Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Big List of Scripture Songs Recordings

I love listening to scripture songs with my girls. It is such a fun way to get the whole family thinking and talking about God's Word. 
"but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:3-4 ESV
Bible verses put to music give us a chance to meditate on God's Word.

This list of Scripture songs brings to mind so many sweet memories with my children singing, dancing, and talking about the Bible.  

There is a wide variety of styles here. Some recordings are made for kids and some are made for families. The last couple in the list are geared towards adults, but possibly some teenagers might like them.

As with anything done by man, no resource will be perfect. Consider all resources in light of the perfect God and His Word.  I encourage you to be like the Bereans and take each song to the scriptures. "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether those things were so." Acts 17:11 WT* 

In light of this, there are a few songs on the following CD's that my family skips, but over all we have found them to be are wonderful and helpful resources.

1. Artist: Randall Goodgame 
Recording: "Sing The Bible" Volume 1
Style of Music: Lively acoustic
Some Of My Favorite Songs: "For Us", "Love One Another", "Old Testament Song", "Freedom", "To You Oh Lord" 
Where To ListenSlugs and Bugs Website, iTunes 
  • I love his sunny singing style. My girls love his playful nature.
  • The Slugs and Bugs YouTube page is a fun place to listen to some of the songs, and watch as he works on songs.
  • Volume 2 will be out in March. This is also a great CD.

2. Artist: Steve Green
Recordings: "Hide 'Em In Your Heart Volume 1" and "Hide 'Em In Your Heart Volume 2", and a new CD "Hide The Word"
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian music for kids
Some Of My Favorite Songs: From Volume 1 - "G-O-D Is L-O-V-E" 1 John 4:16, "Give Thanks To the Lord Psalm 118:1. From Volume 2 - "When I Am Afraid", "And Jesus Grew", From Hide The Word - "Cast All Your Cares", "Your Word"
Where To Listen: Steve Green Website, Spotify,
  • From as early as one years old, my girls loved hearing other children singing.
  • There are DVD's available of some of the songs from "The Hide 'Em In Your Heart Volume 1 and 2". My girls love watching the kids singing in fun situations. The DVD's are sold in a combination pack with the CD's for a great price.
  • On the "Hide 'Em In Your Heart" recordings, he talks before each song, which I could do without. The "Hide The Word" CD doesn't have the talking before the songs.

3. Artist: The Rizers
Recordings:"Meet The Rizers", "Rise Up"
Style of Music: Children's High Energy Pop
Some Of My Favorite Songs: Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 100:1-2, Philippians 2:3-4, Psalm 136:2-4
Where To Listen: The Rizers Website, iTunes, Spotify,
Notes: We like watching some of their videos on You Tube. Proverbs 3:5-6

4. Artist: Dana Dirksen
Recording: Songs For Saplings ABC
Style of Music: Simple family folk
Some Of My Favorite Songs: "M - Merry, Proverbs 17:22" "The Beach, Psalm 95:5", "Christmas; Luke 2:11"
Where To Listen: Songs For Saplings Website, iTunes Spotify,
  • She has other recordings that she sings a question or comment along with the Bible verse. It is difficult to know which part in the song is the Bible verse and so I don't recommend those.
  • I like using these songs individually when we are learning about a specific topic.

5. Artist: Seeds Family Worship
Recordings: Seed of Courage, Seeds of Faith, Seeds of Praise, Seeds of Purpose, The Power of Encouragement, Seeds of Character, Character of God, The Word of God, The Journey
Style of Music: Contemporary worship
Some Of My Favorite Songs: "Psalm 55:22" from The Power Of Encouragement and "Refuge and Strength" from Seeds of Courage,
Where To Listen: Website, iTunesSpotify
  • I love this video of Psalm 55:22. Watching this video is how I first heard about this band.
  • My girls haven's had interest in this style of music so I haven't listened to all of the songs on all of the recordings. I have purchased a few songs for myself that I liked listening to. 
  • Bible Story Printables has illustrated Bible verse printable for some of Seeds Family Worship songs. The pictures need to be looked at by a verse by verse basis (some of the pictures I would recommend, and some I wouldn't).

6. Artist/Recordings: Various Artist - The Verses Project
Style of Music: Modern folk
Some Of My Favorite Songs: Psalm 19:7-8, Romans 8:31-32, 1 John 4:4, and 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
Where to Listen: Website The Verses Project   Click on "explore" to see the different verses. These songs are free to download! Sign up at the bottom of the webpage for a song to be emailed to you weekly.
  • The purpose of this project is to make music and visual art that helps people to mediate on the scripture. 
  • I have never read any of the devotionals attached to the songs. 
  • You or your teenager might enjoy listening to these songs.

7. Artist: March Diadem (Jesse Micek)
Recordings: March Diadem, Enemy Apathy, Conventions
Style of Music: Alternative Indie Rock
Some Of My Favorite Songs: "Rooted and Built Up" from Conversations, "Equipment" from Enemy Apathy, and "Find Rest" from March Diadem
Where To Listen: Band Camp
Notes: This style of music isn't as mainstream. But you or your child might enjoy it.

Disclosure: I make recommendations on the basis of products that I personally use and that I think would be of value to you. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or links that I mention on this blog.

*Working Translation: A Journey Through Acts and Epistles, Copyright © 2006 by Walter J. Cummins. All rights reserved.

©Brigette Hill, 2016  

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