Well-crafted songs are the main component that make a praise and worship album memorable, because they transport the listener beyond sheer enjoyment of the music to something much deeper and more emot

Well-crafted songs are the main component that make a praise and worship album memorable, because they transport the listener beyond sheer enjoyment of the music to something much deeper and more emotional. Watermark (husband/wife duo Nathan and Christy Nockels) achieves this on the truly moving "The Purest Place." Nathan (whose production credits include Point of Grace and Matt Redman) wisely places the focus on Christy's gorgeous voice and the emotion she brings to the lyrics. "Invade" is a plea for Jesus to permeate every corner of their home, while the title track speaks of living in the center of God's heart. Lead single "The Glory of Your Name" was inspired by the film "The Passion of the Christ." There is an intimate feeling to this album that will have listeners adopting these songs as their own personal prayers.—DEP

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