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Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!





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 Bethlehem
(Dutch version, modified by
Johan, from the Netherlands)

The Lord God Of Hosts

The Lord's Prayer 

The Mission

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

Your Grace

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!

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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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