Songs for the Periods--Detailed by sallyanne

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Singing through God’s Word:
A Method of Studying the Bible for Little Ones by Sally Perz
Background and Explanation:
Since I am a firm believer that there is nothing new under the sun, I will readily admit that this is not really my creation. I simply used something I had learned, added many songs I knew (and learned new ones) and put it all together to use in a way that I had not used before.
I designed this for babies and toddlers and currently use it in a class for babies-8 year olds—though we have primarily babies and toddlers unless we have visitors. With a small congregation where there is less age segregation, it works well to teach many ages at once.
It has been adapted for use with pre-school and younger elementary students as well—using more scripture and less singing. You can easily pick appropriate songs for the age you are teaching or use hymns for older students. I don’t use the visuals for the songs beyond 4 or 5 years old, though we do still use the hand motions.
I avoid coloring and crafts in the classes I teach so that the focus is the Bible account. The power is always in the word…for everyone. When I have older children and babies and toddlers, I do more in-depth teaching for the older ones and I will give the little ones something to sketch on for that time slot—related to the lesson or just paper. If a Bible account is told in an engaging way (as opposed to a dull monotonous voice), even babies and toddlers will be thrilled to listen.
This reinforces the big picture of God’s Word each period, with a focus on individual Bible accounts each class. It is very adaptable for visitors, and works well for the regular students.
For babies and toddlers, I like to use Bible Storybooks to show the pictures, but I prefer to re-tell the story myself so I can avoid some of the inaccurate information in the children’s storybooks. Obviously, this means I have to study the account and know it well enough to relate it. I also read directly from the Bible a good bit of the time…even for babies. For visuals during the Bible account, I simply show a few pictures, while I tell the story. This eliminates the need for a felt board (which I know many like, but I find cumbersome in many ways so I do not use one). I am able to cover more ground using pictures from a good book.
Two books I recommend for toddlers and elementary children are: The Read and Grow Picture Bible (Nelson) and The Big Book of Bible Animals (Tyndale). I also like to use other resource books when I find good pictures to illustrate something we’ve covered in class. I prefer life-like pictures to cartoon-type images whenever possible.
No matter the age, I keep the children seated for all but the last five minutes of class—for babies and toddlers, we do some down songs for the last five minutes. I find this much easier than the traditional on-the-floor, move-to-the-table, up-and-down routine that is often used for toddlers. I find that to be an unnecessary waste of valuable time and my students have never had any trouble sitting still for 45-50 minutes because the class is continually engaging. An energetic class is a place of constant interaction between teachers and students. When they are engaged, they are quite receptive to sitting in one place.
The seventeen periods were published in Bob Waldron’s book, The 3 Cycle Approach: A Method for Organizing Bible Knowledge (1)…I used that book with my older elementary students and decided to adapt the method for teaching the babies and toddlers. The periods are used here with his permission.
Many of the songs I list are from an acapella CD called Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman (2)--I highly recommend it! I must say that the songs on the Each Little Dewdrop CD are sung every class period. They are the kids all time favorites! Another children’s CD (also written by a Christian) is Through the Bible with Songs by Glenda Schales (3). Though I am not familiar with all of the songs, The Ten Plagues in Schales book is fantastic! It’s also an all-time-favorite! One final children’s song book is Sing With Me the Story by Aleta Samford (4). We have just become familiar with Mrs. Samford’s book and have some favorites already! I highly recommend that you purchase all three of these CD’s and Song Books. They will be a wonderful addition to children’s material at home and in classes. The words are included with the songwriters’ permission. You will need a CD for the music. Only the two songs I’ve included from Sing With Me the Story are sung to traditional tunes. Purchase information is included in the footnotes.
Additionally the Ed Smith family developed hand motions to use for Waldron’s 17 Periods. They are used with permission.
Before the Flood - Hands and arms shaping the world.
The Flood - Arms out, palms down and swing back and forth from center out - on level plane.
Scattering of the People - Wiggle fingers and the hands “wanders” away from you.
Patriarchs - One hand outstretched as if holding a "staff" .
Exodus - Two palms together and then "separate" the Red Sea.
Wandering in the Wilderness - One hand palm up with fingers of the other hand "wandering over the other palm, while the palm is also moving in a semi circle.
Invasion and Conquest of the Land - Action of drawing arrow back from the bow and releasing the arrow. Then one hand “slicing” the other hand.
The Judges - One hand flat, palm down and the other in a fist hitting hand as if a gavel.
United Kingdom - Hold hands together—fists one on top of the other.
Divided Kingdom - Separate fisted hands one above the other.
Judah Alone - Make top fisted hand disappear behind your back.
Captivity - Two fisted hands held up together in front of chest as if chained together, palms facing you.
Return From Captivity - Open palms brought to chest.
Years of Silence - Finger to lips.
The Life of Christ - The sign for Christ in International Sign Language – Each middle finger touching the other palm back and forth (representing the nails).
Early Church - Invert fingers laced together and hold up showing all fingers upward.****
Letters to the Christians - “Write” on the palm of the other hand.
****During the early church, I use the opportunity to use the little finger rhyme—adapted—
“This is the building, (intertwined fingers with fingers enclosed and downward)
It doesn’t need a steeple, (make a steeple with pointer fingers and shake head for, ‘no’)
Open the doors, (turn intertwined fingers face up)
The church is the people” (wiggle fingers for people)

