15 Awesome Christian Songs for Kids

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Singing with children is one of the best ways for them to be motivated to learn. Not only that, it is a good way to get exercise too.  There are many Christian songs for kids that I learned as a child. We sang these Christian songs in school, on the playground, at home and at special events like Vacation Bible School or day camp.  It has been my honor to be the music director for several VBS events and I both taught and learned songs with the children.  Choosing just fifteen awesome Christian songs for kids was a challenge because there are so many good ones out there.  See if you know any of the ones I chose and share your own favorites in the comments below. Teach them to your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Featured Song:

You Reap What You Sow (Ron Hamilton) There are many children’s materials and children’s clubs available in churches today, but my favorite has to be the music club called “Patch the Pirate”. The Club is the brain child of Ron Hamilton, who when he was twenty-seven years old lost his eye to cancer. The doctor gave him a patch for the missing eye and soon kids began calling him “Patch the Pirate”. Since that time Ron Hamilton has been writing songs for Patch the Pirate clubs in churches and on radio. The radio ministry is said to be the third largest children’s religious programming outreach as recognized by National Religious Broadcasters. [1] One of my favorite songs is entitled “You Reap What You Sow”. This song, based upon the text from Galatians 6:7, was one that we used in a couple of our churches for Vacation Bible School. The VBS that I recall the most was when we did a theme of Australia and used the music from Patch the Pirate’s “Down Under” program. The day that I introduced this song was the day that the children learned all about sowing and reaping/planting and growing. We had lessons from our favorite deacon, who happened to be a science teacher too. We were in the heartland of Ohio where gardening and farming is plenty, so we even took a walk over to the parsonage (next door to the church) to see my garden and show and tell how those plants started with a seed (that’s my garden of that year in the upper right of this page). This helped the children to understand the concept of sowing and reaping and then to understand the idea behind the daily Bible memory verse … Galatians 6:7, of course. You can listen to the whole song at this link: Sowing and Reaping

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Songs with Actions:

Deep And Wide (Writer Unknown)

This song is sung with actions and each verse replaces one more word with “hmmm”, yet you still do the action, like this:

Deep (one hand above the other with arms stretched up and down)
and wide (arms stretched wide apart)
there’s a fountain (arms motion like a fountain)
flowing deep (same motion of arms stretched up and down)
and wide (same motion with arms stretched wide apart)

Next verse replace “deep” with “hmmm” continuing all motions, and so on. Sing along with this one on the video below:

Father Abraham (Writer Unknown)

This is another song that is done with actions.  Actions are listed at the bottom of the lyrics.

Lyrics:

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm!

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm, left arm!

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm, left arm, right foot!

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot!

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot, Chin up!

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot, Chin up, turn around!

Father Abraham had many sons
Many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you
So let’s all praise the Lord. Right arm, left arm, right foot, left foot, Chin up, turn around, sit down!

ACTIONS:
Right arm: Clench fist, bend and extend arm upward repeatedly throughout song
Left arm: Add left arm in same motion as right
Right foot: Add right foot stepping up and down
Left foot: Add left foot stepping up and down
Chin up: Add head nodding up and down
Turn around: Add turning in place while continuing other motions
Sit down:Sit down

I’m In The Lord’s Army (Writer Unknown)

This is a fun song and the kids just love doing the actions to this one. I list the actions after the lyrics here. You need some room between the kids for this one because when they “fly over the enemy” they will have their arms out stretched.

Lyrics:

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o’er the enem
y
But I’m in the Lord’s army (Yes, sir!)

I’m in the Lord’s army (Yes, sir!)
I’m in the Lord’s army (Yes, sir!)

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o’er the enemy
But I’m in the Lord’s army (Yes, sir!)

ACTIONS:
March in the infantry: march in place
Ride in the cavalry: hands like holding a horses reins and move up and down as if riding a horse
Shoot in the artillery: move hands with straight arms to slap each other while pushing right hand forward
Fly over the enemy: arms straight out and imitate a plane flying
Yes, sir!: salute

Only A Boy Named David (Arthur Arnott)

I must say of all the songs I ever led for Bible school, this is the one that the kids loved the best! They can imagine a little boy using a sling shot to kill a giant. Actions for the words follow the lyrics. Leave lots of room for the kids to swing their sling shot (imaginary, of course)

Lyrics:

Only a boy named David
Only a little sling
Only a boy named David
But he could pray and sing
Only a boy named David
Only a rippling brook
Only a boy named David
But five little stones he took.

