If you grew up going to Sunday School, then—like me—you probably have many songs stuck in our head. The older I get, the more I appreciate the life truths that these songs declare. Next to Scripture memory, I can’t think of better words to have circulating in my head. Here are my top five songs.

1) Jesus Loves Me

This simplistic truth is so profound yet not complex.

2) My God is so Big

When life’s problems seem big, God is bigger.

3) This is the Day

Every morning there is reason to celebrate.

4) Rejoice in the Lord Always

Praise and Hallelujah—our response to the Lord.

5) Jesus Loves the Little Children (Red and Yellow, Black and White)

God is not racist.

There are so many Christian songs we grew up with. What are some of your favourites?

share this article

About Jeremy Crooks

Jeremy grew up in Sydney Australia. He has tertiary qualifications in business, training, and Bible. With experience in both church ministry and corporate human resources, Jeremy has a strong interest in how faith is demonstrated in our homes and workplaces. You can contact Jeremy at jeremy@jasonharris.com.au.


  1. Robert 19 August, 2011 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Our son loves The BIBLE, Deep and Wide and ‘Only a Boy Named David’

  2. Jeremy Crooks 19 August, 2011 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Good songs.

    Although I think deep and wide is very generic. My Sunday school teacher said it was describing Jesus’ blood covering our sin. Maybe there is a verse about it, but we only learned the chorus.

  3. Steve 19 August, 2011 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    A chorus the kids learnt this year at SS is “Faith is just believing” (what God said he would do).

    It struck me as being very good theology, a good simple definition of faith, which the kids (and grown ups) need to understand for salvation and for living the Christian life.
    Catchy tune too.

  4. Alana Milson 21 August, 2011 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    “Did you ever talk to God above?” was my favourite as a young girl, growing up in church, Girl’s Rally etc. Some lines from the song still grab my attention and remind me of the wonderful avenue of prayer and how close my Lord is to me in all situations.

  5. Jeremy 23 August, 2011 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Steve, Alana, Robert, Thanks for your contributions. The tunes and more importantly the words are all coming back to me now.

  6. David Milson 23 August, 2011 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Jeremy, have a look at “Jesus Came to Save Sinners” on this site.

Leave A Comment