The Bible Class: (Highlight periods/events to touch on)
(I do not use the first two ‘baby songs’ for older children—they are perfect for babies, toddlers and small children)
Open with these songs—this helps you learn the children’s names and also makes them feel a part of class.
“Where is God? He’s up in heaven. Where is God? He’s up in heaven. Where is God? He’s up in heaven. Looking down at __(Mary)__” (insert each child’s name individually--singing the verse as many times as you have children)
“We’re glad you came to class, we’re glad you came to class, with all the other boys and girls, we’re glad you came to class. And, __(Mary)__ came to class and __(Mary)__ came to class, with all the other boys and girls __(Mary)__ came to class.” (repeat for each child)
If you only have one student sing, “We’re glad you came to class, we’re glad you came to class, to learn about God’s holy word, we’re glad you came to class…And, __(Mary)__ came to class and __(Mary)__ came to class to learn about God’s holy word, __(Mary)__ came to class.”
I begin with creation each time. I then simply go through the seventeen periods giving a quick description in my own words and singing songs for each period. I made an album for each student with the seventeen periods with pictures representing each period. I tried to find real pictures (i.e. a ziggurat for the Scattering of the People, an accurate ark for the Flood, etc). As we flip through the album I tell the story of God’s plan from creation to now…focusing on the same thing at first and adding new things as we go along.
After we’ve done that several times, I begin to focus on a different account for each class. I simply stop midway in our seventeen period re-telling and I focus on that account. We sing extra songs, read the account from scripture or look at a Bible Storybook while I re-tell it accurately from God’s word. Then we finish through the re-telling of God’s story and at the end of class, if time permits, we sing a song reminding us of the story or I ask questions or do a nutshell telling of the lesson.
I don’t do every single song each time, but I do sing a good bit of them. Our class is engaging and energetic and I sing an average of 30 songs without being out of breath. Many of these songs are quite fast.

The breakdown is about fifteen minutes of talking and 30 minutes of singing (for babies...it is opposite for toddlers and children). After going through this for a quarter or so, I adapted it to focus on various topics. I used the 17 periods as a reminder for the big picture and I moved on to focus on other subjects (apostles, miracles, life of Paul). I continued to review the entire big picture from time to time while doing a much more thorough focus on other topics. This was helpful when we had visitors--we could do the big picture of the 17 periods for those visitors unfamiliar with the Bible (and we had several). This provides a review for our students...a change of pace...and a break from what our current topic of study!







Before the Flood—creation, time in garden, eviction


Who Made the Big Round Sun?
Who made the big round sun?
Who made the tall, tall trees?
Who made the birds that fly?
And who made me?
God made the big round sun!
God made the tall, tall trees!
God made the birds that fly!
And God made me!

Day One (Days of creation pictures)
Day one day one, God made light when there was none
Day two day two, God made heaven and sky so blue
Day three day three, God made plants and flowers and trees
Day four day four, Sun and moon and stars galore
Day five day five, God made birds and fish alive
Sixth day sixth day, God made animals and man that day
Day seven day seven, God is resting in His heaven
Day seven day seven, God is resting in His heaven (this is the only line repeated).

Creation (Days of creation pictures)
On the first day God created the light
On the second the heavens up in the sky
On the third day God made plants and trees
On the fourth the sun and moon and stars you see
On the fifth day God made birds and fish that swim
On the day God made animals of the land and in His own image, God made man
The seventh day was made for rest—all creation was good!

Creation
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
On the first day He made the light; called the Daylight “Day,” the darkness “Night.”
So creation was begun, And He saw that it was good.
On the second day He made the sky, separated waters low and high
He looked at what was done, And He saw it was good.
On the third day dry land appeared as He gathered seas by His own word.
So the earth was formed that day, And He saw that it was good.
On the fourth day He made great lights, made the Sun for day, the Moon for night,
And the stars that shine so bright; And He saw that it was good.
On the fifth day He said, “Let’s make birds that fly and fish to swim in the lakes,
Creatures for the sky and sea; And He saw that it was good.
On the sixth day came man and beast; And He gave the man a wife named Eve.
“Rule the earth and multiply.” And He saw that it was good.
On the seventh day he said, ‘tis done.” God had finished His creation,
So He rested from his work; And He saw that it was good.

When and Who and What Did He Do?
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
(sung in parts)
Part 1:
When and who and what did He do?
When and who and tell me, what did He do?
Part 2:
When and who and what did He do?
The answers are quite simple.
The very first verse in the book of truth
Tells me when and who and what did He do.
Part 3:
“In the beginning” tells me when. “God,” that’s who.
“Created the heavens and the earth” answers the question “what did He do?”

