Worship Project p40.3
- reviewed by Andree Farias Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Mar
- He Reigns
- We Lift You Up
- Love Song
- Take Me to the Cross Again
- Unashamed Love
- Perfect Picture
- Majesty (Here I Am)
- At the Foot of the Cross (Ashes to Beauty)
- Who You Are
When it comes to modern worship, critics typically favor the likes of Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, or their other Passion contemporaries. Not much attention is given to Integrity's Vertical Music. Blame it on market saturation of worship music or inadequate marketing on Vertical's part, but the label is still responsible for some of the best modern worship in recent years, including knockout debuts from Kathryn Scott, Jason Morant, and Michael Gungor, in addition to other established notables like Ten Shekel Shirt and Lincoln Brewster.
But the real strength is in the originals by Vertical artists. Hiebert and singer Abby Merkel take Morant's "Love Song" to new anthemic heights, while Morant himself does a respectable job with Glenn Packiam's "We Lift You Up." Morant also beautifies Hiebert's "Unashamed Love" like never before, and Kathryn Scott's gorgeous "At the Foot of the Cross" is given a tender, small-group reworking that should earn it a place in more church repertoires.
It's this malleability that ultimately makes