When Jesus was walking this earth long ago He had a compassionate heart to bestow On wee little children He placed on His knee The future they grasped only He could foresee
We all have some children God’s placed in our lives As brothers and sisters husbands and wives We all have a choice will we cherish this gift And teach them of Jesus their hearts to Him lift
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
Let them come to Me please don’t send them away They are gifts from My hands Plant in them a vision a heritage of life Mold them to follow My ways
About This Song
Mark 10:24 "But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Sufferthelittlechildren to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."
This song tells us how Jesus views children-as gifts given to us. As parents, God wants us to teach our children to follow Him and walk in His ways. As siblings, we are to encourage and help each other. We all are to cherish the gift of family that God has given us. We hope that those who hear this song will come to view family as Jesus does. Children are not simply a responsibility to be tolerated, but a Heritage of Life to be cherished.
We chose this song because we love children and want to remind others of the blessing that they bring to our lives.
As I skip along I hear the birds sing Their song is so sweetit makes me want to dance The sky is so blue and the grass is so green My heart’s filled with joy and it makes me want to sing
As I skip along I feel the breeze through my hair I see the clouds in the air oh it does my heart so good The sun’s in the sky it puts a twinkle in my eye Such joy fills my heart and you may ask me why
When I skip along I feel my heart beat My lungs are a-breathing I think Wow this is neat I’m glad I am here it’s great to be alive A miracle's at work that miracle's inside
OhI’ve been set free and life’s not the same Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb No longer a slave to the sin that I knew My heart’s been set free and now I can see Praise God my life’s been renewed
About This Song
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him."
When we accept the free gift of salvation, we become a new person. We are no longer a slave to sin; we are set free by the blood of the Lamb. This song proclaims that truth!
We chose this song because it is fun to sing and has a great message!
Lord you are a Great God And worthy to be praised You made the stars the birds the trees All the earth for us to see I love you Lord I love you Lord You’re worthy to be praised
Lord you are so mighty And worthy to be praised The sun stands still at your command You count all the grains of sand I love you Lord I love you Lord You’re worthy to be praised
Lord you are so loving And worthy to be praised You sent Your Son to die for us Suffering anguished on the cross I love you Lord I love you Lord You’re worthy to be praised
Lord you are so gracious And worthy to be praised Forgiving all our sinfulness You impute Christ’s righteousness I love you Lord I love you Lord You’re worthy to be praised
About This Song
Psalm 18:3 "I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised."
Anna wrote "Worthy to be Praised" in 2012. She wanted to write a song describing the attributes of God. God is Great! He created the world for us. God is Mighty! He knows our innermost thoughts. He is in control of the universe. God is Loving! He died a terrible death so that we could have eternal life. God is Gracious! When we believe on Him, He forgives our sinfulness through Christ's righteousness.
Have you accepted Christ's love and received the free gift of salvation?
We chose this song because God is worthy of our praise. And because Anna wrote it and we like it a lot. There aren't very many praise songs with the word "impute" in it!
Take my life and let it be Consecrated Lord to Thee Take my moments and my days Let them flow in ceaseless praise
Take my hands and let them move At the impulse of Thy love Take my feet and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee
Take my voice and let me sing Always only for my King Take my lips and let them be Filled with messages from thee
Take my silver and my gold Not a mite would I withhold Take my intellect and use Ev'ry power as Thou shalt choose
Take my will and make it Thine It shall be no longer mine Take my heart it is Thine own It shall be Thy royal throne
Take my love my Lord I pour At thy feet it's treasure store Take myself and I will be Every only all for Thee
About This Song
2 Chronicles 29:31 "Ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD."
The word "Consecrated" means "holy" or "set apart". As Christians, we are to be set apart for Christ's service. This song is a beautiful declaration of the consecration of a life dedicated to Christ.
We chose this song because Laura sang it at our wedding.
On Our CD
Rachael-piano Laura-soprano vocals
Who Will Shine God's Light Sarah & Grace Mally
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine Let it shine let it shine let it shine
In a world of darkness who will shine God’s light Who will live for Jesus and follow what is right Who will pay the price and follow in God’s way Who will God find faithful on the judgment day
Who will be a Rebekah quenching others thirst Who will be a Mary putting Jesus first Who will be a Ruth with virtue of great price Who will be an Esther laying down her life
Lord I will shine your light With joy and a smile that’s bright I will seek you all my days For I want to learn your ways In this world of night Lord I will shine your light
About This Song
Philippians 2:15 "That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, inthe midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lightsinthe world."
