Some of the New Hope Worship Team, August 2013: Wayne, Mike, Pam, Emrie, Richard & Ralph (we gave Julie the morning off!)

PUBLIC WORSHIP CHORUSES

Over 50 New Hope Music songs are being sung in public worship gatherings around the world. Here are links to some of our favorite ones. Each page includes lyrics, chords and MP3 sound files. Most also have downloadable MIDIs and PDF songsheets.

 

Our Top 10 MIDIs Sheet Music
MP3s Songs For Youth Ministry Alphabetical List

 

I really like your songs because they have Scripture in them and focus on who our Mighty God really is! They are not high -- a lot of hymns are almost out of people's ranges to sing.

I believe in having the congregation participate in the worship (singing) time. If the tune is too complicated --it's not happening even with the team leading...

I want people to feel they have come with me in their participation before the Throne of God!

I believe Blessings are coming your way... for what you are sharing with your music as a gift to the Body of Christ.  I can hardly wait till we do "The God of Jerusalem" and "Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord".

Thank You so very much!

Esther

... we have determined to use nearly every one of your songs that we have listened to so far. We sang Center Of My Soul and By The Mercies Of God last Sunday as a group... We plan to sing Pleasing In Your Sight, Center Of My Soul, and How Awesome Is This Place tomorrow. Here is a list that I have ready for our young people to practice.

Benediction
Evening Prayer
Great And Marvelous
Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord
He Shall Be Called
Holy And Awesome
Holy, Holy, Holy
Hosanna (It's Jesus!)
I'm Grateful For The Cross
In The Splendor Of Your Courts
I Will Walk

The grace that you are showing allows the poor to be wealthy in the Kingdom of God.

Sherry, from Paris, Texas

A Music Sunday in South Africa, based around 10 New Hope Music Songs !!

Just click on the title to go to that song's page

Abba Father
a quiet spiritual intimacy song of adoration

In Jesus we come to You.
In our hearts Your Spirit moves.
We Your little children
Come in adoration.

Abba Father (Abba Father)
Draw me nearer (draw me nearer)
Hold me closer (hold me closer)
Abba Father (Abba Father)   

              REPEAT CHORUS

Just sitting here at your feet,
Quite contented just to be
Resting in your presence,
Safe, secure, protected.   (chorus)

As The Trees
a lively Messianic chorus along the lines of "Behold, God Is My Salvation"

As the trees in the woods lift their branches to the sky
So the people of the Lord raise their hands
To their good Creator, to the Author of Life
To the Lord, to the Maker, to the Lamb

Li li li li li
Li li li li li li
Li li li li li li li li li
Li li li li li
Li li li li li li
Li li li li li li li li li

As the birds in the air lift their voices to the sky
So the people of the Lord raise their song
To their good Creator, to the Author of Life
To the Lord, to the Maker, to the Lamb    (chorus)

Before The Coming Lord
all of creation is excited at the Lord's return!

Let the heavens be glad
Let the earth rejoice
Let the oceans roar
Let the field make noise
Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy
Before the coming Lord (AMEN!!)

And let them say among the nations
     "THE LORD REIGNS"
All of creation PRAISE HIS NAME
And we God's people
       GIVE HIM THANKS
Blessed be the Lord AMEN!!
     (repeat to beginning)

What a joy it is to serve the Lord this morning as we worship Him with several of your songs. "Now Our God" will be perfect for Thanksgiving as we endeavor to help the Body of Christ to focus on the "good" things in life that their God has made possible! Also "Thine, O Lord" and "In The Splendor Of Your Courts" and our favorite greeting song (everybody goes around for a good five minutes to greet each other) "Bless The Lord (Calypso)". Thank you, thank you, thank you for your ministry.