Adam and Eve (Snake)
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

God made the universe
God made the universe
He saw that it was good, Amen
God made the universe

Then God created man
Then God created man
He made Adam in His likeness
Yes God created man

God made the woman Eve
God made the woman Eve
He took a rib from Adam’s side
God made the woman Eve

God placed them in Eden
God placed them in Eden
He said all this is yours for good
God placed them in Eden
But please don’t touch the tree
But please don’t touch the tree
Just please don’t eat that fruit you see
Oh, please don’t touch that tree

A serpent slithered in
A serpent slithered in
He talked to Eve about the fruit
A serpent slithered in

Eve ate forbidden fruit
Eve ate forbidden fruit
She shared the fruit with her husband
They ate forbidden fruit

God was very sad
God was very sad
He told them they would have to leave
Oh, God was very sad.

And that’s how things went wrong
And that’s how things went wrong
That’s how sin came into the world.
Yes, that’s how things went wrong


1, 2, 3, The Devil’s After Me…
1, 2, 3, The devil’s after me
4, 5, 6, He’s always throwing bricks
7, 8, 9, He misses every time
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I’m free.
9, 8, 7, I’m on my way to heaven
6, 5, 4, There’s always room for more
3, 2, 1, The Devil’s on the run.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I’m free.

Satan is a Liar
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Satan is a liar, Satan is a liar,
Satan is a liar and the father of lies.
Resist him and he will flee, resist him and he will flee
Resist him and he will flee, he will flee from you.

Enoch Walked With God (Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Enoch was a man who walked with God.
Enoch was a man who walked with God.
He became the father of Methuselah.
Enoch was a man who walked with God.
Enoch was a man who did not die.
Enoch was a man who did not die.
He was three hundred years and sixty-five,
When the Lord took Enoch; he did not die.


The Flood—8 souls saved, disobedience of lost


Noah was a man of God—**this is the best Noah song**
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman) (Rainbow)
Noah was a man of God, warned the people
Of the flood: “You have time to change your ways,
Turn from sin and serve the Lord.”
Chorus:
No one heard him, no one but his family.
Eight souls in the ark trusted in the Lord.

Noah took some gopher wood, built an ark to
Sail the seas, Gathered creatures two by two:
Creeping things and birds and beasts.

Chorus:
No one heard him, no one but his family.
Eight souls in the ark trusted in the Lord.

So the Lord sent forth the rain forty days and
Forty nights. All upon the earth was lost;
Not one soul was left in sight.
Chorus:
No one heard him, no one but his family.
Eight souls in the ark trusted in the Lord.


Good Old Noah
(Tune: Old MacDonald)
Good old Noah built an ark like God told him to
And on that ark he put a [insert animal]
Like God told him to…
With a [insert sound] here and a [insert same sound] there.
Here a [same sound], there a [same sound], everywhere a [same sound].
Good old Noah built an ark like God told him to

Floody, Floody
The Lord told Noah “there’s gonna be a floody floody.”
The Lord told Noah “there’s gonna be a floody floody.”
So, get those animals out of the muddy muddy, Children of the Lord.

So Noah he built Him, he built Him and arky arky
Noah he built Him, he built Him and arky arky
Built it out of gopher barky barky, Children of the Lord.

The rain came down for forty nights and daysies
The rain came down for forty nights and daysies
Almost drove those animals crazy crazy, Children of the Lord.

The sun came out and dried up the landy landy
The sun came out and dried up the landy landy
Everything was fine and dandy dandy, Children of the Lord.

So rise and shine and give God the glory glory
Rise and shine and give God the glory glory
Rise and shine and give God the glory glory, Children of the Lord.

Scattering of the People—the people’s disobedience

The Lord Had a Plan Instead (ziggurat photo or blocks to set up and knock down)
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
The people had a plan to build a tower “Up, up, up to the heavens,” they said.
And as they spoke in one common language, the news began to spread.

The Lord looked down, down, down on the plan of the people.
He came down, down, down with a plan of His own and took away their common language, making many from the one.

“Come, let us make some bricks to build a tower “Up, up, up to the heavens,” they said.
“And we will make a name for our-selves.” But the Lord had a plan instead.

The Lord looked down, down, down on the plan of the people.
He came down, down, down with a plan of His own and scattered them all over the earth, so that His name would be known.


The Patriarchs—patriarchs, 3 fold promise to Abraham



Father Abraham
Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had father Abraham
I am one of them and so are you, so let us praise the Lord.

God’s Servant Job
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Where are you going, Satan?
Where have you been?
I’ve been roaming up and down the earth.
Have you considered, Satan, My servant, Job?
No one like him in all the earth.
Hear the story: Job was blameless.
Hear the story: Job was upright.
Hear the story: How he feared the Lord,
Turned away from evil,
God’s servant Job.

God’s Man Faithful Abraham©
(Tune: Down by the Station)
by David Pratte (used with permission)see foot note (5) for instructions
You must leave your country, go where I will show you;
This was God's commandment, told to Abraham.
Though it wasn't easy, Abraham was faithful.
God's man, faithful Abraham
You'll have many offspring, this will be their country;
This was God's own covenant, made with Abraham.
Christ was his descendant, a blessing to all nations.
God's man, faithful Abraham
You shall have your own son, when you are a hundred;
This was God's own promise, made to Abraham.
Abraham believed God and named the child Isaac.
God's man, Faithful Abraham.
Make your son an offering, slay him on an altar;
This was how God tested, faithful Abraham.
Abraham was willing, so God delivered Isaac.
God's man, faithful Abraham


The Exodus—slavery in Egypt, Moses’ Choice, Plagues



Hush Baby Moses (Baby in basket picture)
Hush baby Moses don’t you cry, sister is watching from near by
Mama made a little basket just for you, to float on the water oh so blue…
Hush baby Moses don’t you cry, God is watching from on high.

