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Posted by David L. Ward on August 28th, 2014
Our new album, Hymns for the Weary, is now available in the iTunes music store. If you've already listened to the album, please add a rating or review, otherwise feel free to pick up a digital copy from iTunes or from our own store.
The album is also now available at the Amazon.com Music Store
Posted by David L. Ward on July 7th, 2014
Friends of Thousand Tongues, I (David) have an exciting missions and ministry opportunity to share with you, and for which to ask for your help/support.
This fall, I will have the privilege of traveling to Nepal to serve an organization called Wycliffe Bible Translators. If you're not familiar with this organization, it was founded in 1942 with the goal of translating the Bible into every language. Along with its primary mission of translation, it often performs various other religious and humanitarian functions such as helping to lead or found churches, preaching or teaching among remote people-groups, hosting conferences, or serving the poor and needy in various ways.
Why do I want to go?
Short answer - I'm convinced that God wants me to. Long answer - I've known a Wycliffe translator in Nepal and had the desire to visit and help him for years. I even offered to plan and lead a trip from my former church so that I could go a few years ago, but it wasn't the right time. Amazingly, a fully planned trip to Nepal was just dropped in my lap this year! Additionally, the required... (continue reading...)
Posted by David L. Ward on November 19th, 2013
We're happy to share that Songs for the Book of Luke, the project which features our song Not in Me, was selected by Worship Leader Magazine as the #1 independent worship album of 2013. You can read the magazine page by clicking on the image below:
Posted by David L. Ward on November 8th, 2013
I'd like to call your attention once again to a hymn text that we wrote for singing before meals. It is the perfect song to sing at Thanksgiving and could be a great way to give testimony before your extended family of your faith in Jesus as the Living Bread. If you aren't familiar with the hymn tune it may seem strange at first, but I promise that it can be learned by even very small children. The traditional lyrics for this tune are "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven"
Heav'nly Father, Grant Your Blessing
Heav’nly Father, grant Your blessing
On the food before us spread.
All our tongues are now confessing:
By Your hand alone we’re fed.
Never let us be forgetting:
Jesus is our Living Bread.
Posted by David L. Ward on October 22nd, 2013
David will be playing at the Carpe Cafe in Smyrna, TN on Saturday Nov 2nd from 7-9pm. Please come on out and support this small, locally owned coffee shop that exists as a ministry to connect Christian artists with the local community. He will be playing a mix of songs but mostly songs from the new album and songs written in the past year or so.Home » Blog » General
Posted by David L. Ward on October 17th, 2013
Our new album, Do Not Fear, is now available in the iTunes music store. If you've already listened to the album, please add a rating or review, otherwise feel free to pick up a digital copy from iTunes or from our own store. It will be another week before we have the physical CDs in hand.
The album is also now available at the Amazon.com Music Store
Posted by David L. Ward on October 7th, 2013
We're excited to announce that our new album Do Not Fear is finally available digitally and in a few weeks physically as well. Those who have supported us on this latest sonic journey know some of the obstacles that we faced getting this completed, including David's move to Nashville and career shuffle. We are hopeful that this album will provide arrangements and presentation of songs that will serve the church in public and private worship. Most of the arrangements are sparse, which resonates with my vision to serve smaller and often musically under-served congregations. Please spread the word and support this project and our ministry.Home » Blog » News
Posted by David L. Ward on September 5th, 2013
We're happy to share that Not in Me is getting a fair amount of press. The Gospel Coalition (the organization that recorded the song) has recommended the song for congregational use at their blog. Here's an excerpt:
We have a lot of repenting Pharisees at my church, including me, which is why we enjoy singing “Not In Me” as we worship God. In fact, our band recently led this hymn at Sovereign Grace’s Worship God East conference. Although the song might have been new to many attendees, the crowd enthusiastically sang this modern hymn.
Our friends at Sovereign Grace music mentioned that they used the song at a conference a few weeks ago. It was also mentioned on the post about their new album, Grace Has Come.
I thank God that a lot of great songs for congregational worship have been written recently, like Not in Me and Man of Sorrows. More people are trying to write songs that are theologically driven, gospel aware, fresh, and singable.
Posted by David L. Ward on August 21st, 2013
We were honored to find that Worship Leader Magazine published a review for The Gospel Coalition's Songs for the Book of Luke project in which they mentioned our song Not In Me in particular.
"Not in Me" is a definite standout track and ready for you to bring into your service of worship. Solid biblical faithfulness creates solid sung theology.
You can check out their review here.
A sermon that I was privileged to share with my former home church, Redeemer Bible Church.
The Heart of Worship
On my final Sunday on staff at Redeemer I've been given the privilege of leading you in worship in a different way than I normally do – by preaching from the Word of God. Your pastors have graciously allowed me to let this kind of worship leadership be my last. I asked to preach for several reasons. First, I wanted to try and summarize what worship is all about, what I have been doing for the past 8 years, and what my biblical vision was and is for you as a church as worshipers. While planning and leading the service is a teaching ministry, it doesn't give me the opportunity to go into such detail or to interact with biblical texts with depth. Second, I wanted to present this teaching on the heart of worship as a kind of charge – a charge to remember what worship is supposed to be and to stick closely to what God says about it. While there are thousands of... (continue reading...)