I love the songs I hear around my house now that my kids are back in school! This summer my kids got into a rut singing Alvin and the Chipmunks and other fairly innocent pop songs. It was funny for a week, but it dragged on for the whole summer. The songs have an upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics and yet they’re void of any worthwhile value or sometimes even meaning. “Party Rock is in the house tonight, everybody just have a good time.” Yeah, once or twice of that song was enough for me.
However, now that my kids are back in school, the songs they’re excited about are so uplifting! After three days, both my 5 year old and 7 year old were singing the first verse of Come Christians Join To Sing in the morning while they were getting dressed, in the car together over and over till they got it just right, and after dinner as a performance for the rest of the family. We don’t often sing hymns at the church we go to, but I love them. They are so rich with meaning and praise, and it is precious to see my children sing them with smiles on their faces, lost in the luscious words of Alleluia, Amen.
There is something special about the culture at Pinnacle Classical Academy. As a mother, I can sing hymns and teach songs of praise to my children, but inevitably, 99% of the time it’s not exciting to them. My window of coolness is quickly closing, and whatever is taught or seen at school catches their attention like it’s the newest and coolest and greatest thing ever. I am so fortunate to have my kids at a school that teaches my kids that the latest and greatest and most excellent things are all wrapped up in glorifying God. To them, it’s the new popular! And that makes me want to sing!
Come, Christians, join to sing Alleluia! Amen! Loud praise to Christ our King; Alleluia! Amen! Let all, with heart and voice, before His throne rejoice; praise is His gracious choice: Alleluia! Amen!