“In recent years we have had the privilege in life to become parents. And, though we have not worked as extensively as many in children’s music, lately we have spent more time writing and reflecting on the subject since we now have two little daughters of our own.
It is particularly unusual, given the fact that much children’s literature today is story-driven, highly involved, complex, mystical and requiring such intellectual commitment, that in comparison, much current children’s theological teaching, songs and even worship to Almighty God can be so simplistic and shallow rather than telling the ascendant and beautiful story of Christ. It is refreshing to see a book of hymns selected for children to sing that tell the gospel and teach complex biblical truths in a timeless way.
Our fellow countryman, C.S. Lewis, said, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty.” We believe the same is true of songs and singing.
We are so excited about the publication of this hymnbook for children. Our prayer is that our children will be singing theologically-rich hymns such as the ones found here long after we are gone and will continue to pass them on from generation to generation.”