SEASON OF ANGELS: A STORY BOOK INSPIRED BY SCRIPTURE


MUSIC


on the loose in boston Teach the children to sing "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" so they will be able to sing it during the Festal Meal. It's an old slave spiritual from the Georgia Sea Islands, invoking the Archangel's help in the hard task of rowing to the mainland. (At a deeper level, it's also about the Archangel Michael's task of carrying the souls of those who have died to join their loved ones on the other side of the Jordan River.) Here are a couple of versions you can listen to online to help you teach your children this lively song about angelic help:
A traditional version with familiar lyrics.

A lively version that might inspire you to find tambourines or drums or other percussion instruments for the children to shake or drum or clang as they sing.
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