And one little stone went in the sling
And the sling went round and round
And one little stone went in the sling
And the sling went round and round
And round and round And round and round
And round and round and round
And one little stone went up in the air
And the giant came tumbling down.

ACTIONS:
On the chorus: And one little stone went in the sling : pretend to put stone in sling
And the sling went round and round: twirl sling overhead round and round (continuing)
And one little stone went up in the air: motion like releasing stone from sling
And the giant came tumbling down: everyone falls to the ground

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Counting, Spelling & Echo Songs

A-B-C-D-E-F-G Jesus Died for You and Me (Unknown)

Lyrics:

A-B-C-D-E-F-G,
Jesus died for you and me
H-I-J-K-L-M-N,Jesus died for sinful men, AMEN!
O-P-Q-R-S-T-U,
I believe God’s word is true,
V-W,
God has promised you
X-Y-Z,
A home eternally.

The B-I-B-L-E (Unknown)

Lyrics:

The B-I-B-L-E
Yes, that’s the book for me
I stand alone on the Word of God
The B-I-B-L-E

The B-L-O-O-D
That Jesus shed for me;
Christ paid the price,
our sacrifice
The B-L-O-O-D!

I’m S-A-V-E-D,
By G-R-A-C-E;
I’m saved by grace,
the Scripture says
The B-I-B-L-E!

O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E (Unknown)

Although this song is effective without any actions at all, it is fun to teach the children to sign the letters to O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E with their hands. Go to this link for a good chart on what the American Sign Language finger spelled alphabet looks like: ASL Alphabet

Lyrics:

Obedience is the very best way,
to show that you believe.
Doing exactly what the Lord commands,
doing it happily.

Action is the key – do it immediately,
joy you will receive.
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe.

Chorus: O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe.
We want to live pure we want to live clean.
We want to do our best.
Sweetly submitting to authority,
leaving to God the rest.

Walking in the light,
keep our attitudes right.
On the narrow way.
For if you believe the Word you receive,
You always will obey. (repeat Chorus)

Oh, You Can’t Go to Heaven (Unknown)

Sort of a silly song. Try this one by splitting the group into two team. Do the song the first time with Team A singing the lead and Team B doing the echos (echo is in the parenthesis). The switch it up, this time Team B singing the lead and Team A doing the echos. Nothing like a little friendly competition, consider an extra 5 minutes of play time for the group that out sings the other!

Lyrics:

Oh, you can’t get to heaven  (Oh, you can’t get to heaven)
On roller skates  (On roller skates)
‘Cause you’d roll right by (‘Cause you’d roll right by)
Those pearly gates (Those pearly gates)

Oh you can’t get to heaven
On roller skates
‘Cause you’d roll right by
Those pearly gates
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more.

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more.

Oh, you can’t get to heaven (Oh, you can’t get to heaven)
In a rocking chair  (In a rocking chair)
‘Cause a rocking chair (‘Cause a rocking chair)
Won’t get you there (Won’t get you there)

Oh, you can’t get to heaven In a rocking chair
‘Cause a rocking chair
Won’t get you there
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more.

Oh you can’t get to heaven (Oh you can’t get to heaven)
In a limousine (In a limousine)
‘Cause the Lord don’t sell (‘Cause the Lord don’t sell)
No gasoline (No gasoline)

Oh you can’t get to heaven In a limousine
‘Cause the Lord don’t sell No gasoline
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more.

Oh, you can’t get to heaven (Oh, you can’t get to heaven)
In a motorcar (In a motorcar)
‘Cause a motorcar (‘Cause a motorcar)
Won’t go that far (Won’t go that far)

Oh you can’t get to heaven
In a motorcar
‘Cause a motorcar
Won’t go that far
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more.

