Who knew that Tik Tok could be good for finding worship music? I had listened to a few Vertical Worship songs in the past but not very consistently. However, a few weeks ago I saw some of their songs on TikTok and started listening to them more and more. I love how God can use worship music.
Maybe because I’m a writer, but worship songs are such a beautiful thing to me. Love letters to God, musical prayers to our King. There is a reason my blog is called Writings and Worship, they’re two of my favorite things. There is just something about worship that is incredible. If you’ve ever felt the presence of God, you’ll understand.
Vertical Worship, formerly Vertical Church Band, is a pretty well-known worship band with songs such as “Strong God” and “Yes I will”. They are part of the Harvest Bible Chapel. Because of recent events with other major worship team’s beliefs being brought into questioning, I am trying to do some research into the doctrines of some of these churches that these bands come from. I’m considering doing a post about that, let me know in the comments if that is something you are interested in seeing.
Top 10 Vertical Worship Songs
Yes I will
The song that piqued my interest in Vertical Worship in the first place. I kept hearing this on TikTok videos and finally looked it up because it just kept sticking out to me. Honestly, this song is one of those that is hard to explain because it just speaks to me. It fills my bones and makes me ready to take on anything because I have Jesus with me. The song is a proclamation. The definition of proclamation is this: a public or official announcement, especially one dealing with a matter of great importance. And this song, it’s true meaning- when sung from the heart, is my proclamation to myself, to God, and to others that I will sing in the trials, praise through the pain, and I will follow Him. We all need that reminder in our life. It’s why I love worship songs. Because sometimes, even as a writer, I don’t have the words to express my thoughts or prayers and these songs help me do so.
Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley
Yes I will, bless Your name, oh
Yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy
All my days, yes I will
God of Abraham
If you’re like me and you grew up in the church, you might see that title and be instantly taken back to those children’s ministry days where you sang Father Abraham. I can’t help but think that every time I see this song title. But don’t worry, this song isn’t as long and drawn out as that children’s song. This song is much more powerful than you would think. So often we hear the stories from the Bible and forget that we serve that same God! We serve the God of Abraham, Moses, Peter, Paul, etc. Nations have come and gone. People have lived and died but God is still standing strong. He is with us just like He was with Moses and the disciples. That’s a pretty powerful thought when you really think about it.
You have been my God, faithful through the years
Nations rise and fall, You are standing still
You will be my God, what then shall I fear?
I know whatever comes, You’ll be with me still
Something I think Christian forget easily is the fact that we are in a constant battle. Flesh against the spirit, world against faith, God against Satan. Satan is out to get us; we know that if we believe the Bible. We are fighting a battle, a spiritual battle every day. Jesus is our weapon. The Holy Spirit, worship, Bible reading…those are all ways we fight against both Satan and our human nature. Like the song says, the cross put the enemy to shame. Satan will do whatever he can to render us incapable. He doesn’t want us to follow God or fulfilling our calling. Worship can be our weapon on that battleground. The more we set our minds on Jesus, the more likely we are to defeat Satan.
So when I’m broken, at my weakest, in my darkest hour
I’ll let my worship be a weapon on this battleground
From the depths of the lowest place
I will give You the highest praise, the highest praise
So many times, God leads me to a song that I feel could have been written exactly for me. This is one of those. I think in the times we are facing right now, any song that reminds us that God is faithful and sovereign is a great thing to hold on to. Y’all know I deal with an anxiety disorder and there is a line in this song that just shouts at me, “I will speak to my fear, I will preach to my doubt.” Throughout my battle with anxiety, only one thing really seems to help me through it-God. I must preach to my doubt and remind myself that God is in control probably a dozen or more times a day. God is faithful. He was faithful then and He will be faithful now. Even when it’s not in our time, God is faithful. If you’ve faced a loss or are facing something hard, remember that God is faithful even in those times. Keep seeking Him.
