In late 2022, Uptick Artists released an album, “Ascent:Songs for the Journey.” This special collection of readings and songs is based on the Songs of Ascent, 15 Psalms from which the Ascent movement draws its name.
The Psalms themselves and this collection of new music recount brokenness and restoration experienced by God’s people. This concept is core to Ascent’s mission and inspires its continued work: moving together toward the renewal of all things.
John Chandler, founder of Uptick, commissioned Uptick Artists to create this body of work in late 2019. Upon its recent release, he commented:
“Every movement needs its music. There’s a reason the fife and drum corps marches ahead of the battle. The Uptick Artists have, with great dedication and skill, created Ascent: Songs for the Journey. Each of the Psalms of Ascent, 120-134, is put to melody through music and the spoken word. These are Jesus-shaped songs, created by Jesus-shaped Uptick leaders, for a Jesus-shaped Ascent movement. Let them soak into your soul as we journey with Ascent together!”
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