Word For Word Music

To purchase this 3 CD set or sheet music, please send an email to orders@norrychristian.net or call the school office at (570) 473-9786.

Listed below are all of the scripture songs we sing that are set to music.  These are the songs included in the 3 CD set.  Some are available to download individually, or you can download zip files that contain mp3s of every song on the CDs.

The Bible Memory Program at NCS includes these as well as other scriptures.  For more of a description of the Bible Memory Program and the use of the Word for Word songs at NCS, go to the Bible Memory page.

Download Zip Files Of the Songs on Each CD
W4W Volume 1 CD mp3s W4W Volume 2 CD mp3s W4W Volume 3 CD mp3s

Download Word For Word Book
W4W Book Part 1 - Program Text W4W Book Part 2 - Sheet Music

Download Sing Ephesians
Ephesians mp3s Ephesians - Sheet Music

Passage   Sheet

About These Recordings...

Twenty years ago I began setting scripture passages to music to aid memorization at Northumberland Christian School.  Some of the songs are original compositions, but most of the passages are simply set to common hymn tunes.  Ten years ago I compiled many of those songs into a Word for Word book.  Since then many alumni have expressed their gratitude for the power these songs had to fix large portions of scripture in their minds.

Only a few people outside the NCS family, however, have benefited from these songs, because even though the book has been available, most people needed to hear the songs if they were to learn them.  That realization prompted my wife and four children to offer to help me make this recording.  All four children attended NCS from kindergarten through twelfth grade and are now scattered around the country. We had but one morning together over Christmas vacation when we could sing as many songs as possible without turning back for corrections or improvements.  While we were hesitant to attempt a homemade recording under these circumstances,  we were all convinced that the point was not for us to sound as good as possible, but for us to help people memorize Gods Word. 

Indeed, the whole point of the Word for Word songs is that you don't have to be a polished musician to be able to profit from singing the scriptures.  God commands ALL to sing, because He has given music a peculiar power to help words stick in our minds (Deut. 31:19).  So with that end in view, we offer this recording, with the prayer that it will be used by God to help many people lay up large portions of scripture in their hearts Word for Word.  Then may the Sovereign Lord use His Word as a means to the greater goal we pursue --- to delight greatly in the Lord, who has clothed us with garments of salvation and arrayed us in a robe of righteousness (Is.61:10). 

John, Ellie, Becky, Jonathan, Melanie, & Joanna Rees

December 2000


All songs are taken Word for Word from the
Copyright c 1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society.
Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.


February 2005 I would like to say a special thank you to Bob Spangler for his many hours of labor in seeking to turn our homemade cassette recordings into CDs.  Thanks, Bob, for being so willing to use your time, equipment, and expertise to help with this project for the glory of God!


Exodus 20:1-17
Deuteronomy 33:26-29; Psalm 89:8
I Chronicles 16:8-12, 34-36
Psalm 1
Psalm 19:1-6
Psalm 19:7-14
Psalm 23
Psalm 24
Psalm 32
Psalm 34
Psalm 48
Psalm 51
Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8
Psalm 63:1-8
Psalm 71:14-18, 8
Psalm 73:21-28
Psalm 86:1-13a
Psalm 90:12, 14, 16-17
Psalm 98
Psalm 100
Psalm 103
Psalm 116:1-2, 5, 6, 12-13, 18-19
Psalm 121
Psalm 131
Psalm 145
Psalm 150
Proverbs 3:1-18
Proverbs 31:10-31
Isaiah 53
Isaiah 55
Isaiah 61:10-11
Jeremiah 29:11-13
Jeremiah 31:33-34
Habakkuk 3:17-19
Zephaniah 3:14-17
Matthew 5:1-16
Matthew 6:19-21, 33-34
Matthew 11:27-30
Matthew 16:16-21
Matthew 28:18-20
Mark 10:42-45
Luke 1:46-55
Luke 2:1-20
Luke 24:44-49
John 1:1-4, 10-14
John 3:16-21
John 4:21-26
John 6:35-40
John 10:14-18, 26-30
John 14:1-6
John 15:1-8
John 17:1-5
Romans 3:20-26, 28
Romans 6
Romans 8:28-39
Romans 12:1-2
Romans 12:9-21
Romans 15:13
Romans 15:5-6
I Corinthians 13
Galatians 4:4-7
Galatians 5:22-26, 6:7-10
Ephesians 1:3-14
Ephesians 2:1-10
Ephesians 4:22-5:2
Ephesians 5:18-6:4
Ephesians 6:10-20
Philippians 1:27-2:16
Philippians 3:7-14
Philippians 4:4-13
Colossians 1:9-14
Colossians 2:6-7
Colossians 3:12-17
I Timothy 6:6-12
II Timothy 1:6-12
II Timothy 3:14-17
Titus 2:11-3:7
Hebrews 1:1-3
Hebrews 2:14-18
Hebrews 4:12-16
Hebrews 10:19-25
Hebrews 12:1-14
Hebrews 13:20-21
James 1:21-27
James 2:14-26
I Peter 2:9-25
I Peter 5:5-11
II Peter 1:3-11
I John 1:1-2:6
I John 2:15-17
Revelation 5:9-14

We encourage you to listen to and download our music and use it to help memorize God's word.

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