Linda in New Hampshire

Bless The Lord (Calypso)
a spirited, joyous song of thankfulness

Bless the Lord, oh my soul, with all that is within me
Bless the Lord, oh my soul and
forgetta notta all of His benefits (repeat)

1. He gives us our daily bread, daily bread, daily bread
He gives us our daily bread,
and a place to rest our heads,
and a place to rest our heads (chorus)

2. We have friends and family...
to give us love and company...

3. Grace and love and joy and peace...
in our Lord we have all these...

Bringing The Presence Of Jesus
a light calypso, sung as a two part round

Bringing the presence of Jesus to the world
Bringing the presence of Jesus in this place
Bringing the presence of Jesus to a lost and longing people
Bringing His love, bringing His truth and grace

Jesus, King of the Nations
Mighty Lord of Creation
Holy Light of Salvation
Precious Lamb of God

We are the presence of Jesus to the world
We are the presence of Jesus in this place
We are the presence of Jesus to a lost and longing people
We are His love, we are His truth and grace  (chorus)

Center Of My Soul
a spiritual intimacy song, effective for entering into corporate or private worship

Lord You’re the center of my soul
Both my beginning and my goal
All that I am and all that I’ll be
Draws from the life You give me

You are my wisdom and my strength
On You in all I can depend
Once I was broken, now I’m whole
Lord You’re the center of my soul
    (repeat to beginning)

You bring the meaning to my days
You are the purpose in my ways
Once I was empty, now I’m full
Lord You’re the center of my soul
Lord You’re the center of my soul

Come To Me
Jesus' comforting words of invitation from Matthew 11: 28-30

Come, come to Me
all who are weary and heavy laden.
Come, come to Me and I will give you rest.
Come to Me, take My yoke, learn from Me

Take, take My yoke on you for My yoke is easy.
Take, take My yoke for My load is light.
Come to Me, take My yoke, learn from Me

Learn, learn from Me
for I am gentle and humble in heart.
Learn, learn from Me,
You will find rest for your souls.
Come to Me, take My yoke, learn from Me
Come to Me, take My yoke, learn from Me

Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord
a lively celebration of Christ's resurrection written by Rev. Stephen M. Misarski

Hallelujah, Jesus is Lord
Hallelujah, death is no more
Hallelujah, hope is restored
Hallelujah, Jesus is Lord

1. He was dead in the grave
    And all hope had vanished away
    He arose; He’s alive
    And I’m ready to shout it on high

2. I was dead in my sins
   Bound for hell and darkness within
   By His love, I’m alive
   Heaven’s gates are opened wide

3. We’re alive in the Son
   Longing for the day He will come
   In a flash, trumpet blast
   Christ the Victor will raise us at last!

US soldiers have sung our songs in Kuwait and Iraq, including "Heavens And Earth" and "You Are Awesome God!!" The songwriter of "Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord" is playing the guitar.

I am listening to the song: "Hallelujah, Jesus is Lord" by Stephen M. Misarski on your website. It is a great song and I wondered if it is permissible to play this song and sing it in our Easter Sunday Service? We are a small church with 100 in the congregation in Perth Western Australia.

Pastor Neil, from Australia

He Shall Be Called
a carol focusing on the names and nature of Jesus (includes sheet music and SATB choir arrangement!)

He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God
He shall be called Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
His name is Jesus, for He will save His people from sin
His name Immanuel, God with man

Jesus is called Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God
Jesus is called Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
His name is Jesus, for He saves His people from sin
His name Immanuel, God with man
His name Immanuel, God with man

We praise Your name Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God
We praise Your name Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
We love You Jesus, for You save Your people from sin
We love You Immanuel, God with man
We love You Immanuel, God with man

Heavens and Earth
a joyful song of thanksgiving from Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good
God of all gods and Lord of all lords
He does great wonders and made the creation
His loving kindness is everlasting
His loving kindness is everlasting

Heavens and earth (xx),
Oceans and stars (xx)
Sun, moon, the day and night,
He’s over all! (xx xx xx xx)

God of all gods and Lord of all lords
You do great wonders and made the creation
Your loving kindness is everlasting
Your lovingkindness is everlasting

Heavens and earth (xx),
Oceans and stars (xx)
Sun, moon, the day and night,
You're over all ! (xx xx xx xx)
(repeat second verse)

Hosanna (It's Jesus!)
the triumphal entry, a Palm Sunday celebration

Hosanna, hosanna,
blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna, hosanna,
blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord

Son of David, the King of Israel
Our Salvation, it's Jesus!& Jesus!! (chorus)

Peace in heaven and glory to the earth
Hosanna in the highest. Jesus ! (chorus)

Rejoice greatly, behold your King has come
Shout in vict'ry it's Jesus ! Jesus !! (chorus)

Holy, Holy, Holy
pure and simple worship of  our God and King

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is and is to come
Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is and is to come

Worthy, worthy, worthy
is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is and is to come
Worthy, worthy, worthy
is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is and is to come

Glory, glory, glory
To the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is and is to come
Glory, glory, glory
To the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is and is to come

How Awesome Is This Place
being overwhelmed in God's presence (based on Genesis 28:12-17)

I see angels ascending, descending
on a stairway from heaven to earth.
At the top stands the Lord, God of Abr’ham.
He is mighty.

