Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lesson: Just Enjoy the Music: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

For a while here … I’ve been mulling music … and songs from my childhood.  Much loved songs.  Some songs I remember with one voice, and others I remember from several records, church choirs and many more.  But I thought, it would be fun to feature some of those songs … into a song study for homeschools.

You can consider this a Free Curriculum if you like - or just something fun.

Compare and contrast the different groups singing the song.

Is the music all the same or did they change it?

Do you like the changes?

Did they change the speed of the song?

Did changing the speed change your emotional response to the song?  Do you feel sadder?  Happier?  Want to dance?  Go to sleep?

Are the voices high or low?  Do you like the song better sung at a higher pitch or a lower pitch?

Which version did you like the best?

Learn this song as sung by your favorite group.  Try to imitate their pitch and tone.

Do the singers move around?   Did that add to your enjoyment or the emotional feel of the song.

Write out the words to the song.  What do they mean to you?

What other things can you learn from these songs?

If the song is Christian… Is the Song based on Scripture?   Can you find Scripture to back up the message in the song?


What a Friend We Have In Jesus
Joseph Scriven

  In the comments - which were your favorites?  Do you have another favorite not listed?

Amy Grant

Larry Ford

Paul Baloche

Mahalia Jackson


The Mighty Clouds of Joy

Guy Penrod

Al Green

Dolly Parton  

the video does NOT match the soundtrack.

Loretta Lynn

Mary Mary

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Willie Nelson

Steven Curtis Chapman & Ricky Skaggs

Rev. James Cleveland


Take 6

Michael W. Smith


Roberta Martin

Rebecca Malope

Cissy Houston

Slim Whitman

Patti Page

Kenny Rogers

George Jones

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