3 Resources for Singing Scripture

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This week, we have been discussing the importance and value of singing the Gospel with children on our Lullaby Theology blog series. The other day I was playing with a friend who is six, and several times she broke out into song. It was not the latest animated movie theme song she was belting though, it was her memory verse set to song and her favorite hymn. This was an encouragement and challenge to me to incorporate more content-rich music into my life.

For some of you reading this, music comes naturally, and it is easy for you to find hymns and worship songs to teach children, but some of you may be like me—I need help. Here are three Children Desiring God resources that will help you and your children start singing the Gospel.

Let the Little Children Sing

Scripture SonglistThis Scripture Songbook helps children hide God’s Word in their hearts through song. Let the Little Children Sing contains 90 Scripture songs for use in Sunday School classes, children’s choirs and at home. Lyrics, sheet music and a piano accompaniment CD are included. Click here for song samples and to order the book.

Fighter Verses Songs 

FESE5-front-webFighter Verses Songs CDs coordinate with our Bible memory program. The song lyrics are word-for-word Bible passages, and the musical styles vary between folk, jazz, pop, doo-wop, choral and more. Sets 1 and 3 feature verses about fixing our hearts on the character and worth of God, battling the desires of our flesh and rejoicing in the work of Christ in the Gospel. The Extended Set 5 goes through the entire Sermon on the Mount. CDs can be ordered here or the songs can be downloaded from iTunes.

Leading Children in God-Centered Worship

Pam Grano, who has been leading worship in Sunday school classes for years, led a seminar on worship at our national conference last year. She reviews what Scripture says about worshipping “in spirit and in truth,” involving both a child’s heart and head in worship, structuring and planning age-appropriate worship times, using instruments and movement, selecting songs and more. You can listen to the audio and download the notes here.

 

 

Written by Rachel Golias

Rachel Golias

As a Resource Development Specialist at Children Desiring God, Rachel focuses on curriculum development, marketing, design and photography.

3 Responses to “3 Resources for Singing Scripture”

  1. Sarah Allen September 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

    Do you have any scripture memory songs that correlate with the 10 truths from “Helping Children Understand the Gospel” or the “Sure Foundation” curriculum? If so, I would love to incorporate them into our lessons for our Nursery.

    Thank you so much for you time.

    Have a blessed day,

    Sarah Allen

    • Rachel Golias September 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

      Hi Sarah,
      We not not have songs that correlate with all of the 10 Truths of the Gospel, but some of them are included in our Fighter Verses Songs. We also have a few of the Foundations Verses set to music that would be perfect for your nursery (free download). Hope this helps you get started!
      Rachel

      • Sarah Allen September 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

        Thank you so much Rachel! I really appreciate all of your help and look forward to playing those sweet songs for our little ones!

        Sarah Allen

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