Vineyard Music - Change My Heart Oh God For Kids 2

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Vineyard Music - Change My Heart Oh God For Kids 2
Vineyard Music - Change My Heart Oh God For Kids 2

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 4 4 4 4
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1231-1581
LABEL: Vineyard Music VMD9304
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

First of all, let me set something straight. You, dear Cross Rhythms reader, must realize that there is an absolute eon of difference between music for kids and music by kids. Purveyors of the former (unless they're Cedarmont and their ilk) work hard to make cringe-free material; this album is the latter. "13 more best loved classics for children from Vineyard Music," says the cover, and these are good numbers from the likes of Cindy Rethmeier, Brian Doerksen, David Ruis, Eddie Espinosa, Terry Butler and Danny Daniels. However, most of these aren't songs for kids, they're for grown-ups, and perhaps the theology is over the heads of these Canadian Vineyard youngsters. It's not easy to turn in a convincing performance if you can't understand what it is you're singing about; I mean, how do kiddywinkers cope with 'Come and fill me with you, Holy Spirit', or 'Your blood is enough, your mercy complete, your work of atonement paid for my debts, making me holy'? Worst of all, Squeaky Kids Syndrome pervades all the songs and despite the quality of the material, the overall feel is disappointingly twee. Not as bad as some I've heard, but a long way short of the best

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Good News [Listen]
2. God Has Revealed It [Listen]
3. New Every Morning [Listen]
4. Help Me To Love [Listen]
5. I Want To Be Like Jesus [Listen]
6. Great Is The Lord On High [Listen]
7. We Bless The Name [Listen]
8. Great Big Love [Listen]
9. Mercy Is Falling [Listen]
10. Hallelujah Glory [Listen]
11. Change My Heart Oh God [Listen]
12. Only The Blood [Listen]
13. Cry Of My Heart [Listen]

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