Simon Parry - God's Love Is Big

Published Saturday 10th January 2009
Simon Parry - God's Love Is Big
Simon Parry - God's Love Is Big

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50626-14807
EXTRAS: music scores
RRP: £1.00

Reviewed by Anthony Longville

Simon is the children's pastor at St Paul's Church in Ealing, with a passion "to see kids of all ages love God, encounter Jesus and live a life of worship." The Allstars kids from St P's provide backing vocals. This is an energetic collection of 12 songs, many written by Parry himself, with lead vocal input too from adult music professionals Nicki Rogers and Eoghan Heaslip. I am relieved to report this is not one of those kids albums full of computer generated muzak backing, but features real musical instruments, played in a rocky style likely to have an appeal beyond the Sunday school. The first two tracks focus on God's love for us, the title track and "Best Best Friend", which are followed by "God So Loved The World" before moving to the themes of holiness, trust and worship, before coming full circle with "Lord You Love Me" and "Your Love". The disc comes with PDFs of the music for all the tracks. A useful resource. I can well imagine a number of these songs creeping into family services throughout the UK.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. God's Love Is Big [Listen]
2. Best Best Freind [Listen]
3. God So Loved The World [Listen]
4. I Want To Be Like Jesus [Listen]
5. Jesus You Are [Listen]
6. Father God [Listen]
7. Trust In You Lord [Listen]
8. All I Want To Do [Listen]
9. Thank You Lord [Listen]
10. Find You [Listen]
11. Lord You Love Me [Listen]
12. Your Love [Listen]

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Product Description
Children's songs of the highest order from Great Big God and New Wine children's leader Simon Parry. A collection of high quality, fun and funky tracks, tried and trusted by one of the UK's most highly-regarded writers, with an ability to communicate Scriptural truths in simple and exciting ways. Great for kids, great for their parents!

Simon Parry has contributed songs to all of the Vineyard GBG albums and has played keyboards and led worship on most of them. His funky songs include “Come on and Dance”, “God You’re So Cool” and the title song of the most recent album “God’s Love is Big”. He has led numerous GBG events across the UK as well as large scale children’s programmes at conferences such as Soul Survivor, New Wine and Easter People. Simon is the Children's Pastor at St Paul's Ealing with the responsibility of overseeing all work with the 0-10's and leading children’s groups at the New Wine summer festivals.

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