Jenny Legg & David Lyle Morris - Sing Bible Stories

Tuesday 1st July 2003
Jenny Legg & David Lyle Morris - Sing Bible Stories
Jenny Legg & David Lyle Morris  - Sing Bible Stories

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Robin Thompson

The idea of this latest album is to present Bible stories in song and in so doing to make them accessible to children. Various songwriters have collaborated on this project including Garth Hewitt and Alex Legg (Jenny's husband). Most of the well known "children's" stories are here: Noah, Jonah, Zacchaeus et al and each one is presented in a different musical style. This works well and, rather than making the album sound disjointed, actually helps to give the whole thing a varied feel which enables the listener to remain interested. This is extremely important given its target audience and it should hold even the shortest and youngest of attention spans. In fact, the overall feel of the album is very Doug Horley. The melodies are simple and catchy, great for young voices, and the lyrics are simple yet succinct. There are some great touches of humour too, especially on "Noah's Song" in which God speaks with a broad Yorkshire accent, final proof indeed that Yorkshire is God's own county! I can see many of these songs working well in a worship context and if you are anything like me, you are always looking for fresh, good quality children's songs . More importantly, my three year old daughter loves it.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Fisherman Song [Listen]
2. Who Needs A Bout [Listen]
3. Five Loaves And Two Small Fish [Listen]

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