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This Is the Day

This is a 2018 recording of urban praise songs of New City Fellowship artists such as James Ward and Kirk Ward, songs used with the Urban Ministry Team at Chattanooga's Hope for the Inner City worship times. James sings and plays on this recording. He wrote two of these songs and another two were written by his son Kirk who plays guitar on this recording. $10 of the price goes to support Hope for the Inner City.

Big, Wonderful World

BIG, WONDERFUL WORLD is an album about, and for, children. But this is not campy kids stuff, it's vintage James Ward tunes like All Forgiven, In the Stable and Big Wonderful World; brand new songs like Bubblegum, By Myself and Battle of Joshua. Get it NOW, in time for Christmas, at our Music Shop! PLUS you can find all the lyrics right HERE!

I'll Be More Like Jesus

2006 recording of songs written for New City Fellowship choir and ensembles since the early 80s. Includes a choir rendition of Death Is Ended and New Resurrection Life plus the following pieces which have never before been recorded: Bring Your Praise to the King, Christ Is Born, Just Like He Said, It Had to Be Jesus, I Am the Resurrection, Angel Carol, Joyful News,and the title cut - I'll Be More Like Jesus. A master of the choir sheet music of each piece is available.

Holy Books

This is James' best seller and has been used all over the world as a way for people, especially kids, to rap the books of the Bible. This enhanced CD includes a performance track, an accompaniment track and printable sheet music and lyric sheet. Once you learn this catchy tune - you'll never forget it - nor the meaning within the words. You've asked for it and here it is on CD.

Life, Health and Peace

Life, Health and Peace is a triumphant return to the studio after an eight year hiatus. Recorded in 2000 with his jazz trio, it contains Rock of Ages, O for a Thousand, Death Is Ended, I Belong to You, I Am the Door, Let the People, Sleep Little Girl, The Builder, He Is Our Peace, So Let the Time. It is a re - recording of his now classic and nearly impossible to find, More Piano Please, cassette.

James Ward Live

James Ward has always been an incredible performer to witness in person - and this CD, James Ward Live, brings much of that experience directly to your ears and your spirit. James Ward and his convention band recorded this CD live at the Resurrection 98 convention in Gatlinburg, TN. It includes New Resurrection Life, Give Him Praise, Higher Higher, Blessed Be, History Maker, Wanna Do Things, Humble Thyself, Rock of Ages, This Little Light of Mine.

Two Days At Shiloh

Two Days At Shiloh is a real sonic treat. As it indicates, it was recorded in 2 days with some of the best studio musicians in the world. Recorded in 1992, this includes: Just Like Us, I'm a Soldier, Change the World, Battlefield, Musical Adventure, The Dream, No Competition, Bamboo Walk, Shame Oh Shame, Give It Away, Overcome Evil with Love.

Over All The World

Much of James Ward's career has been ministering in song to crowds of people at conferences over the course of several days. This CD Over All The World is a collection of those songs that you can't help but sing along with over and over.

Recorded in 1990 with his Chattanooga band members, this recording contains: What's Gonna Make Me Long, Glory Glory, Love Command, Ain't No Rock, Deep, Mt Zion, Wake Up, God Is Good, Stand Up, Holy Books, Keep Looking Up, Heart of the Matter.

Blue Believer

After several years away from the studio, James comes back with fresh chops and insights in Blue Believer. This CD has been digitally remixed and re-mastered by one of the original engineers Paul RIchardson, who also co-wrote the tender All Of You. Blue Believer features some great musicians from Muscle Shoals and Tampa playing a variety of blues-based gospel music and James at his vocal best. Also Walk With Me, Love of the Father, O God Be Merciful to Me, The Lowest Place, What Does It Mean, Coming Around.

Good Advice


James Ward has been a hit-writer for many years and this digitally re-mastered CD, Good Advice, proved it with the Number One Hit Song I Belong To You. Pray, Pray, Pray also got tremendous airplay as a Christian anthem with meaning. Good Advice is the powerful pop opener and Growing Pains is another one of James' introspections on his own life. Also, Death Is Ended, You'll Know, We Cry, God Knows What Nations Do, Lord of Our Unity.