‘Cause You make mountains move
You make giants fall
And You use songs of praise
To shake prison walls
And I will speak to my fear
I will preach to my doubt
That You were faithful then
You’d be faithful now
Not Done Yet
While this song obviously holds meaning for us currently and our daily lives. I can’t help but think of the crucifixion and resurrection when I hear this song. When Jesus died that Friday, He wasn’t done…and He still isn’t. God is always moving. Even when Jesus was in the tomb, God was defeating Satan. He is always at work around us and in us. Greater things are still ahead. Even in these dark and confusing times, God is at work and calling us to Him. I’d say this is one of my favorite Vertical Worship songs…but honestly, they all are!
No eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard
No one could ever comprehend
Your word will be enough, Your promise we will trust
Greater things are still ahead
You’re not done yet
This song is led by another one of my favorite female worship leaders, Meredith Andrews. She’s been a long time favorite of mine and what drew me to the band in the first place a few years ago. The song is such a great proclamation of who God is. We’ve talked about this before, but I think there are 2 overarching types of worship songs (just personal opinion). First, songs that are about what God does for us, how we feel, etc. Secondly, there are songs that are solely about God. About God’s power, His attributes, and songs just about praising Him. For me, this song fits into that second category. If you need a reminder on who God is, listen to this song. If you want to sit and worship Him by signing about His attributes, listen to this song. A simple but powerful song.
There is none higher, no
There is none greater, no
There is none stronger than our God
Open up the Heavens
This is another song that I originally first heard led by Meredith Andrews. Y’all know I love a good solemn worship tune, but sometimes you just need a fun, exciting worship song. This is a perfect song for just getting pumped! I love to listen to these kinds of songs while I’m cleaning or going for walks- they just fill me with energy. My favorite line in this song is, “Show us, Show us Your glory.” Because that should be my prayers every day. Also, for my musical readers, this song has an incredible beat to it. It has a fun snare drum sequence to it.
Show us, show us your glory
Show us, show us your power
Show us, show us your glory, Lord
We want to see you, Lord
Grace is on our Side
If you look around the world, it can get overwhelming to see all we, as Christians, are up against. The world is such a broken and sad place and Satan is doing His best to render us useless to the cause of Christ. However, the power of God is on our side. His grace is on our side. If you really sit and think about that, it’s a pretty powerful thing friend. What can stand against us when Jesus is on our side? For me, that is such a comforting thought.
We’ve seen Your faithfulness in the darkest night
We’ve seen Your goodness, God, favor on our lives
Everywhere we go, Your grace is on our side
Your grace is on our side
Over and Over
A simple song, but just as powerful as so many others. The very first thing I loved about this song is the line about laying yourself down at the altar over and over again. Because Christians don’t become believers and then never sin again and live a perfect life. We mess up. We try to take things into our own hands and don’t trust. And personally, I have had to lay my surrender down at the feet of Jesus many times. The song speaks of actually gaining life when you finally lay it all down at the altar…something I need reminding of constantly. I like control so I constantly lay down my fear or my future and try to take it back. That’s why I must lay it down over and over again.
I lay me down at the altar
Over and over, over and over
From fear to faith, I surrender
Over and over, over and over
I see the Lord
Ever wondered why we worship? What worship is? Honestly, this song is a great example of that. The first verse says this, “This is where worship starts, Here in the temple of my heart. Remembering who You are, And all You’ve done.” Worship starts in our hearts and it’s about remembering who God is and His sacrifice for us. At the heart of worship (pun intended :)), should be Jesus. Worship shouldn’t be about us but glorifying God. This song is such a great reminder of that and a great way to facilitate that kind of true worship. I honestly love this song, as I do all of these, and listen to it constantly! It has a good beat too; in case you like those kinds of songs!
I see the Lord
Exalted and lifted high
And all of the Kingdom, it cries
You are, You are the Lord
Have you ever listened to Vertical Worship? If so, what are your favorite songs? Let me know in the comments!