Bedtime Prayers: Lullabies and Peaceful Worship

by: Twila Paris

While singer and songwriter Twila Paris' albums have employed musical styles ranging from inspirational hymns to adult contemporary songs, each project has targeted a broad audience and not catered to any particular group. However, with Bedtime Prayers: Lullabies and Peaceful Worship, Paris has specifically geared the album toward new mothers and young children. Her aim being to assist parents in teaching their children Biblically based foundational truths that can be carried with them the rest of their lives. The album is beautifully orchestrated, featuring Paris' trademark piano melodies paired with moderate tempos and the vocal vulnerability present on all she sings. Musically, it best reflects a blending of inspirational praise and worship with the gentle, soothing style associated with lullabies. The album's lyrics are poetically crafted, yet also simplified in an effort to make the songs' messages assessable to small children. Definite highlights include the song "Your Whole Life Long," which is a parent's prayer for their child, and "There Is Only One," reminding children of their uniqueness. ~ Ashleigh Kittle

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