(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…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 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 before sharing any of this content with anyone else as it is our desire that it serves not only to connect people with God's Word, but with God Himself.
This album contains songs related to trusting God, especially in the midst of persecution which is certainly ramping up against Christians lately, even in the United States. The artwork on the cover was done by Tirzah Joy Smith (age 7). A butterfly seems a fitting symbol of trusting God since they go through great changes and fly at great heights but always seem to be at peace.
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.
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.