If you get there (If you get there)
Before I do (Before I do)
Just dig a hole (Just dig a hole)
And pull me through (And pull me through)

If you get there
Before I do
Just dig a hole
And pull me through

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more

I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more
I ain’t gonna grieve my Lord no more.

Ten Little Angels

This one is sung to the tune of “Ten Little Indians”. It was adapted by Terry Kluytmans.

Lyrics:

One little, two little, Three little angels,
Four little, five little, Six little angels,
Seven little, eight little, Nine little angels,
Ten little angels in a band.

Listen to them play On Sunday morning,
Listen to them play On Sunday morning,
Listen to them play On Sunday morning,
Ten little angels in a band.

Won’t you sing along This Sunday morning?
Won’t you sing along This Sunday morning?
Won’t you sing along This Sunday morning,
with the Ten little angels in the band.

One little, two little, Three little angels,
Four little, five little, Six little angels,
Seven little, eight little, Nine little angels,
Ten little angels in a band.

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Just Fun Songs

The Crayon Box Song (Williams V. Mason)

Lyrics:

When I was just a little boy (girl) No higher than your knee,
My mother bought a box of crayons, Just for me.
I picked them up, I opened them up I looked way down inside,And the colors there reminded me Of Jesus when He died.

Red is the color of the blood that He shed,
Brown’s for the crown that they laid upon His head.
Blue is for royalty! Within him did do dwell;
And yellow is for the Christian who’s afraid to tell.

I colored and I colored ‘Til the crayons were all gone,
But though I am much older now, The mem’ry lingers on.
And when I see a little child With crayon box in hand,
I tell them what they mean to me And hope they’ll understand.

Red is the color of the blood that He shed,
Brown’s for the crown that they laid upon His head.
Blue is for royalty! Within him did do dwell;
And yellow is for the Christian who’s afraid to tell.

Afraid to tell of a Savior Who died on Calvary,
Who died for lowly sinners Just like you and me;
And someday He is coming back To be our King,
And the colors in the crayon box We will sing!

Red is the color of the blood that He shed,
Brown’s for the crown that they laid upon His head.
Blue is for royalty! Within him did do dwell;
And Red is the color of the blood that He shed,
Brown’s for the crown that they laid upon His head.
Blue is for royalty! Within him did do dwell;
And yellow is for the Christian who’s afraid to tell.
Yellow is for the Christian who’s afraid to tell.
Yellow is for the Christian who’s afraid to tell.

I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy (George Willis Cooke)

Lyrics:

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
Down in my heart (Where?)
Down in my heart! (Where?)
Down in my heart!
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy Down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay.

And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

I’ve got the love of Jesus,
love of Jesus
Down in my heart (Where?)
Down in my heart! (Where?)
Down in my heart!
I’ve got the love of Jesus,
love of Jesus
Down in my heart (Where?)
Down in my heart to stay.

And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

I’ve got the peace that passes understanding
Way down in the depths of my heart! (Where?)
Down in the depths of my heart! (Where?)
Down in the depths of my heart!
I’ve got the peace that passes understanding
Way down in the depths of my heart!
Down in my heart to stay

And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

And if the Devil doesn’t like it He can sit on a tack! (Ouch!)
Sit on a tack! (Ouch!)
Sit on a tack!
And if the Devil doesn’t like it He can sit on a tack! (Ouch!)
Sit on a tack to stay!

And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart
And I’m so happy
So very happy
I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

Michael, Row The Boat Ashore (Unknown)

I used to sing this one with my sisters and our friends when we were little girls. I always wondered who “Michael” was. I guess he is the Captain!

Lyrics:

Michael row the boat ashore,
Hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

My brothers and sisters are all aboard,
Hallelujah
My brothers and sisters are all aboard, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore,
Hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

The river is deep and the river is wide,
Hallelujah
Milk and honey on the other side, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore,
Hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Jordan’s river is chilly and cold,
Hallelujah
Chills the body but warms the soul, Hallelujah

Michael row the boat ashore,
Hallelujah
Michael row the boat ashore, Hallelujah

Rise & Shine (Unknown)

This was one we sang at every Girl Scout overnight camping trip that we had. It would always begin with the Leader singing it early in the morning when it was time to awake. This song is also known as “The Arky Arky Song” and “Children of the Lord”.

