The song "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" is a good example of human words about God's activity.
Jesus, lover of my soul
Jesus, I will never let You go
You've taken me from the miry clay
You've set my feet upon the rock
And now I know
I love you
I need you
Though my world may fall
I'll never let You go
My closest Friend
I will worship You until the very end.
Some years ago, when students were surveyed about the meaning and significance of the song, most admitted that they did not think of the song as a prayer. Many enjoyed singing the song because it brought people together.
The purpose of knowledge is to enlighten students' experiences so that they are enriched by them. Our task as RE teachers is to help students spell out the meaning of their experiences and their truths (CS, 27).
Religious education ... is a means of handing on the Christian Faith .... It makes the Gospel present in a personal process of cultural, systematic and critical assimilation.
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