Renowned worship leader, author and pastor Darlene Zschech has just released Here I Am Send Me (Hineni) CD/DVD globally from Integrity Music. Recorded live with her team at Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, the album is Zschech's first project following a life changing cancer diagnosis in 2014 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 prime cuts is the song "Go." "Go" is a song of commissioning closes the album. "It can't be any straighter," Darlene says with a laugh. "In Ephesians, we get that sense of being commissioned into the world to share His love. I write about tribes, lands and neighborhoods... When you get in his presence, when you allow Him into the tough places, you rise knowing you must go and share it. His love is what is missing in the world."
Here we come now Your church / We will go to all the world / Every tribe every land / As Your feet and loving hands / To the rich to the poor / Grace is flowing for us all / Nothing missing nothing broken / He makes all things new / From the ash from the fire / There is hope there is new life... Tell the world lift Him high
"Cancer is a funny thing," says Darlene. "The medical world doesn't like to use the word 'healed.' They like to say the word 'remission'... but I'm believing God's report over my life. I speak Psalm 91 over myself every day, I take my medicine and I take the word of God and I do my best with what I can do in the natural and trust God with those things over which I have no power."
"None of us know how many days we have," she continues. "Whatever days I have-and I'm declaring a ripe old age-I want to live them intentionally. I want to live the love of Christ... Everywhere we go, we take the presence of the Lord, we take His presence and His hope, His extravagant love. It's a journey. I'm not there yet, but that's the journey."