Just popping on here to share the hymns we will be learning this 2017-2018 school year. These one-page printouts with sheet music will be placed in the music section of our circle time (aka morning time) binders along with our folk songs (still working on those printouts), which are much more challenging since folk song lyrics change over time more often than hymns (which also sometimes change).
I go to great effort to follow Ambelside Online’s hymn rotation, but I nearly always have to make some modifications because of sheet music availability, audio file availability, and the fact that we don’t do circle time in June or July. I’d like to give a HUGE “thank you” to the Hymns at Home blog (made by AO family Kari & Tim Bass) for recording lyric-focused mp4 files of several hymns and to Hymnary.org for making sheet music accessible. It’s so much easier to teach my kids hymns with these two resources.
Without further adieu, here is our list of hymn resources for our school year:
- August: We’re Marching to Zion, audio
- September: My Jesus I Love Thee, audio
- October: O Love That Whilt Not Let Me Go, audio
- November: Once in Royal David’s City, audio
- December: Joy to the World, audio
- January: Thus Far the Lord Hath Led Me On, audio
- February: Blest Be the Tie That Binds, audio
- March: When I Survey the Wonderous Cross, audio
- April: On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand, audio
- May: Great Is Thy Faithfulness, audio
How are you teaching hymns in your homeschool? I’d love to know.