My mom used to rock my brothers and me to sleep every night singing hymns. My Grandma did too. I have lots of verses of hymns memorized that I sing to AudreyKate every night. I wish I knew more.

A couple years ago I picked up a book called, “Hymns for a Kid’s Heart” from my church bookstore in N.C. I thought I would save it for my kids one day.

However, I pulled it out yesterday because my nephews spent the night. We used it for our morning devotions. Yesterday we learned about Martin Luther and the hymn he wrote, “A Mighty Fortress is our God.” Today we read about Reginald Heber and the hymn he wrote, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” My nephew Luke loved saying “Reginald, Reginald…” over and over again.

Each hymn and story about the author is also accompanied by a Bible verse. Each “lesson” is packed with theological truths that can lead from conversation to conversation. Just this morning we talked about seraphim, what the word “holy” means and how important it is to thank God for everything.

And there is an awesome CD that accompanies the book, so we were able to listen to the hymns sung by children.

I found out there are more books in the series. I know I’ll be purchasing them for future little Castleberries.

4 thoughts on “Hymns for a Kid’s Heart

  1. Thanks for posting this! Mary loves when I sing hymns to her and I think this will be a tremendous resource for our family!

  2. I love this. I will look into getting a copy of it for my little grandsons too. Thanks for sharing. And it's amazing how many hymns my own daughters know from just growing up in good churches and I'm always amazed by how the little children in our own church sing the verses (without even looking at the hymn book) just because they are sung every time they come to church. I'm so thankful for church. What a wonderful blessing the church house is in our every day lives, isn't it?

  3. ohh! thanks for the recommendation, GraceAnna! I didn't know this kind of thing was out there; I'll have to keep my eyes open for it. Please pass along other recommendations in the future!! Love Sarah

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