Music review by Luchae Williams
This weeks review had me pretty excited and unusually so! I had the pleasure of having a listen to an album released by Capitol Music’s Worship Together Kids, titled ’10, 000 Reasons Kids Worship’. Similiar to other kiddies compilation albums, this CD holds a collection of modern worship favorites, sung by kids for kids.
The album features songs made popular by artists like Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Matt Redman and Jesus Culture. In fact, at least half of the 15 tracks on the album have made it to CCLI’s “top 10 songs sung in churches today” list. The songs are beautifully sung by a children’s ensemble who really put a lot of heart into each delivery.
Opening track ‘One thing remains‘ already sealed the deal for me, with their sweet voices caroling in unison “Your love never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me!” Another one that I found to be especially powerful (both in message and delivery) is Chris Tomlin’s ‘Indescribable‘, which accolades our indescribable, amazing God! I think that the purity of the children’s choir coupled with the depth of the message is what hit it home for me!
I also found myself appreciative of the sincere solo’s found in songs like ‘Amazing Grace‘ and ‘Revelation song‘. The childlike innocence that these voices carry added another layer to the meaning behind these lyrics and I felt my heart stir as I listened to a young person sing “Worthy is the lamb that was slain, holy holy is He!”
There are fun moments on the album, which I am sure children would enjoy, such as Martin Smith’s ‘Gods great dance floor‘ and ‘Love the Lord‘ which has a catchy hook that has you singing along before you know it!
I realise that the album was recorded with 6 to 10 year old’s in mind and I am confident that younger kids will enjoy this get-up-and-praise collection of anthems, but I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed listening to every one of these songs! I found them to be beautifully delivered, with no over the top bells and whistles to complicate the musical arrangement. This is something that I would purposefully add to my family’s CD collection.