Our goal to teach our children hymns continues for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Since we’ve now memorized at least one song from every section from our church’s hymnal, we decided to try something new. Here’s what we’ll be doing for hymn memory this year.
So we decided to pull it down, and use it for the next few years. We selected twelve hymns, one for each month of this year. We’ll read the accompanying hymn story a couple of times over the course of the month, learning the history of the song and hymn writer.
Like previous years, we’ll sing our memory hymn twice a day, with the goal of committing it to memory by the end of the month.
Since we started purposefully memorizing hymns five years ago, many of our children were very young (or not even born!). It’s time to revisit some of the songs we memorized in past years. This will introduce them to our new batch of littles, and help the middle kids (and the rest of us!) focus again on the words of these powerful hymns.
The Hymns We’ll Memorize in 2017-2018
August: Come, Thou Fount
September: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
October: He Leadeth Me
November: Count Your Blessings
December: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
January: It Is Well with My Soul
February: Hold the Fort
March: The Old Rugged Cross
April: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
May: How Great Thou Art
June: O That Will Be Glory
July: My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
I’m looking forward to learning (and revisiting) these wonderful hymns with my family. It’s such a blessing to hear the children sing good music!
Hymn Memory From Previous Years
To see more about how we do hymn memory, and to see which other hymns we’ve worked on, check out the following posts: