Follow Me is a songbook featuring the sayings and parables of Jesus in 50 songs. Suitable for all ages, it contains songs that present Jesus’ message simply and meaningfully. It will be published in the fall of 2021.
Now this is the commandment—the statues and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them . . . that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son’s son. . . . And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them
When you sit in your house,
And when you walk by the way,
And when you lie down,
And when you rise.
We believe that children who are soaked in scripture from their earliest childhood are well on their way to knowing, fearing, and loving the Lord. Stories and songs are a key way that God has chosen to communicate with his people, and (not accidentally!) a key way that children are engaged in heart, mind, and imagination. Through this book, we envision families who sing scripture together, and whose children are being shaped through story and song to respond in love and obedience to God. Our goal is to help families with this task by creating a songbook both for children and adults based on the parables and sayings of Jesus.
Included are songs directly from Scripture, to let the simple beauty and yet deep mysteries of Scripture be shown without mediation. Also included are songs that retell Jesus words so that longer and more complex passages can be set to music in a compelling form relatable to all ages. Poetry sticks closely to the primary points of each of Jesus’ sayings, so that what Jesus teaches us can be clear and applicable to all.
We’ve tried to keep tunes that can be whistled, engaging music that is written with family in mind. These songs are also suitable for churches and schools.