Christian campfire songs offer a way to bond with friends and family around a campfire. They create fond memories for all participants, offering a place of mental solitude in a confusing world. Just hearing a few words from a campfire song can help you relax and have a great time in the great outdoors. After all, campfire songs help make friends and memories, and turn a night by the campfire into a beautiful experience to cherish.
Buy and Learn Christian Campfire Songs
If you're not already familiar with some of the traditional campfire songs and you're in charge of leading worship on a church camp trip, or you just want to bring a fun religious element into your own family's trip, you may want to get some music to have on hand. If you're feeling a little old-school, you can browse the vintage stores for CDs to pop into your trusty CD player, or you can download your favorite hits from whatever digital music service you prefer (i.e. Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and so on).
Here are a few selections you may want to consider before packing up and taking off unarmed, musically:
Family Christian offers a Campfire Songs CD from the VeggieTales collection entitled Bob and Larry's Campfire Songs. It includes fifteen songs with titles such as, "God Is Bigger," "King Jesus Is All," the well-known and traditional "Kumbaya," "This Is My Father's World," and "Friends Are Friends Forever." You'll also hear tracks such as, "On Top of Old Smokey," "Home on the Range," and "Buffalo Gals." If you try the Veggie Tales Christian campfire songs and decide you really like the style, you can find more Veggie Tales music on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you listen to music.
Christian Campfire Songs Perfect for a Sing-Along
While you can always peruse digital music catalogs for albums and singles that fit your campfire's needs, there's nothing wrong with sticking to the classics. Check out this mix of contemporary and traditional Christian campfire songs to add to your sing-along repertoire before summer camp gets started:
- This Little Light of Mine
- Hippo Song
- Awesome God
- Pharaoh, Pharaoh
- He's Got the Whole World In His Hands
- I Am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
- The B-I-B-L-E
- My God is So Big
- Who Did Swallow Jonah
- Jesus Loves the Little Children
- The Light of the World is Jesus
- Addams Family Grace
- I've Got that Joy (Down In My Heart)
- Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
- Mercy Is Falling
- I Will Call Upon the Lord
- Shake Another Hand
- (You Are Holy) Prince of Peace
- Light the Fire
- You Are My God (Yeah, Yeah)
- I've Got Peace Like a River
- We Lift You Higher
- There's Power in the Blood
- Ask, Seek, Knock
Instruments for Campsite Worship
The most common instrument to accompany singing in a camping environment is the guitar. It makes sense that it would be a go-to musical instrument for traveling as it's easy to toss into the back of your van and it's light enough to carry up to your campsite with ease. You don't need an amp or a microphone for intimate settings, either, which is a bonus because you won't need electricity and you won't have extra luggage to cart to wherever you are staying. Plus, they're popular instruments, so quite a few people know how to play at least the basics.
The Always Popular Kumbaya
What camping trip would be complete without this song? Even if you've never been camping before, you probably realize this is the quintessential camping song. This Christian campfire song was written by Reverend Martin V. Frey in the 1930s, brought to African communities by missionaries, used in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and is still proudly sung today. Given the songs cultural and racial contexts, the song has been misrepresented and misinterpreted by modern audiences, such as when it was used to demonstrate incredible naivety (as in 2006's Blood Diamond when sung by Leonardo Di Caprio's character), but when sung authentically, it is representative of all people living in harmony. Not many other campfire songs can claim such fame and historical significance as Kumbaya.
Find Lyrics For Your Favorite Tune
Are you looking for lyrics to your favorite Christian campfire songs? See if My Favorite Camping Store has what you're looking for. You can get the words for songs such as "How Great Thou Art," "I Believe" (you can find a beautiful version sung by LeAnn Rimes if you'd like to hear the tune), "Let There Be Peace on Earth," and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Don't forget the song that almost everyone knows, "He's Got the Whole World."
Now It's Time for a Sing-Along
Whether you've curated the perfect campfire playlist full of Christian tunes or you've prepped a song book to share with your campers when you hold a rustic sing-along, it's time to gather around the campfire and put your hard work to good use. Let your joy and passion ring out with your voices as you and your group belt out some of these Christian campfire songs into the night sky.