Hymns for Kids

“Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”

Ephesians 5:18b-19

This year, I am hoping to introduce a new hymn to my kids each week.

As much as I like some of the more modern praise hymns and choruses, I feel that knowing hymns is so important for Christians, both young and old.

Of course, as a hot mess, I expect that many weeks I will drop the ball on this one.  (Just like the Art on Fridays, Memory Verse Mondays, and many of the other weekly projects I can come up with at the beginning of each school year. )

Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic who has a ministry to the disabled, has shared her passion for hymns many times on the radio and online. She created a resource to help adults teach children a love for hymns.


She set up a site with free downloads for many wonderful, time-tested hymns of the faith.

You can download both the audio files and pdf files of all of the sheet music for the corresponding hymns.

I’ve been searching for a resource just like this. What’s even better? It’s absolutely free of charge!

So join with me this year in teaching your kids a new hymn each week.

If you don’t know many hymns, then that’s even better. Both you and your children will learn something, new, valuable, and comforting. Before too long, when tough times hit, you will be humming, “Great is Thy Faithfulness” or “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” to encourage yourself in the Lord.

I promise you, learning a hymn each week this school year will change you and your family.

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