This page contains songs by CHBC members that we hope will be an encouragement to the broader body of Christ. Any church with a CCLI license is free to use these hymns in your services; see the “fine print” below for more details.
Lyrics: Anne Steele (1716-1778), Public Domain;
Music: Matt Merker, © 2014
He Will Hold Me Fast
• Hymn PDF
• Guitar Chords PDF
• Demo Mp3 (Recorded at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, November 10, 2013)
Lyrics vv. 1-2 Ada Habershon (1861-1918), Public Domain;
Alt words vv.1-2, lyrics v.3, and music: Matt Merker, © 2013
Lyrics: Anne Ross Cousin (1857), based on the letters of Samuel Rutherford, Public Domain;
Music: Connie Dever, © 2014
Lyrics: Venantius Fortunatus (c.530-600), tr. Richard Mant (1837), Public Domain;
Alt. words, chorus lyrics, and music: Matt Merker, © 2014
The Fine Print:
1. The copyright holders reserve all rights for these songs, with the exception of public domain elements.
2. Any church may use these lyrics, guitar chords, and hymn music provided they have a CCLI license and follow the appropriate CCLI procedures. Recordings may not be made of these songs without the authors’ approval, with the exception of recordings of “live” congregational worship that follow the specified CCLI protocol.
3. Demo mp3 recordings may be distributed for free to musicians, singers, and church leaders for learning purposes. These recordings may not otherwise be distributed by any means, nor may they be sold. All demo mp3s are © 2014 Greg Brown and Matt Merker.