Filling our homes with praise to the Lord through song directs our hearts and our children's hearts to the One True God. As mothers, we can teach our children to make melody in our hearts to the Lord. It creates attitudes of thanksgiving and an environment of joy as we think upon the Lord.
When considering what songs to sing we need to be prudent in examining what the verses are really saying. Some seem good, but teach bad doctrine. Some seem uplifting, but are man-lifting, not God-lifting. Some songs are about achieving a moving feeling, but true songs of worship will be about glorifying God.
If we are going to make melody with our hearts to the Lord it is important that our words and meditations are truthful about Him and His ways. Words mean things so it matters what we sing.
We teach a lot of hymns to our children, written by faithful, intellectual people of God.
I wanted to pass along some hymns and songs that we love to sing with our children.
*note, I found classic versions of these hymns on YouTube to show the melody and lyrics. We honestly sing most of our songs without the music. I'd say we sing A Capella, but don't want you to think we are having a Pentataonix concert in our kitchen. ;) You can find more contemporary versions.
- Amazing Grace
- Onward Christian Soldiers
- A Mighty Fortress is Our God
- To God Be the Glory
- Blessed Assurance
- All Creatures of our God and King
Memorizing Scripture and Doctrine with Song
Dana Dirksen is a musician with a heart for children to learn scripture and doctrine. She has many albums with easy fun tunes to help children (and their parents ;) memorize the Word and Truth.