at fast tempo)

Love,  joy!  Love, joy!  Loving and joyous I’ll be, I’ll be!

Love,  joy!  Love, joy!  Loving and joyous I’ll be!

 

Shalom! God’s peace!   Peaceful and calm, I will be, I’ll be!

Shalom! God’s peace!   Peaceful and calm, I will be!

 

Patience! kindness! Patient and kind, I will be, I’ll be!

Patience! kindness! Patient and kind, I will be!

 

Goodness!  Faithfulness!  Good & faithful, I’ll be, I’ll be!

Goodness!  Faithfulness!  Good & faithful, I’ll be!

 

Gentleness!  Self-control!  Composed and gentle, I’ll be, I’ll be!

Gentleness!  Self-control!  Composed and gentle,  I’ll be! 

 

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!  I want to be fruity for Thee,  My King!

FRUIT-Y!  FRUIT-Y!   I want to bring glory to Thee!

(slowing…) 

 I want to bring glory to Thee!

 © 6/20/2013 HIM/CAVenable

wordtips2

composed = self-control = having one’s feelings and actions under control

Shalom = peace (in Hebrew)

 

 

 

Parent/Teacher Notes:  

Bible Lessons:  the Fruit of the Spirit

Melody: This “piggy-back” song is sung to the traditional melody “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”.  The “my bonnie” part matches the refrain in this song.   The “bring back” section matches the fruits and “fruit-y” verses.

One can keep the current season (ie. summer) for all the refrains.   Not changing the seasons may be best to learn the song for the first time or for younger children.  The lyrics below use “summer” as it is being posted in the summer.   If used for VBS, “summer” for all the refrains works very well.

OR

You may change from season to season if you’d like to teach the names of the seasons.   You may use the season you are currently in to start the song and then change to the next season or just start with “spring”.   For the last refrain, since you need to sing five refrains, you may use “the whole year” instead of a season name.

Grammar Lesson:  Nouns versus adjectives:  Example: the noun “love” becomes  the adjective “loving”.   ALSO SEE WORD TIPS above for some definitions.

 

 

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