Christian songs to sing as lulabies

Katy - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 66 moms have responded )

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What are some good christian songs to sing as a lulaby? I was thinking some old hymms would do good, but I can't remember many.

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Nancy - posted on 04/29/2010

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I have rocked a many a baby asleep (worked in day care, private home nannying, my nephews & my daughter).... singing Amazing Grace, Michael Row the boat ashore, What a friend we have in Jesus, How Deep the Father's Love for us, I come to the Garden Alone, Softly & Tenderly, How Great Thou Art.. heck just google Christian Hymns.. or look thru a hymnal at church.. any of them sang with Love & care not only will sooth a wee one, but will also please God!

Nerissa - posted on 05/04/2010

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I love signing Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Amazing Grace, as well as her bed time prayer and You are my Sunshine (She loves that one!)

Susan - posted on 05/05/2010

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I remember singing Amazing Grace to my son ,Joey,when he was a baby!

Lenora - posted on 05/05/2010

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Amazing Grace, I come to the garden alone, Silent Night, Away in the manger, Jesus loves me, Blessed Assurance.... It's five something AM and I got less than 6 hours of sleep and have not had my coffee... LOL I'll post more later! I know there's more that would make great lullabies.....

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I automatically began humming Amazing Grace to my daughter after she was born. I had been praying for a song that would be "ours" in the night when she and I were the only ones awake, and it just came naturally.

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Anita - posted on 05/12/2010

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I sing "Jesus Sends the Angels, Angels, Angels", "Angels Are Watching Over Me," Jesus Loves Me, and I took "Who Made the Beautiful Rainbow" and changed it to "Who Made My Beautiful __(name of child)__, I Know, I Know." They always smile when I sing their name in the song :) (They are preschoolers now.)

I love the CD of lullabies by Twila Paris--my girls' teacher at church gave it to my youngest for her 1st birthday. Beautiful. Hope this helps :)

Another idea--if you're not taking your baby to church yet, start taking her, and sit in the class with her/him. You'll learn the simple little songs they sing each week, and if you sing them at home, the child becomes more excited and eager at singing them in the class, as well as the thrill of recognizing the song you are singing at home :) (Our church repeats the same program for the kids for an average of 3 months. We go every week, and by 6 mos old, my girls were actively recognizing and beginning to participate in the different parts of the class.

Stacy - posted on 05/11/2010

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One I just thought of is How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin..pretty mellow and beautiful & peaceful...an old hymn that comes to mind is "In the Garden" I think..He walks with me & He talks with me & He tells me I am His own..and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known...

Shari - posted on 05/11/2010

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In all seriousness, there is an amazing Christian lullaby album out there by a singer named Nicolette Larson. The title of the album is "Sleep Baby Sleep." I used to put the headphones on my belly when I was pregnant and I sang the songs to my kids after they were born (still do...) It is a beautiful, calming album and I have bought it for many friends as baby gifts. They have ALL commented on how nice it is. Anyways...it's old so you probably have to get it off the internet. You definitely should check it out!

Merry - posted on 05/11/2010

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Amazing grace every night! It just always came into my head while I rocked Eric. Now it's our song

Autumn - posted on 05/11/2010

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I like to stick with the simple Jesus loves me and my daughter now sings it with me and we sign it together as well.

Denise - posted on 05/11/2010

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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 TELS ME SO.

Julissa - posted on 05/10/2010

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I used to sing 'When You Believe' from the Prince of Egypt movie (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston). I also have a Veggie Tales CD that is full of bedtime Christian songs- my son used to love those.

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we've always sung "wonderful, merciful savior" and added "jesus let us come to know you" about a year ago

Krista - posted on 05/10/2010

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There's lots of ideas here! My son's favourites are Away in a Manger, Jesus Loves Me, God is so Good and Step by Step (except for him I have to call it O God, You Are My God). I think any worship song is good. Just think, you're soothing your child and praising God at the same time!

Kimberly - posted on 05/07/2010

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I sing "Angels Watching over Me" and "Safe Am I" (Gaither's song) to my twins every night. They are starting to sing along with me now. very fun...

Nadine - posted on 05/06/2010

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My grown daughter still loves the hymns I sang to her as a small child. The Old Rugged Cross is her favorite. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Power In the Blood, Be Still and Know that I Am God, it is Well. Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know. There are really so many. Just hold your baby and sing praises to Jesus

El - posted on 05/06/2010

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among many others, I often sang these whilst i was pregnant. uplifting and inspirational and also helping us through the tough situations we were facing at the time. Guide me oh thou great Jehoviah and O lord my god! when I in awsome wonder.

