Worship leader and Dove Award winning songwriter Paul Baloche has been serving the local church on a global scale for almost 30 years, crafting songs such as “A New Hallelujah,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Name” and “Above All” that have been recorded in 10 languages and sung by believers around the world. He also has created a variety of training resources for worship teams while mentoring the next generation of worship leaders. Now this “worship pastor of worship pastors” launches his next season of ministry from a home base in New York City with a new album, Your Mercy, filled with songs that reflect his adopted community and God’s unwavering grace.
Produced by Baloche and longtime collaborator Michael Rossback, Your Mercy delivers 12 songs penned by Baloche with cowriters including All Sons & Daughters, Michael Neale, Corey Voss, Andi Rozier (Vertical Church Band), Matt Redman, Aaron Shust, Meredith Andrews, Aaron Gillespie and Jason Ingram. The project, which has already received a 5-star review from Worship Leader magazine, releases globally in stores and on digital platforms through Integrity Music October 7.
Your Mercy, like all of Baloche’s albums, was crafted with the local church and worship leader in mind. The songs were recorded live in a Brooklyn studio over several nights and are congregational in nature with stripped down instrumentation. Baloche describes the album as “honest worship sessions with very few overdubs, a back-to-basics simplicity of worship… singing together new prayers and songs as a community to glorify God.”
“After 26 years of serving in the same church and living in the same community in Texas, my wife and I purged most of our possessions and moved to a small apartment in NYC,” he adds. “Your Mercy captures the sounds of our new community from across the city.”
This community includes labelmates The Brilliance (John Arndt, David Gungor) along with Onaje Jefferson (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir) and worship leaders/musicians from New York and the northeast. Vocalists Jennifer Holm and Madison Cunningham also make appearances, and Baloche’s wife, Rita, and son, David, round out the contributions.