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The Story Behind Psalty the Singing Songbook

By: Corum Hughes
August 20, 2019 at 6:56 am

Psalty the Singing Songbook is a little bizarre at first glance, but this beloved character and his songs have touched millions of lives around the world for the past 40 years.

In 1979, Ernie and Debby Rettino set out to create the very first praise album produced especially for kids. But as they got going, the Rettinos quickly discovered they were missing something vital. They needed a character to help kids better understand God’s desire for worship. Moments later, they came up with Psalty.


Psalty-Vol-1-2-3-productKids Praise Vol. 1-3

When kids think about Jesus and how much He loves them, the songs in Psalty’s pages begin. Classics like “Amen, Praise the Lord,” “The Butterfly Song,” and “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God,” are on these albums. And it’s the classic character Psalty that helps children know they are each God’s special child because God loves them. These fun songs include lots of Scripture for kids to hide in their hearts, as well as a story that fires up their imaginations and brings them into the action, praising the Lord.

Creators Ernie and Debby Rettino still hear from kids, now adults, every day with stories of what God has done with their lives and how much the albums influenced them. The Bible verses they learned as kids in the songs on Kids Praise stayed with them throughout their lives and now those grown kids want their own children to have the same opportunity.

As our “thanks” for your gift to Haven, we’d love to send you this classic bundle to help the kids in your life praise and worship the Lord.



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