Mother’s Day often marks the final time children sing in worship before the start of summer vacation. As you prepare music for that special Sunday – as well as music for the end of the choir year – check out these outstanding selections from Shawnee Press! Here you will find the finest music and resources for both younger and older elementary children’s choirs.

Click on the link to view and hear each piece.

For YOUNGER CHILDREN (grades K-3):


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

General/Year End: MY GOD IS SO GREAT (arr. Jeff Reeves)

General/Year End: LOOK WHO GOD MADE (Joseph M. Martin)



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

General/Year End: THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (arr. John R. Paradowski)

General/Year End: LOVING MY NEIGHBOR (Ruth E. Schram)



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

General/Year End: ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY (arr. John R. Paradowski)

General/Year End: LUKE 6:31/THE GOLDEN RULE (Cindy Berry)


For OLDER ELEMENTARY (grades 3-6)

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

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

General/Year End: I’M GONNA SING (arr. Audrey Snyder)

General/Year End: CANTATE JUBILATE! (Jeff Reeves)


FOR A COMPLETE CATALOG OF CHILDREN’S CHORAL MUSIC featuring music for Mother’s Day/Father’s Day – as well as other seasonal and general use – visit the WORSHIP SONGS JR. landing page:  Worship Songs Junior


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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