Kids Choir First Church Stockbridge

Kids Choir meets most Sunday mornings at 9:30AM before the Worship Service in the small Sunday School room.  Children of all ages are welcome.
Upcoming Dates for 2018: 
Yes, there is rehearsal on Veteran's Day.
Next Singing in the Service 11/18
No Rehearsal 11/25 on Thanksgiving Weekend

Below are music links and lyrics to practice with at home.  It is especially helpful (and fun) for pre-readers to do some singing at home with an adult to help them with the lyrics.  The underlined titles are the sing-a-long links.  They should give you the idea of how the song goes so that you can sing at home a bit.  Please let me know if you have trouble with the links.

For 11/18 "Alleluia"
Alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

"This is the Day" Leader lines are red.  Whole group lines are black.
1. This is the day.  This is the day.  That the Lord hath made.  That the Lord hath made.  Let us rejoice.  Let us rejoice.  And be glad in it.  And be glad in it.
This is the day that he Lord hath made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  This is the day.  This is the day that the Lord hath made.
2. (song repeats with different words in the underlined places)

More new music links and lyrics for Fall 2018 will be added in Mid-August.  See you then!
Some POTENTIAL Fall 2018 Music

"Let Us Pray for Peace" - piano only
"Let Us Pray For Peace" - sing-a-long
1. Let us pray for peace, for the healing of creation.  May God's truth and justice mend every breach, may we learn to live as one.
2. Let us pray for love, for the grace to offer mercy.  May compassion guide our way in the world, may forgiveness heal division.  May forgiveness heal us all.
1. Let us pray for peace, for the healing of creation.  May God's truth and justice mend every breach, may we learn to live as one.

"Somebody's Knockin'" - recording gives you the idea of the song but needs to be re-done 
1. Somebody's knockin' at your door.  Somebody's knockin' at your door!  Oh, sinner, why don't you answer?  Somebody's knockin' at your door.
2. Somebody's prayin' for your soul.  Somebody's prayin' for your soul!  Oh, sinner, why don't you answer?  Somebody's prayin' for your soul. 
3. (stomp, stomp, clap, clap) Someone is a knockin'. (stomp, stomp, clap, clap) Someone is a knockin'. (stomp, stomp, clap, clap) Someone is a knockin' at your door!
1. Somebody's knockin' at your door.  Somebody's knockin' at your door!  Oh, sinner, why don't you answer?  Somebody's knockin' at your door.
Somebody's knockin" (stomp, stomp, clap, clap) at your door!

"Do Lord"
1. I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun.  I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun.  I've got a home in glory land that outshines the sun. Way beyond the blue.
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.  Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.  Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.  Way beyond the blue.
2. I took Jesus as my savior, you take him too.  I took Jesus as my savior, you take him too.  I took Jesus as my savior, you take him too.  Way beyond the blue.
Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.  Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.  Do Lord, oh do Lord, oh do remember me.  Way beyond the blue.

"Jesus Loves Me"
1. Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to him belong.  They are weak but he is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me.  Yes, Jesus loves me.  Yes, Jesus loves me.  The Bible tells me so.
2. Jesus loves me.  This I know, as he loved so long ago, taking children on his knee, saying "Let them come to me."
Yes, Jesus loves me.  Yes, Jesus loves me.  Yes, Jesus loves me.  The Bible tells me so.
3. Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way, wanting as a friend to give light and love to all who live.
Yes, Jesus loves me.  Yes, Jesus loves me.  Yes, Jesus loves me.  The Bible tells me so.

"I've Got Peace Like a River"

"Down in my Heart"

"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"
1. What a fellowship.  What a joy divine.  Leaning on the everlasting arms.  What a blessedness.   What a peace is mine.  Leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms.  Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.
3. What have I to dread, what have I to fear, leaning on the everlasting arms.  I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms.  Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

"Standing in the Need of Prayer"


"It is Well with My Soul"

"Garden Song"
Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.  All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row. someone bless these seeds I sow.  Someone warm them from below 'till the rain rain comes tumbling down.
    (We may skip verse 1)
1. Pulling weeds and pickin' stones, man is made of dreams and bones.  Feel the need to grow my own 'cause the time is close at hand.
Grain for grain, sun and rain, find my way in nature's chain, to my body and my brain, to the music from the land.

Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.  All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row. someone bless these seeds I sow.  Someone warm them from below 'till the rain rain comes tumbling down.

2. Plant your rows straight and long, temper them with prayer and song.  Mother Earth will make you strong if you give her love and care.
Old crow watching hungrily from his perch on yonder tree.  In my garden I'm as free as that feathered thief up there.

Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.  All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row. someone bless these seeds I sow.  Someone warm them from below 'till the rain rain comes tumbling down.

Ideas for a December song, caroling music & Pageant song are very welcome!

