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Encouraging saints around the world since 1991 !!

"I love this site!
My church worship team is in need of new material that
appeals to all generations... the music here is perfect."
(Laura,  from Arkansas)




Our Favorite Songs 

"Center Of My Soul"
God has used this song to touch the spirits of more people than
any other that we've written.
It is also the most performed & recorded.

"We Are Called"   
A challenge to work for social justice

"The Lord's Prayer"
A new musical setting for the beautiful prayer of Jesus

"How Awesome Is this Place"
one of Ralph's personal favorites !

"Now Our God" 
a simple song of Thanksgiving

"He Shall Be Called"
our most popular Christmas carol

 "In My Father's Hands"  Comfort & Confidence

"Search Me, O God"  Consecration

"I'm Grateful For The Cross"  Communion

"Oh The Wondrous Cross"  Communion & Salvation

"Bringing The Presence Of Jesus"  Outreach & Missions

 "Like A Seed"  Trials and Persecution 

 "Speak Lord"  Prayer and Waiting 

"When I Am Afraid"    Confidence

 "On This Your Birthday"  Celebration

"Splendor and Majesty"
written with Lenny Smith (author of "Our God Reigns")
Fred Bock published a Tom Fettke SATB arrangement !! 
This song is also included in Hal Leonard's "Praise and Worship Fake Book" !

Newest Recordings

Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
MP3   Song Page


Light, Into Darkness, Has Come
MIDI   Song Page


We Are Free
(For All Who Are In Bondage)
MP3   Song Page


We Remember
MP3   Song Page


We  Serve A God
(Song For The Martyrs)
MP3   Song Page


Christ Has Risen From The Grave 
MP3   Song Page

Our Welcome Song 
MP3   Song Page


We Are Called
(A Call to Social Action)
MP3   Song Page


'THIS SEASON OF LIFE' Collection  (2016-2017)

'SONGS FROM THE SANCTUARY' Collection  (2015-2016)
During twelve evenings in 2015-2016,
I spent time alone in our worship center at New Hope Chapel,
creating 80 MP3s of 66 'older' songs (most had never been recorded). 
These songs were written over four decades and
represent a wide variety of styles.


 Newest MIDI Arrangements

Bob Sorem

Ron Tilden

Michael Jester

Video Collections 

New Hope Music
Karaoke Video Channels

Created by Johan Komrij (from the Netherlands)








Videos by Rolando De Guzman Reyes (Philippines)

The Faith Choristers  (Singapore)

Jay Droz Videos  (Florida)

friend, Jay Droz, created 40+ videos based on Ralph Merrifield's songs
(English, Spanish, Polish & Russian translations), with more being developed.
You can view them all at Jay's new You Tube playlist

Other New Hope Music
YouTube Videos


New Hope Music Songbooks

Public Praise And Worship
50 Original Songs & Hymns


Songs for Kids !!!
50 New Scripture-based choruses

Choirs and Special Music
Being developed

Newest Translations

"Have You Ever Heard...?" in Urdu (Pakistan)

Dutch Translations by Johan Komrij

Hindi Translations by Daisy Augustine

"I Will Walk" in Urdu (Pakistan)

"He Shall Be Called" in Urdu (Pakistan)

"To The Rock" Recording (Finnish)


"As the only pastor of a small church, 
I struggle finding music that is tasteful and worshipful.  
I praise God that I found your website." 
(Pastor Larry, from Indiana)