Even though Advent and Christmas are now upon us, children’s choir directors know that Spring will arrive before we know it! That means directors will soon be planning music for Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Mother’s Day, and end of the choir year programs.

Shawnee Press is proud to provide an outstanding catalog of Spring music perfect for children’s choirs of all ages! Be sure to check out these outstanding choral anthems and resources ideal for Spring services and programs.


For YOUNGER CHILDREN (grades K-3):


Lent: HELP ME TO BE LIKE YOU, LORD (Jeff Reeves)

Easter: SING! SING! SING! (Roger Thornhill/Brad Nix)

Mother’s Day: GOD, BLESS OUR FAMILY (Jeff Reeves/Ruth E. Schram)



Palm Sunday: PALMS OF PRAISE (Joseph M. Martin)

Easter: AN EASTER CAROL (Michael Bedford)

Mother’s Day: THANK YOU FOR FAMILY (Joseph M. Martin)



Palm Sunday: PREPARE THE WAY FOR JESUS (John R. Paradowski)

Easter: JESUS IS RISEN! SING FOR JOY! (Susan & Lee Dengler)

Mother’s Day: A GIFT FROM GOD (Jeff Reeves/Joseph M. Martin)


For OLDER ELEMENTARY (grades 3-6)


Lent:  LET ME BE YOUR LIGHT (Donna Butler Douglas)

Easter: OUR LORD IS RISEN! (Ruth E. Schram)

Mother’s Day: A FAMILY SONG (Joseph M. Martin/arr. Brad Nix)

Mother’s Day: WE ARE FAMILY (Pamela Stewart/Joseph M. Martin)

FOR A COMPLETE CATALOG OF CHILDREN’S CHORAL MUSIC featuring music for General and Seasonal use, visit the WORSHIP SONGS JR. landing page: 


Jeff Reeves serves as Choral Music Editor with Hal Leonard Corporation in Milwaukee. In his role at Hal Leonard, Jeff serves as the primary editor for the Henry Leck Choral Series, Discovery Choral Series, and the Shawnee Press sacred choral catalog for children, Worship Songs Junior. Jeff also serves as the Director of Children’s Music Ministries at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa. In this position, Jeff coordinates and directs choral and handbell choirs for children in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. Since 1990, Jeff has specialized in the field of church music for children. His work in both the music publishing industry and the local church has given him the unique opportunity to understand the needs of children’s choirs within the larger ecumenical community. He is the author of numerous publications including children’s music curriculum materials, teaching articles, as well as choral and handbell works for children of all ages. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Church Music degree from Southern Theological Seminary. He lives in Brookfield with his husband, John, who is Minister of Music & Organist at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa. Together, Jeff and John enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing with their delightful dog, Dolly, and traveling to warm weather destinations.

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