Posted on April 23, 2015
The Book of Children's Church Songs and Spirituals
Compiled by John M.Feierabend and Madeline Bridges
Preschool through high school
This comprehensive collections of church songs and spirituals is perfect for anyone looking for great songs for children's choir rehearsals, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, church and vesper services, church camps, "singings," fellowship events, revival services, elementary music classrooms and other church, music and social gatherings.
All of these songs express the Christian faith through a wide range of genres and styles. And all have survived primarily through the oral tradition, offering children and adults the opportunity to share a faith tradition together through music that spans centuries.
These songs are organized into pedagogical sections, including "Songs and Chants with Movement," "Fragment Songs," "Story Songs," "Lullabies" and "Canons." Two sections, "Spirituals" and "Early American Hymn Tunes," feature songs that share a common origin, and the final section adds yet "A Few More" - delightful church songs that don't fall into any other category.
Melody and lyrics.
Lullabies: Bye 'n' Bye, If Anyone Asks You Who I Am, Nino Lindo, Cradle Hymn, All through the Night, Christ Child Lullaby
Songs and Chants with Movement: Here Is the Church, Three Little Mice, When I Am Sleepy, The Wise Man and the Foolish Man, Zacchaeus, Dem Bones, Father Abraham, This Little Guided Light of Mine, Hallelu, Zion's Children, I'm Gonna Sing, Walk Together Children, Come and Go to That Land, I Got Shoes, Kumbayah, Jesus in the Morning, I've Got Peace Like a River, There's a Little Wheel a-Turnin' in My Heart, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
Fragment Songs: Jubilee, O Lord! Shout for Joy!, Howdy Howdy!, Open the Window Noah, Wade in the Water, Tell All the World John, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Mary Had a Baby, Train Is a-Comin', Standing in the Need of Prayer, All Night All Day, Swing Low, Who Did?, Dem Bones Gonna Rise Again, Sit Down Sister, Let Me Ride, I'm on My Way, Oh You Can't Get to Heaven, Children Go Where I Send Thee, Green Grow the Rushes-o, When the Saints Go Marching In, Now Let Me Fly, I'm Just a Poor Wayfarin' Stranger, No More My Lord, Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet
Story Songs: Who Built the Ark?, Rise and Shine, The Old Ark's a-Moverin', One Wide River, Moses in the Bulrushes, Go Down Moses, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Passing Through, The Cherry Tree Carol, O Sinner Man, The Huron Carol, Friendly Beasts, O Sons and Daughters
Spirituals: Good News, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Chatter with the Angels, Get on Board, This Little Light of Mine, Ten Little Angels, Jacob's Ladder, Somebody's Knocking, This Train, You Can Dig My Grave, Do Lord Remember Me, O Lord I Want Two Wings, Glory Glory Hallelujah, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Lord I Want to Be a Christian, Let Us Break Bread Together, My Lord What a Morning, My Father How Long?, Father Get Ready, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, Give Me That Old-Time Religion, Rock-a My Soul, Little David Play on Your Harp, Were You There, Down by the Riverside, On That Great Getting-up Morning, Steal Away, Roll Jordan Roll, I'm Going Home on a Cloud, Hold On, Deep River, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?
Early American Hymn Tunes: Jesus Borned in Bethlea, Amazing Grace, I Know That My Redeemer Lives, We'll All Shout Together in That Morning, I Will Arise, Hear the Trumpet Sound, Where Are the Hebrew Children?, Promised Land, What Wondrous Love, Vesper Hymn, I Will Not Be Like a Stubborn Oak, Simple Gifts
Canons: Jubilate Deo, For Health and Strength, For Thy Gracious Blessings, Shalom Chaverim, Dal Sole Levante, All Praise to Thee, Praise and Thanksgiving, O How Lovely Is the Evening, Pauper Sum Ego, Glory to God, Kyrie, Hashivenu, When Jesus Wept, Non Nobis Domine, Sanctus, Dona Nobis Pacem, Like as a Father, Alleluia, Ave Maria
And a Few More: God Is So Good, Praise Him, Wind through the Olive Trees, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Rejoice in the Lord Always, The Lord Is My Shepherd I'll Walk with Him Always, I've Got the Joy Joy Joy, Give Me Oil in My Lamp, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus, Oh, Mary Don't You Weep, Oh Que Bueno Es Jesus, Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
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