Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer

Vertical Habits Music

On October 26 and 27 I took part in the Vertical Habits consultation at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. The idea behind Vertical Habits is simple: worship teaches us to talk to God, so we should be very intentional about what we say. For example, do we have lots of ways to say "Love You" but no vocabulary for "Sorry"? I thought it would be instructive to apply the same principle to my own music. Here's a list of Vertical Habits with songs I've written that fit those themes:

Love You (Praise)


One Thing

Sorry (Confession)

Wash Me in Your Water

A Man Only Sees the Outside

Why? (Lament)

As the Deer

Maybe the Rain

I'm listening (Prayer for Illumination)

We Are Waiting

In a Still, Small Voice

Help (Petition)

My Keeper

Lead Me to the Rock

Our Father

Thank You (Gratitude)

We Worship You

What Can I Do? (Dedication)

May the Mind of Christ, My Savior

I Surrender All to You

Bless You (Blessing)

Grace and Peace to You

The Lord Bless You and Keep You