Category Archives: Children’s Music

Teaching Children Hymns: Douglas Bond and Mr. Pipes

If you would like to teach your children hymnody, you really ought to consider the resource I reviewed over at Religious Affections, the Mr. Pipes series by Douglas Bond.  These books will teach your children (and you!) about hymnody, church … Continue reading

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Douglas Bond Hymns

My children (and their parents!) have enjoyed reading through our set of “Mr. Pipes books”, a series by Douglas Bond which recount the adventures of two young people and a relatively elderly organist-hymnologist.  Each chapter introduces a hymn-writer and at … Continue reading

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What Children Sing

I’ve recently been considering the notion of children singing in the church, particularly as they sing a prepared piece to the congregation.  I take it as axiomatic that what believers sing ought to be true, not false, and as a … Continue reading

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