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Renowned worship leader, author and pastor Darlene Zschech releases the Here I Am Send Me CD/DVD globally today (March 3) from Integrity Music. Available now at digital and physical retailers, the album was recorded live with her team at Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, and features 11 new songs penned by her along with guest writers like Martin
Smith, Paul Baloche, Jenn Johnson and Leeland Mooring.
Here I Am Send Me is Zschech's first project following a life changing cancer diagnosis in 2014 and her first new album since 2013's critically acclaimed Revealing Jesus. Produced by Andy Mak, the new recording opens with a full-on declaration of the greatness of God in the song and first radio single from the recording, "You Are Great," written with Smith (Delirious?) in response to the most challenging season of her life.
"When I was at my sickest, Martin
flew over from England to sit with us, sing songs over our church, and walk and talk with me and my husband, all the while speaking courage into us," Zschech says, her voice full of emotion recalling the dark days after her diagnosis of breast cancer that is now in remission. "It's week one of treatment and you feel like you're going to die, and Martin
said, 'Darls, I know you're going to want to write songs about this season. What do you want to say?' And I said, 'I want to say 'HE IS GREAT!' And so we wrote this song together and have been singing it in our church. That's where it started… In the midst of the fire, it doesn't change who our God is."
Following this opening track, the album proceeds to take listeners through a journey declaring God's greatness, love and call, and gives worshippers a voice of response. It features "You Will Be Praised" written with Baloche and Johnson, "Beloved," a modern hymn of surrender co-written by Zschech with Mooring and Casey Moore, "Love and Wonder" written by the Zschech's teen daughter, Zoe,and Bonnie Gray, "Kingdom Come
" co-written with Thomas
Macken, and "Go" written with Mak. "Go" closes the album and serves as a song of commissioning along with the title track, Here I Am Send Me.
Sharing the new music live around the globe, Zschech will be featured at the Devoted Women's Conference today and tomorrow (March 3-4) in Virginia Beach, VA before heading to Ghana for the nation's 60th Anniversary of Independence on March 6. She will also be featured at the Cherish
Women's Conference 2017 June 1-3 in Bradford, UK.
In addition to her touring, Zschech and her new music are gathering current and upcoming covers, features and reviews in media outlets like Charisma, CBN News, Simple
Grace, "The Boundless Show" (Focus On The Family), "100 Huntley Street," CCM Magazine, Leading Hearts, Worship Musician and more.
Worship Leader also lauds in its five-star lead review this month that this is a "top-notch album by one of today's premier voices in worship," and goes on to say, "Darlene Zschech is back for her first album since being diagnosed with breast cancer, and Here I Am Send Me is not only an amazing offering filled with new songs for the church to sing, but a personal testimony to God's faithfulness for leading her through that journey."
Worship Musician adds, "In a world that seems to celebrate shameless imitation, there are a finite number of artists who define iconic - without ever trying. From 'Shout To The Lord' to 'Victor's Crown,' Darlene Zschech has relentlessly led us deeper into the heart of worship. Declaring 'Here I Am, Send Me,' Darlene once again leads us to the holiest of holies…In addition to great worship songs, musos will appreciate Darlene's outstanding vocal performances."
NewReleaseToday.com says, "From the first track to the last, Here I Am Send Me is overflowing with passionate songs of praise, singing His promises through her own pain, all carried by the soft yet bold voice that has led millions into the presence of God."
For all the latest Darlene Zschech album and tour news, visit www.hereiamsendme.org, https://darlenezschech.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A trailer for the Here I Am Send Me DVD can also be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1HL7lWLdlQ.
About Darlene Zschech:
Darlene Zschech is an Australian worship leader, pastor, speaker and author. She has written over 100 songs, including "Victor's Crown," "In Jesus' Name," "Worthy Is The Lamb," "At The Cross" and the global anthem "Shout To The Lord," a song that is sung by an estimated 30 million churchgoers every week. She is most passionate about her family, and continually makes a strong stand about the importance of marriage, motherhood (and grandmotherhood) and ministry. She has also penned best-selling books including Worship Changes Everything, Revealing Jesus, Extravagant Worship and The Art of Mentoring. Zschech and her husband Mark serve as senior pastors of Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales and together they founded HOPE:Global to serve the poorest of the poor.
About Integrity Music:
is part of the David
C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Eastbourne, East Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including "Great Are You Lord," "Revelation Song," "Open The Eyes Of My Heart," "Your Great Name," "I Am Free
" and the No. 1 radio hit "We Believe
" (Newsboys). Additional information is available at www.integritymusic.com.