STYLE: Childrens RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19771-11762 LABEL: Sparrow SPD69098 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.88
Reviewed by Mark Lawrence
Traditionally children's worship songs are either very good, with culturally relevant language and simple but catchy melodies, or very bad, with patronising lyrics and a twee tune. Imagine my surprise then when I discovered that this doesn't quite fit into either category. What we have is a collection of reasonably well arranged, familiar worship songs by well known worship leaders such as Tim Hughes, Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin, sung by a group of children. The result, unfortunately, is at best indifferent and at worst poor. Sounding like the chipmunks performing on Sesame Street there is nothing original here at all, in fact it is hard to comprehend how there have been so many releases already in this format! These are not worship songs that kids would understand with lyrics such as "How lovely is your dwelling place" and "We fall down, we lay our crowns" confusing even to some adults. There are some good children's worship albums out there but this is not one of them.
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