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Sunday School Songs

There’s a lot of theology packed into the old Sunday School songs I used to sing.

“Jesus bids us shine with a pure, clear light, Like a little candle burning in the night; In this world of darkness, so we must shine; You in your small corner and I in mine.”

That describes exactly what yesterday’s blog post was about.

Karl Barth, the famous Swiss Reformed theologian, was at Rockefeller Chapel on the campus of the University of Chicago during his lecture tour of the US in 1962. After his lecture, during the Q and A time, a student asked Barth if he could summarize his whole life’s work in theology in a sentence. Barth allegedly said something like “Yes, I can. In the words of a song I learned at my mother’s knee: ‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.'” (www.patheos.com>2013/01)

Can anybody reading this think of any other children’s Christian songs that contain sound theology?

My Prayer

Lord, may I never disregard the simple in my quest to know You better. Amen.

This post is part of SoCS as well as JustJoJan