The Plagues (Plague pictures)
(Through the Bible with Songs by Glenda Shales)
**This is a favorite!
Water turned to blood and they could not take a drink.
Frogs hopped everywhere, and they really made a stink!
Followed by the lice, then the flies, then the cattle died, but Pharaoh just said, “NO!”
He would not let them go.

Boils came on their skins, upon everybody’s kin.
Hail upon the ground so that food could not be found.
Locusts gobbled up, Egypt said, “Hey, we’ve had enough, but Pharaoh just said, “NO!”
He would not let them go.

Three dark days of woe when they could not see their toes.
All the firstborn died and then all the people cried.
They now knew that God was the Lord, and the only God, so they were filled with fear,
“Now go, get out of here!”

Exodus
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
E-X-O-D-U-S: Exodus. A book of great deliverance is Exodus.
E-X-O-D-U-S: Exodus. The sons of Israel were slaves in Egypt, oppressed in
Egypt by the Pharaoh. God heard their cry and, with His mighty hand, sent
Moses the man to lead them out of the land.

Wandering in the Wilderness— People’s unbelief, Joshua and Caleb



The Twelve Spies (grapes)
Twelve men went to spy in Canaan, ten were bad and two were good.
What did they see when they got to Canaan, ten were bad and two were good.
Some saw giants great and tall, some saw grapes in cluster fall
Some saw God was over all, ten were bad and two were good.

Murmer, Mumble, Mope and Mourn
(Through the Bible with Songs by Glenda Shales)
Murmur, mumble, mope, and mourn, In the middle of the morn,
Murmur, mumble, grumble more, Give us more and more and MORE.
Tired of manna, we want meat, Give us something good to eat!
Minor muddle, major trouble, “Back to Egypt, ON THE DOUBLE!”
Men did grumble at their food, With a willful atttidtude,
Murmuring, complaining, rude, For they had no gratitude.

D-E-U-T-E-R-O-N-O-M-Y
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
D-E-U-T-E-R-O-N-O-M-Y: Deuteronomy. O my!
Such a long word it is, but it’s really quite easy and means simply this: “Second law,” when Moses repeated the words of the law, re-minding the people to serve only God.
D-E-U-T-E-R-O-N-O-M-Y: Deuteronomy. O my! Such a long word it is, but I spelled it -you heard me- I spelled it, I did! “Second law,” when Moses repeated the words of the law, reminding the people to serve only God.

The Invasion and Conquest of the Land—Joshua leading




Joshua (blocks to set up and knock down)
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Let’s begin with:
J for Joshua, who led Israel over Jordan, and who marched a-round the walls of Jericho seven days.
Then comes O for his obedience to the one and only God.
S is for the day the sun stood still; yes, by the Lord’s almighty will, the sun and moon were stopped.
H for hail-stones on the Amorites, when the Lord delivered Israel;
And the U stands for ungodly nations who knew Him not,
Then comes A for all of Joshua’s house, who chose the Lord;
and for Joshua’s fare-well ad-dress: O fear the God of righteousness, be faithful to His word.
J-O-S-H-U-A. Joshua: every letter tells a story of a man God chose t lead His people when Moses died.

Dare to Stand Like Joshua
We are bound for Canaan Land, tenting by the way.
Who will lead us on the road? Choose your King today.
Dare to stand like Joshua, dare to say the word.
As for me and for my house, we will serve the Lord.

The Lord told Joshua…
The Lord Joshua to go to Jericho and to march seven times around.
He followed faithfully the blessed Lord’s command and the walls came tumbling down.
Yes the walls… came tumbling down, Joshua marched seven times round.
And the walls came tumbling down!

The Judges—as rulers, people wanting a king



Judges
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Take a look in the book of Judges.
Take a look and you’ll see:
Trouble after trouble, sorrow after sorrow for the people of the Lord.
And the people did what was right. (They did?)
The people did what was right. (They did?)
The people did what was right, They did what was right in their own eyes.
Take a look in the book of Judges.
Take a look and you’ll see: a whole generation of God’s holy nation grew up not knowing the Lord.
But the people did what was e-vil. (They did!)
The people did what was e-vil. (They did!)
The people did what was evil, They did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord.

The Judges Names
(Tune: Ten Little Indians)
Othneil, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah,
Gideon, Abimilech, Tola, Jair,
Jepthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon,
Samson, Eli, Samuel—These are the judges of Israel.

Give Us a King (crown)
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
The people spoke to Samuel prophet, priest and Judge of Israel.
Listen, O listen to what they had to say!
We want a king, so give us a king! We want to be like other nations.
The Lord God spoke to Samuel prophet, priest and Judge of Israel.
Listen, O listen to what He had to say:
They want a king, so give them a king. They want to be like other nations.
They’re not rejecting you but Me. They want to be like other nations.


