As well as being the title of the Easter CD, "We Sing Hosanna!" is a fun new Children's song about Palm Sunday.
As Jesus heads into Jerusalem on a donkey, lots of people have something to say about him, but do they understand who he really is? We know He's the King of Kings, so we sing Hosanna!
The new Facebook "Reactions" make some great images to help explaining Good Friday to an all-age audience...
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - Daniel's friends in captivity in Babylon - stood up to the great Nebuchadnezzar:
"If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up." (Daniel 3:17–18, NIV)
WOW! They had guts - and why? Because they knew that their God was the real God. He was able to save them, but even if he chose not to save them, they would still serve him and no other. This is a great song for these days, when children have to face so much in this world that is against us as believers in Jesus.
Our God is the real God - that's got to be something to sing about! Our "Daniel" song devotes a verse to his friends:
"Shadrach Meshach and Abednego - Bow down or to the furnace you will go!"
NO! Our God is the real God! Whatever you do, O King,
God can save us from your fire We'll only worship Him!
Our God is the real God! Our God is the real God!
Our God is the real God! We'll only worship Him!
"Wanted - Dead AND Alive!" is our theme, for two fun-packed Jesus-centred Easter shows for children, available for free on Youtube. Songs, Bible, Quizzes, and Maynard and David. Part 1 looks at Good Friday, Part 2 at Easter Day. Kids love them, so share them and enjoy them. Especially good for Shelter-at-home or lockdown kids.
With the current global Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak lots of churches are not able to meet but are streaming their services. If this is you we hope you're thinking of children too. For the time being, as long as this notice is here on the front page, we're delighted to grant permission for the use of our song videos in live-streamed or pre-recorded church events. We pray that the Lord will bless the use of these resources to bring encouragement and hope to children in Jesus' name. Do get in touch if you need any help or info. Please continue to report the use on your CCLI licenses if you have them.
NB: on Youtube you may still see a "Copyright Claim" against your video. Don't worry - this isn't a bad thing, it just means Youtube has recognised a copyright song/video being used. You can't monetise your video, but you probably don't want to do that anyway.
This song has got a great message for us in all the difficulties of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Jesus is always there - solid as a rock, faithful, unchanging. Hebrews 13:8 tells us "Jesus is the same, yesterday, today, and forever" - and that's what this Sunday School children's Bible song is based on.
The video has the lyrics and music so you can sing along - why not use it in your Kids' Club video for Sunday? (Just drop me a line for permission to reproduce it.) Download it here