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Stories of Jesus

Stories of Jesus
Song Samples in mp3 format
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 See the Joy
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 Run to Egypt
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 Child of Grace
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 Come into the Water
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 The Miracles of Jesus
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 Good News
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 Loaves and Fishes
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 Sheep
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 Lord of the Sea
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 Zacchaeus
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 Lazarus
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 Gethsemane
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 The Day Jesus Died
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 He Is Risen
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 Remember
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Stories of Jesus

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Gethsemane is one of 15 songs on Stories of Jesus made
for children and sung by children. From His birth and
flight to Egypt to His death and resurrection, 15 carefully
researched stories of the Savior’s life are unfolded in
Melanie Hoffman’s “witty, insightful and joyful” songs.
Accompaniment tracks are included on the Special Edition.


Click here for the Stories of Jesus sheet music

Reviews of"Stories of Jesus"


Sweet and endearing, lively and imaginative, Stories of Jesus, the newest release from Hoffman House and Shadow Mountain features 15 delightful and touching songs on the life of Christ which show why Melanie and Roger Hoffman are among the best-known and best-loved writers of music for children. Steven Kapp Perry - KBYU FM/FM 100 Soft Sunday Sounds

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Stories of Jesus features 15 original songs about the life of the Savior designed to both entertain and teach. The cheerful lyrics and memorable melodies had me singing the rest of the day --- I guess I'm still a kid at heart. Quint Randle, Deseret News

"I am so grateful for the gift Stories of Jesus has been to my family. I have loved sharing these songs that capture the pure joy of the 'good news' with my grandchildren. This collection of songs brings a smile to the heart." Michael McLean - Songwriter, Author, Film Producer

We listen to it in the car all the time and my six-year old reads the words on the CD cover and sings along. I’m going to try and get everyone I know to buy Stories of Jesus. I think it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. Shelly W

I just love the Stories of Jesus music!Such sweet truth set to beautiful tender music! I have one daughter who loves to practice singing  with the wordless tracks while we're driving. I get to drive around town with a sweet little concert everywhere I go! Thank you so much for your beautiful music!

My family loves the entire CD. I purchased all the songs shortly after buying Gethsemane, ad I've even purchased the entire set of sheet music. My 17-year old daughter and 12-year old son have had a great time learning the songs on their stringed instruments (they play the cello and violin). It's also been so much fun to teach my 7 and 5 year old sons the scripture stories that connect with the songs on the CD. They are beginning to truly love the stories of Jesus found in the New Testament.

Again, I just wanted you to know what an incredible impact your music has had on us. Thank you for all you do in your music! We own many of your other songs/CDs (including scripture scouts) and love them all.Valena K

We listen to "Stories of Jesus" all the time. I play it when I drive and I drive a lot of miles during the week.  My grandchildren love it, too!! Thank you for the beautiful, touching, joyful songs!! Verleen

I wanted to tell you how much I love your music on Stories of Jesus. I played the album in the car yesterday and my 11 year-old son and 8 year-old grandson were humming along and joining in. The song “Gethsemane” invited a wonderful chat about the crucifixion and the 3 days before the resurrection. Your music had really touched a chord in my son's heart. Kay V

We LOVE your Stories of Jesus CD, every song!  We've sung the Gethsemane one for the Primary Presentation - the spirit is felt so strong every time we sing that one. And there was a YouTube video with your baptism song in the background that we showed at our daughter's baptism.  

The upbeat and catchy tunes are so fun.  Did you have to make the sheep song so darn sticky?! Brain sticky!  It goes round and around in our heads.  And every time our littlest hears the sheep baa-ing she giggles and giggles.

Thank you for producing such a quality recording - the children's voices and harmonies are wonderful.  Colleen

The girls love the "Stories of Jesus" CD and have been singing the songs all week.  "Old King Herod went crazy and died" seems to be a favorite line. :) Justin

I got my dad on Tuesday. He isn't doing well. The trip was hard on him and he has been bed fast since he arrived. Today I realized he needed music, so I got out my well used CD "Stories of Jesus". It is just what both of us needed. Just had to tell you again, I love your music! Valerie

Thank You for the CD we love the whole disk.  We bought it for the great song Gethsemane we have been hearing on the radio on Sunday. Steven

I own a copy of 'Stories of Jesus' and truly love and appreciate your work. Our primary wants to learn "Come into the Water" for our primary program next year. Esther

I love your cd "Stories of Jesus" and I have wanted to gift it to friends for a long time.

