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I was born and grew up
in a small town West Jefferson, Ohio.
I felt God's call to vocational ministry in 1975 and moved to the
panhandle of Florida to attend school at Florida Baptist College.
I graduated with a degree in music and served several
churches in Florida as a minister of music. At the present time I am not in
a full time position, however I am very active in a Baptist church
in Stuart, Florida. I play in our praise band and do some arranging
for it. I lead a bell-chime choir and sing baritone in our adult choir.
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Ralph Merrifield songs
Benediction (Numbers 6:25-26)
Bless The Lord (Calypso)
By The Mercies Of God
Face To Face
God Made You
He Has Shown You
Holy, Holy, Holy
I Am The Vine
If We Walk In The Light
I'm Grateful For The Cross
Like A Seed
Oh The Wondrous Cross
Pleasing In Your Sight
Robe Of Righteousness
Silence, Solitude and Prayer
The Baby Of Bethlehem
The Baby Of
(Dutch version, modified by
Johan, from the Netherlands)
The Lord God Of Hosts
The Lord's Prayer
This Day Is Holy (4/4 country version)
This Day Is Holy (6/8 blues version ! )
Trust In The Lord
When I Am Afraid
You Gave Us Hope
Yours Is The Greatness
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!
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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