I was thinking the other night that I can’t believe I’ve blogged for four years without sharing with you our favorite Scripture memory music albums for kids!
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 have yet to listen to but come highly recommended!)
Best Scripture Music for Kids!
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-$15 depending on format
$8.99 MP3 Downloadable Version
$15 CD Version
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:
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart, Vol. 1 – Steve Green
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart, Vol. 2 – Steve Green
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 four different albums so far.
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!
One great bonus is that anytime you buy a Seeds album, it comes with two CDs: one for you and one to gift to a friend. Their prices are so reasonable so this is an excellent deal!
Find Seeds Worship Music Albums on Amazon
**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.
Songs for Saplings ABC
Songs for Saplings 123
**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!
Below are some other Scripture albums that we have enjoyed or have been recommended to me by various sources. Check them out for yourself!
Fighter Verse Songs – Scripture Music set to the ESV Bible translation
Hermie & Friends Scripture Memory Songs – Right now this CD is only $3 on Amazon!
Entrusted with a Child’s Heart – Scripture Memory Songs
The Rizers – This group has free Scripture song videos you can watch on YouTube!
The Donut Man
Sovereign Grace Kids
For quicker ordering, you can find all of the music I’ve mentioned in this post in my Amazon store!
One Can’t Miss Suggestion
I found that a lot of these Scripture albums are on Amazon Music Unlimited!
Amazon Music Unlimited allows you to stream millions of songs (on your phone, Alexa, computer and other devices) at any time or any place!
It’s $7.99 a month (our family does pay the monthly cost because of the millions of songs available that we can listen to anywhere), BUT you can get a free 30 day trial!
My tip is to use the Amazon Music trial period to listen to a variety of Scripture music that I’ve mentioned.
Scripture Music available on Amazon Music Unlimited:
- The Rizers
- Hide Em in Your Heart
- Songs for Saplings
- Some of the Seeds Worship albums
- Sing the Word from A to Z
- Rain for Roots
- Sovereign Grace Kids
- Twin Sisters Scripture Songs
- Hide Em in Your Heart (Volumes 1 and 2, separately)
If you decide to cancel before the 30 day trial is over, you can just buy the CDs of the Scripture music albums you enjoyed best! :)
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!
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GT & the Halo Express was a new one for me. My roomie some years ago introduced me when she was purchasing for her goddaughter. She claims it is the reason for the bulk of the scripture she knows as an adult.
Randall Goodgame Slugs and Bugs series are really fun and awesome for Scripture memory, my 2 year old can sing the books of the Bible and the ten commandments among other great verses because of this music. He often requests “I am the vine” We love these upbeat songs for the car especially!
Thanks for the great suggestion!
Thanks for sharing good scripture-music. Another great one my kids love is Patch the Pirate. They have a lot of children’s stories with great Scriptural themes, songs, and Scriptures.
Thank you for that suggestion! I know friends who grew up listening to Patch the Pirate, but we’ve never tried it–that will go on our list to try.
Great .. Thanks for sharing
Can’t thank you enough for this! My husband and I have been searching the Internet looking for Scripture put to music. I’m a true believer of learning through music – especially for children! Thanks again. This list is an answer to prayer! :)
Thanks for all your sharing of Gods Word and encouraging us!
Thank you Amber! Thanks for being here! :)
You should check out Sovereign Grace Kids if you haven’t ever done so. While they aren’t necessarily straight out of Scripture (like Seeds) they are thoroughly Biblical. The newest album, The Ology, is out next Monday. https://sovereigngracemusic.org/Albums/The_Ology_Ancient_Truths_Ever_New for digital download.
Thank you, I will definitely check that out!