Lani

I really like your song "Miracles of Jesus".  I would like my students to learn this for an upcoming school program.
I am an elementary teacher in a small Christian school here in South Korea.  I am putting together a program for our students' parents in July, and my students & I decided to do a drama about Jesus' miracles from the book of John.  I was thrilled to find your song "Miracles of Jesus" when I google searched on-line for songs about Jesus' miracles.  This song is perfect to go along with our play.

I'm sure that my students will enjoy singing these songs, too.  Thank you for caring about serving God through children's music...I pray that these songs and our message about how Jesus' miracles showed that He IS the Christ, the Son of God, will impact all of our hearts & lives and bring glory to Him.
God bless you, too!
~Sarah

I own a copy of 'Stories of Jesus' and truly love and appreciate your work. Our primary wants to learn "Come into the Water" for our primary program next year.

Esther

I have just had a holy experience after listening to the song "Gethsemane". I hold the song and its message dearly. Afterwards, I wanted to read the story behind the song. I had heard from someone, somewhere that there was some story behind the song. Is this true?

Matt

I just wanted to say how much I LOVE the Stories of Jesus CD. After buying one for my own family and adoring it (I LOVE to hear my kids singing along!), I bought one for a couple of my sisters and recently one sister called to ask how to get another CD because she couldn't find it anywhere. So, of course I have forwarded the email about you making it available on CD again.

I have enjoyed the beautiful and also the fun songs on Stories of Jesus for so long. I love Loaves and Fishes! Your singer did a
perfect job. The music is fun and it joyfully delivers its great story! And I love Child of Grace. And Zacchaeus and He is Risen.

Okay, I just love them all! I just wanted to let you know! Chris

"As parents with ten children ages 3 to 23, we have all enjoyed the music of Stories of Jesus. Our younger children in particular have listened to and even memorized the songs. Gethsemene is a song which is worth the price of the entire CD.

My grandson listens to your songs about Jesus every night "because it makes me feel my Heavenly Father". Maureen


We know of no other music for children about the atonement which is so simple in its message yet so profound in its meaning. The example and love of the Savior flows through each song."- Ben & Valerie T

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I have listened to 'Stories of Jesus' many times. I am always searching for ways to bring my family to Christ. One day as I was driving to a church meeting I was thinking about how I felt about the Savior when I listened to 'Stories of Jesus.' Tears filled my eyes as I felt the Spirit bear witness to me that if our children really knew the Savior, and truly loved Him, they would never want to disappoint him. That was the key. Our children need to know Jesus Christ so they can love Him. Thank you Melanie and Roger Hoffman, for creating a tool to bring Christ into my home in a very real, very personal way. - Jill C

The upbeat and catchy tunes are so fun.  Did you have to make the sheep song so darn sticky?! Brain sticky!  It goes round and around in our heads.  And every time our littlest hears the sheep baa-ing she giggles and giggles.

 

 

Thank you for producing such a quality recording - the children's voices and harmonies are wonderful.  Colleen

I received my “Stories of Jesus” CD. I really love it. I would like to order four more to send to my grandchildren for Easter. Judith

Thank You for the CD we love the whole disk.  We bought it for the greatsong Gethsemane we have been hearing on the radio on Sunday. Steven

I appreciate the fact that Stories of Jesus is carefully written and scripturally accurate. It's been fun, during family scripture study to find that so many of the lyrics are taken directly from the scriptures. Patty

I love your "Stories of Jesus" CD. Every song on it is amazing. Denise

I was introduced to Stories of Jesus last year while visiting 2 of my 3 sons in the marines stationed in Okinawa. Their 2 oldest sons both were turning 8 and being baptized. The grandchildren sang Come Into The Water during the service. Thanks so much. This song has been playing in my head ever since we got word they could come visit, so I know I need it. Debbie

From Amazon reviewers:
"The music and lyrics are done so well that it is a CD our whole family enjoys listening to."

"The songs are fun and original and also teach stories from Jesus's life in a very kid-understandable and sweet way...I highly recommend this to any Christian with kids."

"All of my children love it, from teens down to the 4-year-old, and parents enjoy listening to it, too. It has taught the children of the glory of Jesus, His miracles, and specifics about His life and ministry."

Our primary kids love all your songs.  I emailed Melanie a couple of years ago to let her know that Gethsemane was our kids favorite (even though most are boys as we have 5 girls in senior primary).  We’ve sung it in our ward quite a few times and it still is a favorite to this day.  I purchased all the music from Stories of Jesus (they are all great). 
 
