Songs for Saplings: ABC

by Dana Dirksen

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released January 15, 2004

All music by Dana Dirksen
Produced and engineered by Matt Reckinger
Illustrations: Kelly Roest
Vocals: Dana Dirksen
Background Vocals: Maria Brooks, Mathew Hull, Joseph Ike, Sabrina Jacobs, Briana Jacobs, Dayna Jacobs, Sean Marsan, Jacob Marsan, Jira Reckinger, Ellen Vanderploeg, Andrew, Isaac, David and Daniel Dirksen.
Guitar: Dana Dirksen and Gary Ike
Claps: Georgie Reckinger and Jacob Reckinger
Bass: Matt Reckinger

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Songs for Saplings Portland, Oregon

We create lively, fun songs that attempt to deliver the deepest Biblical truths in a format that children will love.

Songs for Saplings is James and Dana Dirksen. We live in Portland, OR, and have 6 beautiful children. We thank God that He has allowed us to share the Good News that Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost.

You can learn more about us at songsforsaplings.com
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Track Name: A - Apple; Psalm 17:8
1. A­‐Apple; Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the apple of Your eye,
The apple of Your eye, The apple of Your eye.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye,
Psalm 17:8
Track Name: B - Bread; John 6:48
2. B­‐Bread; John 6:48

Jesus said, "I am the bread of life."
John 6:48
Track Name: C - Changed; II Corinthians 3:18
3. C-­Changed; II Corinthians 3:18

We will be changed into His likeness.
I Corinthians 3:18
Track Name: D - Delight; Zephaniah 3:17
4. D-Delight; Zephaniah 3:17

He will take great delight in you.
Zephaniah 3:17
Track Name: E - Endures; I Peter 1:25
5. E­‐Endures; I Peter 1:25

The Word of the Lord endures forever.
I Peter 1:25
Track Name: F - Friend; Proverbs 17:17
6. F-Friend; Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times,
all times, all times.
A friend loves at all times.
Proverbs 17:17
Track Name: G - Gift; James 1:17
7. G-Gift; James 1:17

Every good gift
Every good gift
is from above,
from above.
James 1
(James 1),
17
(17)
Track Name: H - Happy; Psalm 144:15
8. H-Happy; Psalm 144:15

Happy are the people whose God is the Lord
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord
La-­‐la-­‐la-­‐la-­‐la-­‐la-­‐la-­‐la,
Psalm 144:15
Track Name: I - Incense; Psalm 141:2
9. I­‐Incense; Psalm 141:2

May my prayer
(May my prayer)
Be set before You like incense.
May my prayer
(May my prayer)
Be set before You.

May my prayer
(May my prayer)
Be set before You like incense,
Psalm 141,
verse 2.
Track Name: J - Joy; Habakkuk 3:18
10. J-Joy; Habakkuk 3:18

I will rejoice in the Lord
I will rejoice in the God
In the God of my salvation
[2x]

Habakkuk
Habakkuk 3
Habakkuk 3:18

I will rejoice in the Lord
I will rejoice in the God
In the God of my salvation
[3x]

Habakkuk
Habakkuk 3
Habakkuk 3:18

I will rejoice in the Lord
I will rejoice in the God
In the God of my salvation
Track Name: K - Kind; Ephesians 4:32
11. K­‐Kind; Ephesians 4:32

Be kind
(Be kind)
to one
(to one)
another.
Be kind to one another.

Be kind
(Be kind)
to one
(to one)
another,
Ephesians 4:32
Track Name: L - Looks; I Samuel 16:7
12. L-­Looks; I Samuel 16:7

Man looks on the outward appearance,
But the Lord looks at the heart.
[2x]

I Samuel 16, verse 7.

Man looks on the outward appearance,
But the Lord looks at the heart.
[3x]
Track Name: M - Merry; Proverbs 17:22
13. M-Merry; Proverbs 17:22

A merry hear does good like a medicine.
Proverbs 17:22
Track Name: N - Nothing; John 15:5
14. N-Nothing; John 15:5

Apart from Me
(apart from Me),
You can do nothing
(you can do nothing).
Apart from Me
(apart from Me),
You can do nothing
(you can do nothing),
John 15, verse 5
Track Name: O - Obey; Psalm 119:17
15. O-Obey; Psalm 119:17

I will obey Your word.
Psalm 119, verse 17
Track Name: P - Patient; I Thessalonians 5:14
16. P-Patient; I Thessalonians 5:14

Be patient
(be patient)
with everyone.
Be patient
(be patient)
with everyone.
Be patient with everyone,
I Thessalonians 5, verse 14
Track Name: Q - Quickly; Revelation 22:7
17. Q-­Quickly; Revelation 22:7