How awesome is this place, dear Father.
How beautiful the house of God.
Your Presence at the gate of heaven,
it is good to be near. It is good to be here.
How awesome is this place, oh Lord

I feel blessings ascending, descending
on the hearts and the prayers of the saints.
Through this fellowship, sweet, comes His pleasure.
He is lovely!  (chorus)

To the Ancient of Days be the honor.
He is worthy alone to be praised.
We will sing through the ages in Glory
" You are holy!! "  (chorus)

How Precious Is Your Love
relaxing in God's compassion and favor (written with Gerrit Gustafson)

How precious is Your love, oh God
We take refuge in the shelter of Your wings
We drink our fill from Your river of delight
You are the Fountain of Life (repeat)
How precious is Your love

Your love extends to the heavens
Your faithfulness reaches to the skies
Your righteousness, like majestic mountains
Your judgments, so deep, so wise (chorus) 
How precious is Your love
How precious is Your love

The New Hope Music Team - November 2004. Bob Nute, Greg Russo,
Julie Joyner, Ralph Merrifield, Beth Ann Russo, Pastor Steve Misarski

I Was Glad
the joy of  entering His courts (written with my friend, Sarah)

1. I was glad when they said
"let us go to the house of the Lord"
I was glad when they said 
"let us go to the house of the Lord".  Here is Peace, hope, joy, love
Strength, pow'r, grace
I was glad when they said
"let us go to the house of the Lord".

2. All the days of my life how I long 
for the courts of the King... For His -----

3. When the Master appears in the clouds
then the angels will sing... Of His -----

4. Soon forever in heaven with saints
I will lift up His name... He is -----

I preached on Sunday past at my Salvation Army Corps. The corps officers were on furlough so the congregation managed the service. Kevin (wonderful tenor voice) sang "I Will Walk" as special music, accompanied by a pianist. ... one of the worship team said that your beautiful song will be heard often in our corps... Your music blessed the congregation and God was exalted.

Kevin asked the congregation to sing the last verse with him as a group testimony to God and they did, in very humbled and moved voices.

Karen, from Canada

I Will Walk
a song of personal and corporate commitment to obedience

I will walk in the ways of the Lord
I will walk in the ways of the Lord
In the ways of the Lord, our God
Forever and forever

I will walk in the truth of the Lord
I will walk in the truth of the Lord
In the truth of the Lord, our God
Forever and forever

Let us walk in the love of the Lord
Let us walk in the love of the Lord
In the love of the Lord, our God
Forever and forever

We will walk in the ways of the Lord
We will walk in the ways of the Lord
In the ways of the Lord, our God
Forever and forever
Forever and forever

In The Splendor Of Your Courts
coming before the throne

I come, I long to behold Your beauty, O God
To seek Your face in the splendor of Your courts
Day and night at Your feet
All my life content to be
Just singing praise to the glory of my King

New Every Morning
easy chorus based on Lamentations 3:22-23

New every morning, fresh every day
Your sweet compassions will never fail
Your loving kindness will never cease
Great is your faithfulness,
oh Lord to me
Great is your faithfulness,
oh Lord to me

Now Our God
a simple song of gratefulness and thankfulness

Now our God we give thanks to You
For all the things You have done
You've shown Your grace 
in so many ways
Your mercy and kindness and power

We thank You, thank You,
thank You Lord
We thank You, thank You,
thank You Lord

2. Love

3. Praise

I have incorporated many of your songs into our worship services. Some of the songs we sing from your collection are Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem, Master How Can You Be Sleeping, Pleasing In Your Sight, He Arose, Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord, Always Live Under My Care, Open My Eyes, Oh The Wondrous Cross, The Church Is One Foundation ... I love the Music. I am so blessed by it that I even play it at school  in my classroom for my students and teacher colleagues. I also intend to use the music at our teachers prayer group meetings in school.

Jeannette, from St. Lucia

Oh The Wondrous Cross
lively calypso version of "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross"

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

CHORUS:
Oh the wondrous cross (Oh the wondrous cross)
Source of life to me
Jesus paid the cost (Jesus paid the cost
To set this sinner free!

