Matt gives a great summary of the book of Ruth as a love song about Ruth’s redemption, followed by a song that he wrote.

Lyrics of the song:

Rest had vanished from your former home;
Gone was the life that you knew;
Hopeless and helpless, your trust had come
To a God you would choose.

Gleaning in the fields of grain you were found,
Refuged under God’s great wings;
Secretly you came in and there laid down;
Selfless kindness did you bring.

All you lost, I will redeem
Your kindness I have esteemed
Stay and you will receive
My compassion toward you
Your rest shall ever be
My compassion for you

All that you’ve done, my attention caught;
How you left your land of birth;
Came to a people you kneweth not;
God shall recompense your worth.

All you lost, I will redeem
Your kindness I have esteemed
Stay and you will receive
My compassion toward you
Your rest shall ever be
My compassion for you

May Jehovah make you as the the ones
Who built the house of Israel.
May our house be as the chosen son’s;
Bringing in Emmanuel.

All you lost, I will redeem
Your kindness I have esteemed
Stay and you will receive
My compassion toward you
Your rest shall ever be
My compassion for you

Your rest shall ever be
My compassion for you

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