Kids’ worship songs do far more than help the class burn off energy before the Bible lesson. They delight God!
Jesus quotes Psalm 8 when he says, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” (Matthew 21:16, ESV).
Leading children into joyful worship is a key component of ministry. But with so many options available, where do you start?
We put together the following ideas to help you discover worship songs for your next Sunday morning or midweek gathering.
Streaming Kids’ Worship Songs Online
(Check out these guidelines on showing YouTube videos in church.)
If you find a kids’ worship song on YouTube you love, purchase it from the artist or an approved distributor.
Here are ten kids’ worship songs on YouTube to help you get started with your research:
- “Thy Word“
- “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”
- “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
- “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
- “You are My All in All”
Music streaming service Spotify is a great source of inspiration for kids’ worship. Like YouTube, though, Spotify’s basic account is only meant for personal use, not streaming in a public place. But fear not—you can get a commercial account for business/public use.
Check out these albums and playlists to get ideas your next gathering, and then buy the songs from the artist or approved distributor!
- 51 Must Have Kids Worship Songs by Integrity Kids is a great starting point with dozens of classics like “What a Mighty God We Serve” and “The Name of the Lord.”
- Capitol Kids! Worship by Capitol Kids! features kids singing powerful worship songs, including “Happy Day” and “Trading My Sorrows.”
- Totally Kids Worship–Everyday by Integrity Kids offers high-energy, kid-friendly renditions of songs like “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” and “You Are Good.”
- You Are Good: Kids Worship from the Vineyard by Vineyard Worship spotlights current Vineyard music made more accessible for kids, and includes “One Thing Remains” and “Love Came Down.”
- From the Inside Out for Kids by Worship Together Kids includes “Here I Am to Worship” and “How Great Is Our God.”
- Taste and See by Yancy and Friends was chosen by Worship Leader Magazine as an Editor’s Pick.
- Christian Kids Music compiled by Spotify is a great resource with classics like “Father Abraham” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
Downloading Kids’ Worship Songs Online
Once you’ve found kids worship songs you love, purchasing and downloading music is the way to go. Buying music supports the artists who create these songs!
Here are some places to look.
- Worship House Kids has tons of music options, including song tracks, videos in HD and SD formats, and countdowns. Some of the song videos have suggested motions to get kids moving.
- Integrity Music has a wide variety of worship resources for kids, including the popular Shout Praises Kids series.
- Amazon can also be a great place to discover and purchase kids worship songs in MP3 format. Listen to samples from “10,000 Reasons” by Worship Together Kids and “Come Alive” by Bethel Music Kids just to get started.
- Yancy Ministries creates kids’ worship songs with the mission “music that makes Jesus loud!” You’ll find music in every format you need, including chord charts and lyric videos.
- Go Fish Resources offers CDs, DVDs, and downloadable print music. Their slogan: “Great music for kids that won’t drive parents bonkers.” You can listen to samples on YouTube.
What are your favorite places to discover kids’ worship music?