"Who will shine God's Light" in this fallen world of sin? Who will be bold and courageous enough to stand firm against evil and uphold the right? Who will pay the price and suffer for our Lord? Who will be joyful in tribulation? This song asks these questions. Will you shine God's light?
We chose this song because of the challenging questions it asks each one of us.
On Our CD
Rachael-alto & lead vocals, piano Anna-lead vocals Celia-lead vocals, violin Ella-tenor vocals
I Know It was God Bob Puffer
Who put the leaves on the trees And kept them all from falling Who put the wind in the breeze So it was softly blowing
Who made the butterfly soar To tell creation’s story Who made the plants and much more So we could see His glory
And I know that Jesus died for me It wasn't mother nature who died on Calvary
Who put the stars in the sky And made them light the darkness Who took the scales from my eyes And healed me from my blindness
Who gave His life on the tree So none would have to perish Who spells it L-O-V-E The One that we should cherish
I know it was God I know it was God There’s no such thing as mother nature I know in my heart that it was God
About This Song
Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
The world believes the lie of evolution; that we - living, thinking, feeling humans, and the whole world around us - came from nothing and have no meaning. To the evolutionists, we are just a cosmic accident. But the Bible says that God is the Creator, and that we are made in His image! We are special to God, and He loves us. He loved us enough to die on the cross for us. We are not meaningless beings and there is a purpose to life! There is no such thing as "mother nature." God is our true, heavenly Father. He created all things!
We chose this song because creation is ultimately a salvation issue, not merely an origins issue. Without creation, redemption's story is incomplete.
Before the fall of man God had a perfect plan To fellowship with us was His desire But Adam disobeyed to sin became a slave Now a perfect sacrifice would be required An offering must be made the sin debt must be paid So God and man could reconciled be So Jesus said I’ll go because He loved me so He shed his blood and paid sin’s penalty
No greater love is known no greater love is shown than when one lays his life down for a friend But Jesus died for me when I was His enemy A love like this I cannot comprehend
My nails were in His hands My crown of thorns He wore My stripes were on His back my heavy cross He bore And when God turned His back He turned it on my sin Jesus won the victory that I could never win
He gave himself to pay the debt I could not pay When I was lost He gave himself to be my way Though I deserve to be upon the cross that day In love He took my place and gave Himself
About This Song
Galatians 1:4 "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father."
Since Adam's sin in the Garden, man has been separated from God. Romans 3:23 says "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." And Romans 6:23 states "The wages of sin is death." We all fall short of the mark, and deserve eternal death. Except...Jesus came to earth and died for our sins! He was the only one who could ever pay for the sins of the world. No one else lived a sinless life, so no one else could give themselves as a payment for the sin of the world. He gave Himself to pay the debt no one else could pay. Jesus won the victory we could never win!
We chose this song because it beautifully tells the redemption story.
I used to love to walk behind my Daddy As he plowed our garden every spring Bare feet in the dirt would make me happy As we talked about what harvest time would bring He said Children this whole world is like a garden And what you sow you’re surely gonna reap Where bitter seeds are planted hearts will harden But a caring hand will make the harvest sweet
He was sowing love for the family He was sowing love He took a little extra time Looking forward to a bountiful harvest Like a good Father does he was sowing love
I used to love to sit and watch my Mama Working with her needle and her thread So patiently she listened to our problems And I knew she heard every word we said She’d say Children this whole world is full of scratches And in your life you’re bound to have a few I guess that’s why the good Lord gave us patches So we could start each day out feeling new
She was sowing love for the family She was sowing love She took a little extra time Looking forward to a bountiful harvest Like a good Mama does she was sowing love
They were sowing love for the family They were sowing love They took a little extra time Looking forward to a bountiful harvest Like a good family does they were sowing love
About This Song
Galatians 6:9 "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
This song highlights the word picture of sowing and reaping - an illustration used many times in the Scriptures to depict the consequences of our actions. What we do matters. This applies to families in a very real way. If we take the time to love and teach and train, we have a good harvest. But when we sow bitterness, we reap hardened hearts and angry souls. It is our choice. Will you take the time to sow love in your home today?
