A Choral Reading of 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2

This choral reading on 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 is adapted for 4 voices.

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 for 4 voices

ONE

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others;

TWO

but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. 

THREE

We are not commending ourselves to you again,

FOUR

but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. 

TWO

For if we are beside ourselves,

ALL

it is for God;

THREE

if we are in our right mind,

ALL

it is for you. 

ONE

For the love of Christ urges us on,

FOUR

because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore

ALL

all have died. 

TWO

And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves,

ONE

but for him who died and was raised for them. 

FOUR

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.  

THREE

So if anyone is in Christ,

ALL

there is a new creation: 

THREE

everything old has passed away; see,

ALL

everything has become new!  

ONE

All this is from God, who reconciled us to God’s self through Christ, and has given 

ALL

us

ONE

the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to God’s self, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 

TWO

ALL

we are ambassadors for Christ,

TWO

since God is making this appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ,

ALL

be reconciled to God. 

THREE

For our sake God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him

ALL

we

THREE

might become the righteousness of God.

FOUR

As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For God says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.”
See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the

ALL

day of salvation!

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