Children Arise - Children Arise Vol 1

Saturday 1st June 1991
Children Arise - Children Arise Vol 1

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Volumes 1 and 2 are produced in Australia and are of a very high standard in childrens music. The format and content of the albums is a selection of Bible verses set quite effectively to a delightful array of tunes, although one criticism if one is to be honest is that they are all of a similar ilk. For this reason I have to admit to being slightly bored with them. However, the songs are all good in their own right and perhaps used in a Sunday school setting they would be very welcome I'm sure. It is difficult to choose a favourite between the two albums, it is purely down to which Bible verses one would wish to get children to learn. You would need to look at both to decide for yourselves. I liked "For Your Thoughts" from Volume 1 which is taken from Philippians 4:8 and I also liked the thought of my own children singing along to "Children Obey". All the songs here were written by one Janine Targett.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Marleen in The Netherlands @ 08:57 on Apr 21 2009

I have volume 1 and 2 from children Arise; God's word in song for kids.
I love them very much. so simple to learn the Word of God by heart!
Is this music already on cd? because I have them only on cassette. Do you now were I can buy this music in the Netherlands? Those 2 cassettes, I bought them in Egypt.
much blessing!


Posted by Amy - Joy in Bournemouth, UK @ 18:20 on Sep 26 2008

Hello Merrilyn
I am listening to the Children Arise at school nearly every morning....x
I absolutely love the songs and want the CDS so I can learn the words at home... I would do anything to get a copy of Volume 1 and 2
Do you know where I order or buy the CDS?
They are amazing children who truely love the Lord Jesus!!
It is teaching me loads of things, things which I have never thought before(if you know what I mean)
Keep the good work up,
And may God bless you for all you are doing

Posted by Elisabeth in USA @ 19:40 on Sep 1 2008

Hello Merrilyn,
Would it be possible for you to contact me with your e-mail address? I also listened to volume one of Children Arise as a kid, and would love to purchase this and possibly the other volumes as well, in CD format.
Thank you so much.

Reply by Carolyn Billing in Launceston, Tasmania @ 04:35 on Sep 30 2008

Hi Elisabeth,

Merrilyn Billing is my mother and I am the Products Manager for Zions Hill Church, which she Pastors. Mum sells the Children Arise recordings through our church. We have 4 recordings in CD format, with another one on the way. You can contact me at for more information and to place an order.

Bless you
Carolyn Billing

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Posted by Erica Dela Cruz in Philippines @ 14:53 on Sep 22 2007

I have justheard 1 song and I'm very sure our children's church kids would love it very much.Please help me find a copy of volume 1 and 2 as soon as possible. Thank you very much, may the bless your ministry....

Reply by Merrilyn Billing in Launceston, Tasmania. Australi @ 23:33 on Mar 3 2008

Hi there erica,
I am the producer of the 'Children arise' series of Gods Word in Song for kids. I have produced 4 volumes so far and am currently working on volume 5. They are an outstanding resource for people of all ages. A verse of scripture in the form of a melody will stay with us forever. These recordings have blessed many thousands of families around the world and will continue to do so. You may order direct from me. Bless you. Merrilyn Billing

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Posted by Robin Kroeze in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia @ 10:11 on Aug 12 2007

I absolute loved Volume 1 as a child and would do anything to get hold of it again, if anyone can help me find a copy!

Reply by Shane Smedley in Launceston,Tasmania, Australia @ 13:23 on Nov 20 2007

The four volumes of Children's Arise are available from Zions Hill Church in Ravenswood, Tasmania. Orders can be taken at

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