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord

The Lord said to Noah: There’s gonna be a floody, floody
The Lord said to Noah: There’s gonna be a floody, floody
Get those children out of the muddy, muddy
Children of the Lord (repeat chorus)

So Noah He built him, he built him an arky, arky
Noah He built him, he built him an arky, arky
Built it out of gopher barky, barky
Children of the Lord (repeat chorus)

The animals, the animals, They came in by twosie, twosies
The animals, the animals, They came in by twosie, twosies
Elephants and kangaroosie, roosies
Children of the Lord (repeat chorus)

It rained and poured For forty daysie, daysies
It rained and poured For forty daysie, daysies
Nearly drove those animals crazy, crazies,
Children of the Lord (repeat Chorus)

The sun came out and dried up the landy landy
The sun came out and dried up the landy landy
Everything was fine and dandy, dandy
Children of the Lord (repeat chorus)

The animals they came off They came off by three-sies three-sies
Animals they came off They came off by three-sies three-sies
Grizzly bears and chimpanzee-sies zee-sies
Children of the Lord (repeat chorus)

That is the end of, The end of my story, story
That is the end of, The end of my story, story
Everything is hunky dory, dory
Children of the Lord (repeat chorus)

Zacchaeus (Unknown)

Straight from the Scriptures, this song about the tax collector — a wee little man — is taken from Luke 19:2-6.

Lyrics:

Zacchaeus was a wee little man
And a wee little man was he
He climbed up in a sycamore tree
For the Lord he wanted to see
And as the Savior passed that way
He looked up in that tree
And He said,
“Zacchaeus, you come down!
For I’m going to your house today For I’m going to your house to stay”

What’s Your Favorite Christian Song for Kids?

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Resources:

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

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Clifford Ham June 9, 2014 at 1:03 am

Hi – I’m trying to relocate a christian children’s music program (on tape, I think) from the 1980s about a clown named “Incredible Neon” and his circus, with temptation, a struggle with a bad guy, and redemption. It was really great, and my Down Syndrome son and I used to love to sing along with it, when we were in Africa. The song we (partly) remember goes: “It’s what’s in your heart that counts; if you want more bounce to the ounce, point your heart in God’s direction, give Him all of your affection, it’s what’s in your heart that counts!” Might have come from Oklahoma – Can anybody help? Thanks in advance –

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Pamela Rose Williams June 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Hello Clifford, I am not familiar with Incredible Neon. So sorry.

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Ruthy July 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

Hi! I found your comment on google because I’m also trying to find this same show. I know exactly what you’re talking about, it’s so clear in my mind. 🙂 But it’s impossible to find online. I remember some of the clowns were named Blue, Sunshine and Bubblegum. I remember that really cheesy bad guy. 🙂 Anyway, if I find out something about it I’ll post it here. Thanks for the title, by the way. I had forgotten what it was called. I just googled the lyrics to that song.

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Keith May 11, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Hi – i found this site while googling for the exact same thing.
i have this hiphop orientated mix where they mix the song in between some 70’s records.
it’s that part with these lyrics: “It’s what’s in your heart that counts; if you want more bounce to the ounce, point your heart in God’s direction, give Him all of your affection, it’s what’s in your heart that counts!”

i was wondering i any of you found the song or the title/artist.

any help would be highly appriciated.

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Sarah Whitcomb September 8, 2015 at 7:50 am

This comment was posted over a year ago, so I am not sure if my reply will still be helpful. I believe the show you are thinking of is Gingerbrook Fare produced by the Agape Force ministry.

