Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Teaching the books of the New Testament

We sing the books of the Bible with the kids to help them know them. Here's the song we based the melody on:
A Bb C A Ab A
Isn't He wonderful
G F Bb D Db D
Wonderful, wonderful
G F E E D C D Db C
Isn't Jesus my Lord wonderful.
A Bb C A Ab A
Eyes have seen, ears have heard
G F Bb D D Db D
It's recorded in God's word
Isn't Jesus my Lord wonderful?

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
Acts and Romans too
First and se-cond Corinthians
Galatians, Ephesians
Philippians and Colossians
First and Second Thessalonians
(repeat melody)
First and Second Timothy
Titus, Philemon
Hebrews and James too
First and Second Peter
First and Second and Third John
and Jude and Revelation too (whoo-hoo!)

We have one for the Old Testament that we got off of a CD, but it's not as melodic, so it's harder for them to catch onto that one.


Anonymous said...

I'm with ya that the OT song was always harder, I think I would basically be able to write them in order because there is some semblance of a melody left.
I assume you use the same method of music for memory verses? It's crazy how easily the verses stay when I've learned them that way. (Downside being that I usually need to sing it rather than say it)

Sarah said...

Sometimes we use music with our verses, but mostly it's just actions and sometimes rhythm. Sam actually really loves to sing his verses once he knows them - he "composes" as he goes along.
Maybe you could sing a verse for us in ABF sometime:)