Cheryl - posted on 05/05/2010

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I sing Jesus Loves Me, This little light of mine, Awesome in this place, Stand Up (and bless the lord your God), Shout to the Lord, Peace like a River, You are my Sunshine, I love you Lord, Take Me In, Who am I, Crystal Clear, I Can Only Imagine, and virtually any other of my favorites! I also sing other classic lullabies such as twinkle twinkle little star, lullaby and goodnight, and hush little baby. Oddly enough, I also sing the song from the movie Anastasia "Once Upon a December"; I just like the melody...

Sara - posted on 05/05/2010

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One of my favorite is "I am Jesus' Little Lamb." Almost all of my children know all three verses from us singing together! Also, any of the Group VBS songs are great -- some are upbeat for dancing together, but they always include several slower tempo songs.

Erin - posted on 05/05/2010

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This Little Light of Mine was always one of my favorites! We also sing Jesus Loves Me or Jesus Loves the Little Children. As the Deer would also be a nice one sang slowly. God You Are My God, Blow Wind Blow, Give Me Oil. Any of these could be made slow and quiet. Here is a link to lyrics with sound in case you have never heard some of them: http://tmbmt.mycustomdata.com/PraiseSong...

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I always sang Jesus Loves Me to my girs when they were infants. Now my oldest is 3 and we sing it together at bedtime sometimes.

Christy - posted on 05/04/2010

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I use to sing "I love you Lord" all the time. While I was cleaning, doing laundry, etc. When she was born, I noticed how much it soothed her when I would sing it, so, I would sing it for her so she could fall asleep. Even now that she's 15, it's still a special song for her.

Cinda - posted on 05/04/2010

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Katy,
I love to sing and spent most of this last pregnancy on bedrest. So, I sang childhood songs to my baby, like "Jesus Loves Me" and "Jesus Wants Me For a Sunbeam." After my little one was born, I changed the word "me" to "you." My little guy is now 18 months old and those songs still calm him in the middle of the night if he wakes and put a smile on his face during the day. God bless you for your desire to share His Truth thru song.

Chandra - posted on 05/03/2010

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Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant I know its a Christmas song but I sing it to my son and he loves it. I dont even have to sing it if I turn it on he calms down right away. There is actually a story to why this song means a lot to us but it works. FingerPrints by Steven Curtis Chapman also is a good one and when they get older they could sing it with you and know that GODs FingerPrints are all over them.

Heather - posted on 05/03/2010

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I am learning to play the piano, and Hymns are great for singing the girls to sleep! I recently memorized Oh how I love Jesus, and I am working on a few others.

Linda - posted on 05/03/2010

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My favorite CD when my children were babies was "Sleep sound in Jesus" by Michael Card. Beautiful! I also sing "Loved with Everlasting Love" and "Great is Thy Faithfulness" to my youngest before bed.

Kristine - posted on 05/03/2010

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my daughter loves the Passion cds. even tho there are some fast songs on them. We play it for at night and she actually says "Jesus" now =] and shes only 9 months old

Jodi - posted on 05/02/2010

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i was wondering this too...but today as i was driving my 5 week old son to church, i started singing what was playing on the radio...he LOVED it.

i think any song that you sing will work. Our babies just wanna hear our voices!

(the song that was on the radio was by Third Day...not exactly a lullaby...but a song glorifying God anyway!!)

Cindy - posted on 05/02/2010

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I buy CD's regularly for my almost 8 year old...I began buying uplifting musical CD's of hymns and lullabyes when he was born from a local christian bookstore, and I have found several different CD's that he loves to go to sleep to over the years, including several different styles of songs that are sun by Veggie Tales characters, which he still loves to this day, with anywhere from secular songs remade to praise & worship songs that we sing in church. Many times you can find these in the clearance area for very little $$. The ones I first bought him were instrumental songs of Hymns and Lullabyes that I sang along every night. As he's grown, he still goes to bed everynight with uplifting songs that are songs directly from the bible or praise & worship songs sung by kids. They can be found at any christian bookstore.

Mary - posted on 05/02/2010

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How about kids songs like Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children. If you go to your local library they should have some CD's there with some kids music hymns and children's Bible favorites. I got some from there too.

Jessie - posted on 05/02/2010

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for me, make your own song...compose...just imagine how god will take care of your kid and how much he loves all of us...then you can start making your own....ask for hes guidance...you wont get lost..