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Jeanne June 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

When I directed a kids’ choir with my kids in it 20 ears ago there was a song that named all the apostles, ending in, ..’and Bartholomew. I will love him too, we His work must do, Anybody have these words, or for that matter, the names of the apostles? J

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Pamela Rose Williams June 11, 2014 at 11:13 am

Hi Jeanne, Check out this link for the lyrics I believe you are looking for http://www.dltk-bible.com/twelve_disciples.html.
In this Bible you can find the names of the Apostles here: (Matthew 10:2-4) Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Thanks for your question. Hope this helps

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J M August 29, 2014 at 8:49 am

There were twelve disciples,
Jesus called to help him:
Simon Peter, Andrew, James, his brother John,
Phillip, Thomas, Matthew,
James the son of Alpheus,
Thaddeus, Simon, Judas,
And Bartholomew!

Jesus calls us too, Jesus calls us too.
We are his disciples. I am one, are you?
Jesus calls us too, Jesus calls us too, We are his disciples, I am one are you!

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Carol Huff June 28, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I am looking for the children’s song, “How Did Moses Cross The Red Sea?” I have found in on You Tube, but cannot download. Am willing to buy an entire collection of tunes to get just this one. Do you know where I might find it…or the piano music??

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McKenzie C. July 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Hi Carol,
I don’t know of a place where you can buy the song, but since you have the song on youtube, you can actually turn it into an .mp3 by just pasting the url into http://www.youtube-mp3.org I use this all the time with songs I can’t find on iTunes and it works pretty well.

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Franco August 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Mckenzie that website has a limit on it. you cannot convert big videos. try this website Youtube to mp3

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Carolyn March 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm

The music and lyrics are in Salvation Songs for Children (#4), published by CEF Press.

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Sandi Gross March 14, 2015 at 12:43 pm

I’m new to commenting, so here goes. I am new to Sunday School teaching and need a song to help the 5 to 10 yr. olds learn the books of the new testament. I am so glad to have found this site. Even my 13 year old loves to watch and sing along. Thank you.

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Nelya L May 21, 2015 at 3:08 pm

I really liked this song. It’s sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy. Both Old and New Testaments. You can just start from Matthew, the melody starts over. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxxXMfAyn0c

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Rob Biagi March 16, 2015 at 7:00 am

Hey Sandi Gross – I recorded “The Books of the Bible Rap” and it’s a wonderful way to learn all 66 (or just the NT, in your case.) Email me, and I’ll give you the full version for FREE, or edit just the NT if you’d like.

I’ve seen videos of 2 and 3-year-old kids who have learned the Books with my rap. It’s super-fun!

Happy to help,

– Rob Biagi

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Carolyn March 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm

The song, “Books of the New Testament” is in Salvation Songs for Children (#1), published by CEF press.

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Carolyn March 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

The song mentioned above, “Obedience” is written by Ron and Shelly Hamilton. (“Patch the Pirate”).

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Dot Mathis January 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Carolyn in response to your post March 21, 2015:
Actually the song “O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E” was written by Mike & Ruth Greene of Musical Ministries, Inc.
“Obey Right Away” was written by Ron & Shelly Hamilton.
Blessings ~

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Suzanne Shirley February 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

Yes, the song “Obedience” was written by Mike and Ruth Greene – they are my uncle and aunt! ☺️

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Janna May 14, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I was at the store the other day and heard a little girl singing a song that I would like to teach my granddaughter…. It goes hammer hammer hammer saw saw saw let’s build a house for Jesus… But that’s all I heard her sing… Does anyone know the rest of the song or the name of the song?

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Fran May 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

I taught my PreK class one similar – Noah’s Boat.
Hammer, hammer, hammer (bound fists together)
Saw, saw, saw (crisscross arms back and forth)
Noah built a boat (stretch arms out wide)
Big and tall. (stretch arms up high)

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Donald June 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

I am trying to find the music and words to an old children’s song that I learned as a child (in the late 60’s and early 70’s). I think it is called “I Cannot Come to the Banquet”
It was a very fun song to sing and wanted to pass it along to another generation. Any ideas?

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Belinda June 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKcRMUXoeDU

found it on youtube- it matches the most of words I remember from Sunday School

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42x.nl June 8, 2015 at 5:52 pm

This really is super cool. I’ve been appearing by way of a bunch online and additionally
really liked this unique version.

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christi branstetter July 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

I’m looking for a song called Sea Walker that we used to sing in the 80’s during VBS.

thanks.

