New Album and Vlogs

So excited to start recording a new album or worship songs next week!! I’m going to vlog the process…here’s the first one!

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DBFH 1-26-15

All about the food people! (me included :)

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This is Amazing Grace

Happy to be joined by Stephanie White for this acoustic cover of a great Phil Wickham / Jeremy Riddle / Bethel Music song!

Phil Wickham version:

Jeremy Riddle version:

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New Song – Sound of Your Voice

New song about hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit. It was inspired by a portion of a blog by Jonathan Martin (amazing writer and speaker):

When the familiar voice comes, it is marked by tenderness — there is something sweet about it, and yet almost something that breaks my heart too, in all the ways that pure love does.

Loved being joined by these awesome people:
Stephanie White – vocals
Sara Ciotti – vocals
Pete Coco – bass
Edgar Meeks – drums
Shaun Stols – audio

Sound of Your Voice
Written by Ben Ward

What’s the sound of Your voice
Deep inside my spirit?
Beautiful, powerful
Should I feel it?
What’s the sound of Your voice
In the deepest part of me?
Like the wind, like the rain
Is it something I can see?

CHORUS
Oh, speak to me
Oh, all my longing
Oh, nothing I want more
Oh, than the sound of Your voice

What’s the sound of Your voice
In my hidden places?
Tenderness, bold finesse
Should I taste it?
What’s the sound of Your voice
On the surface of my soul?
Will it terrify, make me mad
Or give a hand to hold?

CHORUS

Oh You break my heart
With every syllable
Oh You make Your mark on me
In me, through me
Resounding, singing

CHORUS

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O Night Divine

Love celebrating the coming of Jesus to us…Glory to God in the highest…Merry Christmas!!!

Download here :).

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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!

Download Here.

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!

Download the track for free right here!

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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