Monday, June 9, 2014

Songs We Sing In Bible Class #6

We have talked a lot about singing on this blog and that is probably because children love to sing! We have mentioned before that the songs we choose to sing in Bible class can help reinforce the lesson and help the students remember details.  We have discussed how a Bible teacher can create a song by writing words to a familiar tune, but we can also sing songs that we sing in worship. The result of using songs that are sung in worship, not only help the student with a thought or a point that is brought out in the lesson, but it familiarizes the student with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19). You will see pure joy and happiness in your students' faces the next time the congregation begins to lift up their voices in one of the songs that they have learned in Bible class! Truly, a love of singing can develop into a precious talent that can be used to glorify God. Here are two songs that I use quite often in Bible class. Perhaps, you will find them beneficial as well.

On Jordan's stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land
Where my possessions lie.

We will rest in the fair and happy land, bye and bye,
Just across on the evergreen shore,
Sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, bye and bye,
And dwell with Jesus evermore.

There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!
None else could heal all our soul's diseases,
No, not one! No, not one!

Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide til the day is done.
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No, not one! No, not one!