Justin Taylor recently (Friday, April 03, 2009) drew attention to a helpful post of memorizing and singing Scripture with children. A portion of it is below:
“On a related note, Ray Van Neste recently took Psalm 128 from the Scottish Psalter and sang it with his family to the tune of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” (I’ve changed the “thee’s” and “thou’s” to “you” and “yours”–Ray’s post keeps the older language.)”
Blessed the man that fears Jehovah
And that walketh in His ways.
You shalt eat of your hands’ labor;
And be prospered all your days.
Like a vine with fruit abounding
In your house your wife is found
And like olive plants, your children
Compassing your table ’round
Lo, on him that fears Jehovah
Shall this blessedness attend
For Jehovah, out of Zion,
Shall to you His blessings send
You shalt see Jerus’lem prosper
All your days ’til life shall cease
You shalt see your children’s children
Unto Isr-a-el be peace.
We have since been learning this song in our family. It is always quite a blessing to sing the Psalms. I am thankful for you musically gifted saints who pass the riches on to the rest of us!