Forbid it Lord that I should boast
Save in the cross of Christ, my God
All the vain things that charm me most
I sacrifice them to His blood (chorus)

See from His head, His hands, His feet
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet?
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
(chorus 2x)

Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were a tribute far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all (chorus 2x)

He set this sinner free, oh
He set this sinner free, oh
He set this sinner free!!!

Receive His Grace
an invitation to enter His presence (grace, faith, focus)

Receive His grace, believe in faith,
Focus your eyes on the Savior.
Set your desires on Jesus, the prize
Delight yourself in His favor,
Delight yourself in His favor.

From Him and through Him and to Him
All things draw life from His river
From Him and through Him and to Him
In Jesus all things hold together
In Jesus all things hold together

Search Me, O God
a song of transparency and openness (from Psalm 139)

Search me, O God, and know my heart
Try me and know my anxious thoughts
See if there be harmful ways in me
Then cleanse me, change me,
and lead me in Your ways

Frank (on guitar), Kay, daughter Linda (now 14) and husband David.

Taken in 2002, Princess Street Gospel Mission Port,  Glasgow Scotland

We led worship again on 22nd June and sang 'Search Me, O God' and "In The Splendor Of Your Courts" ... our friends love your songs. They're simple to learn with a great message. God bless you and all the work you do.

Kay, from Scotland

Send Forth Your Light
Brand new Scripture-song!

Send forth Your light and Your truth,
let them guide me;
let them bring me to Your holy mountain,
to the place where You dwell.
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God,
my joy and my delight.

I will praise You (I will praise You)
Mighty Savior. (Mighty Savior)
You're my Stronghold, (Stronghold)
my Refuge, (Refuge)
Hope and Rock (Hope and Rock)

Send forth Your light and Your truth,
let them guide me;
let them bring me to Your holy ground.

Splendor and Majesty
declaring God's awesome power and grace (includes sheet music and SATB choir arrangement!)

Splendor and majesty are before You!
Strength and joy are in Your dwelling place!
Mercy and kindness, full of forgiveness!
Great are You, Lord,
Honored and worthy of praise!

Splendor and majesty! Honor and glory!
Holy are You, O Lord, Lamb of God!
Your love exceeds our fondest dreams.
Your power conquers everything.
Grace and truth flow from Your throne
Awesome God! Awesome God!

The God Of Jerusalem
another lively Messianic song of God's strength

There is none like the God of Jerusalem
He descends from the heavens above
With majestic splendor to help us
with His strength, with His might, with His power

Eternal God, our Refuge
Eternal God, our Rock
We find rest in the God of Jerusalem
In His everlasting arms (repeat to beginning)

Thine, O Lord
pure exaltation of our God and King

Thine, o Lord, is the greatness;
Thine, o Lord, is the power
Thine, o Lord, is the glory
And the majesty and the splendor

For all that is in the heavens
and the earth is Yours
Yours is the kingdom and You are
exalted as head over all,
Exalted as head over all

We know and use some of your songs in our church, like... 'This Day Is Holy' and 'Search Me, O God'. We have some brothers who can translate these songs into our local language.

Paul, from Kenya

This Day Is Holy
sung by 2000 at Teen Missions boot camp!

This day is holy to the Lord
This day is holy to the Lord
Do not mourn or weep.
Be still, don't be grieved
This day is holy to the Lord

2. The joy of the Lord is your strength...

3. So eat, drink, celebrate and give...
      (repeat first verse)

I am the worship leader of A.F.M Oos Poort in Pretoria, South Africa. Your songs are flowing in our church, with a lot of blessings. This weekend, we're doing "The God of Jerusalem". We also do "Silence, Solitude and Prayer"... "Search Me, O God" (translation of Liz`s with her 2 added verses) and "When I Am Afraid" (also translated to Afrikaans). Soon I’ll send some recordings, and new translations. Thanks for your music and lyrics, blessing so many hearts.

Philip, from South Africa

When I Am Afraid
an exciting song of confidence

When I am afraid I put my trust in You
In God, whose Word I praise
In the Lord I have put my trust (repeat)

This I know that God is for me
When I’m with Him nothing can harm me

When I am afraid I put my trust in You
In God, whose Word I praise
In the Lord I have put my trust

I just thought I would send a note thanking you for allowing your song “When I Am Afraid” to be in the public domain for non-profit use...   Since you had both the audio recording and the sheet music available I was easily able to learn the song in order to teach it today.

