This song was inspired by the union of my friend Carrie (formerly Bischel) and Joel Jensen in 1998. Carrie and I first met at an orientation banquet for Wisconsinites who had received appointments to the United States Air Force Academy. …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 February of 2019. Songs uploaded in previous months can be found by clicking on music at the top. The album artwork was done by Paula Smith (myself) at the same time that Tikvah did hers (See December, 2018 album cover). For a couple of days this past summer the children and I sat outside drawing together and she and I both chose to do the guest house. I thought it would be fun to see the day version and the night version as well as our different styles.
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.