Sunday School Songs

1 Mar

 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another
with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.    
Colossians 3:16

 

Don’t you just love how the scriptures come alive as you read them each day?  My Bible is marked from beginning to end ~ those verses and passages that have spoken to me in their unique and personal way through the years.  Some are highlighted with dates, names, locations, hearts, exclamation marks … and many have musical notes beside them. 

 

This morning as I began a new month in my Becky Tirabassi “Change your Life Daily Bible”, I continued my trek through the Bible in one year in the 24th book of Leviticus.  Now Leviticus is not ranked up there as one of my favorite books of the Bible.  It is full of all the rules and regulations that God set into place for the children of Israel way back when.  So I started to read …

The Lord said to Moses, “Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually.  This is the lampstand that stands in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.  Aaron must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s Presence all night…”

 

I immediately stopped reading and then read it again.  I smiled real big as the tune of a childhood Sunday School song came to mind.  Sing it with me …

 Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning burning burning
Give me oil in my lamp I pray (hallelujah)
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning burning burning
Keep me burning till the break of day.

 Sing Hosanna, sing hosanna, sing hosanna to the King of Kings!
Sing Hosanna, sing hosanna, sing hosanna to the King!

 

After underlining the verse and adding a few musical notes, I continued on with my daily devotions.  After the allotted time spent in the Old Testament, it took me to the New Testament passage for the day.  Today … Mark 10  ~ the account when parents brought their children to Jesus so He could touch and bless them, but the silly disciples scolded the parents for bothering Jesus.  This really upset Him and instead told the kids to come and gather around Him.  He took them in His arms and placed His hands on their heads and blessed them.  At this point, I nearly chuckled to myself as another tune popped up.  Sing along …

 Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world
Red and yellow black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

 

I turned the page and read today’s portion from the Psalms  ~  the very first verse mentioned an army  …

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the Cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly over the enemy
But I’m in the Lord’s army!  (yes sir!)

 

Isn’t scripture fun?!?!?  Let’s see how many Sunday School songs we can come up with … and if you know the scriptures that inspired these songs, jot them down as well!!   I’ll give you a few titles to get you started…

Zacchaeus
Deep and Wide
This Little Light of Mine

As we are all anxiously waiting for spring to arrive, let’s CLIMB, CLIMB UP SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN together in our memories and share a few songs!

Till next time …
Debbie

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10 Responses to “Sunday School Songs”

  1. DP March 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    hey that was pretty good post

  2. SheilaSlone March 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I can really relate to your reading because I love reading the daily bible and I always hear the songs in my head too! I love reading your blog.

  3. jules March 1, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Here’s a good one for you! One of my personal favorites from Children’s Church!

    The Lord told Noah
    There’s gonna be a floody, floody
    The Lord told Noah
    There’s gonna be a floody, floody
    Get those children out of the muddy, muddy
    Children of the Lord

    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord

    The Lord told Noah
    To build him an arky, arky
    The Lord told Noah
    To build him an arky, arky
    Build it out of gopher barky, barky
    Children of the Lord

    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord

    The animals they came in
    They came in by twosie, twosies
    The animals they came in
    They came in by twosie, twosies
    Elephants and kangaroosie, roosies
    Children of the Lord

    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord

    It rained and it poured
    For forty daysie, daysies
    It rained and it poured
    For forty daysie, daysies
    Almost drove those animals crazy, crazies,
    Children of the Lord

    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord

    The sun came out and
    It dried up the landy landy
    The sun came out and
    It dried up the landy landy
    Everything was fine and dandy, dandy
    Children of the Lord

    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord

    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Rise and shine
    And give God the glory, glory
    Children of the Lord

    • morselsofmercy March 2, 2010 at 8:21 am #

      Jules!! This song is great!! I bet it had hand motions too, huh? Thanks for posting it!!

      • jule March 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

        I think it DID have hand motions. I’ve been singing it ever since I posted it yesterday!

  4. Barbara March 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    I enjoy reading your posts, Sweetie! Keep up the good work.

  5. Janet March 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    I have enjoyed your blog so far. God has certainly gifted you with a talent for conveying the written word! God bless you as you continue.

  6. Alexia March 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    Reading these old tunes brought many memories and a smile to my heart!! I am happy you have started a blog and look forward to reading all of your posts!! Love you!

  7. Shelley Carter March 2, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Thank you Deb.It is really good hearing from you or should I say getting to read from you.Is there anyway you can sing and be put on here to minister in song? 🙂

  8. ophie March 2, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks Deb, you are a blessing…

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