ThingamaKid - 12 Super Sonic Psalm Songs: High Energy Worship Verse Songs For Kids Of All Ages

Published Thursday 9th July 2009
ThingamaKid - 12 Super Sonic Psalm Songs: High Energy Worship Verse Songs For Kids Of All Ages
ThingamaKid - 12 Super Sonic Psalm Songs: High Energy Worship Verse Songs For Kids Of All Ages

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 79913-15640
LABEL: Thingama Kid 0892273003129
RELEASE DATE: 2009-06-14
RRP: £8.39

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

This collection of kids worship songs - or should I say psalms - was written, arranged, recorded and programmed by Matt Huesmann, the award winning Nashville-based songwriter and producer. The songs are predominantly high energy, consisting of modern dance, urban and pop sounds, with careful, catchy programming. "His Love Goes On Forever", for example, is an edgy funk number with added rap. Many tracks have a strong pop beat. Another tune has something of a calypso feel. The vocals - by a dozen or so kids - is energetic and tuneful, and guitars - by long-time Amy Grant sideman Jerry MacPherson - are a bonus. Certainly these sounds are varied, interesting and fairly compelling. The problem is when you begin to compare the lyrics to the matching Scriptures. A couple of tracks - eg, "Shout For Joy" supposedly comprises just one biblical verse, Psalm 100:1, while in fact several verses are included in this song's lyrics. Conversely, "Praise The Lord" is intended to represent Psalm 103, though in fact it only picks a couple of verses from that psalm. Slightly more disturbing is that numerous songs only contain one or two lines from the stated psalm - all other lines are not to be found in that or any other psalm, nor indeed anywhere in the Bible. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that. But if a main purpose of this disc is that it acts as a "great Scripture memory aid", then it could lead to considerable misunderstanding. Are kids really going to come away from these songs knowing which verses they've memorised are actually to be found in the Book of Psalms and which aren't? Thankfully, tracks like "The Lord Is My Shepherd" (Psalm 23) and "My Rock" (Psalm 18) fare much better, quoting the entirety of each psalm. A mixed blessing, therefore.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Psalm 98 Sing Sing Sing [Listen]
2. Psalm 34-8 Taste And See The Lord Is Good [Listen]
3. Psalm 136 His Love Goes On Forever [Listen]
4. Psalm 118-24 This Is The Day [Listen]
5. Psalm 8-9 How Majestic Is The Day [Listen]
6. Psalm 51-10 Create In Me A Clean Heart [Listen]
7. Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd [Listen]
8. Psalm 18-1 My Rock [Listen]
9. Psalm 27-7 Light Of My Life [Listen]
10. Psalm 100-1 Shout For Joy [Listen]
11. Psalm 103 Praise The Lord O My Soul [Listen]
12. Psalm 119-105 Your Word Is A Lamp [Listen]
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Product Description
High energy worship verse songs for kids of all ages

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