Singing Our Faith

A Hymnal for Children



  • A complete hymnal/songbook for school liturgies and catechetical settings, containing titles children love to sing from the GIA repertoire as well as the works of other publishers and composers.
  • Designed for children ages 7-12, this hymnal contains timeless music that children will remember and treasure for a lifetime.
  • The hymns are organized according to the church year, and then follow the themes suggested by the National Catechetical Committee - namely, creation, God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, the Church, Christian morality, the sacraments, and salvation history. Additional sections for the Blessed Virgin Mary and angels and saints are also included.
  • Developed in cooperation with Harcourt Religion Publishers to meet the requirements of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Singing Our Faith is a new and unique hymnal for children.
  • A committee of experts in the fields of religious education and music helped to develop this future classic. Editors include Robert J. Batastini, David Anderson, Sr. Teresita Espinosa, Rob Glover, and Robert Piercy.
  • An engaging four-color cover crowns this soft-covered, laminated hymnal, sure to delight both the children and their teachers and leaders, while stimulating thought-provoking lessons and discussions.

Leader's Guide

Designed for catechists, DREs, musicians, and liturgists. Outlines for celebrating eucharistic and non-eucharistic liturgies, guidelines for choosing appropriate music and celebrations based on the liturgical calendar, pedagogical techniques for the young voice, and practical hints on getting kids to sing, recruiting young cantors, and forming children's ensembles are just some of the topics addressed in the book's chapters. The heart of this book is filled with creative ideas linking the seven themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with music. This manual also contains reprints of The Directory of Masses with Children and, in the tradition of GIA hymnals, includes extensive indexing by Rev. Robert Oldershaw.

Edition # Title
G-5550L Singing Our Faith - Leader/Catechist Guide

Assembly Edition

Soft-covered, laminated, and a size that will comfortably fit in the hands of children.

Edition # Title
G-5550 Singing Our Faith
Hymnal for Young Catholics

Accompaniment Edition

Accompaniment books for piano and guitar are both conveniently spiral bound.

Edition # Title
G-5550A Singing Our Faith - Keyboard Accompaniment

Cantor/Guitar Edition

Edition # Title
G-5550C Singing Our Faith - Cantor/Guitar

Now on CD!

Edition # Title
CD-495 Singing Our Faith - CD


Hymns and Songs: A Means of Your Peace

Advent Gathering: Make Ready the Way / Come, O Lord
Again We Keep This Solemn Fast
All Are Welcome
All Creatures of Our God and King
All Grownups, All Children
All Night, All Day
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly
All You Works of God
Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
Alleluia! Sing for Joy
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Amazing Grace
Amen Siakudumisa / Amen, We Praise Your Name
Angels We Have Heard on High
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning
At Evening
Ave Maria
Away in a Manger
Baptized in Water
Be Not Afraid
Behold I Make All Things New
Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs
Blest Are They
Bring Forth the Kingdom
Canticle of the Sun
Chatter with the Angels
Christ Is the King
Christ the Lord Is Risen!
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Christ Will Be Your Strength
Circle Round for Freedom
City of God
Come and Eat This Living Bread
Day Is Done
Dona Nobis Pacem
Dust and Ashes
Earth and All Stars
Easter Alleluia
Eat This Bread
Envia Tu Espiritu
Final Blessing
For Health and Strength
For the Beauty of the Earth
For Your Gracious Blessing
Freedom Is Coming
Friends All Gather 'Round
Gather Us In
Gloria, Gloria
Glory and Gratitude and Praise
Go Now in Peace
Go Tell It on the Mountain
God Has Chosen Me
Good Morning, God
Good News
Guide My Feet
Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises
He Came Down
Healer of Our Every Ill
Here I Am, Lord
Hold Us in Your Mercy: Penitential Litany
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
Holy Is Your Name
I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de Vida
I Come with Joy
I Danced in the Morning
I Received the Living God
I Say "Yes," My Lord / Digo "S'," Se"or
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
If You Believe and I Believe
Immaculate Mary
In Christ There Is No East or West
In the Bulb There Is a Flower
In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful
Isaiah 49
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Jesu, Jesu
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Jesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Forever
Jesus' Hands Were Kind Hands
Jesus in the Morning
Jesus Our Brother, Kind and Good
Jesus, Remember Me
Joy to the World
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
Jubilate Deo / In the Lord Rejoicing
Jubilate Servite / Raise a Song of Gladness
Lead Me, Guide Me
Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ
Lift High the Cross
Lord of All Hopefulness
Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
Lord, You Give the Great Commission
Love One Another
Magnificat / Sing Out, My Soul
May the Lord, Mighty God
Morning Has Broken
Moved by the Gospel, Let Us Move
My Soul in Stillness Waits
Nada Te Turbe / Nothing Can Trouble
Night of Silence
Now Thank We All Our God
Now We Remain
O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God
O Come, All Ye Faithful / Adeste Fideles
O Come, Little Children
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O God of Love, O King of Peace
O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath
O How Good Is Christ the Lord
O Lord, Hear My Prayer
O Sun of Justice
On Eagle's Wings
One Bread, One Body
Over My Head
Pan de Vida
People, Look East
People of God / Alleluia
Praise and Thanksgiving
Praise to God
Praise to the Trinity
Praise to You, O Christ, Our Savior
Prayer of Peace
Prepare the Way of the Lord
Pues Si Vivimos / If We Are Living
Rejoice in the Lord Always
Return to God
Send Down the Fire
Send Us Your Spirit
Shout for Joy
Silent Night, Holy Night
Sing a New Song to the Lord
Sing of Mary, Meek and Lowly
Sing Our God Together
Sing Out, Earth and Skies
Sing Praise to Our Creator
Sing, Sing, Praise and Sing!
Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door
Song of St. Patrick
Song of the Body of Christ / Cancion del Cuerpo de Cristo
Soon and Very Soon
Stand Up, Friends
Standin' in the Need of Prayer
Stay Awake, Be Ready
Surrexit Christus / The Lord Is Risen
Take and Eat
Take, O Take Me As I Am
Taste and See
That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
The Lord, the Lord, the Lord Is My Shepherd
The Servant Song
The Summons
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
There Is One Lord
This Day God Gives Me
This Day Was Made by the Lord
This Is My Commandment
This Little Light of Mine
'Tis the Gift to Be Simple
Two by Two
Ubi Caritas / Live in Charity
Uyai Mose / Come All You People
Veni Sancte Spiritus
Wait for the Lord
Walk, Walk in the Light
Walking by Faith
Watch for Messiah
We Are Called
We Are Many Parts
We Are Marching
We Are the Church
We Are Walking in the Light
We Come to Your Table
We See the Lord
We Shall Overcome
We Sing of the Saints
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Walk by Faith
Were You There
What Star Is This
What Wondrous Love Is This
When, in Our Music, God Is Glorified
When Jesus Saw the Fishermen
When Jesus the Healer
With a Shepherd's Care
You Are Mine
You Are My Shepherd
You Have Put on Christ

