Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!!
am greatly encouraged with your music ministry,
especially the insightful deep meaning and style...
I'm sure I can teach our assembly some
good chorus and hymns that you have available.
You have beautiful hymns...
it is very difficult to find here in South Africa hymns
like the ones you have on your site."
(Jonathan, from South Africa)
(from Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, South Africa)
A Music Sunday in South Africa,
based around 10 New Hope Music Songs !!
Their choir director, Liz Van Heerden, writes...
"The kids are currently
doing Splendor and Majesty,
Center of My Soul, and Face To Face (by Elton Smith).
I will only be making use of your music for now,
because it is so right for young people and so full of anointing
that I find I cannot use some other music for the time being.
I am thinking of compiling a Cantata with your songs."
Awesome Is This Place
2. He Shall Be Called
3. You Are Awesome God!!
4. Bless The Lord (Calypso)
5. Heavens And Earth
6. I Will Go
7. Search Me O God
8. Hosanna (It's Jesus!)
These choirs sent me one recording of
them singing seven New Hope Music songs.
Another recording is in progress !
Click below to listen to their recordings (MP3 format)
Shall Be Called" Junior
2. "Bless The Lord" Junior Choir
3. "How Precious Is Your Love" Junior Choir
4. "Center Of My Soul" Junior Choir
5. "I Will Go" Junior Choir
6. "Mighty One" Junior Choir
7. "Splendor And Majesty" Adult Choir
Back row: Shannen, Kim, Jade
Front row: Danielle, Claudia, Natasha
Back row: Herbie, Chris, Benny
Middle row: Milly, Elsie, Brenda, Janet, Rebecca,
Joyce, Mrs. Fondling (the organist), Julie
Front row: Daisy, Joan, Geraldine, Liz, Ruth, Queen, Jacoba
Absent: Norman, Paul, Peter (who took the photograph)
"The other night I couldn't sleep and the song ("When I Am Afraid")
was in my mind and I went to your web site to listen to the MP3...
I was amazed to find all
the stuff from South Africa. I listened to the choir and kids
singing your music, and tears came to my eyes - they're coming again now!
You have a mighty ministry,
brother, and you know that God is in it by the
way he's taking it to the oddest corners of the earth to bless fellow believers
who we will never meet this side of heaven. There is no way that anyone
could make that happen, no matter how hard you tried, it's got to be the Lord"
(Dave, from Pennsylvania)
So what's next from our South African connection?
They are working on the following New Hope Music songs
(some in the Afrikaans language!):
How Awesome Is This Place
The Baby Of Bethlehem
In The Splendor Of Your Courts
Yours Is The Greatness
Heavens And Earth
Holy, Holy Holy (in Afrikaans)
Bringing The Presence Of Jesus
Hallelujah, Jesus Is Lord (in Afrikaans)
Now Our God
Send Forth Your Light
Song To My Shepherd
programme has been an inspiration to me
and as organist for a World War II veterans church,
I have achieved wonders in giving The Lords Word in music form
to many who have not accepted our Saviour."
(Brian, from Durban, South Africa)
Thank you, friends, for helping New Hope Music
encourage the saints in South Africa !!!
- Ralph Merrifield