Schedule Type Thing............Not Set in Stone - Check Back for Changes                
Date     Rehearsal (In Sunday School Room) /Performance (In Sanctuary)                               Volunteer                       
11/04    Perform: "I'm Gonna Sing"  (Time Change)
11/11    Rehearsal (Veteran's Day Weekend)
11/18    Perform: "Alleluia"
11/25    NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving Weekend)
Check back for more concrete December schedule....
12/02    Rehearsal
12/09    Rehearsal - Maybe Caroling???
12/16    Rehearsal  - Maybe Perform??
12/23    Rehearsal - Maybe Perform
12/30    Pageant - I think
                 
A Few Videos of the Choir

"I'm Gonna Sing"



"Rejoice in the Lord"


"Say to the Lord, I Love You"



"A Place in the Choir"



"Alleluia, I Will Sing"


"Sing a New Song"



Hosanna 0325



End of "Peace I Leave with You"



Most of "I'm Gonna Sing"



First Youth Choir Song "Love Round" Oct 2017


Songs We Have Sung

For 11/4 "I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing" vocal only
I'm gonna sing, sing, sing.  I'm gonna shout, shout, shout.  I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna shout: Praise the Lord.
When those gates swing open wide, I'm gonna sit by Jesus side.
I'm gonna sing, I'm gonna shout: Praise the Lord.

Sing 3 times:"
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.  Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.  Rejoice, rejoice and again I say rejoice!  Rejoice, rejoice and again I say rejoice!

9/16/18 "Say to the Lord I Love You" - sing-a-long
1. Touch your finger to your nose, bend from the waist way down and touch your toes, and when you come up slowly, start to sing, 
and say to the Lord "I love you.  I love you.  I love you," say to the Lord, "I love you.  I love you. I love you," say to the Lord, "I love you."
2. Reach your hands up to the sky, look to the left, then right and blink your eyes, and when you turn around you'll start to sing, 
and say to the Lord "I love you.  I love you.  I love you," say to the Lord, "I love you.  I love you. I love you," say to the Lord, "I love you."


All God's critters got a place in the choir.  Some sing low.  Some sing higher, some sing out loud on the telephone wire, 
and some just clap their hands (clap clap) or paws or anything they got now.

Listen to the bass, its the one on the bottom where the bullfrog croaks, and the hippopotamus moans and groans with a big to do and the old cow just says moo.
Croak             croak            croak.                                           Croak    croak                   croak.                Moans         groans             moans.                  Moans   groans    moans.  MOOO

The dogs and the cats, they take up the middle while the honeybee hums and the cricket fiddles.  The donkey brays and the pony neighs and the old coyote howls.
                  Bow                wow.            Mee               ow.           Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz.                 Fiddle ee dee             Eee       how.                Neigh!                                                          HOWL!

All God's critters got a place in the choir.  Some sing low.  Some sing higher, some sing out loud on the telephone wire, 
and some just clap their hands (clap clap) or paws or anything they got now.
All God's critters got a place in the choir.             (clap clap)

1.Alleluia, I will sing.  Alleluia, I will sing.  Alleluia, I will sing.  I will sing alleluia, I'll sing!
2.Make a joyful noise.  Come lift your voice on high.  Let music fill the air.  I will sing alleluia, I'll sing!
1.Alleluia, I will sing.  Alleluia, I will sing.  Alleluia, I will sing.  I will sing alleluia, I'll sing! 

4/8 Sunday after Easter - "Sing A New Song" 
Lyrics
Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing alleluia.
Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing alleluia.
Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing alleluia.
Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing alleluia.
Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing alleluia.
Sing a new song. Sing alleluia.  Sing a new song.  Alleluia.
Sing a new song. Sing alleluia.  Sing a new song.  Alleluia.
Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing alleluia.

3/25 Palm Sunday: "Hosanna, Hosanna" - this link will send you to to the J.W. Pepper Music Company's page with this piece of music.  
Click on the arrow where is says "Listen" in the grey description box to come up with a box that plays the song.
Lyrics:
Hosanna, Hosanna.  Joyfully we sing.  
Hosanna, Hosanna.  Hail the coming King.  
Blessed is he, who comes in the name, who comes in the name of the Lord. 
Blessed is he, who comes in the name, who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna, Hosanna. Hail the coming King.

2/11/18 I'm Gonna Sing Acc. Only - this link has only piano with no vocal - see if you can sing it without another voice to help you out!
I'm Gonna Sing Vocals - here is a quick with vocals recording that I will update with a better one soon - it should get you by for now but needs work........
I'm Gonna Sing Lyrics
I'm gonna sing when the spirit says sing. I'm gonna sing when the spirit says sing. I'm gonna sing when the spirit says sing and obey the spirit of the Lord.
Sing, sing, sing (Clap hands 3 times: clap, clap, clap) Sing, sing sing (clap, clap, clap).  Sing, sing, sing (clap, clap, clap). Sing, sing, sing.

