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Hymns Written by CHBC Members

Below, we share 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.

He Will Hold Me Fast

Lyrics vv. 1-2 Ada Habershon (1861-1918), Public Domain;
Alt words vv.1-2, lyrics v.3, and music: Matthew Merker © 2013 Getty Music (BMI) and Matthew Merker Music (BMI). Administered by Music Services:

Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul

Copyright info:
Lyrics: Anne Steele (1716-1778), Public Domain;
Music: Matthew Merker, © 2014 Matthew Merker Music

The Sands of Time Are Sinking

Copyright info:
Lyrics: Anne Ross Cousin (1857), based on the letters of Samuel Rutherford, Public Domain;
Music: Connie Dever, © 2014

See the Destined Day Arise

Copyright info:
Lyrics: Venantius Fortunatus (c.530-600), tr. Richard Mant (1837), Public Domain;
Alt. words, chorus lyrics, and music: Matthew Merker, © 2014 Matthew Merker Music

 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.  All demo mp3s are © 2014 Greg Brown and Matt Merker.

Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal | Capitol Hill Baptist Church

Some of our favorite hymns, recorded November 23, 2014, at a service of thanksgiving to God for Mark and Connie Dever’s 20 years of service to the Capitol Hill Baptist Church 

  1. Holy, Holy, Holy
  2. The King of Love
  3. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  4. I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
  5. Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery ℗ 2013 Doxology & Theology, by Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker, used with permission
  6. Here Is Love
  7. “Man of Sorrows!” What a Name
  8. Victory in the Lamb © 2012 Wesley Eader, used with permission; CCLI Song# 7098664
  9. See the Destined Day Arise © 2014 Matthew Merker Music, used with permission
  10. Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted
  11. Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
  12. Nothing But the Blood
  13. Jesus Paid It All
  14. Arise, My Soul, Arise
  15. I Hear the Words of Love
  16. Not What My Hands Have Done
  17. Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul © 2014 Matthew Merker Music, used with permission
  18. He Will Hold Me Fast © 2013 Gettymusic and Matthew Merker Music, used with permission
  19. The Sands of Time Are Sinking © 2014 Connie Dever, used with permission
  20. Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glorious
  21. Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending
  22. Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal

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All recorded hymns are public domain with the exception of those with a copyright listed. All recorded files may be shared for free but may not be sold or included in any other products that are sold.