Faith Takes A Vision


Faith Takes A Vision was also digitally remastered in 2009 and was James' first major label-produced album. Turley RIchards brought out the best of James' writing and singing framed in classic, simple arrangements and outstanding musicianship. Take Hold brings high energy right from the start. Don't Blame it On My God is a stunning issue-driven song. Maybe I'll Trust You Now is a touching testimonial and No Bad News is a rollicking calypso feel for the Psalms. Also Not How, Make a Joyful Noise, Make Me a Vessel, Faith Takes a Vision, You Are My Child.

No Violence

Digitally re-mastered in 2009, No Violence is James Ward at his raw and energetic best. From a 1981 Toronto session with James covering several tunes from the early album, Himself. A full on funk clavinet powers through I Wish That I Could Ask; The title track No Violence is sublime and poignant, giving way to the raucous gospel number Satisfied. Also Consider the Lilies, Creation, O Father, Meditate on These Things, All You Who Roam, and the glorious Morning Sun.

Mourning To Dancing

Mourning To Dancing is perhaps James Ward's most timeless work. With fabulous musicians playing horns, strings and percussion of all kinds and exquisite production from Stephen Alexandersen and Gary Heddon, this CD was re-mixed and re-mastered by renowned jazz engineer Paul Richardson in 2008-2009. We know you'll agree that this classic has never sounded better and still speaks with the same power that it had over 30 years ago. Highlights include the famous hymn So His Honor, the transcendent Mourning To Dancing, Hold Up My Hands and the cool and ambling Who Can Separate Us. Also Highway, Gotta Get Home, Late At Night, Precious is Your Mercy.


James Ward kick starts his solo career with a full out piano attack in Himself, his first solo album recorded in 1974. Song list: Morning Sun, O Father, Consider the Lilies, I Will Follow You, Creation, Isaiah 53, He Shall Be Satisfied, Speak to Me, I Wish that I Could Ask, Love Trilogy, Star in the East, Psalm 90.

To the Glory of God

To the Glory of God was recorded in 1972 with a group of college friends. This was James' first recording. Songs on this album: So His Honor, Holy Spirit, O Father, You Got to Be Ready, I Have Grieved You, The Gate, Roll the Wheel, So Let the Time, Love, Wedding Trilogy, Take Me Down.

Sheet Music

James has written some tremendous hymns that are perfect for choirs. Below is a list of sheet music available for you to purchase.
Once we receive payment, we'll email you a pdf version of the music which you can print out and use to bring your choir or ensemble to a new level of worship.

New City Fellowship Song Book

Original praise songs from this cross-cultural church. James Ward, Kirk Ward, Steve Smallman, and Leland Stewart are featured. Keep Looking Up, I Know it Was the Blood, Benediction, Death is Ended, Jesus my Great High Priest, and 7 others. Includes a demo CD.

Come Bless the Lord
Dawning Light
Death is Ended

He is our Peace
Holy Books
How Great Is the Love of the Father

I Am the Door
I Belong to You
It Had to Be Jesus

Keep Looking Up
Let The People
Praise Him
Made To Praise Him Full Arrangment

O for a Thousand
Precious Is Your Mercy p-v
Rock of Ages Hymn Version

Rock of Ages solo performance
Rock of Ages SATB
So His Honor p-v

We Believe Full Arrangment


BIG, WONDERFUL WORLD is an album about, and for, children. But this is not campy kids stuff, it's vintage James Ward tunes like All Forgiven, In the Stable and Big Wonderful World; brand new songs like Bubblegum, By Myself and Battle of Joshua.

Get it NOW, in time for Christmas, at our Music Shop!

PLUS you can find all the lyrics right HERE!


James Ward's classic, Mourning to Dancing, and the powerful No Violence albums have now been digitally re-mastered. Joining the latest versions of Faith Takes A Vision & Good Advice, these four, carefully re-mastered, albums will bring a fresh sonic quality and clarity into your James Ward collection. They're available in our Music Shop or on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets.


James Ward performing the melody he composed for the Toplady hymn.