We are also leaning Remember and they love that one too.  I have two boys (10 and 7) and after primary they come home singing that song.  Today we started learning “Come into the Water” and the kids were so enthusiastic singing it.  I asked my son if he like the new song and he said, you always pick the best songs Mom.  It sure isn’t me, it’s people like you who have such a wonderful talent and can write such beautiful music that brings the spirit when you sing.  I still get choked up singing Gethsemane.

Michele

AMAZON REVIEWERS - All 9 reviewers on Amazon gave it 5 stars

This music is beautiful and fun and just perfect for kids to learn
By Andrea J. on June 28, 2015

This music is beautiful and fun and just perfect for kids to learn about their Savior. My children were asked to participate in a children's choir where thesesongs were featured. So amazing!!!! I'm grateful that these stories are a little more "a part" of them now that they've sung and listened to them so many times. Thanks to the Hoffmans!

Tender, Simple, Fun, and Powerful Songs
By Emily Evans on April 12, 2015

I came across this music while looking for a way to teach my younger children about the Savior and the Atonement; it has been more than I hoped for! Sweet, tender, simple, fun, and powerful songs teach about the Savior's life in a way that
truly reaches children and brings understanding on their level. My children have asked to listen to it everyday since I bought it and I love to hear them humming the songs. It is directed toward children, but my husband and I love it too and keep it playing when it shuffles through our playlist- even when it's just the two of us!

beautiful and touching
By Shannon A. Cox "Haitian Roots Lady" on July 26, 2014

I love this CD! I have 5 children and we listen to it often, especially in the car. Besides being beautiful music, it has inspired many different conversations about the life of Jesus.

Pleases adults, teens and children!
By mom of many on November 12, 2012

Original music, not new words written to old tunes. The music is pleasant andcatchy. It doesn't have annoying music "types" such as rock or country. It is not high pitched "kids" music nor is it sung by amateur children. This a very professional CD, very high quality.

All of my children love it, from teens down to the 4-year-old, and parents enjoy listening to it, too. It has taught the children of the glory of Jesus, His miracles, and specifics about His life and ministry. My 7-year-old loves that the songs are in order on the CD, starting with His birth and working chronologically up to His resurrection.

Beautiful Music about the Savior's Life
ByMarniSoup "Marni"

About a month ago I listened to a podcast on "Stories of Jesus." I was so impressed by the short samples that I had to buy it for our family. As the title suggests, the songs are all about the life of Jesus, starting with his birth and ending with remembering Him and His life. In a way I guess this could be like Handel's Messiah for children. All the songs are so beautiful it is tough to pick a favorite. One unique song is "Gethsemane," a song about the atonement. Like the composers mention on the podcast, there really isn't a children's song about the atonement.

The CD insert quotes Melanie Hoffman: "I know that as children learn who Jesus is, they will look to Him, anticipate His coming, and want to be like Him, because they will know Him and love Him."

The music and lyrics are done so well that it is a CD our whole family enjoys listening to. Learning more about the Savior's life through this music has been a great testimony strengthener for all of us. I highly recommended buying this for your home or as a gift.

My kids LOVE this music! The songs are fun and original and also teach stories from Jesus's life in a very kid- understandable and sweet way. My 4 year old wants to listen and dance to this music all the time! I highly recommend this to any Christian with kids. Amy D Curtis

I'm really happy with this CD. The songs are cute with a great message. They have catchy tunes and are sung nicely. (I have a thing about listening to kid voices that are annoying (nasally or sounding like baby talk.) None of that here. While the songs are sung by children, they have great voices.) Beautiful CD.
K. Fears

Great Kids CD about the life of Jesus,
My mom purchased this CD for my kids and they LOVE it. If they had their way they would listen to it all day, every day. I even enjoy it. The song about gethsemane is very touching and makes me ponder that story. The messages are simple and the songs are catchy. The children who sing the songs have cute voices. I would recommend this CD for anyone who wants their kids to learn songs about Jesus' life. M. Higbee

The best children's CD about Christ
My mother bought this cd for our children over a month ago, and it has been in our cd player in the family van ever since. The kids absolutely love the stories about Jesus that have been put to such fun music. I love that children sing the songs, and my children have already memorized most of the songs. Our children are newborn to age 11, and they all enjoy this cd.
T. Perrin

 

The physical CD is now available only at Hoffman House. It also contains accompaniment tracks for all the songs.