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Preschool Bible Songs

 

Bible Songs

A combined list of songs used in the ABCJLM Curriculum:
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Click on the title to view the words and actions to the songs. The songs chosen are old "Sunday School" favorites and are added to heighten the curriculum.  I have tried to choose ones that are familiar to most but if the song is not known any Bible song can be used.  Most songs can be found on Amazon through MP3 download or on several Bible Songs CDs available to purchase.

- For more ideas read ABCJLM Teaching Tips for Teaching Preschool Bible Songs
- Click for a list of Fingerplays and Action Songs 

  A-B-C-D-E-F-G
Away in a Manger
Banner Over Me is Love
B-I-B-L-E
Deep & Wide
Fisher of Men
God is So Good
God Loves Kids
Happy All the Time
Head, Shoulders
He's Got the Whole World
If You're Happy and You Know It
I'm in the Lord's Army
I've Got the Joy, Joy, Joy
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus Loves the Little Children
Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me
My God is So Big
Noah's Arky, Arky
O Be Careful
Oh How I Love Jesus
Only Boy Named David
Praise Him, Praise Him
Thank You, Lord
The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
This Little Light of Mine
This is the Day
Trust and Obey
Whisper a Prayer
Zacchaeus

            A-B-C-D-E-F-G
YouTube Video 
(May also be sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

A-B-C-D-E-F-G,
Jesus died for you and me
H-I-J-K-L-M-N,
Jesus died for sinful men, AMEN! (shout Amen)
O-P-Q-R-S-T-U,
I believe God's word is true,
V-W,
God has promised you
X-Y-Z,
A home eternally.

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            Awesome God
YouTube 

Our God is an awesome God (point up, thumbs up, point up)
He reigns from heaven above (rain hands down, hands raised)
With wisdom, power, and love (point to head, show muscles, cross arms in front of body)
Our God is an awesome God (point up, thumbs up, point up)

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            Away in a Manger

Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay

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            Banner Over Me is Love

He brought me to His banqueting table, (motion to come, hands in front with palms down and work out like smoothing a table cloth)
His banner over me is love. (hands together above the head to make a triangle, hands on shoulders, cross arms)
He brought me to His banqueting table,
His banner over me is love.
He brought me to His banqueting table,
His banner over me is love.
His banner... over me... is love.

Optional Verses:
- Jesus is the rock of my salvation, (point up, fist in other hand, cross arms in front of body to make a "t")
- There's one way to peace through the power of the cross. (raise index finger, peace sign, hand in fist, twist index and middle fingers - These actions may be a little tough for preschool kids.  Adapt where needed.)

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            B-I-B-L-E

The B-I-B-L-E (make book with hands)
Yes, that’s the book for me (nod “yes”)
I stand alone on the Word of God (pretend to stand firm)
The B-I-B-L-E
Bible! (shout)

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            Deep & Wide

Deep and wide (put arms vertically, then horizontally),
Deep and wide
There’s a fountain (rain down with fingers)
Flowing (play piano with fingers)
Deep and wide
(Repeat)

Optional – each time substitute the below words and say “hmmm” instead
1st Time - Deep
2nd Time - Deep, wide
3rd Time - Deep, wide, fountain
4th Time - Deep, wide, fountain, flowing

1st Time Example:
Hmmm and wide
Hmmm and wide
There's a fountain
Flowing
Hmmm and wide
(Repeat)

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            Fishers of Men

I will make you fishers of men, fishers of men, fishers of men (pretend to cast fishing pole)
I will make you fishers of men if you follow me (move hand over opposite shoulder)
If you follow me, if you follow me
I will make you fishers of men if you follow me

Hear Christ calling “Come unto me”, “Come unto me”, “Come unto me” (Listen to ear, move hand over opposite shoulder)
Hear Christ calling “Come unto me.  I will give you rest” (put hands to ear and “sleep”)
"I will give you rest, I will give you rest"
Hear Christ calling “Come unto me.  I will give you rest”