The United Kingdom—first three kings


David and Goliath (sling)
Only a young man David, only a babbling brook
Only a young man David, five smooth stones he took
One little stone went into the sling, and the sling went round and round
Round and round and round and round and round and round and round
One little stone went up, up, up and the giant came tumbling down…


The Divided Kingdom—the division, prophets of God










Elijah Spoke for God (fire picture)
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Elijah was a man who spoke for God.
Elijah was a man who spoke for God,
And he stood alone against the prophets of Baal.
Elijah was a man who spoke for God.
Elijah was a man who did not die.
Elijah was a man who did not die.
He was taken to heaven by the mighty God.
Elijah was a man who did not die.
Elijah and Elisha walked along,
Beside the River Jordan they walked along,
When a chariot of fire separated them,
Took Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind.

Jonah, Jonah (whale)
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Jonah! Jonah!
What are you doing in the fish?
Jonah! Jonah!
You shouldn’t have run to Tarshish.
Don’t you know that you can’t run away from God?
So turn around, Jonah.
Go straight to Ninevah.

Isaiah’s Call
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Isaiah, son of Amoz,
Was prepared to answer the call.
When the Lord said,
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go?”
He replied,
“Here am I.
Send me, I’ll go.”
(Unison first time through. Add second part on repeat)
Part 1”Here am I. Send me, I’ll go.
Part 2”Here am I.
Part 1 Here am I. Send me, I’ll go.
Part 2 Lord, send me.
Part 1 Here am I. Send me, I’ll go,”
Part 2 I will go,”
Part 1 Isaiah answered the Lord.
Part 2 Isaiah answered the Lord.


Judah Alone—captivity of Israel, Judah’s disobedience



Obadiah **Favorite Song of the Kids**
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Obadiah, man of God,
Obadiah, man of God,
Obadiah, man of God,
Speak for the Lord.
Edom, Edom, sons of Esau,
Edom, Edom, sons of Esau,
Edom, Edom, sons of Esau,
Hear what I say.
Tho’ you dwell in the rocks,
Tho’ you soar like the eagle,
Set your nest among the stars,
I will bring you down!



The Captivity—disobedience of God’s family, the prophets speak for God



Ezekiel Saw a Vision
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
By the river, the Chebar River, at Telabib,
Where the exiles lived
There in the land of Babylon,
Far away from Jerusalem.
By the river, the Chebar River, at Telabib,
Where the exiles lived the heavens were opened,
And Ezekiel saw a vision from the Lord,
He saw Four Living Beings and,
Beside each one,
A wheel and a wheel with eyes all around.
Above their heads was a crystal sea
And a bright blue throne of lapislazuli;
And upon the throne he saw the glory of the Lord:
The fiery image of a man all aglow,
With the radiance of a rainbow in the cloud,
Was the glory of the Lord.

The Valley of Dry Bones **Favorite Song of the Kids**
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman) (Skeleton)
The Spirit of the Lord set Ezekiel
Down in the valley of dry bones
And led Ezekiel all around thro’
The valley of dry bones.
And the Lord said,
“Ezekiel, prophesy,
And I will make them come to life.”
The Spirit of the Lord set Ezekiel
Down in the valley of dry bones.
Hear the rattle, rattle, chch, rattle, rattle, chch,
Rattle, Rattle, rattle of the bones!
Hear the rattle, rattle, chch, rattle, rattle, chch,
Rattle, Rattle, rattle of the bones!
And the Lord said, “Ezekiel, prophesy,
And I will make them come to life.”
And the bones came together,
Stood on their feet in the valley of dry bones.

Oh, No **Favorite Song of the Kids**
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Oh no, oh no, the kings decree has just been read, oh no, oh no, you shall not pray to God,
Oh no, oh no, If Daniel does not heed the king, oh no, oh no, he’ll surely die this night,
Wicked men are hoping to discover Daniel they can’t wait to throw him in the den of lions,
Oh no, oh no, he’ll surely die this night!

Behold, behold, the Angel of the Lord had come, behold, behold, to shut the lions mouths,
Oh yes, oh yes, the Lord has answered Daniel’s pray, oh yes, oh yes, he’ll surely live this night,
Wicked men were hoping to discover Daniel, now the king has thrown them in the den of lions,
Oh yes, oh yes, they’ll surely die this night!

Daniel was a Man of Prayer (lion)
Daniel was a man of prayer, daily prayed he three times
Even when they cast him down, in the den of lions
Even then, in the den, fear could not alarm him
God just SHUT the lions’ mouths so they could not harm him!



The Return from Captivity—God’s care of his family


Building up the Temple
We’re building up the temple, we’re building up the temple, we’re building up the temple of the Lord.
Brother won’t you help us, sister won’t you help us building up the Lord the temple of the Lord.
So high you can’t get over it, so low you can’t get under it, so wide you can’t get around it,
You must go in at the door.
We’re building up the temple, we’re building up the temple, we’re building up the temple of the Lord.


Years of Silence—God is not speaking to His family—Waiting


The Silent Years
(Tune: Tiptoe)
No words, No words from God’s mouth
No words, No words…waiting for the Lord…
Four Hundred Years…






Life of Christ—Jesus: birth, ministry, death, resurrection


The Baby’s Name is John
The baby’s name is John
The baby’s name is John
God said to call the baby John,
The baby’s name is John.