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Pamela Rose Williams July 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Hi Cristi,

I know of only one song with that title. It was written by Tim Spencer in 1948. Here is a video of the Brothers One Quartet singing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqdBv0vVXX0. Here are the lyrics that I found:

Chorus 1
Come take my hand and follow me
To see the sea walker
The blind man healer
That leper cleansing man from Galilee
I’ll see that soul saver
The One who set me free
Take my hand and follow me

Verse 1
When I go to see Saint Peter
On the far off distant shore
When I’m thru’ with things in life
That make me sin
There’ll be someone there to greet me
And to meet me at the door
Open wide those pearly gates I’m comin’ in

Verse 2
All my friends and my relations
Will be waitin’ there I know
And my dear old mother
She’ll be waitin’ too
So I’m gettin’ ready brother
Tell me how are things with you
Open wide those pearly gates I’m comin’ in

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Yolanda July 9, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I need help quickly. I need the lyrics to the goodbye Chorus that goes something like this:

Goodbye, my God is watching o’er you
Tonight His blessings go before you…

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Eliza July 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

i remember singing a song at camp called get out of the boat i can’t find it any where though

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DiAnne July 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

I have been searching for years for a song from my VBS days in the late 50’s and early 60’s. The part I remember is:

Thank You God for my swift, glad feet
that can run through the sun and shade,
Thank You God for my eyes, for my eyes that can see,
the lovely things You have made.

I am glad for my nose and my ears and my hands,
To smell with, to hear with, to touch.
I love Your beautiful, beautiful world
And I love You God so much!

If anyone knows this or any additional lyrics, I would appreciate any info.

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DiAnne July 13, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Does anyone know this song?
Thank You God for my swift, glad feet
that can run through the sun and shade,
Thank You God for my eyes, for my eyes that can see,
the lovely things You have made.

I am glad for my nose and my ears and my hands,
To smell with, to hear with, to touch.
I love Your beautiful, beautiful world
And I love You God so much!

I have no idea the title or if there are additional verses but any info would be appreciated. I learned it in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s at Vacation Bible School.

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Pamela Rose Williams July 16, 2015 at 10:53 am

I am sorry I do not know that one DiAnne

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Brigid July 28, 2015 at 7:51 am

I am trying to find a song ‘More than many sparrows’ so that I can download the music (Happy to purchase CD) I found the lyrics online in the public domain, but sadly no clue as to the singer Author. [Chorus]
More than many sparrows
More than brightest gold
You’re worth more than people tell you
So much more than people know
Someone put a price on you
He said, “You’re worth dying for”
Yes, you’re precious in the eyes of the

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Pam Greenwell August 5, 2015 at 11:57 am

Hi! I teach a Sunday Evening kids class and we have a Childrens Choir that sings once per month. I am interested in doing a song with maybe some sign language motions in it…sort of like the “dramatical muscials” that used to be popular but I am having trouble finding any resources. Does anyone have information or any idea where to look for this? Thank you!

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Ben September 16, 2015 at 5:49 am

Hi,

I’m looking for children’s worship songs and found your site here. Looking at the lyrics I recognized one of them. But the other ones I don’t know. And because I’ve never heard them before I don’t know how to sing just reading the lyrics. I would love to listen and then perhaps buy a CD or DVD if you have them in a collection.

Is there a link on you site where I can listen to these 15 songs? And do you have them on a CD / DVD?

Regards,
Ben

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Jennifer October 27, 2015 at 7:12 am

Has anyone ever heard a song like this:

“Were you ever so excited that you thought you would burst
Into happy little pieces of whatever came first?
Were you ever so excited that you smiled through and through
And thought that everybody ought to have a chance to be you?
Chorus:
You’ve got joy, joy!
Boy oh boy oh boy!
You’ve got joy, joy!
Boy oh boy oh boy! You’ve got joy, joy, joy,
And you want to pass it on!”
It was on a cassette with a song about jelly beans and the front cover had a boy sliding down a rainbow into a huge pile of jelly beans.

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Cheryl Smith November 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

I love your list of Christian music songs. I always try to teach my children uplifting songs. Hopefully, it will help them to have a better appreciation of music.

