Saturday, October 31, 2009

Praise Him, All Ye Little Children

This little children's praise song is a favorite of mine and I felt inclined to share it with you today. Some of you may not know, but one of the earliest publications which we did in our home business was a photo album entitled "Verses and Hymns for the Very Young." Shortly after publishing it, we produced a cassette by the same title, with voices of my own children and the children of some very close friends of ours. Of all of our publications, the popularity of this little cassette exceeded everything else. We still have folks asking us to put it into dvd form, and we are hoping that it won't be long until we're in a position to do so.

"Praise Him, Praise Him, all Ye Little Children," is one of the songs included and may be my favorite one on the cassette. The reason is personal. You see, the two children singing this particular song are my two daughters. It's the only piece on it which has just the two of them singing together. They were seventeen and five at the time; not professional singers, but two young hearts singing the praises of a great God. The older one understood what she was singing about; I think the younger one didn't then (she does now), but it will always be a special blessing to this mother when she hears it:

Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love;
Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.

Thank Him, Thank Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love;
Thank Him, Thank Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.

Serve Him, Serve Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.
Serve Him, Serve Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.

There is also "love Him." That is most important. Don't you pray your children and grandchildren will love Him? If they do, then they can truly praise, thank, and serve Him in the days to come. Do you know the tune? Here is a piano version I found on YouTube, but the singing on our cassette was at a much slower tempo:






5 comments:

Susan said...

What a precious thing to have!!! Yes, I remember that little song well. We, as His children are never to old to Praise Him. In fact, when we get to Heaven we will still be Praising HIM!!!
Susan

Joyfulsister said...

Awww it is a sweet song of praise. I am trying to teach my little grandsons the simple songs of old and they love to hear grandma sing lol. remember the B.I.B.L.E. the first song of ptraise I ever sang as a little child. Have a great weekend Maxine!!!

Hugz Lorie

Debra said...

I remember singing this a lot with my children when they were small. It is a great song of praise. Hope all is well with you Maxine! Have a great day!

Susan Skitt said...

Oh how nice Maxine. That sounds like a precious album you have made and I hope and pray you can get it on a CD.

It is my prayer to that my children will live to praise our Lord and Savior all their days!!!

diana said...

i remember singing this song when i was young. i forgot all about it until you mentioned it here and i read the lyrics. i love it when i'm reminded of things i have long forgotten.

and how special for you to have a recording of your daughters singing together.