We chose this song because we all need to be reminded of the important things in life. And the mood of the home begins with the choices that Dad and Mom make every day.
Unless the Lord builds a house The work of the builders is wasted Unless God protects a town There’s no point in guarding the walls It’s useless to labor from dawn until dusk And anxiously work to succeed For the Lord will supply every thing that you need And bless you with all good things
O blessed are all that fear the Lord For they who obey him are happy And by their work they are satisfied And God will make peace in their home Their wife will be like a fruitful vine Their children are like olive trees And these are the blessings the Lord will provide For God blesses them that fear Him
And children are a heritage from the Lord And fruitfulness is His reward They’re like arrows in an archer’s hand And happy is the family who has their quiver full For children are a heritage from the Lord
We are a heritage from the Lord Given by God as His reward And our parents are blessed as they give God their best And we come behind them and follow their steps For we are a heritage from the Lord We’re a heritage from the Lord They’re our heritage from the Lord
About This Song
Psalm 127:3 "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
George's sister, Tracy Craig McKibben, wrote "Blessed" for us in 2005. It is a paraphrase of the concepts in Psalm 127 and 128. In these Psalms, God shows us that children are our heritage. Children are blessings from God that we are called to nurture, train, and cherish.
We chose this song to encourage people to view children as blessings to cherish and not burdens to endure.
Frightened and alone with nowhere else to go Will abortion make my problems be okay Or am I carrying a baby is there any way to know Oh I just want this mess to go away
A baby is a person, even before birth Fearfully and wonderfully made But people in this world fail to recognize the worth and the blessing of a precious unborn babe
Will you stand up for the right For these babies we must fight They are innocent, defenseless perfect in God’s sight
If the babies had a choice they would surely lift their voice Would you take our lives away Or will you save our lives today That is why we need to pray
Will you save their lives today
About This Song
Psalm 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfullyandwonderfully made."
In our country today, millions of innocent children are being murdered. It all goes under the label "choice." What about the babies' choice? They cannot protest against their own murderers. Unborn babies are people created in God's image. They are completely defenseless. Will you save their lives today?
We chose this song to support the personhood ballot initiative in Ohio and the personhood movement in our country. See www.personhood.com
On Our CD
Rachael- alto vocals, piano Anna-flute Celia-alto vocals Laura-lead vocals
He Loves Me Too Maria Straub
God sees the little sparrow fall It meets His tender view If God so loves the little birds I know He loves me too
He paints the lilies of the field Adds perfume to each bell If God so loves the little flowers I know He loves me well
God made the little birds and flowers And all things big and small He'll not forget His little ones I know He loves us all
He loves me too He loves me too I know He loves me too Because He loves the little things I know He loves me too
About This Song
Matthew 10:29 "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father."
In Matthew 10, Jesus makes an illustration about sparrows. They aren't worth very much at all, but God still sees when they fall to the ground. How much more does He love us! This song talks about God's care for even the smallest things of creation.
We chose this song so our little ones could sing of God's love for them.
Imagine how the shepherds must have felt that holy night To see the angels fill the starry sky They watched their sheep as they had done so many nights before And now the Lamb had come from up on high
Come see the Lamb the Great I AM They led the shepherds to Emmanuel Come see the King good news we bring Salvation has been born in Israel
For unto you is born this day a Savior Christ the Lord Fear not behold I bring to you great joy You’ll find the babe in Bethlehem upon a manger bed And this child will one day sin’s curse destroy
The Lamb of God’s in heaven now upon his throne on high And one day he will call his children home The trump will sound the dead will rise in the twinkling of an eye And on that day his power will be made known
We’ll see the Lamb the Great I AM He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords All sorrow past we’re home at last And we will reign with Him forevermore
About this Song
John 1:29 "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Before the time of Christ, the Israelites were required to sacrifice a spotless lamb as a temporary means of reconciliation with God. This lamb prefigured the ultimate Sacrifice that would come. Today, Jesus is the complete and perfect payment for our sins. Although Jesus was God, the Son chose to humble himself by leaving heaven coming to earth in the form of a helpless baby to die for the sins of the world. Because of the sacrifice that Jesus made, we have the hope of eternal life with Him in heaven-our eternal home. We will see the Lamb of God!
We chose this song because it was a majestic way to end our first CD. This song's message really speaks to our hearts and we hope it does to yours also.
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." 1 Corinthians 15:51-52