Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!
My wife and I are
missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators...
I sometimes produce special videos for individuals to
help them raise financial support. At the end of this type of video I would
like to have a montage of images with a hymn as background music.
I want the words the
people are singing to be in a language other than
English to illustrate the purpose of Wycliffe, translating God's Word into
all the language of the earth so people can sing praise to the Lord in the
language that speaks to their heart.
I would like to have several of the songs from Finland from your website as a resource for
a video I may produce in the future. (John, from Wycliffe Bible Translators)
Armossaan saan mä levähtää
(AN ORIGINAL FINNISH SONG)
"I Can Rest In His Grace"
and arrangement by Marja Väisänen
Lyrics by Silja Immonen
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NEW HOPE MUSIC SONGS
translated by Lea Alaja & Marja Väisänen (Helsinki,
All song comments by Lea...
TUTKI SÄ MUA, JUMALANI
SEARCH ME, O GOD
How Awesome Is This Place
WONDERFUL GOD (YOU ARE AWESOME GOD !!)
Hän on Ihmeinen
HE SHALL BE CALLED
The Baby of Bethlehem
is one picture of us. It was taken for a week ago in the hall of
Jorvi Hospital. It´s a big hospital in Espoo, a city close to Helsinki. By
the way we sang "By Your Abundant Love" twice there.
"The Baby of Bethlehem" is still at the "practicing stage" We are planning
to record it in our Christmas meeting at 19th of December...
Thank you, Ralph, for this song, we really love it.
I first fell in love with the lyrics, so I "had" to show
the song to Marja who loved it, too... (Lea, from Finland. 11/04)
"I send you
here the handwritten notes of 5 songs of yours
which we have translated to Finnish and arranged for
our choir. We sang "He Shall Be Called" 5 times
during the Christmas season. We now started to practice
"To The Rock" and "Abba Father". These songs are lovely...
a real pleasure to sing and even practice!"
To The Rock
have been singing "To The Rock" many
times, once in the church meeting
and many times in the hospitals. This song is one of our favorites...
it has a sweet anointing as we sing it. We made a live recording
with three microphones in the meeting... the quality is not very good,
but if you like, we'll send you a CD soon...
Listen to their 2003 recording of "To The Rock"
to their 2009 recording of "To The Rock"
Heavens And Earth
OLKOOT SULLE MIELEISET
PLEASING IN YOUR SIGHT
JOS ME VALKEUDESSA VAELLAMME
IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT
Robe of Righteousness
The Greater Grace
Choir of Finland
sang "In Every Single Situation"
at their 2003 summer conference !!
In Every Single Situation
We added a couple of more verses to the song... "In Every Single Situation"...
words like wisdom, whispering His advice, mercy and sufficient grace.
I think this song is lovely and full of comfort even though it is a fast song.
SÄ OLET MUN PAIMENENI
You Are My Shepherd
We also added a second verse to "You Are My Shepherd" saying...
"He is your Shepherd"... We go to hospitals and old people´s homes to
sing there and we think it is good to direct the song also to the listeners
so the words come more personal to them.
VALTAVAN ARMOSI VUOKSI MÄ SAAN
By Your Abundant Love
like this song very much. Its melody is calm and beautiful and
it's great to sing these words to the Lord, worship Him and get
reminded about the wonderful shelter of His grace."
LEPÄÄ SÄ VAAN
Rest in me
This song has ministered to many people during this fall.
Our hospital choir leader, Päivi, sang it a month ago in a church meeting.
In two weeks, we are planning to sing it in our women's seminar,
maybe at our New Year's conference in January,
as well as in hospitals during the coming months.
Here is the English translation of a new choir piece
by Lea Alaja & Marja Väisänen (Helsinki - Finland, 12/05).
SILENTLY IN THE CHRISTMAS NIGHT
1. Silently in the Christmas night
with the shepherds
we are waiting for the miracle:
in the midst of the darkness
sounds the song of angels,
sounds the song of angels.
2. The star is leading us
In the manger of Bethlehem
we are watching the Miracle:
the child is so sweet,
the child is so sweet.
3. There we can see
the glory of the grace.
We kneel down at the manger,
we worship the Miracle:
oh, the child of Christmas,
oh, the child of Christmas.
4. From His eyes is shining
the heavenly love.
All is a great miracle:
God is near
and the love everlasting,
and the love everlasting.
Choir" of the Greater Grace Church
in the yard of the war veteran's home (Helsinki, Finland)
Finnish recordings of New
Hope Music songs and
others written by our friends in Helsinki !
01 Armossaan saan mä levähtaa.mp3
02 Beetlehemin lapsonen (The Baby of Bethlehem).mp3
03 Hiljaa jouluyössä (Silently in the Christmas night).mp3
04 Ihmeelline Jumala (You Are Awesome God!).mp3
05 Jeesus oot aina kanssain (Jesus, You are always with me).mp3
06 Jeesus Sä olet mun paimeneni (You Are My Shepherd).mp3
07 Johda minut kalliolle (To The Rock).mp3
08 Jokaikisessä tilanteessa (In Every Single Situation).mp3
09 Lepää sä vaan (Rest in me).mp3
10 Luottaa saan aina (I can always trust).mp3
11 Rakkaus kun kuvaksesi (Love, to your image).mp3
12 Sun valtavan armosi vuoksi (By Your Abundant Love).mp3
13 Taivaat ja maan (Heavens and Earth).mp3
14 Vanhurskauden viitta (The Robe of Righteousness).mp3
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Most songs copyright 1991 - 2007, Ralph Merrifield
"Rest In Me", copyright Julie Joyner 1996
"Armossaan Saan Mä Levähtää"
Copyright 1994, Marja Väisänen & Silja Immonen
Greater Grace Church - Helsinki, Finland
Administered by 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 !!!
Last Sunday we visited again
one nursing home and sang "Jokaikisessä tilanteessa" and
"Jeesus sä olet mun paimeneni" there. It was such a sweet blessed time,
God touched both the listeners and us in a wonderful way.
I remember one old lady. Her eyes were shining and she said that everything is so good.
While talking with her Marja said to me: "This lady has Jesus in her heart".
I said to the lady: "It can be seen in your eyes". Ralph, you cannot imagine,
how happy she became when she heard that we saw Jesus shining through her.
She is a beautiful testimony in this home. (Lea, from Finland)
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