Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard

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Parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard: Matthew 20.1-16

(to the tune of HIckory dickory dock)

One morning round six of the clock, a man from round the block,

Hired some men, who were fine specimen,

to care for his vineyard stock.

Tick tock

At nine o'clock, noon and three, more came under scrutiny,

Did exactly the same, he hired, they came

to care for his vineyard stock

Tick tock

Much later the clock struck five, he saw even more arrive.

Didn’t care about age, said he’d pay a good wage.

to care for his vineyard stock

Tick tock

Then it was time to pay them all at the end of the day,

They all got the same wage, some fell in a rage.

It came as a bit of a shock

Tick tock

“We’ve worked all day in the heat, quite honestly worked off our feet!

And it is not fair, you’ve made equal our share.

You’ve made us a laughing stock,”

Tick tock

The master had done them no wrong, he asked why their faces were long.

“I’m a generous man, and I give cos’ I can,

to care for my vineyard stock

Tick tock

© Sheila Hamil Saturday 18th January 2014