Ronae - posted on 05/01/2010

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Gonna try to list a few not already mentioned . . . Rock Of Ages, This Little Light Of Mine, This Is The Day, I Can Only Imagine, Surely Goodness & Mercy, The Old Rugged Cross, Zachias Was A Wee Little Man, There Were 12 disciples, God Is So Good, Stop And Let Me Tell You, Go Tell It On The Mountain

Sara - posted on 05/01/2010

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I sing "Be Still My Soul" to my little girl. It's an old one, and might not seem like the best lullaby if you really read the words, but Ginny Owens covered it on one of her albums and it had such a pretty "lullaby" feel to it I just started singing it. And I know "Jesus Loves Me" is the one children's song everyone thinks of, but it really is a good one especially if you learn the other verse. My son is now three and sings it to his new baby sister whenever she cries. It's the sweetest thing.

Becky - posted on 05/01/2010

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Jesus Loves Me is my favorite both for a lullaby and when she needs help calming down. Helps keep me calm, anyway :-)

Cynthia - posted on 05/01/2010

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Tell me the stories of Jesus,..... The Rivers of Babalon...... I going to lay my Burdens at the river side Ps. 113 Praise ye the lord praise o ye servants of the lord, praise the name of the lord

Cynthia - posted on 05/01/2010

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Jesus loves me this i know,What a friend we have in Jesus,If you happy and you know it say Amen,The time to be happy is now ,the place to be happy is here ,and the way to be happy is to make others happy ,and we will have a little heaven down here Amen.

LaTanya - posted on 05/01/2010

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"God Made You Special" by Denice Williams. Here's the link to a youtube video someone made:

Phyllis - posted on 05/01/2010

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I found a beautiful one on youtube, "A Mother's lullaby" posted by LovelyMyko. But you could get on youtube (or google) and get any of the hymn lyrics and of course, many of the songs listed above are on youtube. Best of luck & happy singing!

Mandi - posted on 05/01/2010

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Michael Card has a lullaby C.D, called Sleep Sound in Jesus. My 9yr old still goes to sleep to this!

Dawn - posted on 05/01/2010

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"Jesus Loves Me," "Jesus Loves the Little Children - All The Children in the World," "It is Well With My Soul..."

Melissa - posted on 05/01/2010

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Truly, any worship song that has a slow, melodic tune to it would be ideal to sing as a lullaby....and, if you're creative, try slowing down the tempo of a praise song. One of my favorite contemporary worship songs is "Empty Me", by Chris Sligh (From American Idol). It's a powerful song!

Janet - posted on 05/01/2010

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My mother use to sing to me the Irish Lulaby. It went Over in Karney ,many years ago,me mother sang an Irsh song that was as sweet and low. Just a little ditte in her Irish way ,I only wish she was here to sing today,To a lu-a lu ra , to a lu a ra li , to a lu a lu ra,Hush now don't you cry .(redo the to a lu a ra) end with thats an Irish luluby.

Dana - posted on 04/30/2010

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I always sing 'There's Something About That Name' to my girls. It's nice and slow. Now in the afternoon I know when my 2.5 year old is getting sleepy because she starts singing 'Jesus, Jesus, Jesus' :)

Mary - posted on 04/30/2010

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All my kids know this one:
Oh, how I love Jesus. Oh, how I love Jesus. Oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me. Very good to rock with. I also loved using "Living for Jesus."
Oh, Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to thee. For thou in thine atonement didst give thyself for me. I own no other master my heart shall be thy throne. My life I give henceforth to live oh, Christ for thee alone.
Living for Jesus a life that is true, striving to please Him in all that I do. Yielding allegiance glad hearted and free this is the pathway of blessing for me...Oh, Jesus Lord and savior, I give myself to thee...

Nancy - posted on 04/30/2010

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I love to sing and rock my granddaughter who is two years old. I sing children's Christian songs slower in a soothing way instead of a stimulating, hands-clapping way: Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children, Deep and Wide, Praise Him, The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock, Roll Away...

Phyllis - posted on 04/30/2010

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I like Children of the Heavenly Father, God who made the Earth and Heaven....I'll post a few more when I get back from morning rush.

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You Are Mine

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I've sung it to my 3 1/2 year old since he was born. Now he sings along with me:)

Mandy - posted on 04/29/2010

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These are great ideas...i have also wondered about songs to sing at bed time for my kids...i have always sung Jesus loves Me and We Fall Down, and others but i have come to the conclusion that i need to pray about what my kids need to hear at that moment and i ask the Lord to give me the songs my kids need to hear cuz only he knows what is right for that moment..

Bethan - posted on 04/29/2010

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I sing my daughter some of the songs from the musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. There are some lovely songs in it and she really enjoys them. I also sing her some of the firm favourites like Amazing Grace, Kumbaya, lord of the dance, shine jesus shine, morning has broken and all things bright & beautiful.

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