“Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord with your heart.” Ephesians 5: 18-19
Learn to sing a collection of Catholic hymns and songs, and you’ll be able to bless the Lord and bring His love and peace to yourself and your children. In other words, you’ll make each other happy by singing! You will praise God and honor Mary by your songs.
Don’t be afraid to sing! You can cheer up a child or lift your own spirits, even if you don’t have perfect pitch. How many people have you heard singing “Happy Birthday” out of tune without it ruining the joyfulness of the party? I can’t think of one. The same applies to Mass: you shouldn’t be afraid to sing for God, Who made you and gave you your voice. An elderly nun once told me, “Sing with your heart, and God will hear the right notes.”
Bringing Catholic music into your family life is a blessing for everyone. Bedtime routine at our house has always included Catholic hymns after night prayers. Many parents might sing nursery rhymes like Rock-a-Bye Baby and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to their children at bedtime. Add in Good Night, Sweet Jesus, and you will bless their little souls with grace just as they drift off to sleep.
I have recorded myself singing some Catholic music to help you learn a few traditional hymns that you might not hear at Mass. I’ve kept it simple for now by using SoundCloud to build my playlist of hymns. If you are a parent like me, you cringe when your kids click on a YouTube video, never knowing what annoying ad will play first, so you will appreciate the “clean” look and feel of SoundCloud.
The songs I’ve recorded are divided into three categories: Chants, Hymns, and Songs, and you will find an alphabetical list on each of those pages. I will be slowly adding songs as time permits. Email me any requests and suggestions!
When my kids are older, I might be able to use Finale to make piano sheet music available for the songs on this site, but that’s a dream of mine that might be years away from being fulfilled. So in the meantime, learn and sing some Catholic songs! Enjoy!