Monday, August 3, 2009

Songs from my Youth

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

Last week I was reading the beginning chapters in Matthew. As I read I came across a few different Bible Stories that brought old Sunday School songs into my head. As I was reading I had tunes and words running over and over. I thought about my experiences as a young child on Sunday morning. All ages would gather in the sanctuary and sing for 15 minutes before we went back to our classrooms for a lesson. These classic songs taught me many of my first Bible Stories that have always been with me.

I did not understand the importance of a having a relationship with Jesus until I was in my 20's, but I had learned a lot of the Bible as a child. I realize that a lot of those stories stuck with me through the years from the songs that I sang.

I think about my children and their knowledge of Jesus. They can recite verses and tell us all about how important it is that Jesus died on the cross. However, I don't know if any of them could sing all the words to Jesus Loves Me.

The songs that they sing are energetic and upbeat, they are Surfin' through Scriptures and praising God through contemporary worship songs. So, at home we have begun to introduce some of our old favorites. My little one loves to sing about The Wise Man and The Foolish Man.

Do you have a favorite Sunday School Song that you remember from your youth?

Here is a little from my personal favorite. . .
I may never march in the infantry,
ride in the calvary,
shoot the artillery.
I may never fly o'er the enemy,
But I'm In the Lord's Army.

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Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

love this post Amy! my kids know Jesus loves me and just Sunday at Church in creche we were all singing the golden oldies!! which I reckon are def the best!
Love Collette xxx

Chele said...

Amy, I completely agree that our children should know the good ol oldies... they definitely know the contemorary songs but not many of the ones we grew up with! Great post girl!

Sarah said...

I *love* the songs I grew up singing from Sunday School and Bible Camp. I even found a cassette of my favorite record (*gasp*) as a kid. It's called Critter County and is long out of print, but goes through the Alphabet singing a bible verse with each letter. The kids LOVE it now.

My favorite "Old" song I've had running through my head, but I can't remember the words to the verse. I think it's in my old camp song book... We called it "I Love You 12 Times" -- crazily enough, because you repeat "I Love You" 12 times for the chorus.

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3 Blessings said...

I just taught my kids the LORD's army song this summer. My son loves it. Our church does a Sunday school opening with old school songs. I love hearing my kids sing praise songs and songs I grew up singing too. Such a blessing.