Paul Baloche, one of the modern churchâ€™s most acclaimed worship artists andsongwriters,releases a powerful new single today titled â€œBehold Himâ€(Integrity Music).
â€œIâ€™m so happy to release â€˜Behold Him,â€™â€shares Baloche. â€œIâ€™ve been leading it 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! Every time I worship with it, everyone starts to sing it immediately like theyâ€™veknown the song for years. In a day and age when busyness and distractions rule our lives, itâ€™s essential to â€˜Be still and behold Himâ€™...to ponder and wonder with child-like anticipation. Psalm 46:10 says, â€˜Be still and know that I am God.â€™I struggle with being in control, trying to force things to go the way that I think they should. There is much freedom in surrendering control â€“being still â€“and beholding God, acknowledging that He alone is God. He alone is worthy.
â€Baloche hopes that â€œBehold Him,â€which he co-wrote with Mitch Wong (Lincoln Brewster, Chris McClarney)will inspire hearts to worship and praise Jesus as well as give a sense of awe and wonder to the listener.
Well-known forpenning contemporary hymns such as â€œOpen the Eyes of My Heart,â€ â€œAbove All,â€ â€œYour Name,â€and â€œHosanna,â€Balocheâ€™s songs have been recorded by many acclaimed artists including Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, and Philips, Craig & Dean.Also known for leading worship at conferences internationally and nationally, he has been sharing â€œBehold Himâ€with audiences worldwide.Itâ€™s been 20 years since the release ofâ€œOpen The Eyes of My Heart,â€ and Baloche feels the same now writing â€œBehold Himâ€as he did then.â€œIt feels like the same heart cry â€“a desire to really see The Lord â€“to behold Him. I donâ€™t want to miss what God is doing in my life and in this generation. I want to see Him, hear Him, and follow Him.â€
He concludes, "Itâ€™s important to take our eyes off of ourselves and put them on Christ. We spend so much time preoccupied with every detail of our lives -trying to control everything. The message of this song comes from scripture, 'Be still and know that I am God.' HE is God. Weâ€™re not.