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Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!





I moved down to Georgia about 25 years ago after leaving the
Chicago, Illinois area, where I was born and grew up in.  
I worked as a Computer Consultant for many of the
large companies over the years.  The last company I worked for
I was consulting for IBM here in the Atlanta area. 
I just retired at the end of last year.
I have a wonderful wife and three children,
two girls and a boy and one granddaughter that has Down Syndrome. 
My son has a disability called Kleinfelter’s syndrome which is caused
by having both the male and female chromosome, so he has 47 chromosomes 
where normally you would have 46.

I enjoy making midis as a hobby and have been doing it for about 15 years. 
I am not a musician at all. I cannot play any instruments.
I use software to make the midis from sheet music. 

All That Is True


Anything (SATB)

Before The Coming Lord


Children Of Light

Content In All Things / Only Jesus Satisfies

Do All To The Glory Of God

Do Not Fear

Doxology Round #1

Evening Prayer

Faithful Is The Lord

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

First To Last

Glory To The Righteous One

God Is Healer

God Is Healer (country)

God Is Our Refuge

Gracious And Merciful

His Grace Is Sufficient

Holy And Awesome

Holy One Of Israel

Hush My Little Loved One

I Have Loved You

I Will Give Thanks

In My Heart (flute)

In My Heart (organ)

In The Still, Still Part Of The Night

In Your Presence

It Is Good

Jesus, You're The Way (calypso version)

Land That Drinks In The Rain

Light, Into Darkness, Has Come

Like A Green Tree

Like The Rising Sun

Lord, We Wait

May You Be Exalted

My Father Can Do Anything

My Soul With You

Not By Might

One Thing

Open The Doors

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Praise and Glory

Righteousness And Justice

Service Song (1)

Service Song (2)

Set An Example

Sleep, Dear Loved One

Sleep, Sweet Sarah

Such Great Love

The Fruit Of The Spirit

The Plans I Have For You

The Stability Of Our Times

Those Who Wait For The Lord

The Word Of The Lord

There Will Be Silence

To Behold You

To Him Who Sits On The Throne

We Are One

We Give Thanks To You Lord

We're The King's Kids

Wisdom And Might

Who Is Like You

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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!

Ralph Merrifield's E-mail

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.


Want to use our MIDIs on your web site ?

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