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The Best Bible Songs for Kids

​Children love music and one of the best and easiest ways to help them learn about God beginning when they are young is through Bible songs for kids.  God created music from the very beginning and throughout the Bible there are references to music as a form of praise and worship, adoration, and honor.  David is probably the most well-known musician in the Bible as a writer and singer of songs about his love for God.

Bible songs for kids can be a wonderful way to help children (and adults) to learn scripture verses as many songs are based on specific Bible verses.  There are also numerous songs about specific Bible stories, Bible heroes, and worship songs.  

Many classic Christian songs are written with a familiar tune and can be a mainstay in the Christian home.  As your children grow, they will develop their own list of favorite Bible songs that can be sung often for family worship, listened to on repeat, and sung when they are not even thinking about what they are singing.  God’s word can settle in their hearts and minds easily through music.  

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Kids Bible Songs

There are so many kids Bible songs that you can introduce and share with your children that will help them as they learn more about God.  Whether you find some traditional hymns, praise and worship songs, Jesus songs for kids, or action songs, surrounding your child with music that will direct their hearts and minds to God is an easy way to ensure that they are memorizing music with a positive message.  

Children learn things so easily and often without much effort.  The way young children acquire language and concepts is astonishing.  When you use music as a part of those learning experiences each day, children can memorize scripture set to music, learn the words to familiar hymns, and sing along with a praise song with a message of surrender and love for God.  

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Jesus Songs for Kids

This song list is a fun selection of familiar childhood songs that you may have learned as a child yourself.  If they are new to you, you can learn them right along with your children and enjoy the music together.  

  • I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me
  • This is the Day
  • Give me Oil in My Lamp
  • I will Make Your Fisher’s of Men
  • Rejoice in the Lord Always
  • The B-I-B-L-E
  • Into my Heart
  • I will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord
  • Books of the Bible
  • As the Deer
  • Who Did?

RELATED: Hymns and Bible Songs for Kids  

Bible Songs for Kids with Actions

Hand motions and action songs are a really fun way to get kids involved in the music.  Sometimes the hand motions may be silly or may be complimentary to the message or words of the song.  Bible songs for kids with hand motions or actions can be a fun way to begin children’s church, Sunday School, morning worship or Vacation Bible School and get the kids excited and engaged with the music.  

  • Deep and Wide
  • Who’s the King of the Jungle
  • I’m in the Lord’s Army
  • This Little light of Mine
  • He’s Got the Whole World
  • The Wise Man Built His House
  • Father Abraham
  • Only a Boy Named David
  • My God Loves Me
  • Happy All the Time
  • Peace Like a River
  • Jesus Love Keeps Bubblin’ Over
  • I’ve Got a River of Life Flowing Out of Me

RELATED: Bible Action Songs for Kids  

Praise Songs for Kids

After you’ve gotten the kids excited singing Bible songs for kids with actions and hand motions, you may want to slow down a bit and sing some praise songs for kids.  May praise songs can become favorites for kids.  As you listen to music in your home or in the car, you will start to recognize the songs your kids are engaging with.  Whether you are listening to a CD, a playlist, or the local Christian radio station, your kids will pick up the words and messages of the music without much effort.  

Here are a few praise songs for kids to get you started:

  • Every step I take I take in You
  • Way Maker
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
  • Lord I want to be a Christian in my Heart
  • Praise the Lord Together (can be sung in a round)
  • I Love You Lord
  • How Great is Our God
  • Our God is an Awesome God
  • My Lighthouse

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Bible Songs for Kids Music

There are many places you can find Christian music for kids.  Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music, and the good old fashioned way with a CD!  These are some of our favorite artists and groups that have done some great Bible songs for kids!  

Cedarmont Kids  

Twin Sisters  

Hillsong for Kids  

Wee Sing Bible Songs  

four different pictures of children singing bible songs for kids

​When to use Bible Songs for Kids

All the time!  Actually, anytime you can have music in the background in the car, making breakfast, while the kids are playing, or you are traveling are all great times to add Bible songs for kids to the backdrop of your life.  My kids loved listening to music as they went to bed at night, so they each had their person CD player and they could choose a CD of Bible songs for kids to listen to as they drifted off to sleep.  

If you have created some playlists of your favorite praise songs for kids, let your children choose which playlist to listen to while you’re on your way to town doing errands or going to school.  

Sing along with the music and you will be amazed at how quickly your children will learn the words and sing along as well.  When they sing along, you know that the words have settled in their memory and will be there forever!  

If you want some more ideas for how to incorporate music into your day, Simple Play Based Learning Activities will give you some additional ideas and suggestions.

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