For the Younger Crowd:

Stories of the

Early Days

This song teaches the stories from the first chapters of the book of Genesis.

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STORIES OF THE EARLY DAYS by David Kai ©2000

(melody adapted from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, with thanks and apologies to W.A. Mozart)

1. Creating, creating, a thing that God does well, God planted a garden, and everything was swell

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, Creating, creating, a thing that God does well.

2. A garden and creatures, just when the world began, The first of the humans, according to God’s plan,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, A garden and creatures, just when the world began.

3. With Noah, and fam’ly, a covenant was made, They built a great ark and his family was saved,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, With Noah, and fam’ly, a covenant was made.

4. A rainbow, a rainbow, the sign God sent to show, That there was a cov’nant, there’d be a flood no more,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, A rainbow, a rainbow, the sign God sent to show.

5. Oh Abram and Sarai, went to the Promised Land, God changed both their names and God changed all of their plans,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, Oh Abram and Sarai, went to the Promised Land.

6. Oh Sarah, oh Sarah, though she was very old, Gave birth to her Isaac, just as she had been told,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, Oh Sarah, oh Sarah, though she was very old.

7. Rebecca, Rebecca, her well of kindness showed that she was the right one, and so she chose to go,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, Rebecca, Rebecca, her well of kindness showed.

8. Old Isaac, gave Jacob, the blessing that was saved for Esau, his brother, who then began to rage,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, Old Isaac, gave Jacob, the blessing that was saved.

9. Oh Jacob, and Esau, they met again at last, And all was forgiven, the feud was in the past,

Stories of the early days, people learning of God’s ways, Oh Jacob, and Esau, they met again at last.