selections on this album (with tune names) are: 1. My God, He Really Came as Man(Colonel Bogey March) 2. God was There so Far Above (Koorabura) 3. God with Us, God with Us (This Old Man) 4. Emanuel means God with Us (Come Let Us Sing) 5. Brave John the Baptist (Sweetly Sings the Donkey) 6. B-I-B-L-E (Original) 7. Peacemakers, Peacemakers(Original) 8. You are the Salt of(La Cucaracha) 9. My Father Knows Before I Ask (Original) 10. Store Up Treasures in Heaven (Old Time Religion) 11. First Ask, Then Seek (Mexican Hat Dance) 12. If You Want a Great Big Smile(Camptown Races) 13. Two Blind Men Cried, Mercy (There's a Hole In My Bucket) 14. Every Little Hair(Original) 15. I Wanna Be Good Ground (Walkin In Jerusalem) 16. 5,000 Folks Were Following(1 Little 2 Little Indians) 17. And They Brought To Him(Barges) 18. My Shoes(Colonel Bogey March) 19. Make the Bed (Deep And Wide) 20. Inasmuch As You Have Done(Early One Morning) TWO cuts ("5,000 Folks" and "I Wanna Be Good Ground") were on the 2006 Dove award ballot for Most Inspirational Single. Bible StorySongss slogan is Learning by Singing. This format is an effort to relieve the Sunday school doldrums many children experience. The production duo put Bible verses, facts, lists, stories (anything they wanted kids to remember) to familiar tunes. The formula works: the hundreds of kids they taught often answer Biblical questions by singing snippets of songs, and still remember them as adults. The compound word Story Songs in the company name is not a typo. The stories are in the songs This is a healthy way for even Biblically-challenged baby boomer's to join their grandchildren in learning the stories in the Bible. This time-tested result prompted them to begin professionally recording and publishing their 400+ original songs. The Bible StorySong Singers are children from the D/FW area ranging from age 6 upward, who grew up singing these songs. Employing public domain tunes which uniquely match the feeling of the Bible stories makes the new songs quite easy to learn. The flow and style of the music assists in the crafting of the lyrics, often taken directly from Bible verses. BSS albums purposely use a guitar and piano for most of the instrumentation, to encourage listeners: YES Try this at home Audio samples at: www.biblestorysongs.com. The source album Matthew Volume 1(for the elementary school set) was on the 2005 GMA/Dove ballot for Outstanding Childrens Album. Volume 2 was on the ballot for 2006 The singing grannies searched for ways to accommodate the varied learning styles of children. Singing has something for everyone. Its: magnificently melodious (musical), rapturously rhythmic (kinetic), pleasantly poetic (verbal), magnetizing metric (mathematical), eruditely elevating (full of cogitative content) The songwriters heard that missionaries who went to Russia after the Iron Curtain fell in 1991 reported a strange phenomenon. The new believers there were shocked to find out that Christians SING It seems that under communism, talented children were funneled to the opera track, and none of the rest were taught ANY songs. It was so precious to these new children - of all ages - to have something to sing (and something to sing about) One parenting skill: take the confrontation out of accidents. (Oops, the milk has split, instead of You split the milk ) In the same manner, a bed-making disposition is much more happily developed by singing than by nagging Example: to the tune of Deep and Wide: Make the bed, make the bed, It will only take a minute, make the bed (Ill be faithful, faithful ) Make the bed, make the bed, It will only take a minute, make the bed Notice its now the Childs song. (I, not YOU) Of course we had a timed test. Sure enough, the kids really could make up their beds in less than 60 seconds - especially given the challenge No more excuses, instead - lots of hilarity (and neat beds and clear consciences). Chemistry students learn the table of elements by singing to Gilbert and Sullivan. So why not sing-memorize the 12 tribes of Israel, the 10 commandments, the 12 apostles, the items in the ark of the covenant, the beatitudes and add heavenly value Bible students: try using your concordance and looking up sing, sang, song, sung. 246 verses (King James Version) - an overwhelming polemic Kids need a hero Well, how do you think King David got strong enough to kill that lion and that bear? (I Samuel 17:34) Surely his time on the hillside musing on Gods Word and writing his own experiential psalms strengthened him inwardly. Its also quite believable that he sang at the top of his lungs and got aerobic exercise, too One of the great queries about singing is: WHEN did the first singing take place? Answer: Job 38: 4a, 7a: Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth When the morning stars sang together? (KJV) The delightful significance of this is that SINGING was before the fall of man It was invented, encouraged, and inspired by God Himself. Heres a familiar list: your senses The more of them in play, the better the understanding, and the longer the memory. So how does singing employ a childs faculties? BEWARE: Kids may turn this technique back on parents One three-year-old pushed back his highchair from lunch and sang (to the tune Mary Had a Little Lamb): I dont want to take a nap, take a nap, take a nap. The nap was taken, but with glee and giggling all around.