My music class had a hymn sing
and I had invited the boys and girls to
wear fancy hats and ties if they so wished.
It was fun to see how many took me up
on that offer.
The sad thing to me was that most
of the children were very unfamiliar with
The looks on their faces as I began talking
about the Hymnal and the prospect of this
thing we were about to do could only be described as
The joy of it was that once they understood
that they were choosing the songs and then
we were singing them together, they really
got into it.
I believe that even with the instruction about
hymns and some examples of how to read a hymn
they got to sing parts of at least ten hymns of
their own choosing in our 45 minute class.
I will be doing more with this musical genre.
I cannot wait to tell them the stories behind some
of our most familiar hymns.
I found a web site that does a neat job
in telling those stories.
It is Hymn Story Net.
I hope that you will join me in encouraging our
younger generation to appreciate the beauty
and the content found in the Hymns of the Faith.
A few of the kids came up
to me afterward and
told me how much they liked the class.
Kids can appreciate this music
when it is presented positively and
with careful preparation.
Blessings on your Day!