Kids’ worship songs do far more than help the class burn off energy before the Bible lesson. They delight God! Jesus quotes Psalm 8 when he says, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” (Matthew 21:16, ESV). Leading children into joyful worship is a key component of ministry. But with so many options available, where do you start?
We put together the following ideas to help you discover worship songs for your next Sunday morning or midweek gathering.
Free kids’ worship songs online
YouTube is an almost inexhaustible source of worship music. Be prepared, though, to deal with ads. If you plan on playing a YouTube video in the classroom, you may want to queue up the video before class starts, skip the ad, and pause the video at the point you want it to begin playing.
Here are ten kids’ worship songs on YouTube to get you started:
- “Thy Word“
- “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”
- “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
- “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
- “You are My All in All”
Music streaming service Spotify is a great source of inspiration for kids’ worship. The free version of Spotify does have ads that may play before your song, so be prepared to hit mute if you’re playing it in the classroom. Check out these albums and playlists for your next gathering.
- 51 Must Have Kids Worship Songs by Integrity Kids is a great starting point with dozens of classics like “What a Mighty God We Serve” and “The Name of the Lord.”
- Capitol Kids! Worship by Capitol Kids! features kids singing powerful worship songs, including “Happy Day” and “Trading My Sorrows.”
- Totally Kids Worship–Everyday by Integrity Kids offers high-energy, kid-friendly renditions of songs like “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” and “You Are Good.”
- You Are Good: Kids Worship from the Vineyard by Vineyard Worship spotlights current Vineyard music made more accessible for kids, and includes “One Thing Remains” and “Love Came Down.”
- From the Inside Out for Kids by Worship Together Kids includes “Here I Am to Worship” and “How Great Is Our God.”
- Taste and See by Yancy and Friends was chosen by Worship Leader Magazine as a 2015 Editor’s Pick.
- Christian Kids Music compiled by Spotify is a great resource with classics like “Father Abraham” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
Buy kids’ worship songs online
If you know you love a certain artist or don’t want to deal with ads and spotty Internet connections, buying music is the way to go. Here are some places to look.
- Worship House Kids has tons of music options, including song tracks, videos in HD and SD formats, and countdowns. Some of the song videos have suggested motions to get kids moving.
- Integrity Music has a wide variety of worship resources for kids, including the popular Shout Praises Kids series.
- Amazon can also be a great place to discover and purchase kids worship songs in MP3 format. Listen to samples from “10,000 Reasons” by Worship Together Kids and “Come Alive” by Bethel Music Kids just to get started.
- Go Fish Resources offers CDs, DVDs, and downloadable print music. Their slogan: “Great music for kids that won’t drive parents bonkers.” 🙂 You can listen to samples on YouTube.
What are your favorite places to discover kids’ worship music? Let us know in the comments!