Ruhi Book 3 Memorization Songs (now in English and Spanish)
5/2/14 - Want to help? Looking for people to make youtube videos of these songs. email Larry
Please use the email Larry link to send me suggestions, comments, links to videos of children singing these songs, testimonials from teachers, ideas for using the songs, etc. With your permission, I will post your comments at the bottom of this page.
Overview - The following songs are for the Ruhi Book 3 Grades 1 and 2 books. Each lesson is structured around the
development of a spiritual quality and includes a memorization
quotation. The songs below are these quotations and the prayers set to music to make
learning them easy and fun. All the songs are written by Larry Magee, unless otherwise noted,
and are free to download, reproduce and use. Click on the song title link to listen / download see how-to
Contributing Artists - Diana Bangratz, Lourdes Ballard, Gustaff Besungu, Angela Bryan, Goleta Burriston, Cheryl Watson Cooney, Awu Donson, Tracy Dreyer, Ameli Dziemba, Rafa Fleita, Earl Gaston, Alessandro Giua, Laura Harley, Walter Heath, Julie Iraninejad & Shabnam Cyrus, Shona Kenrick, Anke Keitel, Katharine Key, Kiskadee, Genevieve Labbe, Lindsay LaMarche, Harrison Lenz, Matthew Levine, Zack Livesay, Anna Luxion, Elika Mahoney, Mark McDowell, Claire McGrail, Yosi Mesbah, Carlos Medina, Melenya, John Neal, Doug OMalley, Helen Keniston Oney, Alan & Lorraine Manifold, Murali S. Nair, Sergie Nevidimov, Greg Parker and the Children's Spiritual Workshop, Cynthia Phillips, Tricia Raezer, Anastasia Rene, Nadine Reyhani, Darrell Rodgers, Carlos Rosa, Russ Salton, Shameem Taheri-Lee, SKY, Mimosa Smolander, Soulrise Melodies, Susan St. John, Rana Tabrizi, Azeen Tashakkor, Tahirih Amador Vazquez, David Edward Walker, Mehal Watson, Nancy Watters, Bryan Weber, Ramine Yazhari, Igor Zotov. -- Type crtl-f and type in the singer's name to find their song(s)
1. Songs for Ruhi Book 3 Teaching Children's Classes Grade 1 pre-publication version 3.1.1PP & the original, orange book
--For Spanish, click on the highlighted Spanish Version link next to each song
2. Songs for Ruhi Book 3 Teaching Children's Classes Grade 2 pre-publication version 2.1.1PP 2012
--I haven't been able to find the Spanish quotations for Grades 2 & 3. Please contact me if you know where I can find them.
Lesson 3 Quotation Song - The Rose of Love. Sung by Shameem Taheri-Lee from Australia. Activity: give each child an artificial flower and have him come forward and 'plant' it in a piece of styrofoam, pot of sand, etc., while they are singing. (Lesson 4 in the older, orange book) Spanish Version
Lesson 7 Quotation Song - Rejoice in the Gladness. Sung by Bryan Weber. Activity: have the children skip in a circle while singing the repeated "Rejoice in the gladness" phrase at the end of the song (immediately after the 'oo-la-la-la" part). Spanish Version sung by Carlos Medina and Maryam & Layli Masrour of Chile.
Lesson 8 Quotation Song
- Our Truthfulness. Sung by Awu Donson of Cameroon. Activity: have the children stand up and sit down as directed in the song. Spanish Version
Lesson 9 Quotation Song- Humble Thyself. Sung by Cheryl Watson Cooney. Activity: have the children make a human train
and walk around the room during the 2 minute guitar solo, after the
vocal ends. If that's too long, fade out the music to end it
sooner. (Lesson 8 in the older, orange book) Spanish Version
Lesson 20 Quotation Song - The Fire of His Love. Sung by Shameem Taheri-Lee from Australia. Activity: have the children create hand signals to go along with the quotation. For example "Verily" could be the first two fingers making a "V", "supplicate" could be the hands folded in prayer, etc. Spanish Version
Lesson 1 in the older, orange book - The Light of unity. Scroll down to Grade 2, Lesson 10 for the Grade 2 version with "illuminate".
Lesson 5 in the older, orange book - Service. Activity: have the children clap along with the clapping heard in the song.
Lesson 13 in the older, orange book- The Sign of Love. Activity: have the children make a heart out of cardboard with 'fortitude' written on one side and 'patience' on the other. Have them turn the sign as each word is sung.
Lesson 1 Quotation Song - Intone O My Servant duet with Shona Kenrick from Australia. Activity: encourage the children to hold the long "All" and the end of each verse. -----Lesson 1 Prayer Song -Enable Me To Grow. Sung by Angela Bryan of Tasmania.
"Dear Larry. Thank
you for making such a good album, I did not know about this site until
about 4 months ago when I wanted to start a new children class, so I
went searching for new materials and what I was mostly looking for was
the quotations put to music and here I found it, and ever since I have
been trying to share it with all my friends through facebook. My
children class student is a six year old and she has almost learnt every
one of the quotations by heart, they are so easy to learn and fun for
children, every time I play one of the songs, she gets up and dances and
makes actions along with the quotation, and this itself makes the class
so interesting for her and more exciting for her to attend every week. Thank you once again." -Anisa Kasiri
'Dear Larry, Your songs are wonderful and add so much to children's
classes. Having the verses set to melodies is very helpful for
memorizing for everyone, however, the children especially respond to
music. The melodies are sweet; easy to learn and to sing. Truly "a
ladder whereby souls may ascend." Thank you so much for all of your
time and efforts to do this!' -Cathy Plasencia
"Dear Larry -This
is amazing work! We are going to use the songs for our classes starting
this Saturday, I'll add your site to our website and will publicise it
to our children's class coordinators in UK. Well done! Baha'i love," -Anousha Vahdaty
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