“Here as in Heaven” Elevation Worship Album Review
“Here as in Heaven” is the fifth live album from Elevation Worship. The band, which started as a worship team at Elevation Church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, still leads worship at Elevation Church in addition to performing concerts and recording albums.
A strong theme of surrender and restoration permeates the album, as it features songs that encourage us to lay down our lives in response to God’s goodness and celebrate the renewal and redemption He offers.
This album includes some of my favorite Elevation Worship songs, “O Come to the Altar” and “Resurrecting.” “O Come to the Altar” is the first Elevation Worship song I heard, and I fell in love instantly. It opens, “Are you hurting and broken within? / Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin? / Jesus is calling,” establishing a theme of invitation to the altar of surrender to Christ.
“Resurrecting” is an anthemic song celebrating the new, resurrected life in Christ that results from this surrender. The powerful bridge declares, “By Your spirit I will rise / From the ashes of defeat / The resurrected King, is resurrecting me.”
“I Can’t Believe” is a lesser-known song that I believe deserves a shout-out. It continues celebrating the restorative work Christ does for His followers. The chorus proclaims, “I can’t believe / The price You paid for me / What You did not owe so that I could know You.” The second verse is my favorite part: “To the One who gave it all / I belong with all my heart and soul / And every gain I count as loss / When I survey the wonder of the cross.”
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite Elevation Worship album, but “Here as in Heaven” is definitely in the running. I love its overall theme, and it has many powerful songs that are great for worship.
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