UPPERROOM – “Moments”
With the release of their third recording, “UPPERROOM” proves why they are the worship band no one has heard of that everyone needs to.
UPPERROOM independently releases “Moments” with worldwide distribution by Fuel Music. Among the tracts on this 5 song EP is “Surrounded” (Fight My Battles), a song that was recorded and chosen as the title tract for Michael W. Smith’s live worship album released on February 23, 2018. This collection of songs has been taken from those born out of the ministry’s Prayer Room. These songs among so many others have not only inspired the Dallas church since it was founded in 2010 but literally millions of others from around the world who have watched their now viral videos on YouTube.
Each song is a “Moment” recorded live during the ministries Prayer Room sessions that are a fundamental component of their “In and Out” approach to life. Their purpose as published on their website –
JESUS IS OUR PASSION, DESIRE, AND PURSUIT. WE LOVE TO LOVE HIM AS HE HAS LOVED US. WE VALUE HIS PRESENCE AND DESIRE TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY IN WHICH THE FULLNESS OF HIS PRESENCE CONSISTENTLY MANIFESTS IN THE LIVES, HOMES, SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, AND CITIES OF THOSE WHO SERVE IN THIS HOUSE. THEREFORE, OUR COMMUNITY CENTERS ITSELF FIRST AND FOREMOST AROUND THIS ACTIVITY: RECEIVING LOVE FROM GOD AND GIVING LOVE BACK TO GOD. OUR PRAYER ROOM IS A PLACE TO GATHER MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT TO MINISTER TO GOD’S HEART, RECEIVE HIS LOVE, HEAR HIS VOICE, AND THEN DECREE, PROPHESY, AND PRAY THOSE REALITIES INTO THE EARTH.
The full Moments track listing follows:
“Tremble (Live) (feat. Abbie Simmons)
Each of us goes through dark and trying times. I happen to be in the midst of one of these periods in my own personal life. “Tremble” is an anthem for each of us in these times. It is a heartfelt declaration that in the midst of the struggle we proclaim our faith in Jesus and his Name is the only name that causes us to “Tremble.” This song pulls you in with its melody and tempo. We are just getting started with this album and you can feel the very presence of God as you listen to this track.
“Adoration (Live) [feat. Meredith Mauldin]”
“Adoration” is a heartfelt worship track which simply declares as the title indicates our love and adoration for Jesus. This powerful anthem will have you lifting your arms and heart to our Savior and King, not only for what He has done, but because of who He is.
“Defender (Live) [feat. Abbie Simmons]”
Just like every other song on this album, Defender is another powerful example of sincere and honest worship. This track reminds us that even in the midst of our trials and failures, He is our “Defender” and we can overcome by surrendering to Him and the victory that he has already achieved, Even when we fall away, He comes to find us, puts the pieces back together, heals and restores our hearts.
“All Hail King Jesus (Live) [feat. SarahBeth Smith]”
As you listen and sing along with each word of the lyrics of “All Hail King Jesus”, there is one simple word to describe the result – PEACE; Peace of Mind, Peace in Spirit and Peace in Body. This song reminds of us of the great price He paid for us in his death, but at the same time the great victory of his resurrection. Truly, He is holy and worthy to be praised and exalted as our King Jesus.
“Surrounded (Fight My Battles) [feat. Elyssa Smith]”
Where the middle three tracks, really slow things down, this track picks the tempo back up. With very simple lyrics it reminds that even when we seem to be “Surrounded” by unsurmountable odds and challenges, He has already overcome them. In the midst of our battles we can be reassured and have hope and peace because He has already won the war.
When I accepted the assignment to review this album I had absolutely no idea how much of a blessing it was going to be to me personally. “Moments” by UPPERROOM is 36:43 minutes of powerful, hope restoring, life renewing, heartfelt and passionate worship.
UPPERROOM has tapped into something with their “In and Out” Lifestyle. You can rest assured that they will continue to produce powerful praise and worship projects as the days, weeks, months and years go by. The tracks are not only well done in their message, the musicians are outstanding and gifted in their craft as well.
I can all but guarantee that this album is one that you will find on endless repeat in your playlist. Do yourself and those around you a favor and stop whatever else you are doing and go download this album NOW. You will definitely be glad you did. I know I am already anxious for UPPERROOM’S next project. In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to their youtube channel and check out the ministry’s website.