A New Hallelujah

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A New Hallelujah
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Live album by Michael W. Smith
Released October 28, 2008
Recorded June 20, 2008 at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas
Genre Worship
Length 68:58
Label Reunion
Producer Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith chronology
It's a Wonderful Christmas
(2007)It's a Wonderful Christmas2007
A New Hallelujah
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic Positive[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]

A New Hallelujah is a live album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in October 2008, this is Smith's third album of worship music, and his fourth live album. A New Hallelujah was recorded on June 20, 2008 at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.[1] A DVD version of the album was released in March 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael W. Smith, except noted.

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Prepare Intro"   1:00
2. "Prepare Ye the Way"   5:05
3. "A New Hallelujah" (featuring the African's Children's Choir) Michael W. Smith, Debbie Smith, Paul Baloche 5:47
4. "When I Think of You" (featuring the African's Children's Choir)   4:28
5. "Mighty to Save" Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan 7:53
6. "Shout Unto God" Joel Houston, Marty Sampson 4:08
7. "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, John Newton 5:34
8. "Deep In Love With You" Michael W. Smith, Debbie Smith, Christa Black 6:32
9. "Healing Rain/Let It Rain" Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith, Matt Bronleewe, Michael Farron 3:20
10. "Majesty" Martin Smith, Stu Garrard 4:19
11. "I Surrender All" (featuring Coalo Zamorano) Judson W. Van DeVenter 3:51
12. "Grace" Michael W. Smith, Martin Smith 4:21
13. "Michael W. Smith sharing"   1:44
14. "Help Is On the Way" (featuring Israel Houghton) Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Debbie Smith, Christa Black 5:16
15. "The River is Rising"   5:41
Total length: 76:03


  • Michael W. Smith: lead vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, (5, 6) drums (1), arrangements
  • Jim Daneker: keyboards, Hammond B3 organ, programming
  • Ben Gowell: electric guitar
  • Adam Lester: electric guitar
  • Christa Black: violin, acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Matt Smallbone: bass guitar
  • Michael Olson: drums
  • Matt Payne: drums (1)
  • Spence Smith: drums (1)
  • Stephen Jackson: background vocals
  • Aimee Jones Beard: background vocals
  • Fiona Mellett: background vocals
  • Michael Mellett: background vocals, choir director
  • The Lakewood Church Choir: adult choir
  • The African Children's Choir: children's choir; directed by Alice Nabwami (3, 4)
  • Coalo Zamorano: Spanish solo (11)
  • Israel Houghton: guest vocals (14)
  • Michael W. Smith: producer
  • Michael Blanton: executive producer
  • Bob Ezrin: executive producer
  • Terry Hemmings: executive producer
  • Traci Sterling Bishir: production coordination
  • Chaz Corzine: associate producer
  • Joey Ciccoline: tour manager
  • David Turner & Julia Tracy: tour leaders
  • Rob Burrell: engineer, mixing
  • Hank Williams: mastering at Master Mix (Nashville, TN)
  • Louis Deluca: photography
  • Tim Parker & Ron Roark: design
  • Michelle Box: A&R production
  • Jason McArthur: A&R coordination
  • Trish Townsend: stylist[1]


A New Hallelujah won two Dove Awards at the 40th GMA Dove Awards, for Best Inspirational Recorded Song and Best Praise & Worship Album.[4]

Charts and certification[edit]

Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
19 1 19
  • US sales: 23,000[5]


  1. ^ a b c "A New Hallelujah". AllMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ "A New Hallelujah". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "A New Hallelujah". iTunes. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dove Awards Celebrates 40th Year". Gospel Music Update. Archived from the original on May 3, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "A New Hallelujah". KNET 180 Radio. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011.