Mar 16, 2012

Vintage Children's Ministry Songs...Do You Remember Any of These?

I heard a vintage Children's Ministry song the other day.  It brought back memories of songs I sang as a child growing up in church.  Thought it would be fun to make a list of some of them.  If you grew up in church, do you remember any of these?  What are some other songs you sang as a child in church?

Deep and Wide
Yes, Jesus loves me
Jesus loves the little children
Father Abraham (now that was an aerobic workout)
If you're saved and you know it...
Stop and let me tell you (even came with a fake stop sign on a stick)
His banner over me is love
No, you can't get to heaven without s-a-l-v-a-t-i-o-n
I'm in the Lord's Army
The B-I-B-L-E
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy...down in my heart
This little light of mine

Posted by Dale Hudson


First, thank you for not attaching a date to any of this. I don't need to start the weekend reminded of how old I am! We sang all these and it's been, what, maybe 10 years ago, right? Haha!! We sang, "When We All Pull Together".

One of my favs was Go Tell It On The Mountain. :)

Oh! And one more... "Pass It On" ....It only takes a spark to get a fire going... haha. I used to think that was such a beautiful song.

That's my kids worship set for this Sunday!

Not really, but I do appreciate some of the updates to these songs, especially from Church on the Move.

I can sing 10 of the 12 right now. Kind of offended you called them "vintage." Just kidding. What about the "colors song" you know, about the box of crayons--"the colors they reminded me of Jesus when He died"...

I am C. I am a C-H. I am a it stuck in your head now???

We still listen to about half of those in the Honey Bees every week.

I actually started doing Father Abraham last year with our kids and they LOVE it. Of course I got a really good, updated version off of iTunes. Our preschoolers are still doing many of these as well. By 3 year old daughter loves "The B-I-B-L-E", Zacheus, This little light and several others that I remember from my childhood. Thanks for this post, it made me smile.

Matt N.

Oil in my lamp
Do Lord
Yes, these are a great list to share and oh the memories. One thing we do occassionally on a Sunday morning with our kids (1st - 6th graders, about 40 of them) is ask them what their favorite song was from when they were in the preschool class. As they share we sing them accapella style. The kids enjoy this alot.

Hallelu-hallelu-hallelu-hallelujah/Praise Ye the Lord--We had some of the best yelling matches ever singing that song. Later I had a Bible college professor say that this song was nearly taking the Lord's name in vain when we yell it, which kind of spoiled it for me. (Not that I really agreed with him).

We sang "Trust & Obey" as a child in church. Still one of my favorites.

I remember a lovely children's song from the 50's. No one else seems to remember it! Although I have searched for years online, I was never able to find it--until today! I found The Children's Hymnal & Service Book in a recycling bin and picked it out. Page 154: "What Should I Do If the Trees Were Gone" by FLorence Hoatson and W.G. Hancock. My teacher had altered a few of the lyrics, it seems; but it is the song I sang and loved as a 5 year old! If anyone needs a copy...

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