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The Fruit of the Spirit

The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace

Tune: ROBERT (Grotenhuis)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
This is the fruit of the Spirit.

Text Information

First Line: The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace
Title: The Fruit of the Spirit
Meter: Irregular
Language: English

Notes

Scripture References:
st. = Gal. 5:22-23

Based on the well-known listing of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23, this song is almost entirely a direct quotation from Scripture. The first three lines come directly from the New International Version, and the fourth serves as a summary of the Scripture passage. The text of this short Scripture song was prepared by Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4), the composer of the tune. (Other passages listing spiritual fruits are 2 Cor. 6:6; Eph. 4:2; 5:9; Col. 3:12-15.)

Liturgical Use:
Pentecost; weddings; any worship service that stresses Christian character and lifestyle. The song can function on its own as a chorus or response, or it can be used as a frame around another song (for example, 222).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

ROBERT (Grotenhuis)

Dale Grotenhuis composed ROBERT in 1985 as a setting for this text in the Psalter Hymnal. The tune is named after Grotenhuis's second son. A simple but effective chorus, it should not be rushed. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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The Fruit of the Spirit (Hernandez)


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text InfoTune InfoTextAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #224

Sing With Me #146

TextAudio

With Heart and Voice #43

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