Rachel, from Gordon College in Massachusetts

Who May Ascend
rising up to the presence of the Lord

Who may ascend to the hill of the Lord
And who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart
All who are covered by grace (repeat)

Here in God's presence we shall receive
Mercy and kindness, faith to believe
blessing and power, healing of pain
Hope towards the future,
strength for today

Your Grace
delighting God's grace, love and power

Your grace is new every morning
Your grace is fresh every day
Your grace, my constant companion
Your wonderful grace never fails (repeat)
It is firm, it is strong
It is hope in the storm
It is comfort when trials abound
At the end of the day
I'll be singing the praise
Of Your grace, of Your love, of Your power

2. Love

3. Power

You Are Awesome God!
a lively public declaration of God's might

Let all the earth bow before Your throne
Let all in the world worship You alone

You are awesome God !
You are awesome God !
Holy and righteous, Mighty and majestic
You are awesome God !!

Stars, moon and sun. Land and sea and sky.
All creation sings as one, "Lord be glorified !"
(chorus)

Since the world began, through all history.
We Your saints exalt Your name for eternity
(chorus)

Yours Is The Greatness
a song of joyful exaltation

Yours is the greatness
Yours is the power
Yours is the glory alone.
The majesty and splendor
The wealth and the honor
The strength and the wisdom, O Lord

You are exalted as head over all
Praise to Your glorious name
Everything in heaven and earth is Yours
Forever Your kingdom will reign,
You reign. You reign ! You reign !!
(repeat to beginning)

I have been so inspired by your site and music! As the Worship Leader of our church I have started sharing the wonderful gifts you have given to all. Me, my daughter and two other friends of hers performed "Pleasing In Your Sight" for our church... I sang and they "echoed" me. It turned out beautifully. Blessings to you and your ministry. You have surely brought more blessings of God's love through music to me and all who see this site!

Toni

NHC Worship Team (Ralph had the Sunday off)  11/30/15
 

All Songs (except those listed below), 
copyright by Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

"Splendor and Majesty",
Copyright 1996, New Jerusalem Music
P.O. Box 225, Clarksboro NJ 08020 USA

"Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord"
Copyright 2001, Stephen M. Misarski
Administered by:  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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Thank you for your willingness to share your songs freely! It has been such a blessing to our little fellowship here in Miami, Indiana. We use at least one or more of them every worship service... The work you're doing is touching so many lives...

"Heavens And Earth" was the first song I came across...  I shared "Now Our God" for the first time with our fellowship this morning.  It was amazing how fast we all learned it and moved into worship.   Here's a list of just a few songs we use often. "More Of You Lord", "As The Trees", "Before The Coming Lord" "Lead Me To A Rock" and of course my favorite "Thine, O Lord"

Mark Chase, Pastor of Miami Fellowship of Praise, Indiana

I'm trying to ignite our worship with a passionate flame. The Lord has impressed my spirit with your music!... Right now I'm being extremely BLESSED by "Thine, O Lord", but I've printed out the majority of them to teach at church for our "Spring Fest Worship."

Pastor Sky, from Canada

My husband and I are the music coordinators in our church, Fair Haven Baptist Church at Muntinlupa City, Philippines. As we are searching for new songs for our praise and worship, we happen to surf in your web page. Indeed, it is truly rewarding! We are very grateful in hearing new songs, especially the Scripture-based songs.  In fact, we will be introducing some of them this Sunday! Thank You!

Antonette, from the Philippines

We are a small church with few adult members but a lot of youth... we can't afford to spend a lot of money on music. You have made it possible for us to have great praise & worship songs that flow with the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Sherry

We were in desperate need for music and words for our new church, and now we have it! THANK YOU!

Charmagne, from Nebraska

I find (your music) easy to sing in a group setting, yet with a depth of meaning to the words, leading easily into worship and praise.

Grace, from Vermont

We were able to persuade a very talented guitar player to help us out and record a background track for us and I sang as part of a set I did for a bandstand church service in the summer of 2003. It went over very well and it was an awesome worship time.

Michelle

Thank God for your beautiful songs! We continue to sing them and believing that the truths are sinking into the souls of the people.

Linda, from New Hampshire