Glorify Edify Testify
The Martins (Jonathan, Joyce, and Judy), even after recording twelve
albums hold true to the foundation they believe began their musical journey,
which has earned them six Dove awards and a Grammy nomination. What is
this foundation? Hymns, church standards, and spirituals.
“Glorify Edify Testify” is filled with traditional songs as well as popular
contemporary praise and worship songs. These songs, which are set with
new styles and harmonies, have helped each member of the group throughout
the last few years while journeying through some of life’s trying times.
Through these songs, both musicians and listeners have a deep feeling
of peace and of praise to an awesome God. Ranging from gospel style to
meditative contemporary worship, the listener is led through a praise
experience centered on the love of God.
Favorites include “Lord Most High,” because of its text that is brought
out by the group’s newly shaped harmonies of this popular song. In this
praise and worship song, the Martins drive home the fact that our God
is everywhere and is all-powerful. Another favorite is “Healer of My Heart,”
with its powerful and sensitive touch of Jonathan’s opening solo. Gradually
backed up by his two sisters. What a prayer for all of us, “Healer of
my heart, come and make me whole.”