Music plays a large part in our family life. We sing in the car, listen to audio stories and we also introduce famous musical soundtracks (such as Les Misérables, Annie, Lion King, My Fair Lady and more) to Dana during car rides. Last Sunday, we added this children CD – J is for Jesus (from Emu Music, Australia) to our collection and couldn’t be happier with our purchase.
|J is for Jesus By Emu Music|
The CD uses catchy tunes and simple lyrics to introduce gospel truths and and scripture verses to young children (from preschoolers to lower primary kids). Some songs are happy sing-alongs, some are more reflective, interspersed with short pieces of helpful commentaries on bible stories. These songs celebrate the sovereignty of God as the Creator; they proclaim Jesus as the Savior who heals and the Lord who came to be our friend. The melodies are beautifully arranged and lyrics easy for children (even young pre-believers) to understand. We have been singing along to the tunes this past week and still feeling blessed each time we do so.
There are some songs inside this CD which we particularly like:
1. The Hello Song – a chirpy, upbeat song suitable for welcoming little kids at Sunday schools or to start the day on a happy note!
2. Jesus is the Boss – talks about Jesus as the Creator of all the animals on the earth (the fishes in the sea, the birds in the air, the apes and the chimpanzees!), not forgetting you and me!
3. The Bible Alphabet – an excellent song to teach the letters of the Alphabet using easy to remember biblical concepts!
4. Blind Bartimaeus – a very annointed and touching song based on the Parable where Jesus healed a blind beggar named Bartimaeus because of his bold faith.
5. Don’t be Afraid of the Night – an appropriate song to help kids remember that God is stronger than any of their fears (including the common fear of darkness and sleeping on their own at night).
We love how this collection of songs (21 of them) integrates Jesus into the everyday world of little children and highly recommend it. If you wish to purchase the album, you can check out local Christian bookstores (such as SKS) or download them off iTunes.
We were delighted to chance upon this site which offers sheet music of the ‘J is for Jesus‘ album for free download. Hopefully one day, Dana will be proficient enough to play these songs as an offering of praise to God. Have a blessed month of March.