The Sound and the Stirring is Out!

So excited to celebrate the release of this EP! Available everywhere!

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I also have some physical copies if you’d like to order…

Here’s a cool 3D rendering of the EP artwork!

Credits

  1. The Sound and the Stirring
    Ben Ward: Songwriter, Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitars
    Alberto Vaz: Mix Engineer, Electric Guitars, Synth
    Edgar Meeks: Drums
    Pete Coco: Bass
    Shaun Stols: Assistant Engineer
  2. This Changes Everything
    Ben Ward: Songwriter, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
    Sebastian Danalis: Songwriter
    Alberto Vaz: Mix Engineer
    Jonathan Mix: Tracking Engineer, Pads, Vocals
    Luke Kutler: Assistant Engineer
    Edgar Meeks: Drums
    Steve Osorio: Bass
    Mike Fenimore: Electric Guitars, Rhodes
    Sara Ciotti: Voclas
  3. Your Name
    Ben Ward: Songwriter, Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitars
    Alberto Vaz: Mix Engineer, Acoustic Guitars, Synth
    Edgar Meeks: Drums
    Pete Coco: Bass
    Shaun Stols: Assistant Engineer
  4. Become Us
    Ben Ward: Songwriter, Piano, Vocals
    Alberto Vaz: Mix Engineer
  5. Christmas Anthem (Sacred Harp)
    Ben Ward: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
    Alberto Vaz: Mix Engineer
    Stephanie Osorio: Vocals
    Sara Ciotti: Vocals

Making Room – New Song for Advent

The Advent idea of “making room for Jesus” has been hitting me a lot in this season. The message this week at our church was on Revelation 3 where Jesus says, “I stand at the door and knock.” These two ideas collided for me in this new song. Making room for Jesus as King. Making room for Jesus as Lord. May He crowd out everything else!

Thanks Stephanie White and Sara Ciotti for singing with me!

Making Room (let every heart)
Written by Ben Ward

CHORUS
let every heart prepare Him room
my soul, my strength, my life consumed

VERSE 1
I’m making room
For You my King
To overtake my heart
Move everything
That doesn’t belong
In this place
Crowding out Your goodness
Keeping grace
from overflowing from my mouth
Overrunning through my hands
From joining with Your mercy
To see and understand
In this season, in this time
I hear the knocking, the surprise
Of You seeking me
May You find me
Ready

CHORUS

VERSE 2
I’m making room
For You my Lord
To rule in all Your power
Kingdom restored
Change governments
Take Your throne
I’m laying down my claims,
My rights to what I own
You’re righteous in Your rule
From first to the last
Holy in Your judgment
The future from the past
We’re swinging wide the gates
We’re watching and we wait
For Your glory
May You find me
Ready

CHORUS

Love Song for Olivia

I wrote this song for Olivia on our fifth anniversary…based on 1 Corinthians 13!

Love You Like This
Written by Ben Ward

I’m gonna love you with some patience
I’m gonna love you with some kindness
I’m gonna love you with forgiveness
I’m gonna love you with some gentleness

I’m gonna love you when it’s easy
I’m gonna love you when it hurts so much
I’m gonna love you when it’s crazy
I’m gonna love you when I feel your touch

And if you ever need protecting
And if you need a place to rest

(Chorus)
Hold on, don’t let go
Stay right here, let me show you
You’re the reason I exist
Trust me and take my hand
Love never fails it makes no demands
I’m gonna love you, I’m gonna love you like this

I’m gonna love and not get offended
I’m gonna love you if we have some differences
And if you ever need defending
I’m gonna love you with a shield of faithfulness

When you need some understanding
When you need a place to rest

(Chorus)

If you ever need defending
When you need that place to rest

(Chorus)