Behold, I come quickly.
Revelation 22:7
Behold, I come quickly.
Revelation 22:7
Behold, I come quickly,
behold, I come quickly,
Behold, I come quickly.
Revelation 22:7
Track Name: R - Rock; Psalm 92:15
18. R­‐Rock; Psalm 92:15

He is my Rock
(He is my Rock),
And there is no
(and there is no)
unrighteousness in Him.
[4x]
Psalm 92:15
Track Name: S - Step; Job 31:4
19. S­‐Step; Job 31:4

Does God see my ways and count my every step?
Does God see my ways and count my every step?
Job 31, verse 4
Track Name: T - Thanks; Ephesians 5:20
20. T­‐Thanks; Ephesians 5:20

Always give thanks to God for everything.
Ephesians chapter 5, verse 20
Track Name: U - Under; Psalm 17:8
21.
U-Under; Psalm 17:8

Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
Psalm 17, verse 8
Track Name: V - Very; Psalm 104:1
22. V-Very; Psalm 104:1

Lord my God,
Lord my God,
You are very great.
Lord my God,
Lord my God,
You are very great.
Lord my God,
Lord my God,
You are very great.
Psalm one-­‐hundred-­‐four, verse 1
Track Name: W - With; Matthew 28:20
23. W­‐With; Matthew 28:20

I am with you always.
(I am with you always.)
Matthew 28:20
Track Name: X - Exalt; Psalm 34:3
24. X­‐Exalt; Psalm 34:3

Let us exalt His name together,
Let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 34, verse 3.
Track Name: Y - Your; Philippians 4:6
25. Y-Your; Philippians 4:6

Let your request be made known unto God.
Philippians 4, verse 6
Let your request be made known unto the Lord your God.
Track Name: Z - Zealous; Revelation 3:19
26. Z­‐Zealous; Revelation 3:19

Be zealous, be zealous, be z-­‐z-­‐z-­‐z-­‐zealous.
Be zealous, be zealous,
God tells us to be zealous.
Be zealous, be zealous, be z-­‐z-­‐z-­‐z-­‐zealous,
Revelation 3:19
Track Name: Camping; Psalm 36:6
27. Camping; Psalm 36:6

Your righteousness is like the nightly mountains.
Psalm 36, verse 6
Track Name: The Birds; Matthew 10:31
28. The Birds; Matthew 10:31

Do not be afraid,
For you are worth more than many, many, many sparrows.
Matthew 10:31
Track Name: The Beach; Psalm 95:5
29. The Beach; Psalm 95:5

Psalm 95:5
The sea is His, for He made it,
The sea is His, for He made it,
The sea is His, for He made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.
Track Name: Harvest; Isaiah 40:7
30. Harvest; Isaiah 40:7

The grass
(the grass)
Withers
(withers)
And the flowers fall.
But the Word
(the Word)
Of our God
(our God)
Stands forever.
[2x]

Isaiah 40, verse 7
Track Name: Thanksgiving; Psalm 100:4
31. Thanksgiving; Psalm 100:4

Be thankful to Him and bless His name,
For the Lord is good,
Oh, the Lord is good.
Be thankful to Him and bless His name,
For the Lord is good.
Psalm 100, verse 4
Track Name: Christmas; Luke 2:11
32. Christmas; Luke 2:11

Luke 2:11
For there is born, to you
This day in the city of David,
A Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Track Name: Winter; Psalm 51:7
33. Winter; Psalm 51:7

Wash me,
And I shall be whiter than snow.
Wash me,
And I shall be whiter than snow.
Psalm 51 verse 7.
Track Name: Valentine's Day; 1 John 3:16
34. Valentine's Day; 1 John 3:16

By this we know love,
By this we know love,
Because Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.
[2x]
I John 3:16
Track Name: Spring; II Corinthians 5:17
35. Spring; II Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
He is a new creation.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
He is a new creation.
II Corinthians 5, verse 17.
II Corinthians 5, verse 17.
Track Name: Easter; I Corinthians 15:3-4
36. Easter; I Corinthians 15:3-­4

Christ died for our sins,
According to the Scriptures.
He was buried
(He was buried),
And He rose
(and He rose)
Again the third day,
According to the Scriptures.
I Corinthians 15:3­‐4
Christ died for our sins,
According to the Scriptures.
[2x]

He was buried
(He was buried),
And He rose
(and He rose)
Again the third day,
According to the Scriptures.
[2x]

I Corinthians 15:3­‐4
Track Name: Mother's Day; Exodus 20:12
37. Mother's Day; Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother,
That your days may be long.
[3x]

Honor your father and your mother,
Exodus 20, verse 12
Track Name: Father's Day; Proverbs 1:8
38.Father's Day; Proverbs 1:8

Hear the instruction of your father
(Hear the instruction of your father)
Hear the instruction of your father
(Hear the instruction of your father)
Proverbs
(Proverbs)
1, verse 8