Updated: Oct 8
Stand is the fourteenth studio album by Christian singer -songwriter Michael W. Smith, released on November 7, 2006 by Reunion Records.
Serving as a follow-up to his 2004 album Healing Rain, Stand continues his CCM pop sound while also including some praise and worship songs. The album is produced by Matt Bronleewe with Smith as executive producer. Leeland Mooring of the Christian rock band Leeland co-wrote six songs and wrote the song "Be Lifted High." In addition to Mooring, Amy Grant, Martin Smith of Delirious? and Bronleewe co-wrote songs with Smith and Smith covers Keith Green's worship classic "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful." Australian musician and Hillsong United worship leader Joel Houston wrote the title song "The Stand." Smith's wife Debbie and their children Ryan and Whitney co-wrote the song "Come See."
Stand tops the Top Christian Albums and debuted and peaked at number 48 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. Smith was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album for Stand at the 50th Grammy Awards.
1. Cover Me (Michael W. Smith, Leeland Mooring, Matt Bronleewe) -3:28
2. Open Arms (Michael W. Smith, Leeland Mooring, Matt Bronleewe) -3:50
3. Come to the Cross (Michael W. Smith, Leeland Mooring, Matt Bronleewe) -4:07
4. How to Say Goodbye (Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant) -2:19
5. Be Lifted High (Leeland Mooring) -4:11
6. O Lord, You're Beautiful (Keith Green) -2:38
7. Grace (Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith) -4:08
8. The Stand (Joel Houston) -2:55
9. Come See (Michael W. Smith, Leeland Mooring, Debbie Smith, Whitney Smith,
Ryan Smith) -5:24
10. In Silence (Michael W. Smith, Leeland Mooring) -3:30
11. Escape Your Love (Leeland Mooring, Tyler Smith) -3:30
2006 -2007 "Come to the Cross" -#19 Billboard Christian Songs, #19 Billboard Christian Airplay, #10 Billboard Christian AC Airplay
2007 "Be Lifted High" -#26 Billboard Christian AC Airplay
Previous release: Healing Rain (2004)
Next release: It's a Wonderful Christmas (2007)