Rain for Roots: Singable Scripture Songs for Kids & Their Grown Ups
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1. Do Not Worry 3 MINS
2. God Makes Everything 2 MINS
3. Good Fruit 3 MINS
4. Leaven Bread 3 MINS
5. Wedding Banquet 4 MINS

Show:   Rain for Roots: Singable Scripture Songs for Kids & Their Grown Ups
Publisher:   Rain for Roots: Singable Scripture Songs for Kids & Their Grown Ups - 2015
 
Keywords:
kids, scripture, sing, singalong, singing, song, songs, worship

Do Not Worry

Written by Ellie Holcomb

I wrote this song while I was pregnant with my little girl. I could not stop worrying about her. I remember reading this passage in Matthew 6 during that particular season and being struck that God tells us NOT to worry. It caught my attention because I couldn't seem to stop! Something amazing happened as I began to memorize this passage from Matthew & write this song. I began believing that I didn't have to worry because God is a good Father who provides well for His children. I would start to worry and then we'd drive past a beautiful field of wildflowers or a flock of birds, and I'd remember! "If God takes care of those beautiful flowers and those flighty birds, how much more will He take care of me?" I started listening to Creation's song, and it changed my heart from one full of worry to a heart full of hope and trust in a faithful Provider. I still love singing this song because it helps me remember that worrying can't add a single hour to my life, but that trusting God can bring beautiful and wonderful peace even in the midst of uncertainty.


God Makes Everything

Video Produced by Scott Brignac and Doran Woods, Animation Art by A. Micah Smith

Written by Sandra McCracken and Sally Lloyd-Jones

lyrics

Little one, who made the seas?

Who made the birds? Who made the bees?

Who made the sun all big and bright?

And twinkly stars to shine at night?

Chorus: God made them all.

God made them all.

Oh yes, little one. Oh yes, it’s true.

God made them all and God made you.

(repeat from the top)

Tag: Oh yes, little one. Oh yes, it’s true

God made them all and God made you.

God made them all and God made you

God made them all and God…made…you.

credits

from Big Stories for Little Ones, track released 15 May 2012

Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Sandra McCracken (©2012 Sally Lloyd Jones [SESAC] / © 2012 Drink Your Tea, [ASCAP], Admin by Simpleville, Inc.)

vocals, guitars, melodica - sandra mccracken

additional vocals and melodica - rhodes webb

spoken words - carter webb


Good Fruit

This comes from Matthew 12, where Jesus is telling the Pharisees that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. It's easy for me to teach my daughter to say the appropriate/polite/thoughtful thing at the right time- like tying apples onto a pear tree! However, it's a work of God to change little (and big) hearts to truly speak loving words out of the overflow of a loving heart, and breathtaking to see and hear when children (and big people) speak truth in love. It was a lot of fun playing with this idea for little ones- it's silly to pretend that one kind of tree bears another kind of fruit, right!? Jesus, change our hearts to bear good fruit.

lyrics

Apples don’t grow on pear trees

Apples don’t grow on pear trees

Apples don’t grow on pear trees

No apples there! it only grows pears

Bananas don’t grow on plum trees

Bananas don’t grow on plum trees

Bananas don’t grow on plum trees

No 'nanas come! They only grow plums.

Your heart is where the words of your mouth grow

Your mouth is where the thoughts of your heart go

Jesus, change our hearts to bear,

To bear good fruit

S’pose I glue an apple on a pear tree?

No, no, no, no no no no, no

S’pose I tape an orange on an oak tree

No, no, no, no no no no, no

S’posin I staple some cherries on a maple?

