Showing posts with label easter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easter. Show all posts


One Hand Up Hallelujah - Songs for Kids

Do you find it hard to get visuals and recordings for different kids songs?

I have always found this a problem so I am sharing songs on the blog that I have used with children and providing you with

(Powerpoint or Picture or details of how you can make one) 

(chords also available)

(mp3 or video to learn the song) 

Then if you would like to download the visual of the song there will be a link provided to my creation, or I will direct you to where else you can find it.  

There will also be links for PDF's Fred has created for the words and chords. 

This month I am taking the theme of


The song I have chosen is 

One Hand Up Hallelujah

A not well-known Easter (Palm Sunday) Song for kids but they will want to challenge adults to see who can get the clapping timing correct. 

It is one of the easiest songs ever to learn as my kids and grandkids can tell anyone and then they will tell you it was written by me.


The song is so short and repetitive with a simple easy tune that not much effort in the visual side is needed in fact I taught it to kids for many many years without any visual at all.

So my husband and I went straight to producing a video a couple of years ago while we were doing other videos.  Then when we played it to our youngest (3 year old) granddaughter she immediately said "that's your song Nanny".

However not everyone will use singalong videos for their kids at church etc. so I have taken some of the pics from the powerpoint we created for the video for you to use.


You can Download a copy of this as a Powerpoint slide presentation for projecting or for printing out in A4 & Letter size HERE   


Verse 1:

One hand up Hallelujah
Two hands up Praise the Lord
One hand up Hallelujah
Two hands up Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Praise the Lord


To Download a copy of these words with chords for Guitar or Piano



The children simply have to be able to lift one hand & then both hands.

Simple clapping which the kids love to master but it's a bit tricky so they enjoy the challenge

One hand up Hallelujah

Two hands up Praise the Lord
One hand up Hallelujah

Two hands up Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, (no clapping)
Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord
Praise the Lord

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, (no clapping)
Praise the Lord



Special "Thank You" to my husband Fred who looks after the Recordings and the Chords

This was written by me and I allow anyone to use the video and the pics I have available.

I Hope you enjoy the song and this is a help to you.

Previous Songs: 

You can find all our Kids Songs under Kid's Resources or in our Resource Library

If you are interested in finding out about more 

Christian Songs for Kids 

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EASTER - An Acronym to Remind Us about the Meaning of Easter


What do you think of when you hear or see the word Easter?

You probably would include
Mary & Mary & Mary

Here is another way to:

remind us of Easter

what Easter should mean to us

how we can share the Love of God to others at Easter Time

who Easter is for

Let's consider an Acronym of the word 

1.  E is for Everyone

Romans 3 v 23:  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

2. A is for Anyone

John 3 v 16:  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes on His name shall be saved.

3. S is for Salvation

Acts 16 v 31:  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

4. T is for Today

Hebrews 13 v 8:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever

5. E is for Everlasting Life

John 6 v 47:  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

6. R is for Resurrection

John 11 v 25:  Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life.

At Easter Time we learn exactly why we can have faith in God.

No-one has lived a perfect life except Jesus.
No-one is good enough to be in the presence of God.
But God still loves everyone so much that He provided a way for us to be with Him.
He sent Jesus to die for our sin, to be our Saviour.

Anyone means You, personally You, no matter who You are or what You have done.
Jesus died on the cross for You and He wants You to trust in Him and You will be saved.
This is a personal promise for You from the Saviour.

God wants us to trust in Him today and because He never changes He will forever keep His promises.
Jesus also never changes so today He is STILL the Saviour of the World.
He wants to be your personal Saviour.

On Easter Sunday we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the day when Jesus rose from the dead and He is Alive forevermore.
Jesus is a living Saviour.

 is all about the fact that...


that is the Good News

Salvation Today

Everyone, Anyone, 

Jesus died


there was the



Good News


Everlasting Life



There is a similar post on this blog using the same acronym with free downloads for you to use as a presentation with Children - EASTER Letters

A variety of other Easter related posts and Free Printables can be found on our  EASTER PAGE

Why not pin this pic to come back later

5 Best Quotes on Easter

Here is my choice for the 
5 Best Quotes on the subject of EASTER

I am not a fan of QUOTES

In fact sometimes I get very annoyed at how people almost treat a quote
 as more important than the 
Word of God

I actually wrote a blog post about Do We Really Need This Quote?

However I do see that there are certain topics that there are some great quotes on from some very reliable people. This month I'm thinking about God's Blessings so let's get encouraged with some quotes around this.

There are many quotes from so many people on the subject of Blessings but I prefer to only refer to or recommend ones from people who I trust as standing firm on the Word of God.

So in the list below I will quote

NOT  Joel Osteen   but   A.W. Tozer

 NOT  Oprah Winfrey   but   William Tyndale

NOT  Joshua Harris  but   D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1.  Clarence W. Hall

     "If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there."

2.  Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"The cross of Christ justifies God; He remains holy because He has punished sin in the death, the shed blood, of His Son."

3.  C.S. Lewis

"He died not for men but for each man.  If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less."

Have you read the 5 Best Quotes on EASTER?

4.  William Tyndale

"To see how Christ was prophesied and described therein, consider and mark, how that the kid or lamb must be with out spot or blemish; and so was Christ only of all mankind, in the sight of God and of His Law."

5.  A.W. Tozer

"The only cross in all of history that was turned into an altar was the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was a Roman cross. They nailed Him on it, and God, in His majesty and mystery, turned it into an altar. The Lamb who was dying in the mystery and wonder of God was turned into the Priest who offered Himself. No one else was a worthy offering."

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                      EASTER Quotes Free Printable 

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There is a Green Hill Far Away - A Hymn of Encouragement

I was born in the city of Londonderry, Northern Ireland and that means I have a hometown that is famous for various things.
  • It is a walled city
  • There was a siege in 1689
  • For political reasons it now has to be referred to as as both Londonderry and Derry on the news.
  • It has produced many well-known song writers

Perhaps the one who wrote most pieces was actually the Hymn Writer and Poet 
Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander

One of her hymns is a great one for Easter Time and especially for Good Friday

There is a Green Hill Far Away

When this was first published in 1848 it was in a selection of "Hymns for Little Children" and in various hymn books it has been classified in the children's sections.

Hymnology Archive

Each verse is a great tool for teaching young children about the sacrifice Christ made for us and can be said to have been based around various verses of scripture including  John 3 v 16

and  Romans 5 v 8

Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander was the wife of  William Alexander who was the Bishop of Londonderry and later became the Archbishop of Armagh.

The Bishop was based in St. Columb's Cathedral which along with their home sat within the Walls of Londonderry and outside those walls Mrs Alexander would have had a view of the hills around the city which would have reminded her of the hill on which her saviour died.  Hence these lovely words were penned:

There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified
Who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains he had to bear,
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiven,
He died to make us good;
That we might go at last to heaven,
Saved by his precious Blood.

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate
Of heaven, and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has he loved,
And we must love him too,
And trust in his redeeming Blood,
And try his works to do.

and because of the short verses of 4 lines each would have been easily remembered by everyone. 


(Available in both A4 & Letter Size)

So we have a great hymn sung to a peaceful tune that is a great reminder of Good Friday and in fact a good reminder everyday of the love of Jesus.

You can find Songs for Kids at  Kids Resources

You can find Other Easter Posts at  EASTER

All my Free Printables can be found by going to Sandra's Ark Resource Library