Thursday, February 3, 2011

Singing

One thing that my girls love is singing. They will spin and sing for hours if we'd let them. Actually the thing that stops them is if one hits the other while spinning or one starts singing the others verse. I totally did the same thing when I was there age so I know where they got it! Like mother, like daughters :) For the past few weeks I've started singing bible songs with them before Nate goes in to tell them their daily bedtime story. Nate and I had talked and we agreed that they're not learning these great songs at church so we needed to start singing them at home and teaching them ourselves. Nate and I learned so many bible songs when we were younger that taught us the important bible stories. It's not like that these days. Times have changed and we decided to do something about it. Aiva is in first grade and before we know it she's going to be in middle school. Once this happens who knows what influences she's going to be around. We need to make sure that she's got the foundation that she needs when this time comes. Enough of my soap box and on to the singing. Every night I've taught them two songs and then they can each pick a song that they want to sing. Early on I taught them the song Jesus Loves Me - the part that they love is that it's not the traditional style. When Nate went to Jamaica in 1996 his team learned this new version of Jesus Loves Me and we have sung it ever since. So, when I started singing songs with the girls I knew one of the first songs that I taught them was Jesus Loves Me (Jamaica style). They loved it! LOVED IT! So, every night the one song that at least one of the girls picks is Jesus Loves Me. Aiva has got to the point to where she knows it all by herself. We decided to take the show on the road and go downstairs to perform for dad. They loved it and so did Nate. I let Aiva lead it and she was in heaven! It's so great to see my daughters learn bible stories and have fun doing it. I hope I'm leaving a legacy and imprinting something great on their hearts and minds. I guess it's not that I hope...it's that I am. Want to know the lyrics to Jesus Loves Me (Jamaica style)? Here ya go:

(Patting your legs/thighs)

Pat - Pat - Clap, Pat - Pat - Clap (thru the whole song)

Jesus Loves Me this I know

For the Bible tells me so

Little one who Him belong

They are weak but He is strong


Singing Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na (Hey!)

Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na (Ho!)

Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na (Hey!)


Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

The Bible tells me so


Jesus loves me when I'm good

When I do the things I should

Jesus loves me when I'm bad

Even though it makes him sad


Singing, Na-na (Repeat Na verse and Yes, Jesus Loves Me Verse)


(Repeat two times)

Sing about his love

about his love sing about

Sing about his love

About his love sing


Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

The Bible tells me so


Hopefully one of these days I can get it on youtube. It's a goodie!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Put jesus loves me on youtube

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