May 24, 2012: I was praying for various people I love who are still blinded by sin’s deceitfulness. My heart was heavy with care and concern for their lives. I began praying this first verse to the Lord, which is actually Jesus’ commission to Paul as recorded in Acts 26:16-18, before it actually became the first verse to this song. Then, the Lord directed me to put these words to the music he had given me. He then led me to Ephesians 4 and Romans 12 and several other passages of scripture, and he used them to put words to this song, “Teach Them,” which is about us sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ, so that others can come to know Christ, and then teaching them by word and by example what it means to live for Christ. Teach Them / An Original Work / May 24, 2012 Based off various scriptures Open up the blinded eyes of Those who walk in sin’s darkness. Turn them to the light of Christ And to His righteousness. Turn them from the pow’r of Satan. Turn them to the peace of Christ, So they may receive forgiveness And eternal life. Teach them to put off their old selves And their former way of life, And to put on their new self, Reborn to be like Christ; To not copy worldly customs; Be transformed in life and mind; Obey freely His word in them, Pleasing unto God. Teach them how to love their neighbors Truly as they love themselves; Be a witness; share the gospel; Satan’s lies dispel; Comfort all who mourn in sadness; Share Christ’s love and joy today. Do this through your life and witness For your Lord always.