Sing the Word: God Our Provider CD
16 Scripture memory songs using a wide variety of styles and instruments. Includes a "Books Of The Old Testament" song. Ages 7 and up. KJV, RSV, NAS.
About the Sing The Word Series:
I (Joy) am not a big fan of children's music. The simple ditties seem trivial at best, and all too frequently become unbiblical in an effort at simplicity. The music ranges from tedious to obnoxious, and even if the humor was funny once, it quickly becomes exasperating as it is repeated over and over during the course of the day. Thankfully, this series is very different. Sung by and for children, the words you'll hear are taken directly from the scriptures and the music itself encompasses a wide range of musical styles and is neither tedious nor grating.
After listening to the first CD once we were surprised to find ourselves singing the verses around the house, complete with the correct references. For a family with chronic poor memory, this was notable! Perhaps this was because the words are repeated several times in each song, or perhaps because the children's voices are so pleasing to listen to and the tunes are catchy and easy to sing. If your children are still at that young adorable stage, you can use the included instrumental-only tracks for a family recital.
Produced by a musically enterprising couple and their clutch of young children, the Harrows found that the musical sophistication and depth grew with their children. They suggest that Sing The Word A to Z is geared for 1-7 year olds, A New Commandment for ages 6+, God Our Provider for ages 7+, Great In Counsel for ages 8+, The Heavens Declare for ages 9+, All Nations Shall Worship for ages 10+, and Credo: I Believe for ages 11+. While this is helpful to know, the scriptural content and wide musical variety (a Baroque string orchestra, a rhythmically intense Salsa band, an Irish jig, an Israeli Hora...) lend appeal to a much wider age range. The Bible versions vary too, including NIV, KJV, NKJV, RSV, and NAS. I find that even the versions I normally wouldn't prefer are a refreshing change from most of today's supposedly Christian music.
Be sure to listen to the downloadable clips taken from each CD. It is often hard to get an accurate feel for music from a clip, but the Harrows have done an excellent job with these samples. If you like the clips, I'm confident you'll really enjoy the CDs!
Instrumental only tracks are also included!
Made in: USA
Listen to a sample here
These are sweet songs, using the scripture itself. We sometimes play them at bedtime. My daughter was belting out "Pleasant words are a honeycomb" while playing.
The songs are sometimes to familiar tunes, some this family composed. I am glad we bought them.
We were looking for some new Scripture memory CDs for our youngest, and chose a couple of the "Sing the Word" series based on Joy's reviews. We are a family of musicians and tend to be rather opinionated where music is concerned. If Scripture is involved,we want the music to be well written and reverent, not silly or annoying, or "fun" just for the purpose of entertaining. We were not disappointed! This CD covers a wide variety of musical genres, but each one fits the text. The musical arrangements are very well done. Both parents of this talented family are professional musicians with graduate degrees from Eastman School of Music, and the professionalism shows. These are not cheesy little ditties; this is real music played on real instruments by real musicians. Where else have you heard a CD for kids accompanied by alto flute, flugelhorn, bass clarinet, or shofar? (As a flutist, I loved the amazing flute & piccolo arrangements on almost every track!) This is a great resource for Scripture memory, and a wonderful addition to the family listening library!