Parable of the Wicked Tenants

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Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Luke 20:9-19

Wicked tenants decided to fleece, A

kind owner who gave them a lease,

on his vineyard so fine,

so that they could make wine.

But no share would he get, not a piece. But

no share would he get, not a piece.

He sent word to them all and said, “Hey, Could

you send me some fruit right away?”

But the slave that he sent,

Was not pleased that he went,

They attacked him and sent him away! They

attacked him and sent him away.

Very soon it transpired twice more And

. . . this time it could not be ignored.

For a second, a third

Were shamed, (so he heard)

And were beaten until they were raw! And

were beaten until they were raw!

So the owner said “What shall I do? All

my slaves have returned black and blue!

So I’ll send my own Son,

To get the job done!

They’ll respect him and give him what’s due!” They’ll

respect him and give him what’s due!”

Deary me, no such thing, it was tragic. For

those tenants declared, “This is magic!”

Oh let’s all kill his heir,

We’ll inherit his share!

So they did, they were on automatic! So

they did, they were on automatic!

When the owner found out this sad story, What

he did to those tenants was gory.

And the vineyard, it’s said,

Went to others instead!

And the Son, well, he went on to glory. And

the Son, well, he went on to glory.

© Sheila Hamil Monday 20th January 2014