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

First Single off new album out TODAY!

It’s HERE!!!! Can’t wait for you to hear the new single! Download at iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, and for FREE at Noisetrade!

The Sound and the Stirring
Ben Ward/© 2015 Ben Ward Music
benwardmusic.com

Can you hear the sound
Hear it all around
In the atmosphere
So strong, so clear

Songs moving through the air
Melodies crashing, beauty everywhere

The sound of freedom
Stirring up the deepest
The sound of praising
Stirring up and waking
The sound of ancient and yet-to-be
The here and now releasing me
From fear and hurting
Oh the sound and the stirring

Can you see the sound
See the lost and found
As the silence breaks
And the hearts awake

What once was dead inside
Now moving, dancing come alive