“Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”
The kind of music kids listen to makes a difference. I speak from experience here. My sister and I grew up on a steady musical diet of Psalty the Singing Songbook, Colby the Musical Computer, and Bullfrogs and Butterflies. We spent countless hours playing our little records and singing along to songs that taught the truths of Scripture in fun and memorable ways. As we listened to our favorite albums, we learned lessons about loving God and others, sharing, forgiving, memorizing Scripture, and much more. The lyrics not only entertained us, but they also helped to point our young hearts in a Godward direction. And that’s an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.
Sovereign Grace Music is one ministry that understands the impact biblically-based lyrics can have on the hearts of children. They’ve just released a brand new album for kids called Walking with the Wise that my future children will definitely have in their music library. This album, like all that Sovereign Grace produces, skillfully combines high quality music with rich Scriptural truth.
Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Music describes the ministry’s latest project:
As the title suggests, this album will be 13 songs based on the book of Proverbs, with titles like Lazy Bones, A Cheerful Heart, To Tell the Truth, and Trust in the Lord. We try to aim our kids’ albums at a 6-10 year old audience, although we’ve been told that older and younger children, and even parents, enjoy them, too. Since we’re aware that not every 6-10 year old who will be singing these songs has actually trusted in Christ and turned from their sins, most of the songs are more instructional in nature and are meant to teach truth as well as express a heart to follow the Lord. We also try to weave in the centrality of Christ and the gospel so that the songs don’t end up simply encouraging a moralistic response. You know, “Just do the right things and you’ll be a Christian.”
Visit the Sovereign Grace Store to listen to song samples and download the entire album for $6.
Illustration: Robert Proksa