Best Christmas Song You’ve Never Heard

My grandparents, Tommie and Margaret Spurlock, met at a Sacred Harp Singing. I found this amazing Sacred Harp Christmas song, “Christmas Anthem,” and I’m so excited to sing it for you today with my friends Stephanie White and Sara Ciotti!

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225 Christmas Anthem
Written by James Denson, 1844

Oh, how charming
Are the radiant bands of music!
Flying in the air.

The church triumphant gives the tone
While they surround the holy throne,
In glory, with celestial arts,
Angelic armies tune their harps,
And raptured seraphs play their parts:
Strike their notes at our Redeemer’s birth.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Christmas gets so many songs….my friend Stephanie White and I decided it was time Thanksgiving got some love!

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Grateful
Written by Ben Ward & Stephanie White

CHORUS
You make me grateful
You make me grateful
You make me grateful
For giving all of Your love
You are faithful
You are faithful
You are faithful
To us

VERSE
You give me hope
You give me peace
You give me joy
Give me release
From all my chains

You showed a way
I couldn’t see
You put Your Spirit
Inside me
And I can’t explain

CHORUS

VERSE
My heart was hard
And on display
Full of excuses
Turned away
You were near

If I’m confused
If I’m deceived
If I’m afraid
Or can’t believe
You’re still here

CHORUS

BRIDGE
All your promises
Every word
is true…and I thank you

CHORUS

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New (Old) Song

Let’s go back to 1997 for this one…Olivia and I weren’t even engaged yet…but I missed her and I hd some darkness that needed light. “Day Over Night” was born…

Day Over Night
Written by Ben Ward

VERSE 1
I’m here without sight
Heal me Lord
I’m here without direction
Cut me a path towards
A place of clarity
Somewhere I can see

CHORUS
Father, Comforter, Savior, Friend
Hold me close till this pain has an end
In you I find complete delight
You conquer my darkness like day over night

VERSE 2
You’re here with my questions
And all of my heartaches
You’re here with my confusion
When I can’t get it straight
You know my uncertainty
You’re everything I need

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You say, “Come to Me with or without
Come to me with your heart hanging out”
You say, “Come and drink when you’re thirsty and dry
Come to me even if you ask why”

VERSE 3
I’m here Lord
It’s just me again
I’m here Lord
I’m in need of a friend
I’m here Lord
No one but You
Can make me tender
Overflowing and new

CHORUS

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Oceans!

We went all out this week and covered Hillsong United’s awesome song with a FULL BAND…enjoy and share it with your friends!

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Help Me Believe

Brand new song about finding help to believe…lyrics below!

Help me Believe
Written by Ben Ward

My heart’s so stubborn
I keep running
Going nowhere
Standing still
Reasons keep crumbling
Falling and fumbling
My next step’s suddenly clear

CHORUS
Help me believe you love me
Help me believe you care
Help me believe you’re real
and not some part of my imagination
I’m standing waiting to see
Help me believe

Seems so easy
Everybody’s reaching
Don’t they doubt
Aren’t they afraid?
Seeing double
So much trouble
Remembering what to say

I remember
That November
You chased my fear away
So much blessing
No second guessing
I want you back, I want you to stay

CHORUS

I’m the first to say demonstrate, verify
Prove yourself, tell me why
I want to overcome
Start to trust
Give you a chance
Step into your love

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Sinking Deep!

Love this song and excited to share it with you!

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Lavishing Love

Brand new song today!! So excited to share this one about the Prodigal Son…let me know what you think!

Finding My Way Back to You
Written by Ben Ward

You overwhelm me with mercy
You overtake me with grace
Lavishing love, more than enough
Goodness I see and taste
So why do I run away?

CHORUS
So unworthy
Still You love me
Undeserving
Yet You celebrate
As I’m finding my way
In Your time and Your place
Back to the look on Your face
Full of mercy and grace
I’m finding my way back to You

All the riches and glory in Jesus
You willingly gave away
Sacrificing Your Son so I could come
Bask in the light of Your face
Why do I run away?

CHORUS

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New Cover – You Make Me Brave

Let me know what you think!

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Original Song – Caught Us Inbetween

I wrote this with my lovely wife Olivia and our dear friend Anje! Check out the country version HERE!

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God is Better than Google

Screen Shot 2014-08-10 at 6.06.04 PM Did you know there are 11.944 billion Google searches performed every month? Just think about that for a second. In that second that just passed there were 4,545 searches…and each second that passes…it doesn’t stop…and it’s growing!! We ask Google every question you can imagine. And so many more that we can’t imagine. From the good (new and expecting parents’ searches increase by 2.7%!) to the questionable (Ever looked at the auto-complete suggestions…who’s searching for THAT??), people are unafraid of asking an anonymous computer (I know, I know…) the most intimate of questions. Do we bring the same sort of un-guardedness to God? David says in Psalm 139,“I’m an open book to you…You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence.” How about that? Here’s the beautiful thing: He’s not just for searching; He’s for finding.

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