Do your kids love to sing the same songs over and over again? Yep, mine too. The great thing about repetition through song is that it makes for an easy way to commit words to memory–especially when those words are Scripture!
I really think putting Bible verses to music is the best way to learn them and help them stay in your heart and mind. Think about how many songs are stuck in your head from childhood (or from your teenage years) and how the repetition of phrases put to a catchy melody impresses the words into your mind for a very long time.
We’ve been enjoying Scripture music and using it to hide God’s Word in our hearts since my first-born was just a year old. Here are our five very favorite albums! (Plus some others we love and a few we have yet to listen to but come highly recommended!)
Side Note: The links for each album take you to Amazon for purchase. Amazon prices change frequently so check before you buy!
My Heart, Your Home: Scripture Songs for Children
This album was created by the Wissmann Family, who is famous for their traveling music program. They play their instruments beautifully and have delightful voices. The young men and women who sing on the CD range in ages from 4 to 18. Their voices aren’t annoying at ALL like some children’s song CDs, in fact they are beautifully tuned and harmonize well. (Check out my full review of this music!)
Price: $8.99-$17 depending on format
Hide Em in Your Heart Vol. 1 & 2
These classic Scripture music albums by Steve Green have been a favorite since my 9 year old was still a toddler. The tunes and words really stick in your head and help your kids learn some unique verses of Scripture in a fun way.
Find it on iTunes:
Hidden in My Heart: A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture
I was first introduced to this music about three years ago and we have really enjoyed the soothing melodies put to the words of many different Bible verses. It’s great for nighttime but really it’s approriate to listen to at any time of day. I as an adult enjoy them as well, so you can listen to them with your kids or just on your own and you’ll enjoy them both ways! There are three different albums so far.
$11.99 CD Version
Seeds Worship Music
We love, love, love these Scripture music albums. They are incredibly upbeat and encouraging, with a mix of peppy and soft music to suit many listening styles. Seeds of Purpose and Seeds of Courage are two of our favorites! Each album is focused around a theme (courage, praise, character, etc). What I especially enjoy about this group is that they include the Bible verse reference as part of the song. They have a new Scripture Lullabies album that was just released!
Seeds Worship Music Albums – From $8.99
**If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can listen to several Seeds Albums for free through Prime Music, which is part of Amazon Prime! Try a FREE 30 Day Trial of Amazon Prime (lots of other benefits to this too)!
Songs for Saplings
These catchy tunes are really great for younger children, but even my 7 and 9 year old will listen in at times. The melodies are repetitive and simple (but not annoying) and so the Bible verses shared are easily learned with this music.
**If you use the Westminster Catechism, the musicians behind Songs for Saplings have made available downloads of songs that teach key elements from the catechism.
**Carisa from 1+1+1=1 has a downloadable Bible verse printable pack that goes along with Songs for Saplings ABC!
BONUS: Additional Scripture Music and Worship Songs That We Enjoy
The Donut Man – Like Seeds Worship Music, this music is also free with an Amazon Prime membership or you can purchase MP3s and CDs!
Sing Over Me – These are worship songs and lullabies, not strictly Scripture set to music, but the songs do contain Scripture and our children like how calming the music is before bedtime!
BONUS #2: Below are some other Scripture and/or worship albums that we haven’t yet listened to but have been recommended to me by various sources. You may want to check them out for yourself!
Fighter Verse Songs – Scripture Music set to the ESV Bible translation
Entrusted with a Child’s Heart – Scripture Memory Songs
The Rizers – This group has free Scripture song videos you can watch on YouTube!
Did you know?
My downloadable and printable eBook “God’s Word in My Heart: A Scripture Learning Guide with Memory Verses” has a Variety Version, which provides you with Bible verses to commit to memory that match up with Scripture songs? I’ve utilized the music of Seeds, Songs for Saplings and Hide em in Your Heart as a resource that compliments the Scripture memory work and printables contained in my book. Check it out!