No, no, no, no no no no, no

No no, no no, no no

credits

from The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This, released 08 April 2014

Paul Eckberg-drums

James Gregory-upright bass

Kenny Hutson-acoustic,

Katy Bowser-vocal

Amelie Oakes, Evan Smith, Asher Smith, Story Hutson-kids banter

Written by Katy Bowser (©2014 Velveteen Songs [SESAC])

video credits

Doran Woods - Producer

Sarah Pope - Illustrator

Donald Kilgore - Animator

Leaven Bread

I love the collaboration that happened on Leaven Bread. It was a rare moment of us being able to gather in the room together, to talk about the text. To wrestle with the implications and to try to honor the context in which the words were written. This one made a full circle by the last verse and as we were writing it and singing together it felt like trumpets went off when we were able to fit all the pieces together. Songwriting is like catching lightning sometimes. ~Sandra

I wanna tell you another story

All about a woman making barley bread

Flour and water out on the table

“We need a little leaven,” she said

So, she works , she works,

she works to mix the leaven into the flour

She works, she works

She works to make the barley bread

Mama, mama, how much longer?

How much longer for the dough to rise

Oh my children, don’t you worry

We just gotta wait till the time is right

So they wait, they wait

They wait while the dough is rising rising

So they wait, they wait

They wait for the barley bread

This is a story of the Kingdom of Heaven

This is what the storyteller Jesus said

The kingdom of Heaven is just like the leaven

That worked to raise up that barley bread

So we wait, we wait, we wait while the Kingdom's coming coming

We wait, we wait, we wait while the Kingdom's coming, coming

We wait, we wait, we wait while the Kingdom's coming, coming

We wait, we wait, we wait for the Kingdom to come

We wait for the Kingdom to come

credits

from The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This, released 08 April 2014

Paul Eckberg-drums, percussion

Kenny Meeks-bas, acoustic, slide

Sandra McCracken-acoustic

Stephen Gause-percussion

Flo Paris, Ellie Holcomb, Katy Bowser, Sandra McCracken-vocals

video credits

Produced & Directed by Emily Capo Sauerman

Artwork by Kate Whitley of Little Things Studio

Written by Sandra McCracken, Flo Paris, Ellie Holcomb, Katy Bowser and Alice Smith


Wedding Banquet

What a humbling and beautiful idea that we have been invited to the banquet of the King, and even more so that He goes after the marginalized and the broken to fill His house. As I was recording these words in a demo to send to our producer, my girls were singing along. There is a line where the King orders the servant to ‘Fill these empty chairs.’” As we were recording together, the girls SHOUTED the line with gladness. They added an exclamation point that was not there previously! It was their idea and an organic moment that added so much joy and passion to the song. ~Flo Paris

lyrics

There once was a mighty King

His son was getting married

His servants searched the kingdom

Oh, calling all the guests to come

Oh come, oh come, oh come

The feast is ready here for you

Oh come, oh come, oh come

Come to the table of the Groom

None were ready when He called

They made excuses and they stalled

They told the servant let us be

They did not listen to the King

Oh come, oh come, oh come

The feast is ready here for you

Oh come, oh come, oh come

Come to the table of the Groom

{Go out into the city streets and alleys

Collect all who look like they need a square meal

All the misfits and homeless and wretched you can find and bring them here

The servant said, "Sir, I did what you commanded and there's still room."

The Master said, "Then go out to the country roads; whoever you find drag them in. I want my house full!"}

They found everyone they could

The poor the humble bad and good

But there was still room to spare

The King said, "Fill these empty chairs!"

Oh come, oh come, oh come

The feast is ready here for you

Oh come, oh come, oh come

Come to the table of the Groom

Oh come, oh come

Come to the table of the Groom

Come to the table of the Groom

credits

from The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This, released 08 April 2014

Flo Paris - vocals

Paul Eckberg - percussion

Stephen Gause - percussion, mellotron

Kenny Meeks - bass, electric, acoustic, hi-strung

Sandra McCracken - piano, bgv

Sera Oakes - reading*

Amelie Oakes, Sera Oakes, Carter Webb - bgvs

*Scripture quotation from THE MESSAGE. Copyright © by Eugene H. Peterson 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Written by Flo Paris (©2014 Flo Paris Music)

Video Directed by Mae Klingler, Designed by Jessica Wolf and Mae Klingler

 
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Show:   Rain for Roots: Singable Scripture Songs for Kids & Their Grown Ups
Publisher:   Rain for Roots: Singable Scripture Songs for Kids & Their Grown Ups - 2015
 
Keywords:
kids, scripture, sing, singalong, singing, song, songs, worship
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