2013-14 School Year–Memory Work

Now that we’re almost done with the 2013-14 school year, I thought I’d share our list of memory work. Since we’ve memorized Bible verses and Luther’s Small Catechism in the past, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to memorize hymns from Lutheran Service Book instead. We will have learned 23 hymns when we’re done with school at the end of next week…there were a few hymns that took us two weeks to memorize. We also didn’t memorize every verse of every hymn. I tried to follow the liturgical year for the most part, throwing a few personal favorites in here and there (although, not the ones I like so much, that the children memorized them long ago!).

Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

  • The Church’s One Foundation–#644

Lent/Easter

  • Alleluia, Song of Gladness–#417 (Transfiguration Day, so not technically Lent yet, but kind of the unofficial beginning of Lent)
  • Christ, the Life of All the Living–#420
  • O Sacred Head, Now Wounded–#449
  • Lamb of God, Pure and Holy–#434
  • All Glory, Laud, and Honor–#442
  • Go to Dark Gethsemane–#436
  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives–#461
  • Built on the Rock–#645
  • Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise–#917 (A closing hymn to close out our year)

This was a fun and different approach to memory work…I hope that in the future, my children will appreciate having committed so many hymns to memory!’

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