Read your Bible, pray every day, pray every day, pray every day (make book, prayer hands)
Read your Bible, pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow (bend down and get taller)
Then you’ll grow, grow, grow, then you’ll grow, grow, grow
Read your Bible, pray every day, then you’ll grow, grow, grow

Neglect your Bible, forget to pray, forget to pray, forget to pray (make book, prayer hands and shake head ‘no’)
Neglect your Bible, forget to pray then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink (stand tall and “shrink” down)
Then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink, then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink
Neglect your Bible, forget to pray, then you’ll shrink, shrink, shrink

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            God is So Good

God is so good
God is so good
God is so good
He’s so good to me

Optional verses (make up your own):
God cares for me...
God answers prayers...
I love Him so...

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            God Loves Kids
Tune: “Three Blind Mice”

God loves kids (repeat 4x) (point up, cross arms over chest, point at self with thumbs)
He loves me more than I can know (cross arms over chest, point to head)
I don’t know why He loves me so (shake head and shrug)
I guess I’ll never, ever know (cross hands in front)
Why God loves kids (point up for God, cross arms over chest, point to self with thumbs)

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            Happy All the Time
YouTube

Chorus:  (gradually get faster)
I’m inright, (point at self)
outright, (point out)
upright, (point up)
downright, (point down)
Happy all the time. (clap 3x)
(Repeat)

Since Jesus Christ came in (point to heart)
And cleansed my heart from sin (move hands in opposite directions as to “wipe away”)

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            Head, Shoulders
Tune:  “Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes, knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Clap your hands together
(Start slow and gradually increase the speed as you sing and do actions)

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            He’s Got the Whole World

He's got the whole world in His hands (3x)
The whole world in His hands

Create your own verses:
He's got our family...
He's got the mountains and the rivers...
He's got the fish and the birds...

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            If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap) (Repeat 2x)
If you’re happy and you know it then your life will really show it
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap)

Optional verse:
…stomp your feet…
…say amen…
…do all three…

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            I’m in the Lord’s Army

I may never march in the infantry (march)
Ride in the cavalry (pretend you're riding a horse)
Shoot the artillery (clap hands together and move one hand into the air like a missile)
I may never fly o'er the enemy (fly like a bird)
But I'm in the Lord's army (point to self and then up to God)

I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir! (salute)
I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!  

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o'er the enemy
But I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir! 

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            I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Where?
Down in my heart!
Where?
Down in my heart!
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay

And I'm so happy
So very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart
Down in my heart
And I'm so happy
So very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart.

Optional Verses:
I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus...
I've got the peace that passes understanding...
And if the Devil doesn't like it, He can sit on a tack! Ouch! 

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            Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.

Chorus:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

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            Jesus Loves the Little Children

Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world

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            Jesus Loves the Little Ones Like Me

Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.
Little ones like me,
Sat upon his knee,
Jesus loves the little ones like me, me, me.

Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.
Little ones like you,
Saved you through, and through,
Jesus loves the little ones like you, you, you.

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My God is So Big

My God is so big (move hands out from each other at sides)
So strong and so mighty (make muscles with up with both arms, and then down)
There’s nothing my God cannot do  (shake head “no” and cross arms in front of body”
For you  (point at other person)
(Repeat Chorus)

Verse:
The mountains are His (make mountains with arms above head)
The valleys are His (make valleys with arms at waist)
The stars are His handiwork too – oo – oo (Hold hands above head and make “stars” with fingers)
(Repeat Chorus)

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            Noah’s Arky, Arky

Rise and shine (with palms up raise arms in the air, palms in air)
And give God the glory, glory (wave arms over head)
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Rise and shine
And give God the glory, glory
Children of the Lord (continue to wave arms)
(See the CD for the verses)

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            O Be Careful
YouTube 

O be careful little eyes what you see (point to eyes)
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above (point up for Jesus)
Is looking down in love (put hand to eyes and look down)
O be careful little eyes what you see

Additional Verses:
…little hands what you do
…little feet where you go
…little ears what you hear
…little mouth what you say
…little mind what you think

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            O How I Love Jesus

O, how I love Jesus
O, how I love Jesus
O, how I love Jesus
Because He first loved me!

