Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

— Colossians 3:16

Welcome to our website!   

          His Homemade Hymnal is a labor of love created by the Todd Smith Family.  Our main goal is for this to be a resource to facilitate God’s people in meditating on His Word.   It also allows us a means by which to share songs that the Lord gives us that we hope will bless others.  It is very much a work in progress;  you’ll note that the middle name is “Homemade”.  We are neither theologians nor professional musicians.  However, we are children of God and lovers of Jesus Christ.  We offer this meager gift, trusting that our Heavenly Father will multiply it for His glory much as He did the loaves and fish.  May it assist in feeding those who are hungry for the truth in this day of famine.  We've given the copyright of all of the material produced by our family to the Holy Spirit so you are welcome to use it as He leads you (see copyright and usage for more details).

        We said at one point that we hoped to put the whole Bible to song on this site.  However, we recently learned of another site that is farther along on that journey so we encourage you to check them out as well.  That site is ScriptureSinger.com.  We hope to work with them in this goal.  If you have songs of your own, we encourage you to share them with them. 

        If you scroll down you can read some of our blogs largely about the songs.  It is really more of an online journal for our family, but others are welcome to get a glimpse of God's faithfulness in our lives as well.

          We publish a periodic newsletter to let people know what has been uploaded recently.  We encourage you to pray about signing up.  We will not give, sell, or trade your e-mail address (except under great duress or perhaps for large amounts of chocolate...j/k...really, we're joking...really....).  Also, please pray about sharing this site with others as it is our desire that it serves not only to connect people with God's Word, but with God Himself.



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The Smith Family and Friends

This album contains songs that have the common theme of valuing all life. It seems that this is a big part of the message that the Lord would have our family share with others. I didn't set out necessarily to write songs about this topic, but as I continue to seek the Lord these are the things that He emphasizes to me in His Word and in the world. Therefore I decided to consolidate them in this album to make them easier to find in one place. The use of buttons on the album cover has to do with a campaign that we are doing as a homeschooling project called "Buttons for Babies". If you are interested in learning more about it, please e-mail us at Paula@HisHomemadeHymnal.org.

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Latest Videos

In this video we share the story behind the song "Your Life Matters".  We think it is an important message for the world today since life is being devalued more and more all the time.

Latest Thoughts

The Story Behind the Song #19: Our Perfect Dog 


(Romeo and Tikvah sharing Daddy's chair)

In April of 2017 we decided that it was time to get another dog.  We’d gone almost two years without one.  Tup, who was a small rat terrier type had come home with Todd…

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Paula's Ponderings #6: The Twins' Baptism 


On March 2, 2019 Tiveria and Tikvah were baptized at the Linden Community Center in Linden, TN.  Dan Mohler spoke that weekend and invited those who wanted to be baptized to come prepared that evening to do so.  Years before,…

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The Story Behind the Song #13: I Will Go 

(The above photo is of Vicki, the proud Mama, Holly, and Jason, the proud Daddy.)

This song came to me one morning shortly before our neighbor Holly Coon was to leave on her mission adventure earlier this month.…

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