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Elizabeth Finch December 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Hello,
I have been trying to find information about a cassette of children’s songs. The first song on the cassette “Tell me a story before I go to bed” and I’ve heard that it is from a children’s musical. The lyrics I can recall are:

“Tell me a story before I go to bed,
before I brush my teeth, before my prayers are said,
Tell me a story before I go to bed,
I love to have my story time.”

Some other songs are Jonah took a ride:
“Jonah took a ride in the belly of a whale,
it’s not the kind of boat that Jonah hoped to sail,
When the Lord told him, Jonah should have guessed
he would have saved alot of trouble if he just said yes”

Another song is about the Man and the Pearl:
“There once was a man who found a pearl, a great big pearl,
a beautiful pearl, there once was a man who found a pearl,
a great big beautiful pearl, and he sold his car (beep beep beep)
and he sold his hat (sound of brushing off hat),
and he sold his cat (meow), can you fancy that? No I can’t.
He sold everything just to buy that pearl, that great big beautiful pearl.”

Another is about Noah:
“Noah, Noah stood alone believing that the Lord was leading,
Noah, Noah knew that he was safe in the Father’s hand.
It rained and rained for forty days, before the ___ ___ ,
but God had spared old Noah’s life to start the world again.”

As you can see, we remember these songs pretty clearly and would really like to find them again.
Thanks, Elizabeth

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Barbara Proud January 10, 2016 at 11:26 am

I sang this little chorus from the 50s Sunday school to some friends at church today and nobody knew it.
Yes God is good, yes God is good ,yes God is good God is good to me.

But we used to sing it in another language. Don’t know what.
Know how to say it but don’t know about spelling.

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Sandy Atwood February 3, 2016 at 9:52 am

I am looking for an old vbs song with the lyrics:
Ears, two ears, to hear, to listen,
Ears, two ears, to hear, what God has to say!
God gave us faces, with parts in the right places….

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BARIYAT February 11, 2016 at 7:06 am

I’m really blessed,but i will like to get all the 15 awesome songs for kinds compiled in one cd.kindly help me on how to get it.preferably video cd if possible.THANKS

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Chrissy March 1, 2016 at 11:47 pm

I have been looking for the same tape. My Grandparents had it for my brother and I but no one knows where it is anymore. They are from the Friends church if that helps. It was like a father and mother with there I think 3 kids if I remember right. There was stories also on it.

Sorry I can’t help but maybe someone else knows the name of the tape or anything else about it.

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Suzette White April 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Wow, so this seems to be the go-to place for finding christian music for kids. Anyone familiar with this one, what the actual title is and who may publish it. I only have the chorus and one verse. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

Get out of the boat and walk on water
Get out of the boat and take his hand
Get out of the boat and walk on water
He will be with you, in whatever you may do
He will help you stand
One the blue waters of life my friend
One the blue waters of life my friend
He will help you stand

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Chris Rufener April 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

Elizabeth,
we are looking for the very same cassette that you are referring to. Have you had any success? My daughter used to listen to it as she went to sleep at night and now wants to have one for her son but i can’t remember the name of the cassette.
I hope someone can help us.
thank you for any help.
Chris

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judy lim May 19, 2016 at 2:37 am

hi, i’m trying to recollect a song on ” taught by power” CEF in the 1980s/90s. Only part i can remember is “power, power, power to save.”

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Penny May 24, 2016 at 9:41 am

Can anyone recommend a DVD with songs that SHOW the hand actions? I love the songs listed above but can’t find a DVD that shows the children (or adults) acting out the songs while they are singing. Thanks.

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Sandy May 30, 2016 at 1:58 am

A song I learned as a teacher for VBS about 40 years ago was “Hello, hello. How are you?
You’re my friend and I love you.
Hello, hello. How are you?
Jesus loves me and He loves you.”

Then you use each child’s name in place of hello.
“Hannah, Hannah, how are you?
You’re my friend and I love you.
Hannah, Hannah. How are you?
Jesus loves me and He loves you.”