Baby Jesus Lay in a Manger
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Baby Jesus, lay in a manger,
Close beside His mother’s hand:
Born in Bethlehem of Judea,
Son of God and Son of man.
Baby Jesus, dream of angels
Sent to close your sleepy eyes.
Here the song they sing to the shepherds:
It shall be your lullaby.

Jesus, Name Above all Names
Jesus, name above all names, Beautiful Savior, Glorious Lord
Emmanuel, God is with us, Blessed Redeemer, Living Word.
Jesus, Lord God Almighty, Wonderful Counselor, Light of the World,
The Prince of Peace, Hope of Glory, Man of Sorrows, Lamb of God.

Jesus Loves Me (picture with children of the world)
Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak, but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so.

The Twelve Apostles
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
Peter, Andrew, James,
And John, Philip and Bartholomew.
Thomas, Matthew,
Thaddaeus, James the son of Alphaeus,
Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot.

The Twelve Apostles (picture with apostles’ names)
(Tune: Jesus Loves Me)
Jesus called them one by one, Peter, Andrew, James and John
Then came Philip, Thomas, too, Matthew and Bartholomew.
James the one they called the less, Simon also Thaddeus.
The 12th apostle Judas made, Jesus was by him betrayed.
Matthias then took Judas place to preach to men of every race.
Paul three preaching trips did make and went to Rome for Jesus’ sake
Yes, Jesus called them. Yes, Jesus called them. Yes, Jesus called them
And, they all followed Him.

Wicked Judas
(Tune: Are You Sleeping)
(Sing With Me the Story by Aleta Samford)
Wicked Judas, wicked Judas,
Gave our Lord, gave our Lord,
For a little silver, for a little silver,
Oh, how bad! Oh, how bad!

Wicked Judas, wicked Judas,
Kissed our Lord, kissed our Lord
So bad men could take him, so bad men could take Him,
Oh, how bad! Oh, how bad!

Wicked Judas, wicked Judas,
Killed himself, killed himself,
Judas took his own life, Judas took his own life,
Oh, how bad! Oh, how bad!

Peter, James and John (sailboat)
Peter, James and John in a sailboat. Peter, James and John in a sailboat
Peter, James and John in a sailboat—out on the deep, blue rolling sea.

Fished all night, but they caught no fishes. Fished all night, but they caught no fishes.
Fished all night, but they caught no fishes—out on the deep, blue rolling sea.

Along came Jesus walking on the seashore. Along came Jesus walking on the seashore.
Along came Jesus walking on the seashore—out on the dry white sandy beach.

“Cast your nets on the other side. Cast your nets on the other side.
Cast your nets on the other side”—out on the deep, blue, rolling sea.

Cast their nets, full of fishes. Cast their nets, full of fishes.
Cast their nets, full of fishes—out on the deep, blue, rolling sea.

Went ashore and had some breakfast. Went ashore and had some breakfast.
Went ashore and had some breakfast— out on the dry white sandy beach.

The Wise Man
The wise man built his house upon a rock. The wise man built his house upon a rock.
The wise man built his house upon a rock and the rains came tumbling down.

The rains came down and the floods came up. The rains came down and the floods came up.
The rains came down and the floods came up and the wise man’s house stood FIRM.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand. The foolish man built his house upon the sand.
The foolish man built his house upon the sand and the rains came tumbling down.

The rains came down and the floods came up. The rains came down and the floods came up.
The rains came down and the floods came up and the foolish man’s house went SPLAT.

So, build your house on the Lord, Jesus Christ. Build your house on the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Build your house on the Lord, Jesus Christ and the blessings will come down.

The blessings will come down as the prayers go up. The blessings will come down as the prayers go up.
The blessings will come down as the prayers go up. So, build your house on the Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

Zaccheus Was A Wee Little Man…
Zaccheus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he
He climbed up in a sycamore tree the savior for to see.
And as then as Jesus walked his way, He looked up in the tree.
And, He said, “Zaccheus, you come down from there.
For I’m going to your house today. I’m going to your house today.”

Did You Know That Jesus Died?
(Tune: Do, Re, Mi)
Did you know that Jesus died?
Raised again in three short days
Me, the one for whom He died,
For the sins that I have made
So, I love Him more and more.
Love I never knew before.
T the shape of calvary
Did you know He did for me, me, me?

The Steps of Salvation
(Sing With Me the Story by Aleta Samford)
(Tune: Be Careful Little Eyes)
Did you know that Jesus died for you and me?
Did you know that Jesus died for you and me?
And there’s something we must do
For His love for us was true!
Did you know that Jesus died for you and me?

Oh, please tell me what it is that I must do!
Oh, please tell me what it is that I must do!
For He’s shown His love for me,
And in Heav’n I want to be!
Oh, please tell me what it is that I must do!

Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess and be Baptized!
Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess and be Baptized!
And then always do your best,
So in Heaven you may rest!
Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess and be Baptized!

Repent and Turn Around
Oh, I hear with my ears, I believe with my heart
I repent and turn around
I confess with my mouth and I am baptized
In the water on the ground.

