Renowned worship leader, author and pastor Darlene Zschech releases the Here I Am Send Me CD/DVD globally (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.
One of the album's highlight is the song "You Will Be Praised." This anthem was written by Darlene with Paul Baloche and Jenn Johnson on Darlene's first return to America after cancer treatment, unabashedly declares the power of the Holy Spirit living among us that makes fearlessness possible in every season and circumstance of life. It is, in many ways, Darlene's testimony.
Though I walk through darkest valleys / There's no fear for You are with me / You have held me through the fire / Jesus You are here with me... Through every storm You will remain / In death and in life I'll not be afraid /
In joy or in pain You will be praised
"It meant so much to have that opportunity and I treasured every second," says Darlene. "We sat and talked about God's faithfulness. I'm 51, and I never thought I'd be doing this at my age. There's such a freshness in me. In our culture, youth is almost worshiped. But there's something to be said when you've watched the faithfulness of God again and again and again. There's something to be said of the trust that grows over time."