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Born in 1934, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Graduated
from college in 1955 with a degree in
Horticultural Engineering. Left for Vancouver, BC,
Canada, three days after graduation.

For 12 years I had my own business in Horticulture
and Pest Management. Then worked for
various provincial government ministries. In 1984
I obtained a Master of Pest Management Degree
from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.  
I opted for early retirement in 1992.

I did a lot of Christian reading early in retirement and started
to realize how utterly correct God's Word is and that
the prophecies must be accepted literally. Although
active in choirs, I never had any music training.

Then the most amazing happened in 1997:  Suddenly I started
writing lyrics for hymns, some translations, many paraphrases,
but most entirely new lyrics. His Call was the first one. I
soon realized that my Lord still had a job for me and
thank Him daily for this sudden gift. To Him be the glory!

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Ralph Merrifield songs

Abba Father

And This I Pray


As The Trees

Before The Coming Lord


Benediction (Numbers 6:25-26)

Bless The Lord (Calypso)

Bringing The Presence Of Jesus

By Your Abundant Love

By The Mercies Of God

Center Of My Soul

Children Of Light

Come To Me

Content In All Things  (key of D)
Content In All Things  (key of F) 

Doxology Round

Do Not Fear

Evening Prayer

Face To Face

Faithful Is The Lord

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

From Him, Through Him And To Him

Glory To The Righteous One

God Is Everywhere

God Is Our Refuge

God Made You 

Gracious And Merciful

Great And Marvelous

Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord!

Have You Ever Heard...?

Heavens And Earth

He Has Shown You

He Shall Be Called   (key of A)
He Shall Be Called
   (key of B flat)
He Shall Be Called
   (key of C)

 Help Me To Appreciate

His Grace Is Sufficient

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy And Awesome

Holy One Of Israel

How Awesome Is This Place

How Precious Is Your Love   (Merrifield)

How Precious Is Your Love   (Merrifield/Gustafson)

Hush My Little Loved One 

I Am The Vine

I Am Persuaded (1)

I Have Called You

I Wait For The Lord

I Was Glad

I Will Give Thanks   (key of C)
I Will Give Thanks  (key of D) 

I Will Go

I Will Lift Up My Eyes

I Will Walk

If We Walk In The Light

I'm Grateful For The Cross

In My Father's Hands (1)

In My Father's Hands (2) 

In The Splendor Of Your Courts

It Is Good  (key of C)
It Is Good  (key of D)

Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem

Land That Drinks In The Rain

Lead Me To The Rock

Let Your Light Shine

Let's Just Love The Lord

Like A Green Tree

Like The Rising Sun

Make Your Way Clearer

May God Be Gracious

May You Be Exalted

 Mighty And Awesome 

Mighty One

More Of You Lord

My Father Can Do Anything

My Soul With You

New Every Morning

Now Our God

Oh The Wondrous Cross

On This Your Birthday

One Thing

Only Jesus Satisfies

Open My Eyes

Open The Doors 

Open The Eyes Of My Heart   (1 - Merrifield)
Open The Eyes Of My Heart   (2 - Merrifield) 

Paul Planted

Peace I Give To You

Pleasing In Your Sight

Praise And Glory

Praise The Lord, All Nations

Righteousness And Justice

Robe Of Righteousness   (Key of E)
Robe Of Righteousness
   (Key of G)

 Search Me, O God

Send Forth Your Light  

Service Song

Set An Example

Silence, Solitude And Prayer   (key of C) 
Silence, Solitude And Prayer
   (key of d)  

Splendor And Majesty
Splendor And Majesty

Such Great Love

Sun And Shield Round

That Ye Might Walk   (version 1)
That Ye Might Walk   (version 2)

The Baby Of Bethlehem   (key of C)
The Baby Of Bethlehem   (key of D)
The Baby Of Bethlehem   (key of G)

The Covenant

The Fruit Of The Spirit

The God Of Jerusalem

 The Lord Is Compassionate

The Lord God Of Hosts

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

The Mission

The Stability Of Our Times

The Word Of The Lord

There Will Be Silence

Thine, O Lord

This Day Is Holy

Those Who Wait For The Lord

To Behold You

To Him Who Sits On The Throne

Trust In The Lord


Wait On The Lord

We Give Thanks To You Lord

We're The King's Kids

When I Am Afraid

Who Is Like Thee

Who May Ascend

Wisdom And Might

Worthy Of Our Praise

You Are Awesome God !!

 You Are My Shepherd  (key of E)
You Are My Shepherd  (key of G)

You Gave Us Hope  (1) 
 You Gave Us Hope  (2)
You Gave Us Hope

Your Grace

 Yours Is The Day

Yours Is The Greatness


Adrian's Hymn Site



All songs copyright Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share these song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(web site background, recordings, corporate worship, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!

If any of you have the time and resources to create MIDI files,
I'm looking for people to help arrange
100+ more New Hope songs!

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My general approach for background/accompaniment MIDIs is

1) Use a brief Intro
2) Keep the melody out front, but the accompaniment interesting enough to support it.  Descants, countermelodies and a variety of instruments are fun!
3) Have sufficient repeats to cover all verses.  OK to use an occasional, brief interlude between verses.
4) When appropriate, repeat the chorus at the end.
5) A simple ending after the last verse/chorus helps wrap things up...

Yes, it's a very basic approach, but these MIDIs serve well as backgrounds on our web sites, and as accompaniment in group singing around the world.  They are also popping up all around the Internet!

Other types of arrangements of our songs are encouraged (classical, jazz, SATB), and each finds its place in our web sites.


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