Psalms and Canticles: Psalm 19:
The Precepts of the Lord / Glover

Psalm 19: Their Message Goes Out / Glover
Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd / Sensmeier
Psalm 23: My Shepherd Is the Lord /Gelineau
Psalm 24: We Long to See Your Face / Keil
Psalm 24: Open Wide Your Gates / Keil
Psalm 25: To You, O Lord / Haugen
Psalm 25: Teach Me Your Ways / Haas
Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light / Haas
Psalm 27: I Long to See Your Face / Glover
Psalm 33: Lord, Let Your Mercy / Guimont
Psalm 34: Taste and See / Guimont
Psalm 34: The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor / Haugen
Psalm 34: The Lord Set Me Free / Glover
Psalm 40: Here Am I / Proulx
Psalm 51: Be Merciful, O Lord / Craig
Psalm 63: My Soul Is Thirsting / Proulx
Psalm 63: In the Morning I Will Sing / Proulx
Psalm 78: The Lord Gave Them Bread / Guimont
Psalm 78: Do Not Forget / Batastini
Psalm 84: How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place / Murray
Psalm 89: For Ever I Will Sing / Carroll
Psalm 90: In Every Age / Englert
Psalm 90: Fill Us with Your Love / Batastini
Psalm 91: Be with Me / Haugen
Psalm 95: Let Us Come before the Lord / Batastini
Psalm 96: Proclaim to All the Nations / Haugen, Haas
Psalm 98: All the Ends of the Earth / Haugen, Haas
Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a New Song / Guimont
Psalm 100: We Are God's People / Haas
Psalm 104: Lord, Send Out Your Spirit / Lisicky
Psalm 113: Blessed Be the Name / Batastini
Psalm 117: Go Out to All the World / Peloquin
Psalm 118: Let Us Rejoice / Haugen
Psalm 119: Happy Are They / Glover
Psalm 121: Guiding Me, Guarding Me / Joncas
Psalm 121: Our Help Comes from the Lord / Joncas
Psalm 122: Let Us Go Rejoicing / Joncas
Psalm 122: Give Peace, O Lord / Glover
Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things / Proulx
Psalm 138: In the Sight of the Angels / Carroll
Psalm 138: Lord, on the Day I Called / Carroll
Psalm 139: I Praise You, O Lord / Guimont
Psalm 141: My Prayers Rise like Incense / Chant
Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name for Ever / Roberts
Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, My Soul / Guimont
Psalm 146: I Will Praise the Lord / Joncas
Psalm 147: Happy Are All / Glover
Canticle of Mary / KINGSFOLD / Vaughan Williams
Canticle of Zachary / FOREST GREEN / Joncas
Isaiah 12: You Will Draw Water / Guimont

Service Music: RITE OF SPRINKLING / Haugen

HELELUYAN / Traditional Muscogee Indian
HALLE, HALLE / Trad. Carribean, arr. John L. Bell
ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA / Palestinian traditional
ALLELUIA / Berthier, Taizé
ALLELUIA / Mass of Remembrance / Haugen
SANCTUS / Mass of Creation / Marty Haugen
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION A / Mass of Creation / Haugen
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION B / Mass of Creation / Haugen
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION C / Mass of Creation / Haugen
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION D / Mass of Creation / Haugen
CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION 1 / Mass of Creation / Haugen
CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION 2 / Mass of Creation / Haugen
CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION 3 / Mass of Creation / Haugen
CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION 4 / Mass of Creation / Haugen
AMEN / Mass of Creation / Haugen
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION A / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION B / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION C / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION D / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION 1 / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
CHILDREN'S ACCLAMATION 2 / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
AMEN / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
SANCTUS / Mass of Plenty / Glover
MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION / Mass of Plenty / Glover
AMEN / Mass of Plenty / Glover
SANCTUS / chant
AGNUS DEI / chant
LAMB OF GOD / Proulx
LAMB OF GOD / Mass of the Angels and Saints / Janco
LAMB OF GOD / Ralph R. Stewart