The Shepherd for Kids

  • Run-time: 15 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Psalm 23
We all love the wonderful old song, “Jesus Loves Me” and we also love the scripture passage of “The Lord is my shepherd”.
This drama shows what might happen if we combined the two.
New lyrics to the old tune.

Cast: any number of children
In writing we used a group of kids up to 11 years of age, identified the speakers as “11-1” “11-2” etc., with age first and the child second. Change the roles as required.

Sample of script:

kids come on stage singing

Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to him belong
They are weak but he is strong

Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so.

6-2: I sure like that song

6-3: Me too!

6-1: Let’s go sing it again.

11-1: Naw, let’s sing something else.

7:1: Why you wanna sing something else?

11-1: ‘Cause we have always sang “Jesus loves me” ever since I was a kid.

10:1: S/he’s right, we need some new songs.

9-1: Like what?

10-2: Give us a fer-instance.

8-1: A fer-instance?

10-2: Yeh, like “fer-instance” we could sing this song maybe.

8-2: “This song”? . . Which song is that?

10-2: No, like I was giving a fer-instance.

9-2: Oh that again.

11-2: Surely there’s some new song we could sing.

10-3: You know any new songs?

11-2: Naw, I mostly just whistle mostly.

8:3: Why don’t we just write one?

9-4: Us, write a song? . . You gotta be kiddin’!

10-3: We could write the kinda songs that the worship team sings on Sunday morning.

7:3: Like kids could go out and do that!

11-4: Well, how tough could it be really to write a worship song?

9-1: What makes you think it would be easy writing a worship song?

11-4: Well my dad says all they do in a worship song is take one line and repeat it 37 times.

9-3: When you think of it that way, why not write a worship song?

11-1: OK, but about what?

8-1: Something from the Bible would be good.

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