Christian youth poems are religious verses or lyrics that attempt to teach young people about the glory and suffering of Christ, and educate them about the teachings of Christ through simple stories or sketches. These poems are primarily written to help youth celebrate the gift of Christ and often seek to leave a deep and long-lasting spiritual impression on young minds.
Some Christian youth poems describe famous biblical stories in verse form in order to make them more interesting to children. Through these parables and stories, young people are able to easily absorb and retain the teachings of Christ and other Christian beliefs. Author Belinda van Rensburg has composed a large collection of Christian youth poems that are widely available online and are sometimes used to educate children attending Sunday school. Her popular poems include "A True Friend," "Don't be Afraid," and "In a Land of Sand."
Often, verses or lyrics from these poems are sung to music. This makes the poems more appealing to youth and also helps make them easier to remember. This way, youth are encouraged to appreciate poems and music, and also encouraged to pray and increase their own knowledge about the teachings of Christ, which is an important component of Christianity.