Jesus is Lord of All
(Tune: It’s a Small World)
He’s the Lord of skies, He’s the Lord of seas.
He’s the Lord of you and the Lord of me.
And He died on the cross and He gives is liberty.
He’s the Lord of all.

My Sheep Hear My Voice
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
My sheep hear My voice and I know them,
I know them, I know them,
My sheep hear My voice and I know them,
And they follow Me.
And I give eternal life to them,
Life to them, life to them,
And I give eternal life to them,
They shall never die.

I Am the Way
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)

“I am the way. Come and follow Me”
Jesus said, “Come and Follow Me.
I am the way. Come and Follow Me
Come be my disciple.”
“I am the door. Enter by Me.”
Jesus said “Enter by Me. I am the door.
Enter by Me.
Come be my disciple.”
“I am the shepherd.
Be My sheep.”
Jesus said, “Be My sheep,
I am the shepherd.
Be My sheep.
Come be my disciple.”
I am the vine.
Bear fruit in Me.”
Jesus said, “Bear fruit in Me.
I am the vine,
Bear fruit in Me.
Come be my disciple.”
“I am the resurrection and the life.
Believe in Me and You shall never die.
I am the resurrection and the life.
Come be My disciple.”


Early Church—Apostles’ work, dedication to the Way



When Jesus Comes (written by the Perz Family)
(Tune: She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
He’ll be comin’ in the clouds when He comes
He’ll be comin’ in the clouds when He comes
He’ll be comin’ in the clouds, He’ll be comin’ in the clouds,
He’ll be comin’ in the clouds when He comes.

He’ll be escorted by angels when He comes
He’ll be escorted by angels when He comes
He’ll be escorted by angels, He’ll be escorted by angels,
He’ll be escorted by angels when He comes.

Every knee will bow to Jesus when He comes
Every knee will bow to Jesus when He comes
Every knee will bow to Jesus, Every knee will bow to Jesus,
Every knee will bow to Jesus when He comes.
We will all face the judgment when He comes
We will all face the judgment when He comes
We will all face the judgment, We will all face the judgment,
We will all face the judgment when He comes

All the saints will rise to heaven when He comes
All the saints will rise to heaven when He comes
All the saints will rise to heaven, All the saints will rise to heaven,
All the saints will rise to heaven when He comes.

All the wicked will be punished when He comes
All the wicked will be punished when He comes
All the wicked will be punished, All the wicked will be punished,
All the wicked will be punished when He comes

This old earth will be destroyed when He comes
This old earth will be destroyed when He comes
This old earth will be destroyed, This old earth will be destroyed,
This old earth will be destroyed when He comes.

Oh, be sure your heart is right when He comes
Oh, be sure your heart is right when He comes
Oh, be sure your heart is right when, Oh, be sure your heart is right,
Oh, be sure your heart is right when He comes.

We will live each day for Jesus till He comes
We will live each day for Jesus till He comes
We will live each day for Jesus, We will live each day for Jesus,
We will live each day for Jesus till He comes.

Roll, Roll, Chariot Roll (chariot with Philip)
Roll, roll chariot roll
Roll, roll chariot roll
Roll, roll chariot roll, on the road to Gaza.

Run, run Philip run,
Run, run, Philip run,
Run, run, Philip run, on the road to Gaza.

Preach, preach, Philip preach
Preach, preach, Philip preach
Preach, preach, Philip preach, on the road to Gaza.

Whoa, whoa, chariot whoa.
Whoa, whoa, chariot whoa.
Whoa, whoa, chariot whoa, on the road to Gaza.

Baptize, bury me.
Baptize, bury me.
Baptize, bury me, on the road to Gaza.

Rise, rise, Christian rise.
Rise, rise, Christian rise.
Rise, rise, Christian rise, on the road to Gaza.

Roll, roll chariot roll
Roll, roll chariot roll
Roll, roll chariot roll, on the road to Gaza.

Eutychus
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
(Tune: Are You Sleeping, Brother John)

Are you sleeping?
Are you sleeping?
Eutychus, Eutychus,
Sitting in the window,
Sitting in the window,
Three floors up, three floors up.

He was sleeping.
He was sleeping.
Eutychus, Eutychus,
Fell out of the window,
Fell out of the window,
Three floors up, three floors up.

See him walking!
See him talking!
Eutychus, Eutychus,
We are very thankful,
We are very thankful.
Pray with us, pray with us.


We’re Here (Paul and Silas) (chains)
(Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
In prison sat Paul and Silas
Though beaten they sang and they prayed.
God heard them and sent a great earthquake
Doors opened and chains fell away.

Chorus:
We’re here. We’re here.
Oh, jailer, do yourself no harm, no harm.
We’re here. We’re here.
Oh, jailer, do yourself no harm.

The jailer rushed into the prison,
And shouted for torches, “Come fast!”
He saw all the prisoners were still there,
Each one from the first to the last.

Chorus

The jailer was shaking and frightened.
So he asked Paul, “What must I do?”
“Believe in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus.”
He did and his family did too!

Chorus

The jailer and family were baptized,
Right then, though the hour was late.
So joy-filled they helped Paul and Silas.
Isnt’ our God really great?

