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”.

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LYRICS

I Want to Be Fruity

REFRAIN

I want to be fruity this summer 

I want to be fruity and grow

I want to be fruity this summer

Oh, help me, dear Spirit to know…

1.

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

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

2.

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

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

3.

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

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

4.

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

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

5.

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

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

6.

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

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

7.

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

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

8.

(You may repeat all verses with fruit without refrain at fast tempo for ease in learning the fruit.)

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.

You may change the seasons: autumn, winter, springtime, the whole year.  If used for VBS, “summer” for all the refrains works very well.

Grammar Lesson:  Nouns versus adjectives:  Example: the noun “love” becomes  the adjective “loving”.

 

 

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