Stand (Michael W. Smith album)

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Studio album by Michael W. Smith
Released November 7, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre CCM, pop
Length 40:01
Label Reunion
Producer Matt Bronleewe, Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith chronology
Healing Rain
(2004)Healing Rain2004
It's a Wonderful Christmas
(2007)It's a Wonderful Christmas2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine A[2]
Christian Broadcasting Network 4/5 stars[3]
Christianity Today 2/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms 6/10 stars[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[6]
New Release Tuesday 4/5 stars[7]

Stand is Michael W. Smith's twentieth album, a follow-up to his 2004 album Healing Rain.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cover Me" (MWS, Leeland Mooring, Matt Bronleewe) - 3:28
  2. "Open Arms" (MWS, Mooring, Bronleewe) - 3:49
  3. "Come To The Cross" (MWS, Mooring, Bronleewe) - 4:06
  4. "How To Say Goodbye" (MWS, Amy Grant) - 2:19
  5. "Be Lifted High" (Mooring) - 4:11
  6. "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful" (Keith Green) - 2:37
  7. "Grace" (MWS, Martin Smith) - 4:07
  8. "The Stand" (Joel Houston) - 2:54
  9. "Come See" (MWS, Whitney Smith, Debbie Smith, Ryan Smith, Mooring) - 5:23
  10. "In Silence" (MWS, Mooring) - 3:30
  11. "Escape Your Love" (Mooring, Tyler Smith) - 3:29


  • Michael W. Smith: piano, keyboards, organ, lead and background vocals
  • Patrick Warren: additional keyboards, Chamberlin
  • Lindsay Jamieson: drums
  • Luis Conte: percussion
  • James Gregory: bass guitar
  • Rusty Anderson: guitars
  • Bruce Gaitsch: guitars
  • Paul Moak: guitars, additional instrumentation
  • Jeremy Bose: accordion
  • David Davidson: violin
  • Demarco Johnson: harmonica
  • String arrangements by Jonathan Rathbone for Gettysburg Music
  • Strings performed by The Filmharmonic Orchestra at The CSNO Studio (Prague, Czech Republic), conducted and produced by Joni McCabe
  • Choir: Bethany Ballinger, Sampson Brueher, Lani Crump, Christina Deloch, Rebecca Kohl, JT Landry, Gabrielle Lehr, Michael Olson, Anna Smith, Emily Smith and Whitney Smith
  • Producer: Matt Bronleewe
  • Executive producer: Michael W. Smith
  • Engineer, editing: Rusty Varenkamp
  • Assistant engineers: Colin Heldt, Brien Sager and Roberto Bosquez
  • Additional editing (11): Josh Bronleewe
  • Recorded at Dark Horse Recording Studio (Franklin, TN)
  • Additional recording at Track Record (North Hollywood, CA), Pentavarit (Nashville, TN); Blue 42 and Deer Valley Studios (Franklin, TN)
  • Mix engineer: Shane Wilson
  • Mix assistant: Kip Kubin
  • Mix coordination: Dave Steunebrink and Alice Smith for Showdown Productions
  • Production Coordination: Dave Steunebrink and Lani Crump for Showdown Productions
  • Mastering: George Marino at Sterling Sound (New York, NY)
  • Photography: Robert Ascroft
  • Hair and make-up: Natalia Bruschci
  • Stylist: Eric Niemande
  • Art direction: Stephanie McBrayer and Tim Parker
  • A&R production: Michelle Pearson

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 48
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[9] 1