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            Only Boy Named David

Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
Only a little sling (swing arm around at ear)
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
But he did pray and sing (pray with hands and then raise hands into air)
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
Only a rippling brook (move fingers like playing a piano)
Only a boy named David (make a small person with hands)
But five little stones he took (show five fingers)

And one little stone went in the sling (take one hand into the other hand)
And the sling went round and round (swing arm around at ear)
And one little stone went in the sling
And the sling went round and round (swing arm around at ear)
And round and round
And round and round
And round and round and round!
And one little stone went up in the air – oop, oop, oop, oop, oop  - move hands up into the air)
And the giant came tumbling down!  (fall down)

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            Praise Him, Praise Him

Praise Him, praise Him,
All you little children,
God is love, God is love.
Praise Him, praise Him,
All you little children,
God is love, God is love.

Add optional verses:
Love Him...
Know Him...
Serve Him...
Crown Him...

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            Thank You, Lord

Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank You, Lord, for making me whole
Thank You, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free

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            The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

The wise man built his house upon the rock. (pound fist in hand ending strong on word “rock”) - 3x
And the rains came a-tumbling down! (shower rain down with fingers)

Chorus:
The rain came down, as the floods came up. (shower rain down with finger and then raise palms back up) - 3x
And the house on the rock stood firm! (make house with hands and hit fist to palm on word “rock”)

The foolish man built his house upon the sand. (pound fist in hand ending with palms moving out on “sand”) - 3x
And the rains came a-tumbling down! (shower rain down with fingers)

Chorus:
The rain came down, as the floods came up. (shower rain down with finger and then raise palms back up) - 3x
And the house on the sand went splat! (spread hands out)

So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ. (pound fist in hand, point up for Jesus) - 3x
And the blessing will come down! (shower rain down with fingers)

Chorus:
The blessing will come down as the prayers go up. (shower rain down with fingers, raise prayer hands up.) - 3x
So build your life on the Lord!  (pound fist in hand, point up for Jesus)

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            This Little Light of Mine

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine (repeat 2x)
Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine
Hide it under a bushel?  No!  I'm gonna let it shine (repeat 2x)
Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

Optional verse:
Don't let Satan blow it out…
Let it shine 'til Jesus comes…
Let it shine all over our home…

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            This is the Day

This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made (echo)
I will rejoice (echo)
And be glad in it (echo)
This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made

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            Trust and Obey

Trust and obey (march in place and then salute)
For there's no other way (cross arms in front of body)
To be happy in Jesus (move fingers to make happy smile at mouth)
But to trust and obey (march in place and then salute)

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            Whisper a prayer

Whisper a prayer in the morning,
Whisper a prayer at noon.
Whisper a prayer in the evening,
He will keep your heart in tune.

God answers prayer in the morning,
God answers prayer at noon.
God answers prayer in the evening.
He will keep your heart in tune.

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            Zacchaeus

Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he. (place both arms in front of you about a foot apart to show size)
He climbed up in the sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see. (climb up a tree, hand above eyes to seek)
And as the Savior passed that way, He looked up in the tree, (march, hand above eyes to seek)
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down; (point and say)
For I’m going to your house today, for I’m going to your house today.”  (clap on the beat)

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            ABCJLM Song Teaching Tips:
• The goal is for the songs to be memorable, repetitive, relevant, contain movement, and fun
• Help the child understand what they are singing about
• Make sure the child uses his or her pretty voice to sing - yelling is not singing
• Sometimes sing the songs using different voices - high, low, big, small, etc.
• Make actions simple
• Make activities interesting - sing or talk in big and little voice, faster and slower, softer and louder, add instruments
• Stop songs in the middle to repeat a hard line or action, talk about the meaning, or for whatever reason necessary to help the child learn it
• Take the songs very slowly at first and wait for the child to do the action before moving on
• Stop on rhyming words and have the child fill in word
• Count the number of times a word is in a song
• Sing throughout the day - just because the child is not singing out loud with you does not mean they are not singing in their head

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All songs are "Traditional" unless otherwise noted.

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