Make a Joyful Noise!

Music fills Compassion centers, where kids who live in tough situations find joy and a way to worship God through songs. These are some instruments used at Compassion centers around the world.

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A sponsored boy in Bolivia gets ready to blow into a pan flute, an ancient instrument played in the mountainous areas of Bolivia 🇧🇴, Colombia 🇨🇴, Ecuador 🇪🇨 and Peru 🇵🇪. Pan flutes are usually made from bamboo. 

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At her Compassion center in Indonesia 🇮🇩 , a girl plays a gendér [jen-DARE] — an instrument resembling a xylophone that's used in traditional Asian music.

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Colombian 🇨🇴 boys play recorders and use a shaker during music class at their Compassion center. The South American recorders make a flute-like sound similar to those common in North America.

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A sponsored boy in Bolivia 🇧🇴 plays the racquet [ross-KEH-teh], an instrument made from a dried cactus trunk. The seeds inside make the sound of rain. Kids scrape a comb along grooves carved on the side to produce a rhythmic sound.

A sponsored boy in Bolivia gets ready to blow into a pan flute, an ancient instrument played in the mountainous areas of Bolivia 🇧🇴, Colombia 🇨🇴, Ecuador 🇪🇨 and Peru 🇵🇪. Pan flutes are usually made from bamboo. 

At her Compassion center in Indonesia 🇮🇩 , a girl plays a gendér [jen-DARE] — an instrument resembling a xylophone that's used in traditional Asian music.

Colombian 🇨🇴 boys play recorders and use a shaker during music class at their Compassion center. The South American recorders make a flute-like sound similar to those common in North America.

A sponsored boy in Bolivia 🇧🇴 plays the racquet [ross-KEH-teh], an instrument made from a dried cactus trunk. The seeds inside make the sound of rain. Kids scrape a comb along grooves carved on the side to produce a rhythmic sound.

Fun Facts

  • The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument.
  • The banjo came from Africa.
  • A small trumpet would be more than 6 feet long if it were stretched out!
  • The flute is the oldest instrument archaeologists have ever found. These ancient instruments were made from woolly mammoth tusks and bird bones.
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FROM THE BIBLE

Psalm 100:1-2

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 

Joyful Songs

Sponsored kids play all kinds of musical instruments at their Compassion centers, and they also love to sing!

Some children in Burkina Faso sing the first two songs below at their Compassion centers. Listen to the kids sing in their country's official language, French, while you read the words in English.

People of God

 

People of God! Yeah!
Chosen ones of God! Yeah!
Children of God! Yeah!
Redeemed of God, come and sing Halleluiah!
Halleluiah, praise His name!

People of God! Yeah!
Chosen ones of God! Yeah!
Redeemed of God! Yeah!
Children of God, come and sing Hallelujah!
Hallelujah, praise His name!
(repeat)

Let’s sing for Jesus! Hallelujah!
Let’s sing for Jesus! Hallelujah!
Let’s sing for Jesus! Hallelujah! Praise His name.
(repeat)

Let’s dance for Jesus! Hallelujah!
Let’s dance for Jesus! Hallelujah!
Let’s dance for Jesus! Hallelujah! Praise His name.

 

Let's Praise the Lord Together

 

Together let’s praise the Lord, He is alive!
Together let’s praise the Lord, He is alive!
(Repeat)
Aay, ahh!
Let’s praise the Lord, He is alive!
Aay, ahh!
Let’s praise the Lord, He is alive!

 

Some young children in Bolivia learn this song at their child development centers. Tutors at their centers teach them fun hand motions to go along with the words.

I Am a Little Flower

Hear them sing it in Spanish!

 

I am a little flower of the Lord.
I open my mouth to sing,
I close my eyes to pray.

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