Baloche's 22nd album in 25-year career
Paul Baloche's latest musical offering, “Behold Him,” is available now with Integrity Music (click here). Creating music for more than 25 years, Baloche's “Behold Him” is his 22nd career album and features numerous guest collaborations from industry friends such as Kim Walker-Smith (Jesus Culture), Kari Jobe, Matt Redman, Elevation Worship's Chris Brown and Steve Furtick, Leslie Jordan (All Sons & Daughters) and Amanda Cook.
A press release said, “Full of reverence, thankfulness and trust in God's provision and presence, ‘Behold Him’ delivers an impactful message important for all believers.”
"I’ve been leading ‘Behold Him’ for the past few months now, everywhere from small worship gatherings to The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Scotland with a 500-voice choir and orchestra,” Baloche said. “Every time I worship with it, everyone starts to sing it immediately like they’ve known the song for years.”
Based on Psalm 41, "Behold Him" – the album's first single – was co-written with Mitch Wong (Lincoln Brewster, Chris McClarney), and has quickly broken into the global church and ranks highly among the industry's top worship resource providers such as CCLI, Planning Center, PraiseCharts and WeAreWorship. As Baloche's response to the “chaotic noise of today’s culture and the constant and frenetic energy of endless to-do lists and expectations,” "Behold Him" is a repetitive message that bears repeating: Be still and behold Him.
“Life moves lightning-fast these days,” he said. “Everyone is moving, has an agenda, has something on their mind, trying to get to the next thing. The message of this song, and the entire album, is not just to be still, but also to know him, that he is God. It’s taking him in with your mind, your soul, your body, your spirit and beholding the wonder of the Lord."
Read more about Baloche and “Behold Him” in the current issue of Worship Musician.
Baloche, who is one of the modern church’s most acclaimed worship artists, songwriters and conference worship leaders nationally and internationally, has penned numerous contemporary praise and worship standards such as “Open the Eyes of My Heart” and "Your Name.” Additionally, his songs have been recorded by numerous acclaimed artists, including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Redman, and Philips, Craig & Dean.
"Open The Eyes of My Heart” released two decades ago and Baloche said he feels the same now as he did then, sharing recently, "It feels like the same heart cry – a desire to really see the Lord – to behold him. I don’t want to lose sight of what God is doing in my life and in this generation. I want to see him, hear him, and follow him."
Having served as the worship pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Lindale, Texas, for more than 25 years, Baloche is an ordained minister with an MDiv from the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In addition to writing, recording and touring, he founded LeadWorship.com to serve, equip and train local church worship teams across the globe. He teaches modern worship master classes nationally and has created a variety of online instructional videos and free resources designed specifically to help worship leaders and musicians.
Baloche is a contributing writer for both Worship Leader and Worship Musician magazines, a featured blogger on ChurchLeaders.com, and has written the books “The Same Love: A Devotion” (David C. Cook) and “God Songs – How to Write and Select Songs for Worship.”
Rita. For more information on Baloche, visit his website.