Every believer has signposts for his journey in faith. For songwriter and worship leader Paul Baloche, this spiritual journey is marked by songs. But not
just any songs. Paul's music has moved from personal touchstones to collective signposts for the church. Intimate prayers that have become global anthems
for millions of believers. Songs birthed from his journey that reflect our own.
"Songwriting is a big part of my spiritual life," Paul shares. "It helps me go deeper with God. It helps me fix my mind on Jesus, to set my mind on things
above. It keeps my own heart fresh and alive, for myself, my family, and the church."
In Paul's spiritual walk, the church is both a beacon and the passion that fuels his own journey.
"When I'm writing songs," Paul says, "I think, 'Will this help the church worship God? Will this help people connect with Him?' I want to make music that
they can believe in."
And the church has responded. Paul is one of the most acclaimed songwriters of our time. The winner of multiple Dove Awards, he is also the artist behind
radio standards including "Because of Your Love," "Hosanna (Praise is Rising)," and "Our God Saves." And he is the writer of top-ranking CCLI songs and
modern-day classics such as "Above All," "Open the Eyes of My Heart," "A New Hallelujah" and "Your Name." In short, Paul writes songs that the whole church
sings. It's a calling he doesn't take lightly.
"When I'm writing worship songs," Paul explains, "I realize that I'm putting words into the mouths of God's people. I'm giving them a vocabulary to sing
back to God. And when they sing those words, hopefully it will act as a catalyst in their hearts, so something will happen in them. Because when we sing
something, it goes down deep into our soul."
And Paul's songs have found their way on to recordings by other artists as well as his numerous albums including Paul Baloche: LIVE, The Same Love
, Christmas Worship (Volumes 1&2), Glorious, Our God Saves and A Greater Song.
In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Paul has developed a variety of resource/training DVDs and he is the author of the book, God Songs: How to Write and Select Songs for Worship.