Thursday, June 3, 2010

Kids worship CDs

Last week in our parenting class, I mentioned a couple great resources for children’s music. Here’s some more information:

1. Seeds Family Worship

Seeds Family Worship was planted when worship leader Jason Houser was asked to write some songs to help kids remember the verses from his church’s summer Bible school. Jason began writing songs and singing them for the kids and families at church. The songs were well-crafted, catchy, and taken straight from scripture. Families liked them. . . a lot.

From just a handful of songs, Seeds Family Worship was planted – providing God’s Word set to music for thousands of families all over the world. We are gladdened by stories of worship times at home, scripture memorized, and object lessons taught using Seeds songs. The fifth Seeds Family Worship album – The Power of Encouragement – has just released. In total, Seeds has grown to 58 portions of scripture set to music!

You can stream and sample some of the songs online for free. You can purchase their CDs (there are 5 of them) here. And thanks to the Girl Talk blog, you can download one of their songs for free. (All this info was cut and paste from Justin Taylor’s blog, Between Two Worlds)

2. Sovereign Grace Music

Sometimes, kids songs can get annoying, being endlessly played in the car or at home. But I find these songs enjoyable for a long time, even after several repeated listenings.

Sovereign Grace currently has two kids albums out right now. Click to learn more about their Awesome God album or the To Be Like Jesus album (which highlights a different fruit of the Spirit in each song).

They are just finishing up a third album, “Walking with the Wise.” Bob Kauflin writes, “First, a little info. As the title suggests, this album will be 13 songs based on the book of Proverbs, with titles like Lazy Bones, A Cheerful Heart, To Tell the Truth, and Trust in the Lord. We try to aim our kids’ albums at  a 6-10 year old audience, although we’ve been told that older and younger children, and even parents, enjoy them, too. Since we’re aware that not every 6-10 year old who will be singing these songs has actually trusted in Christ and turned from their sins, most of the songs are more instructional in nature and are meant to teach truth as well as express a heart to follow the Lord. We also try to weave in the centrality of Christ and the gospel so that the songs don’t end up simply encouraging a moralistic response. You know, “Just do the right things and you’ll be a Christian.”

If you join their Facebook fan page, sometimes you get free downloads and sneak peaks of new Sovereign Grace albums.

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