Roll the Gospel Chariot
Roll the gospel chariot along
We will roll the gospel chariot along
We will roll the gospel chariot along
And we won’t tag along behind.

If a brother’s in the way, we will stop and pick him up.
If a brother’s in the way, we will stop and pick him up.
If a brother’s in the way, we will stop and pick him up.
And, we won’t tag along behind.

If a sinner’s in the way, we will stop and pick him up.
If a sinner’s in the way, we will stop and pick him up.
If a sinner’s in the way, we will stop and pick him up.
And, we won’t tag along behind.

If the devil’s in the way, we will turn away from him.
If the devil’s in the way, we will turn away from him.
If the devil’s in the way, we will turn away from him.
And, we won’t tag along behind.

Letters to the Christians—God’s Word is shared (General Songs)


We Are Part of God’s Plan
(Each Little Dewdrop by Charlie Couchman)
We are part of the family
You and you and you and me.
We are part of the family.
We are part of God’s plan.
Dad is head of the family.
He decides what’s best for me.
Dad is head of the family.
He is part of God’s plan.
Mom takes care of the family.
She is always there for me.
Mom takes care of the family.
She is part of God’s plan.
I am part of the family.
I complete the harmony.
I am part of the family.
I am part of God’s plan.

The More We Read the Bible (use Child’s Bible for Bible Songs)
Oh, the more we read the Bible, the Bible, the Bible, oh, the more we read the Bible, the happier we’ll be.
We’ll learn about Jesus and how we may please Him, oh, the more we read the Bible, the happier we’ll be.

This Little Christian Light (candle)
This little Christian light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Christian light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little Christian light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine all the time, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel, NO, I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO, I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, NO, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine all the time, let it shine.

Don’t let Satan [pfff] it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Don’t let Satan [pfff] it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Don’t let Satan [pfff] it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine all the time, let it shine.

All around the neighborhood, I’m gonna let it shine.
All around the neighborhood, I’m gonna let it shine.
All around the neighborhood, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine all the time, let it shine.

Happiness is…
Happiness is to know the Savior,
Living a life within His favor,
Making a change in my behavior.
Happiness is the Lord.

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

Jesus is real. Jesus is real.
Jesus is real. He’s so real to me.

I praise His name. I praise His name.
I praise His name. He’s so good to me.

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.
Where? Down in my heart to stay.

I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart.
I’ve got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart to stay.

I’ve got the peace that passeth understanding down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart.
I’ve got the peace that passeth understanding down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart to stay.

I’ve got the wonderful love of my blessed redeemer way down in the depths of my heart.
Where? Way down in the depths my heart.
Where? Way down in the depths my heart.
I’ve got the wonderful love of my blessed redeemer way down in the depths of my heart.
Where? Way down in the depths my heart to stay.

Oh, the B-I-B-L-E (Bible)
Oh, the B-I-B-L-E that’s the book for me,
I read and study and then obey, the B-I-B-L-E.
Oh, the B-I-B-L-E, I’ll take it home with me.
I stand alone on the word of God, the B-I-B-L-E.

In My Hands I Have a Book (Bible)
In my hands I have a book that book is called the bible
B-I-B-L-E, B-I-B-L-E, B-I-B-L-E, the Bible is God’s word.

OT Books(Tune: Ten Little Indians)

NT Books

Obedience is the Very Best Way...
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe,
Doing just what the Lord says do and doing it happily.
If you want to do right, keep your attitude right, in the narrow way,
Obedience is the very best way to s how that you believe.
And, you spell it O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E. Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe!

Oh, Be Careful Little Eyes
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see.
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see.
There’s a Father up above, looking down with tender love,
So, be careful little eyes what you see.

Oh, be careful little ears what you hear.
Oh, be careful little ears what you hear.
There’s a Father up above, looking down in tender love,
So, be careful little ears what you hear.

Oh, be careful little mouths what you say.
Oh, be careful little mouths what you say.
There’s a Father up above, looking down in tender love.
So, be careful little mouths what you say.

Oh be careful little hands what you do.
Oh, be careful little hands what you do.
There’s a Father up above, looking down in tender love,
So, be careful little hands what you do.

Oh, be careful little feet where you go.
Oh, be careful little feet where you go.
There’s a Father up above, looking down in tender love,
So, be careful little feet where you go.

Final Five Minutes—Review and Standing Songs:
Sing Song Related to Bible Event Focus

The Lord’s Army (March)
Oh, 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.
I’m in the Lord’s army, yes sir!
I’m in the Lord’s army, yes sir!
Oh 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!

Tiptoe (Prepare for Quiet in Worship)
Tiptoe, tiptoe in God’s house
Tiptoe, tiptoe, quiet as a mouse
Very, very quiet.

Be quiet, sit still in God’s house.
Be quiet, sit still, as a sleeping mouse.
Very, very quiet.



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1.) The 3 Cycle Approach: A Method for Organizing Bible Knowledge by Bob Waldron’s book
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3.) Through the Bible with Songs by Glenda Schales
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4.) Sing With Me the Story by Aleta Samford.
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5.) God’s Man, Faithful Abraham by David E. Pratte, Feb. 7, 1984 and Aug, 2009, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
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