Another song I learned over 40 years ago was:
“When cows get up in the morning,
they always say hello.
When cows get up in the morning,
they always say hello.
Moo, moo, moo, moo, moo.
That is what they say.
They say, Oh! God takes care of me.”
Repeat with other animal sounds.

Is anyone familiar with either of these songs?
Use other animals

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Mary Ann Siler June 7, 2016 at 11:51 am

Hi,
A sweet Christian family visited us once and sang a song that has these words in it:
Work on your attitude, the way you know you should.
Look for opportunities for being kind and good.
Check all your motives, make sure they pass the test.
Work on your atttitudes, Faith, Joy, and Gratitude.
Yes, work on your attitudes today.

We have sung it often, but would like the rest of the song.
I am wondering if anyone knows the lyrics to this song.
Thanks,
Mary Ann

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Lee Grant June 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

We have a request at our VBS to sing ‘I wanna be a lightbulb’. Does anyone have the words and guitar chords for this song?
Thanks so much!

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Lee Grant June 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm

We have a request at our VBS for the song, ‘I Wanna be a Lightbulb’. Does anyone have the words and guitar chords for it? Thanks so much!

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Phebe Q. Menil June 24, 2016 at 9:09 am

Hi! Thanks for this. I grew up listening to some of these songs and now that I’m 19, I wanna sing this one song again that I’ve been looking for quite a long time. What I could only remember on the lyrics is this: “Dear Lord Jesus this I pray, Shine your light on me. Help me love you every day, Shine your light on me.”Can’t remember what’s next. Will anyone help me find this song?
I’m a Filipina, by the way. I just love these songs.

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Kimberly July 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Hello. When my sister and I were kids in the late 1980s and early 1990s we went to a church rummage sale and bought a vbs kit with left over stickers and posters and a cassette tape in it. We listened to that tape daily until it ended up breaking on us and now we are adults with kids we would like to find the lyrics or links to some of the songs on that tape so we can teach our kids the songs.
I only remember bits and pieces of the songs sadly but here is how they go in the hopes someone out there will know some of these:

We’re following God’s way/it’s the best way/ we’re following God’s way/ it’s the best way/ to live our lives each day./ God helps us when we’re worried/ and we don’t have the answer/

I am trusting you Lord Jesus/ trusting only you/ trusting you for my salvation/ friend so true/ I am trusting you Lord Jesus/ Please stay by my side/ Trusting you to help and guide me/ all my life

there was also a song with the Beatitudes on it.

Any help at all is GREATLY appreciated. And i love the songs suggested here.

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Donna Aldrich August 3, 2016 at 8:41 am

Hello,
Does anyone have the lyrics to a song we used to sing at CEF camp to the tune of “The Happy Wanderer” (Valdari, Valdara)?
I believe it begins “I love to sing of Christ my king, he means so much to me..”
But then my 58 year old mind goes blank!!
Thanks

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Charles Flannery August 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Just volunteered at a Christian camp for two weeks and did a few good ones:

Pharaoh, Pharaoh (done to the tune of Louie Louie)
e.g. the first line goes Pharaoh, Pharaoh, Oh baby let my people g
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah…

Another one we did was called “I am a C” and it was the first I had heard of that one, but the kids all loved it.

I am a C
I am a C-H
I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
And I have C-H-R-I-S-T in my H-E-A-R-T
And I will L-I-V-E E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y!

Then as many camp songs go, you start out very slow and work your way up to supersonic speed…

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Brooke August 13, 2016 at 3:17 am

Anyone know the name of the song that goes “When im feeling lonely, when im all alone god will you be there … ive got lots of questions i want answers to…” I’ve been searching for days and haven’t been able to find it! It’s from vacation bible school in the 1980’s I believe.

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Coby August 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

Re: The Crayon Box Song

Those are horrible lyrics! “Yellow’s for the Christian who’s afraid to tell.”
At my kids’ Sunday School, they sing it this way.

“Blue is for royalty, since Jesus is our King,
And yellow’s for the streets of gold, where Christians sing.”

Please change the lyrics on your page. You come up on the first page of a Google search. You don’t want to be spreading yuck to all the Christian kids around. Thanks.

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