Encouraging saints around the world since 1991 !!

 

I can barely see through my tears of healing to type this note. I am
listening to the music from your site  and 
"Peace I Give To You"  is very
powerful just now.  "...with open hands and grateful heart, I receive..."
Please pass along my thanks to the songwriter and to the artist and 
let them know that they are being used by God.

(Karen,  grieving over the recent death of  her husband)

 

SONGS OF COMFORT

 

My Soul With You
the comfort found close to God's heart
(from Psalm 131)

Oh Lord, my heart is not proud nor my eye lifted up
I don't involve myself in things too great or difficult
Like a weaned child at it's mother's breast
My soul with You finds comfort and rest
My soul with You finds comfort and rest

Oh Lord, I hunger and thirst, feel so weary and worn
Tired from traveling many miles battered by the storms
As a baby lamb longs for pastures green
Close to my Shepherd I want to be
Close to my Shepherd I want to be

 

"Your programme has been an inspiration to me
and as organist for a World War II veterans church, 
I have achieved wonders in giving The Lords Word in music form
to many who have not accepted our Saviour."

(Brian, from Durban, South Africa)


Just click on the title to jump to the song page

IN MY FATHER'S HANDS

ABBA FATHER

CENTER OF MY SOUL

WHEN I AM AFRAID

SONG TO MY SHEPHERD

MY SOUL WITH YOU

YOURS IS THE DAY

THE STABILITY OF OUR TIMES

MY GOD, MY ROCK

COME TO ME

THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE

CONTENT IN ALL THINGS

GIVE EAR TO MY PRAYER LORD

I WILL LIFT UP MY EYES

MAKE YOUR WAY CLEARER

PEACE I GIVE TO YOU

MORE OF YOU LORD

WAIT ON THE LORD

GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL

I AM PERSUADED

 As I was in the nursing home tonight with a dying relative... 
words came to me.  The words were 'When I am afraid I will trust in You'.  
It continued to minister to me until I got up and searched the Internet
to see if there really was such a song!  ...
it must have been your song.... Thank you... 

(Sally, from
Texas)


He Maketh No Mistakes

My Father’s way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache.
But in my soul I’m glad I know,
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I’ll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.

Tho’ night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break;
I’ll pin my faith, my all in Him.
He maketh no mistake.

There’s so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight’s far too dim;
But come what may, I’ll simply trust
And leave it all to Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
And plain it all He’ll make,
Through all the way, tho’ dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

--by A. M. Overton (1932)

(A. M. Overton was a pastor who lost his beloved wife,
and during her funeral, he wrote this incredible poem)


I  (Ralph Merrifield) lost my mother to cancer a few years ago.  
As I was preparing to share at the memorial service, 
my wife gave me a wonderful poem, "He Maketh No Mistakes".  
I found comfort in it and included it in the eulogy.

A short time later, I sent it to my good friend, Adrian V. Miller, 
who wrote beautiful music for this hymn.  
Jared Kuiper and I have also written versions of this song...

"He Makes No Mistakes"
by A.M. Overton & Adrian V. Miller

"He Maketh No Mistake"
by A.M. Overton & Jared Kuiper

"In My Father's Hands"
by A.M. Overton & Ralph Merrifield


A friend of mine recently lost her son who had Trisomy 18. 
"He Maketh No Mistake", the poem, was given to her from another 
friend who had lost her husband. I found the sheet music you provided. 
I can now sing it for her. Thank you for providing that sheet music! 
(email from Amanda)


I want to personally thank you for helping both Karen and I through the
power and grace of your music. You were there for Karen during a critical period after
the death of her husband....  Karen would send me e-mails and phone me, letting me know
how her spirit was comforted by your music.  Having listened to your songs over and over again,
I can see why your God-breathed thoughts comforted her in her time of greatest need.

(Kevin,  written while recovering from an operation)

 

Lullabies

 


THE STABILITY OF OUR TIMES
(from Isaiah 33)

The Lord is exalted for He dwells on high
With justice and righteousness He has filled Zion
And He will be the stability of our times
A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge
The fear of the Lord is our treasure

Majestic King, be gracious to us
Please forgive our sin, Compassionate Judge
Pour forth Your mercy yet uphold Your Law
Be now our Strength and Rock

 

MP3 files for all of these songs can also be found on our
MP3 Central Page

 

So wonderful and comforting songs to my bones
(Toyin,  from Nigeria)


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 songs for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, web sites, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!

 

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