This is Scripture Verse U in the Bible Memory Series for children. Verse U is Psalm 123:1: “Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens.”
As with every verse in the series we try to incorporate the following:
- A Printable of the verse to keep near the bed or wherever you are memorizing the verse.
- The meaning of the verse. This really helps cement the verse in our children’s heads, especially when there’s a story to go along with it.
- A catchy tune to help our children (and us!) learn the verse quickly
- An end goal in mind for memorizing these verses to begin with! Memorizing in ABC fashion is doing just that! It’s one our kids will easily understand and get behind!
Printable of Psalm 123:1
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Meaning of Psalm 123:1
Psalm 123:1 can seem a little difficult to explain to children. But the explanation found here sums it up nicely enough for children: regardless of circumstances, look to God.
Song to Aid in Memorization of Psalm 123:1
This song contains all of Psalm 123 so just listen to the first part to hear verse one long enough to sing the tune with your kids on your own. Once you’ve learned the tune, you’re good to go!
If you don’t like a tune – you can always do what I’ve done with my kids. There were a couple tunes we just couldn’t get into so we adapted tunes from our favorite songs. For example, for Verse N, we used Taylor Swift’s “Never Getting Back Together”. It ended up sounding like “Nothing shall ever, ever, ever separate us from the love of God.” Not perfect – but we had a lot of fun with it and certainly never forgot it! Which was the point!
If you need the full index of ABC Bible Memory Verses, you can catch the whole thing HERE! Take it one verse every 1-2 weeks and by the end of a year, you and your kids will have memorized 26 Bible verses! This is what worked for my children and we haven’t gotten them!
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