I'm gonna shout when the spirit says shout. (Hallelu!) I'm gonna shout when the spirit says shout. (Amen).  I'm gonna shout when the spirit says shout (Hallelu!) and obey the spirit of the Lord (Amen)
Shout, shout, shout (clap, clap clap). Shout, shout, shout (clap, clap clap). Shout, shout, shout (clap, clap clap). Shout, shout, shout.  

I'm gonna pray when the spirit says pray.  (Hallelu) I'm gonna pray when the spirit says pray. (Amen) I'm gonna pray when the spirit says pray (Hallelu) and obey the spirit of the Lord. (Amen)
Pray, pray, pray (clap, clap, clap).  Sing, sing, sing (clap, clap, clap).  Shout, shout, shout (clap, clap, clap). Pray, pray, pray.
 
And obey the spirit of the Lord.
(Shout: Amen!)

2/11/18 Peace I Leave With You (full version with youth singing)
Peace I Leave With You (no repeats version)
We will sing the "no repeats" version but I put the other link up because it is fun to see and listen to.  The adult choir will hum the 2nd part while the YC sings the 1st part.  The "no repeats" recording only sings the 1st part. 
Lyrics without repeats: Peace, Peace, peace I leave with you.  Peace unto you.  Peace unto you.  Peace, peace peace.  Peace I give unto you.  Unto you, to you, I give unto you.
This is my gift.  This is my gift.  This is my gift, my gift unto you.  My peace I give, I give unto you.

Come, Lord Jesus
(December 24 - Pageant)
1.Come, Lord Jesus, come to us, Jesus come.  Come, Lord Jesus, come to us, Jesus come.
We are waiting, waiting, Lord for you.  Waiting, waiting Lord for you.  We are waiting, waiting Lord for you, waiting for you.
2.Mary, Joseph, waited too, Jesus come.  Mary, Joseph waited too, Jesus come.
We are waiting, waiting, Lord for you.  Waiting, waiting Lord for you.  We are waiting, waiting Lord for you, waiting for you.
3.No more weeks to Christmas Day, Jesus come.  No more weeks to Christmas Day, Jesus Come.
We are waiting, waiting, Lord for you.  Waiting, waiting Lord for you.  We are waiting, waiting Lord for you, waiting for you.

Jingle Bells
(December 10 Carol/Dinner)
5:00PM the dinner starts at our church and then the carol walk happens from our church to St. Paul's to conclude with dessert at St. Paul's Church in Stockbridge.

Bell Introduction: Children play the small hand bells for the 2nd phrase of the chorus one time through - Bell Letters Below:
E   E  E       E  E   E       E   G   C D   E        F   F       F    F F E  E    E  E G   G       F  D  C
Jingle bells, jingle bells. Jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

Jingle bells, Jingle bells. Jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh - hey.  Jingle bells, jingle bells. Jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!
Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh. O'er the fields we go laughing all the way.  Bells on bobtail ring making spirits bright.  What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight! Oh...
Jingle bells, Jingle bells. Jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh - hey.  Jingle bells, jingle bells. Jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

O, Come All Ye Faithful
(December 10 Carol/Dinner)
5:00PM the dinner starts at our church and then the carol walk happens from our church to St. Paul's to conclude with dessert at St. Paul's Church in Stockbridge.
O, Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.  O, come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.  
Come and behold him.  Born the king of angels.  
Oh, come let us adore him.  Oh, come let us adore him.  Oh, come let us adore him.  Christ the Lord!

(December 3, 10, 17 & 24)
YC is learning the unison parts to help out when it is used in the service for advent candle lighting.  This is not an actual YC "performance".
Lyrics for unison section: Emanuel: God with us, King of kings and Lord of lords.  Come fill our hearts with your (hope, peace, love, joy, light) and reign forever more.


(November 5) We Come To Your Table Lord Lyrics
1. We come to your table Lord. You have called us, we are yours. 
You will nourish, you will lead. Giving every gift we need. 
Chorus: 
Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so. 
2. You have chosen us to be members of one family. 
In your love you made us all, giving strength to hear your call 
Chorus: 
Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so. 

(October 22) Love Round Lyics
Sing once all together: 
Love, love, love love, Christians this is your call:  Love your neighbor as yourself, for God loves us all. 

Use lyrics above. Sing round twice. Part One begins with 4 “loves” then Part Two begins while Part One continues.
Begin Round: Part 1 starts singing the round.  Part 2 comes in after them.  Parts for the round are:
Part 1: Ruth, Mia, Conner, Noah, Harlow
Part 2: Lilly, Willa, Dakota, Daphne, Jacob, Isla
 
All Together: 
Love your neighbor as yourself, love your neighbor as yourself, for God loves us all; 
God loves us all: for God loves us all!