Glory to God--Hymns and Songs for Children and Families was created to help people share songs of the Christian faith with children. The variety of music, lyrics, prayers and poems form a soundtrack for children to know themselves as God's children. These 19 songs and 4 prayers were taken from the Glory to God hymnal and adapted for children by professional musicians, creating a high-quality complement to the hymnal.
This recording was created for families to share songs of the Christian faith in a natural, every-day kind of way. The variety of music, lyrics, prayers, and poems weave a soundtrack to live by - "All Day Long"! Parents and grandparents, enjoy these songs with your child as you honor your role as faith mentor.
These songs and prayers were chosen because:
- Children appreciate the beautiful, simple, common, and sacred.
- Songs of faith and hymns children learn in childhood lead them to lives of service and discipleship.
- Children remember particularly what they learn through music and poetry.
- The songs can be enjoyed by all generations together.
- Young children love to listen to and sing with their special adults.
Here are some ways to use this recording:
- Sing along or listen to them at home, in the car, with family and friends.
- Play the recordings at the four parts of the day: morning, mid-day, evening/suppertime, and night/bedtime.
- As you and your child get to know the pieces, sing or say them as they occur to you during the day.
- Create your own prayers and songs with your child.
- Include the calming-down pieces in your child's (or your) bedtime routine.
- Encourage the use of these recordings at events in your congregation: church school classes, children's choirs, all-church events.
Look online at www.pcusastore.com/SingingFaith for additional suggestions for activities to accompany these songs.
|Track Listing||Title||Number in Glory to God|
|1||Come into God's Presence||#413|
|2||Spoken Good Morning Prayer|
|3||God Is Here Today||#411|
|4||Lord of All Hopefulness (verse 1)||#683|
|5||Spoken Verse: For the Beauty of the Earth||#14|
|6||God of Great and God of Small||#19|
|7||Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow||#608, 607, 605, 609|
|8||Spoken Mid-Day Prayer|
|9||I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me||#700|
|10||Lord of All Eagerness (verse 2)||#683|
|11||Holy Manna (tune only)||#24, 396, 509|
|12||Jesus Loves Me!||#188|
|13||Listen to the Word/Yisrael V'oraita||#455, 453|
|14||God Is So Good/Know That God Is Good||#658, 659|
|15||May the God of Hope Go with Us||#765|
|16||Lord of All Kindliness (verse 3)||#683|
|17||Spoken Table Blessing|
|18||Taste and See||#520|
|19||Spoken Verse: All God's Children/Be Still and Know that I am God||#414|
|20||Picardy (tune only)||#274, 347|
|21||Lord of All Gentleness (verse 4)||#683|
|22||Spoken Evening Prayer|
|23||God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me||#543|