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Queen Esther (Sada Knowles) sings in a video for Vacation Bible School at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

Voices-only Wednesday: You’re gonna’ hear Queen Esther Rooooooaaaar

Welcome to our Vacation Bible School edition of Voices-only Wednesday.

Children who attended VBS at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City were treated to stage plays (including a choreographed “spit take” or two — go to the 2:10 mark in this video) of the life of Queen Esther from the Old Testament.

They also saw videos of a cappella versions of popular songs with Bible-based lyrics. (And every kid got a CD of the songs on the last day.)

Here’s the crowd favorite, “Roar.”


(Yes, I realize that some of you may object to the source material here. So, before posting a “shame on you” comment, please consider this: My 6-year-old daughter already was singing this song, despite the fact that we listen exclusively to KLOVE, NPR and CDs with Disney princess songs and VeggieTales. Now, the VBS version of the song is the one she’s singing.)

If Katy Perry’s not your speed and you’re more of a classic rock guy (like me) take a gander at this VBS song — a tribute to Journey (or the TV show “Glee,” depending on your age).


Memorial Road has an ever-growing catalogue of popular music given the a cappella VBS treatment. 
Here’s one from 2013 — “Hey, Seed Sower,” a sendup of the Train hit, “Hey, Soul Sister.”


And here’s my all-time favorite from a few years ago — “Help Us Rahab.” 
It’s based on … well, y’know.


Send us your selections for Voices-only Wednesday. Post your a cappella recordings to YouTube or Vimeo and send us the links. Or recommend your favorite videos in the comments section.

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