Author Archives: mvanpatter

Our Song in the Night

Here is a song I wrote for my church‘s lenten series on Lament & Hope. It’s a reflection on Psalm 77 and voices a lot of the struggles that our family has experienced in the past year. I think it’s … Continue reading

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O Troubled Soul, Be Still

Finally something new! So much has happened since I last posted something on this site. There are a few hundred entries on our family blog explaining our son’s battle with leukemia, and I wrote up some thoughts about this song … Continue reading

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Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

This has become a favorite at Hope Chapel over the past couple of years. How can you not love “ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven…who, like me, his praise should sing”? This is my retuning, although there are lots of other great … Continue reading

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I Surrender All

Here is a live recording of Judson Van De Venter’s late 19th-century hymn ‘I Surrender All’. This hasn’t been in the regular cannon of songs at Hope Chapel, but it happened to be a very fitting sending song a few … Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance

Here’s a recording of Fanny Crosby’s “Blessed Assurance” from a worship service at Hope Chapel about a month ago. A great reminder that for the Christian, the work is done and “all is at rest”. Recording | Chord Chart

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New music!

Hello! It has been a long while since I’ve posted anything here, but I’ve got some new music to share with you. First off, I’m going to be participating in a songwriting challenge called 7in7, starting today. For the next … Continue reading

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New Christmas record from Hope Chapel

Hope Chapel, where I serve as director of worship arts, just released a Christmas record and you can get it for free here: http://hopechapel.bandcamp.com/album/jesus-came-jesus-comes. I produced and arranged everything, along with my friend (and worship intern!) Griffin Kale. It’s completely … Continue reading

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