Resources for Fruit of the Spirit

Songs and scripture texts for worship based on Galatians 5:22-26, the Fruit of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-26:

"By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another.

 

General songs

Be Still, for the Presence - David Evans
Be Thou My Vision - Eleanor H. Hull
Blest Are They - David Haas
Breathe on Me, Breath of God - Edwin Hatch
Come, Holy Ghost - Ray Mills, Bruce Benedict, Rabanus Maurus, 9th century

Come, Holy Spirit, Our Souls Inspire - Rabanus Maurus, 9th century
Commit Your Way to God the Lord - Michael Perry
Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid - Latin hymn, 9th century
Dwell in Me, O Blessed Spirit - Martha J. Lankton
Eternal Spirit, God of Truth - Thomas Cotterill
Faith Begins by Letting Go - Carl P. Daw, Jr. 
Fill Thou My Life, O Lord, My God - Horatius Bonar
For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free - Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
For the Fruit of All Creation - Fred Pratt Green
For Your Gift of God the Spirit - Margaret Clarkson
God Be in My Head - Grayson Warren Brown
God, Who Touches Earth with Beauty - Mary Suzanne Edgar

Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading - Wilson Niwaglia
Have We Any Gift Worth Giving - Carl P. Daw, Jr. 
Healer of Our Every Ill - Marty Haugen
Help Us Accept Each Other - Fred Kaan
Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God - Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Holy Spirit, Truth Divine - Samuel Longfellow
I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me - Wendell Whalum
In Our Lives, Lord, Be Glorified - Bob Kilpatrick
Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak - France R. Havergal

Mark How the Lamb of God's Self-Offering - Carl P. Daw, Jr. 
May the Mind of Christ, My Savior - Kate B. Wilkinson
No hay dios tan grande/There's No God as Great - Spanish traditional 
O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee - Washington Gladden
O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath - Latin hymn, 9th century
Santo Espíritu, excels Paloma/Holy Spirit, from Heaven Descended - Philip W. Blycker
Order My Steps - Glenn Burleigh
Send Us Your Spirit - David Haas

Soplo de Dios/O Living Breath - Osvaldo Catena
Speak, O Lord - Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Spirit Divine, Inspire Our Prayer - Andrew Reed

Spirit of God, Who Dwells Within My Heart - George Croly
Spirit of the Living God - Daniel Iverson, Michael Baughen
Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness - James K. Manley
Take My Life and Let It Be - Frances R. Havergal
Take, O Take Me As I Am - John L. Bell
This Holy Covenant Was Made - Sylvia Dunstan
We Have Put on Christ - based on Galatians 3:27
Wind Who Makes All Winds That Blow - Thomas H. Troeger

Songs and scripture passages about...

Love

Matthew 5:43-48
Luke 10:25-37
Ephesians 3:14-19
A Prayer for Discipleship in Home and Family
All Are Welcome - Marty Haugen
For the Beauty of the Earth - Folliott S. Pierpoint
For the Healing of the Nations - Fred Kaan
God Is Love - Samuel Batt Owens
God, Who Created Hearts to Love - M.D. Ridge
Great God, Your Love Has Called Us - Brian A. Wren
Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love - Tom Colvin
Let Us Love One Another - 1 John 4:7-16
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - Charles Wesley
Love in Action - Romans 12:9-21
Not for Tongues of Heaven's Angels - Timothy Dudley-Smith

O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High - Latin, 15th century
They'll Know We Are Christians - Peter Scholtes
Where Love Is Found - Brian Wren
Where Love Is, God Abides - Fred Pratt Green

Joy

Luke 15
Hebrews 12:1-3
Blest Are They - David Haas
Hear Our Praises - Reuben Morgan
His Eye Is on the Sparrow - Civilla D. Martin
I'm So Glad - African American traditional

In Thee Is Gladness - Johann Lindemann
Joy to the World - Isaac Watts
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - Henry Van Dyke
Rejoice, O Pure in Heart - Edward H. Plumptre
Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers - Laurentius Laurenti
Vengo a ti, Jesús amado/Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness - Johann Franck, Esther Bertieaux

Peace

Come and Fill Our Hearts - Taizé
Come Away from Rush and Hurry - Marva J. Dawn

Come Now, O Prince of Peace - Geoyong Lee

Dona Nobis Pacem - traditional, Latin
Lamb of God - based on John 1:29
Miren qué beuno/Oh, Look and Wonder - Pablo Sosa, Psalm 133
O Day of Peace - Carl P. Daw, Jr. 
Peace Before Us - based on a Navaho prayer, David Haas

Patience

2 Peter 3:8-9
Ahead of Us, a Race to Run - based on Philippians 3:12-14; Martin E. Leckebusch

God of Grace and God of Glory - Harry E. Fosdick
Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer - William Williams
If You But Trust in God to Guide You - Georg Neumark
O God, Our Help in Ages Past - Isaac Watts

Those Who Place on God Reliance - Michael Morgan

Wait for the Lord - Jacques Berthier

Kindness

Luke 5:17-26
Ephesians 2:1-7
Titus 3:1-7
The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound - Adam M.L. Tice
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy - Frederick Faber, adapt. Gregg DeMey
What Does the Lord Require of You - Jim Strathdee

Generosity

Commit Your Way to God the Lord - Michael Perry
God, We Give to You Our Offerings - Ken Medema
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending - Robert L. Edwards
Have We Any Gift Worth Giving - based on Romans 12:1, Carl P. Daw, Jr.
 
How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord - Fred Pratt Green

I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me - African American spiritual
Take Our Silver and Our Gold - Ken Medema; Frances R. Havergal
Use These Gifts - Ken Medema
We Are an Offering - Dwight Liles
We Give Thee But Thine Own - William W. How

Faithfulness

Children of the Heavenly Father - Carolina Sandell Berg
Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Thomas O. Chisholm
If You But Trust in God to Guide You - Georg Neumark
O God, Our Help in Ages Past - Isaac Watts

O Worship the King - Robert Grant
The Steadfast Love of the Lord - Lamentations 3:22-23
Tu fidelidad/I Depend upon Your Faithfulness - Miguel Cassina

Gentleness

Matthew 11:28-29
Have Thine Own Way, Lord - Adelaide A. Pollard
Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God - Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
Speak, O Lord - Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

Spirit of the Living God - Daniel Iverson, Michael Baughen
What Does the Lord Require of You - Jim Strathdee

Self-Control

Deep Within - David Haas
Deliver Me from Evil - Psalter, 1912

Give Us Clean Hands - Charlie Hall
Happy Is the One - Iona Community
How Shall the Young Direct Their Way - Psalter, 1912
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light - Kathleen Thomerson
In an Age of Twisted Values - Martin E. Leckebusch

Lying Lips - Adam M.L. Tice
The One Is Blest - Psalter, 1912

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