Music is a very important part of your Baby Dedication Ceremony. The right songs will create a meaningful environment for this experience. You have to recognize the various ways that music and songs should be used:
- You should play music when families arrive for the dedication event.
- You may need to create a soundtrack for a picture or video slideshow shown during the dedication.
- You may choose to sing a song or two corporately for the dedication service.
- You will want several songs on a playlist while families are praying with their family and friends.
Depending on your church and ministry approach, you may use only spiritual/sacred music during this experience. Others may include a few non-traditional songs that create a different atmosphere for when families arrive. You may also consider the age and relevance of the music. There are some AMAZING songs seemingly written for a Baby Dedication, but some of them sound exactly like the 1990s when they were written. Taking all of these things into consideration, below is a comprehensive list of songs you should consider for your next Baby Dedication.
Perfect Baby Dedication Songs
There are some songs that are simply perfect for a Baby Dedication ceremony. A handful of songs were written specifically for such an occasion, but others were created to express all the love and care that a parent has for a child. The following songs may show up in your general Child Dedication playlist, but a handful of them may find their way to special video or slideshow that pulls all the heartstrings.
For This Child (Baby Dedication Song) by Ken Blount
This Little One by Karen Peck
In Good Hands (Baby Dedication Song) by Ben Chilcote
Hold Her in Your Loving Hands (Baby Dedication Song) by Mary Rice Hopkins
Your Whole Life Long by Twila Paris
A Mother’s Prayer (Hannah’s Song) by Rachel Aldous
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Matt Redman
Creator by Yancy
In My Arms by Plumb
Songs to be Played at a Baby Dedication
If you’re playing music during your Baby Dedication, you’ll want to consider what music you’re playing for intentional moments and what music you’re playing simply as “walk-in” music. Although there are some amazing, gut-wrenching songs that create powerful moments, you don’t want every song to hit at that level. You want a great list of songs that are appropriate for a Child Dedication even if they’re not specific to this moment. Below are several songs that are great for a Baby Dedication playlist.
Joy by King & Country
Hymns Medley: Amazing Grace by Anthem Lights
The Blessing by Elevation Worship
Nothing Else by Cody Carnes
I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman
For Your Splendor by Christy Nockels
Good Good Father by Passion
My Jesus I Love Thee by Selah
Secular Songs for a Baby Dedication
There are many wonderful songs that speak to the purposes of loving and parenting kids that aren’t at all spiritual in nature. Some churches may shy away from any music that isn’t explicitly Christian – but there may be a place for some non-Christian tunes. Oftentimes, there are many friends and family who don’t attend church at your Baby Dedication and they may appreciate the intentionality of some songs that they recognize. The following songs may show up in your general playlist or for something special connected to your Baby Dedication.
You are My Sunshine by Kina Grannis
I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You by Imaginary Future
Till There Was You by Christina Perri
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
You are my Sunshine by Elizabeth Mitchell
New Soul by Yael Naim
You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
Upside Down by Jack Johnson
My Wish by Rascal Flatts
Hand to Hold by JJ Heller
Big Love, Small Moments by JJ Heller
Daughters by John Mayer
Instrumental Music for Baby Dedication
Another strategy you may consider is to utilize a variety of instrumental songs to create the perfect Child Dedication vibes. This might be how some churches place a non-Christian song into the program, in an instrumental format that brings nostalgia and familiarity without specifically playing non-Christian music at your church program (ever notice how Chic-Fil-A plays instrumental Christian music at all of their restaurants). Regardless, here are several songs that could help create the perfect environment for families.
Our Future by Peder B. Helland
Our Journey by Peder B Helland
Lullaby of Birdland by Sungha Jung
Autumn Leaves by Sungha Jung
Isn’t She Lovely by Sungha Jung
Baby Dedication Song Playlists
Okay, let’s make this really simple. Below are Spotify playlists for each of the categories mentioned above. Feel free to use these playlists as is or use them as a starting place to create your PERFECT Baby Dedication Playlists!
- Ultimate Baby Dedication Songs Playlist
- Great Baby Dedication Songs Playlist
- Non-Christian Songs for your Baby Dedication Playlist
- Instrumental Songs for Baby Dedication Playlist
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