Suggestions for What to Teach
The hymns are designed for the whole family to learn and sing together—all the stanzas. We’ve tried to incorporate three hymns appropriate for holidays within each year’s selections: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Resurrection Day. Use the Modules in any order. Select one Module of hymns below and assign it to the family.
|1||I Sing the Mighty Power of God; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; To God Be the Glory; Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise; Crown Him with Many Crowns; O Come, All Ye Faithful||Some of these hymns’ lyrics are available as free downloads for manuscript copywork.|
|2||How Firm a Foundation; Holy, Holy, Holy; Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven; O God, Our Help in Ages Past; Fairest Lord Jesus; Joy to the World|
|3||And Can It Be; O Worship the King; Now Thank We All Our God; Once for All; Oh, for a Thousand Tongues; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing|
All Hail the Power; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Hallelujah, What a Savior; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross; Come, Ye Thankful People; O Little Town of Bethlehem
|5||A Mighty Fortress is Our God; Jesus Shall Reign; O Word of God Incarnate; For the Beauty of the Earth; Grace Greater Than Our Sin; Silent Night, Holy Night|
|6||The Solid Rock; There Is a Fountain; America the Beautiful; It Is Well with My Soul; I Am His, and He Is Mine; What Child Is This?|
|7||May the Mind of Christ, My Savior; When Morning Gilds the Skies; O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus; Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah; How Great Thou Art; While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks|
|8||Jesus, Lover of My Soul; Take My Life, and Let It Be; Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us; Join All the Glorious Names; Holy Bible, Book Divine; The First Noel|
|9||Jesus Calls Us; The Church’s One Foundation; Blest Be the Tie; Doxology; All Glory, Laud, and Honor; It Came Upon the Midnight Clear|
All Creatures of Our God and King; Be Thou My Vision; This Is My Father’s World; The Star-Spangled Banner; Praise the Savior; Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken; Rock of Ages; Rejoice, the Lord is King; Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed; Abide with Me; Angels, from the Realms of Glory
|12||Christ the Lord is Risen Today; My Country, ‘Tis of Thee; Come, Thou Almighty King; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; We Gather Together; Who Is He in Yonder Stall?|
How to Teach
Select one hymn to sing together until all have learned every stanza. If possible, sometime during the learning of the hymn, read together its history. Children may also use the lyrics of the hymn for copywork, dictation, or recitation. The Center for Church Music Songs and Hymns has some great information to help you do Hymn Study.