The following is an article that appeared in a recent Above Rubies magazine. I told the story to Nancy Campbell in May of 2018 at an Above Rubies Family Camp that we were attending and she asked me…Read more
“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
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 is very much a work in progress; you’ll note that the middle name is “Homemade”. Ultimately we’d like to put the entire Bible to music (with the help of others in the body of Christ of course). 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).
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 monthly newsletter to let people know what has been uploaded in the past few weeks. 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....).
This "album" contains songs uploaded in January of 2019. Music uploaded previously can be found under the Music tab. The artwork for this "album" was done by Tikvah Smith (age 9) likely in late 2016. It is of our kitchen sink. Near the top is a string of Christmas lights covered by colored origami boxes that the children made. We later moved them to the bathroom and discovered that they made great gnat catchers.
This video was done in January of 2010 when the twins were two and Tevya was three. It remains my all-time favorite family video. I hope in the future to upload other videos with the children doing signs to songs but expect them to be a bit easier to follow along. They won't likely make me smile near as much however.