John Polce | Ordinary Man

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Ordinary Man

by John Polce

From the heart of a disciple, eloquent vocals and warm acoustic arrangements envelop the listener in a sense of stillness and deep abiding peace.
Genre: Spiritual: Inspirational
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ordinary Man
2:56 album only
2. Hearts of Stone
4:28 album only
3. I Need Your Lovin
5:09 album only
4. Love One Another
3:45 album only
5. Holy Desire
3:38 album only
6. I Lift My Eyes
4:12 album only
7. Amazing Grace
4:49 album only
8. Life Forevermore
2:27 album only
9. Deborah's Song
3:23 album only
10. Be Thou My Vision
3:54 album only
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Album Notes
In 1974 after several years as a successful secular artist, John experienced a series of life-changing events that would transform his career, family and ultimately his heart. Since then, he has traveled across America and abroad to bring his songs and his story wherever he is invited. In this "decade of evangelism" it is John's hope that the young and the old, the rich and the poor will discover for themselves, perhaps for the first time, the tender mercy of the God who made us all.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, John's musical beginnings were in rock and roll, blues, and acoustic performances. As a young man he was inspired by the texture and tone of legendary singer Andy Williams. Years later it was Joni Mitchell's expressive vocals, melodies, and poetic imagery that encouraged his early songwriting.

During the early 1970's some of John's work was featured on an album distributed by Columbia Records, notably his cover version of Leonard Cohen's "Bird on a Wire" and John's original composition "Take a Lesson from the Children". He opened concerts for Livingston Taylor and Dave Van Ronk and later for Gospel artists including Dion DiMucci, Phil Driscoll, and Kathy Troccoli.

Following a rather dramatic conversion experience in 1974, John responded to an inner sense, a "vocation", which resulted in his leaving a promising career in the contemporary music industry and devoting his life and talents to communicating the message of the Gospel, the love and mercy of God. He now knew this unconditional love for himself and passionately wanted to share it with others. And so began the life's work of this "troubadour for the Lord".

For over twenty-five years, John's work has been welcomed and endorsed by Catholic, Protestant, and independent churches. His performances, whether in a church, concert hall, or coffeehouse setting are evenings of song, prayer, and witness. He has been a feature artist on EWTN's "Say Yes", Vision New England Men's Conference, National Catholic Charismatic Conference and in England at the Youth 2000 Prayer Festivals, the Greenbelt Festival, and BBC's "Sunday" program.

With a belief in music as the "universal language", one that knows no cultural or generational boundaries, John sets forth to reach those deep places in the human heart that often cannot be touched by words alone. He invites you to quiet your heart for a moment and listen to some of the audio offerings here. He prays that it will be the inspiration for renewing, or perhaps just beginning, an intensely passionate communion with Christ, the lover of our souls.



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Mark Millard

A blessing to many
The song Hearts of Stone speaks powerfully to the lost. Our church string trio picked it up and your message is having a profound effect to all who hear it. God has blessed you and your work. If you are ever in the Milwaukee area, it would be an honor to meet you. We are all "ordinary" men.


Ordinary Man is moving for me.
I heard John perform Ordinary Man a few years ago. I dont know why but it brought tears to my eyes. I have wanted to hear it again ever since. It still brings tears to my eyes. Thank you John.

Deborah L Rossiti

Ordinary Man
Excellent, I purchased as a gift for my parents, they had heard Mr. Polce speak in R.I. a couple of weeks ago, they love it!

Tom G.

Simply great
It gives me a wonderful feeling to listen to this CD. Especially when using it for meditating. I don't often buy CDs unless I'm familiar with the artist work and I'm confident I'll listen; but I didn't know about any of John's work until I investigated a reference from a Mark Shea article. I'm glad I did.