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Bedtime Prayers: Lullabies & Peaceful Worship
Genres: Pop, Children's Music, Christian
Twila Paris is very clear about the intent of this release, writing in the CD's liner notes that "this is a lullaby album." You'll find an abundance of sleepy-time melodies and gentle, peaceful harmonies throughout this re... more »
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Twila Paris is very clear about the intent of this release, writing in the CD's liner notes that "this is a lullaby album." You'll find an abundance of sleepy-time melodies and gentle, peaceful harmonies throughout this release. As much as the material is geared toward young minds and hearts, there's also a strong affinity toward mothers as well. Paris weaves her lyrical content around the late-night meditations of many new moms, not to mention the little ones they hold. "My Delight" and "Your Whole Life Long" are especially moving and beautiful ballads. This would be an ideal present for a friend or loved one who's expecting. --Michael Lyttle
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Michelle P. from ASHBURNHAM, MA
Reviewed on 5/13/2007...
"This is a lullaby album, but my goal is not just to help children go to sleep. Hopefully the music will do that and will simply minister peace during quieter waking moments of the day. However, as I wrote these lyrics, I felt that my ultimate purpose was to gently instill foundational truths in young vulnerable minds - to teach them, before they can even fully comprehend, the things we hope they will learn early and never forget. "God made you very special! He loves you and will always take care of you. He has a unique and wonderful destiny in mind for you, if you will follow Him. He wants you to love Him and walk with Him and you have the great privilege of knowing Him, worshiping Him and telling others about Him. And someday you can go to Heaven and live with Him forever!" Of course, you, as parent, will be the primary teacher and example for your child, I simply hope this music will assist you in your joyful task and that it will provide productive and peaceful time for you and your little one. God Bless You and Good Night, Twila"
Not just for parents and children!
Soozie4Him | 04/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is too good to be simply labelled a "children's lullaby album". Remember this is Twila Paris we are talking about. Some of her other great slower songs could easily have been on this album ("He is a Song", "My Lips Will Praise You", "When You Speak to Me", "I Will Listen") and the tracks on this album follow in the same style. There is definitely a lack of strong percussion, as appropriate for the theme (i.e. you don't want little Johnny dancing along to "God is in Control" at bedtime!) The arrangements and instrumentals are reminiscent of the sound on "Perennial" and brings back folks like Chris Rodriguez and Phil Keaggy to work again with Twila. Twila has the voice and writing talent that truly leads to a project like this, and the timing for her personally couldn't have been better (she is due with her first child very shortly). As a parent I can say my daughter has already taken a liking to the album, and my son (an ardent Steven Curtis Chapman fan at 3 years old!) didn't even say "This is boring!" which he usually says with most "kiddie" or "lullaby" albums. That alone is a testament to the excellence of this album. As for personal favorite tracks I will say "God is All Around Us" and "My Delight", but all these tracks flow so well together it is difficult to really break the album down into individual tracks."
Nancy Scordino | Edmonds, WA USA | 02/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A friend recommended this CD for my granddaughter when she heard I was going to provide day care for my new granddaughter. I had never heard Twila Paris before, so I had no idea what to expect. I couldn't have been more pleased with it! My granddaughter absolutely loves its peaceful, soothing tones. I appreciate the words she heards every day reaffirming her place in our world and in God's love. I have bought another copy for my sister, who provides a foster home for babies preparing to be adopted, and one for my son's family, who lives in another state. My granddaughter lights up when she hears the first notes of the first song, relaxing into a peaceful demeanor the whole time the CD plays. She is 10 months now and has loved it since she first heard it at 3 months. I wish she had heard it since birth. It is perfect for nap time and quiet play time."