Just like Salt

• An all-ages song

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: ESTEVAN

Lyrics as Poetry

Jesus said that we should be
just like salt!
And if our world forgets God,
guess whose fault!
Yes, Jesus said that we should be
just like salt!
And if our world forgets God,
guess whose fault!


Salt brings out the flavor
of food we eat.
Salt that has no saltiness
is thrown on the street!

Jesus said that we should be
just like salt!
And if our world forgets God,
guess whose fault!
Yes, Jesus said that we should be
just like salt!
And if our world forgets God,
guess whose fault!


Those who follow Jesus,
who know God’s care,
are those who live creatively
and aren’t afraid to share.

Jesus said that we should be
just like salt!
And if our world forgets God,
guess whose fault!
Yes, Jesus said that we should be
just like salt!
And if our world forgets God,
guess whose fault!


Guess whose fault!
Guess whose fault! It’s mine!
Guess whose fault! It’s yours!
Guess whose fault! It’s ours!


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1984 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

JUST LIKE SALT
Refrain, Verse, Refrain, Ending
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Matthew 5:13
  • Mark 9:50
  • Luke 14:34-35

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Children∶ music about
  • Children∶ music for
  • Intergenerational
  • Witness

Presentation Suggestions

“In a perfect world…”

REFRAIN 1:
unison choir or all-ages group.

VERSE 1:
child or children’s group (unison).

REFRAIN 2:
congregation and choir (SATB).

VERSE 2:
child or children’s group (2-part)

REFRAIN 3:
congregation and choir (SATB).

ENDING:
all (parts or unison)

with suggested movements.

NOTE: Ending movement can be hands outstretched or holding other’s hands.

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The Accompaniment Track begins with a 4-measure Introduction. The ‘map’ is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Refrain
  • Verse 1
  • Refrain
  • Verse 2
  • Refrain
  • Ending

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