"Fishers of Men," "I Want to Be More Like Jesus" and "Jesus Loves the Children" are common Bible songs written for kids. Bible songs, such as "This is my Commandment" and "Count Your Blessings," are often used to help children grasp spiritual lessons.
The song “Fishers of Men” comes from the Bible’s account of Jesus calling his disciples as recorded in Matthew 4:17-20 and Luke 5:1-11. Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee when he saw men fishing, but they had not caught any fish. Upon Jesus’ instruction, they cast their nets deeper and caught plenty of fish. The men abandoned their nets immediately and followed Jesus when he called them. The song makes it easy to teach children about answering God’s call.
“I Want To Be More Like Jesus” encourages children to know the nature of Christ. One verse compels singers to identify the character of Jesus by asking what they think about him. The song further explains Jesus’ authority as the King of kings and Lord of lords. His power over death is equally reflected in the song “Jesus Loves the Children,” a song that also teaches about the universal love of Christ as recorded in Matthew 19:14.