Memory Work Index

Catchy title, eh? Not really, I know. I have to admit, this post is mostly self-serving. It’s the index page to our memory work binder that I never got around to making. So I thought, ‘hey, I’ll make a post on the blog that I can add each term’s selections to as we go.’ Surprisingly, even though we call it “memory” work, I have a hard time remembering what poems and verses we’ve already done when I sit down to plan each term. I have also been known to scour other homeschool blogs for ideas. So maybe this list will serve to inspire someone else along the way too.


  • Genesis 1:1
  • Joshua 1:5-9
  • Psalm 1
  • Psalm 4
  • Psalm 5
  • Psalm 8
  • Psalm 16
  • Psalm 37:1-9 (from the Trinity Psalter)
  • Psalm 100 (in Hebrew and English)
  • Psalm 116 (from The Book of Psalms for Singing)
  • Psalm 119:11
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Psalm 121
  • Psalm 122
  • Psalm 133 (in Hebrew and English)
  • Psalm 134 (in Hebrew and English)
  • Psalm 139
  • Psalm 150
  • Proverbs 1:7
  • Proverbs 15:1
  • Deuteronomy 6:4-6
  • Isaiah 9:6 (in Hebrew and English)
  • Isaiah 40:25-31
  • Isaiah 55:6-11
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Jonah 2:1-10
  • Matthew 5:3-11 (The Beatitudes)
  • Matthew 11:28-30 (in French and English)
  • Matthew 21:28-32 (parable of the two sons)
  • Mark 4:26-29
  • Luke 2:25-35 (Simeon sees God’s salvation)
  • Luke 5:1-7 (parable of the lost sheep)
  • Luke 6:46-49 (parable of the wise and foolish builders)
  • John 1:1-12
  • John 3:16
  • John 15:1-8
  • I Corinthians 13
  • II Corinthians 12:9-10
  • Ephesians 2:1-10
  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • I Timothy 1:15-17
  • II Timothy 3:1-5, 10-17


  • “The Land of Nod” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “The Swing” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Swallows Travel To and Fro” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “A Child’s Prayer” by Margaret Betham-Edwards
  • “Who Has Seen the Wind” by Christina Rosetti
  • “Clouds” by Christina Rosetti
  • “The Lamb” by William Blake
  • “Wishing” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • “I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud” by William Wordsworth
  • “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • “Now We Are Six” by A. A. Milne
  • “Some One” by Walter de la Mare
  • “The First Bluebird” by James Whitcomb Riley
  • “Children” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Two Little Eyes” (to look to God) by C. C. Kerr
  • “The Poet and his Song” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • “A Christmas Carol” by G. K. Chesterton
  • “Little Things” by Julia Carney
  • “The Thousandth Man” by Rudyard Kipling
  • “Dreams” by Langston Hughes
  • “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • “The Coin” by Sara Teasdale
  • “Love of Country” (from The Lay of the Last Minstrel) by Sir Walter Scott
  • “A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour” by Ben Jonson
  • “Primer Lesson” by Carl Sandburg
  • “To Seneca Lake” by J. G. Percival
  • “O Grant…” by John Keats
  • “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Gray (selected portions)
  • “My Bed is a Boat” by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Annunciation” by John Donne
  • “A Christmas Carol” by Robert Herrick (selected portion)
  • “I Never Saw a Moor” by Emily Dickinson
  • “A Book” by Emily Dickinson
  • “Solitude” by A. A. Milne
  • “On His Blindness” by John Milton
  • “To My Valentine”
  • “Pippa’s Song” by Robert Browning
  • “Disturb Us Lord” by Francis Drake
  • “The Mist and All” by Dixie Willson
  • “The Pilgrim” by John Bunyan
  • “The Castle-Builder” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “What are Heavy” by Christina Rossetti
  • “Requirement” by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • “The Tyger” by William Blake
  • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost


  • “St. Crispin Day Speech” (from Henry V)
  • “The quality of mercy is not strained…” (from The Merchant of Venice, Act IV, Scene I)
  • “I left no ring with her…” (from Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 2, lines 17-41)
  • “Song of the Holly” (from As You Like It)
  • “Song of the Witches” (from MacBeth)
  • “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows…” (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
  • “O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face…” (from Romeo and Juliet, Act III Scene 2)
  • “Friends, Romans, countrymen…” (speech from Julius Caesar)
  • “I’ll attend here here, and woo her with some spirit…” (from The Taming of the Shrew, Act 2, Scene 1)


  • The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 9:6-13)
  • “Be Present At Our Table, Lord” by John Cennick
  • Doxology
  • Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety… (from The Book of Common Prayer)
  • “God Be in My Head” (from Book of Hours)

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