What's New: June 2024

05.22.24: New mix & multitracks: Just As I Am. Last week I uploaded a new "modern" mix of Just As I Am and forgot to add it here to What's New! Just As I Am 2015 is one of my favorite arrangements (what I would call a "Signature Hymncharts") and I made it a little more like modern worship for my new Worshiphymns.com website.

BTW, Worshiphymns is a mini version of Hymncharts, intended to only have the most popular hymns for very contemporary churches who don't use many in their worship.

What makes a "modern" worship sound? It sound like I'll need to write an article LOL! But in a nutshell, a modern arrangement typically has synth pads and that ambient "haze" floating in the background. No orchestral instruments except perhaps a solo violin or cello. Compare the 2024 version to my original 2015 version and you'll hear the subtle differences (plus a cleaner mix thanks to these amazing AI mixing plugins that didn't exist in 2015!)

05.10.24: New feature: Help Desk. Email seems to be getting more and more unreliable - I've had several subscribers not get my replies when I've emailed them back. To help fix this unreliability and get your questions answered in a timely mannner, I've added a new help desk feature and I don't know why I didn't do this years ago! You can submit your question and can read my reply right here on the website. You'll also get an email notification but then again, if you don't get the email you'll know you can at least check the website for the answer.

04.05.24: NEW Recording: The Solid Rock. I've recorded this classic Hymncharts arrangement from way back in 2003 for the first time! It now includes enhanced vocal, SATB and instrumental parts, SATB rehearsal tracks, multitracks and transposed chord charts.

03.05.24: New remix for My Blessed Redeemer. 10 years ago my new melody for this classic hymn reached #3 on Praisecharts.com's top Easter song chart! I've now remixed it with those amazing AI plugins to give it a fresh coat of paint and added a solo cello and multitracks. It's a perfect song to close your Good Friday service as it ends on a solemn minor chord.

02.11.24: New worship band mix for Christ Arose. This is in the top five of all the arrangements I've ever done here at Hymncharts so I decided to revisit it this year and give it more of a worship band-driven edge! I've slightly tweaked the keyboard part and added a new pad part along with freshly rendered multitracks just in time for your Easter planning! This new remix aims to give churches with worship bands a simpler version to work with. Without the additional string instruments and parts, it allows them to focus on the core components and imagine the arrangement with their specific instrumental lineup.

01.29.24: New multitracks, instrumental parts: Revive Us Again. Fun geek fact! I've been trying to get the multitracks and instrumental parts mix out for over a week but keep running into weird memory errors and crashing on my 2 year old 64GB memory supercomputer! I thought maybe I had a virus, but no. Then I checked my memory useage and was shocked: I'm using so many virtual instruments (VSTs) in my software that it was taking up the FULL 64GB of memory and crashing my computer! I just upgraded my computer to 128GB of memory Friday and processed the tracks over the weekend. For comparison, my favorite piano I'd use in tracks 15 years ago was 32MB, and the piano I'm using on this track is the Pianoverse Concert grand YF3 at 29.4GB - 928 times larger!!

01.17.24: NEW Arrangement: Revive Us Again. I'm excited to introduce the first NEW hymn to the website in years! Read more about it on the blog.

12.07.23: NEW Recording: Silent Night 2002. I uploaded the basic piano/vocal version of this last year and now have it fleshed out with a full band. Download new pad and cello sheet music and multitracks.

11.12.23: NEW Christmas Arrangement: Go Tell It On the Mountain. It's ALSO been 9 years since I last arranged this Christmas standard - 2014! My other versions of “Go Tell It” are upbeat - this one is more mid-tempo. I can imagine using it to close a December service - your pastor preaches a sermon to the effect of spreading the Good News at Christmas, then start “Go Tell It.” In fact, try opening a service with “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus” (below) and closing the same service with “Go Tell It!”

11.02.23: NEW Christmas Arrangement: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. The last time I arranged this classic carol was 9 years ago so I figured it was time for an update with a modern worship twist! I'm crazy about the vocalist singing it, too. The original carol only has 2 verses and I always wished there was a 3rd - I had some time this year and thought I'd write one! This arrangement will make the perfect call to worship for any December praise set.

08.07.23: NEW Recording: Crown Him With Many Crowns 2002. Enhanced SATB, 3 part vocals, instrumental parts, transposed chord charts and multitracks. This arrangement is 21 years old and I've now recorded it for the first time! And as with all my old music I've updated (and hopefully improved) the vocals and instrumental parts.

07.10.23: NEW Recording: Grace Greater Than Our Sin. Enhanced SATB, 3 part vocals, instrumental parts, transposed chord charts and multitracks. This arrangement is 17 years old and I've now recorded it for the first time! And as with all my old music I've updated (and hopefully improved) the vocals and instrumental parts.

05.26.23: NEW Recording: 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. Enhanced SATB, 3 part vocals, instrumental parts, transposed chord charts and multitracks. This arrangement is 20 years old and I've now recorded it for the first time! And as with all my old music I've updated (and hopefully improved) the vocals and instrumental parts.

04.12.23: New transposed chord charts for: A Mighty Fortress. From now on I'll keep the updated list to the right.

04.02.23: NEW files: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2023: stereo tracks and cello sheet music.

03.29.23: NEW files: Our God Reigns: full band demo, stereo track and cello sheet music.

03.28.23: NEW files: Were You There 2023: full band demos, stereo tracks, violin, cello, breath instruments sheet music.

03.09.23: NEW Arrangement: Our God Reigns. Yes, this is the classic praise song from 1974! It's one verse and four choruses, and meant to be a sort of "prelude" to an upbeat Easter song like This Is Amazing Grace or my new arrangement of Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2023.

03.07.23: NEW Arrangement: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2023. Due to some delays with my vocalists, I'm late getting Easter music out. Here are some basic files for Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2023 for your planning purposes - I'll get the full arrangement done in the next two weeks. This version is more laid back than my typical big & bombastic Easter blockbusters!

03.06.23: Happy Birthday! Hymncharts is 21 year old today! Read more about how the website started.

03.01.23: NEW Arrangement: Were You There 2023. Due to some delays with my vocalists, I'm late getting Easter music out. Here are some basic files for Were You There 2023 for your planning purposes - I'll get the full arrangement done in the next two weeks.

01.31.23: NEW RECORDING: Amazing Grace 2003: Originally arranged back in 2003 (wow!), this hymn has now been updated with new MP3 demos, tracks, transposed chord charts and enhanced vocal / instrumental parts.

12.14.22: I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day 2022: Basic files for this new arrangement.

12.13.22: Angels From the Realms 2022: Full mix, tracks and additional sheet music parts for this arrangement. Combine it with Hark the Herald Angels Sing 2022 to make a Christmas medley!

12.05.22: Silent Night 2022: Basic files for this new arrangement.

11.22.22: This Is Christ the King (What Child Is This): New demo for full band plus a cello part.

11.16.22: NEW: This Is Christ the King (What Child Is This): Here are a few basic files for those getting started with their Christmas planning. It’s a new tune I’ve written for the carol What Child Is This. I’ll have the finished mix with multitracks next week.

11.14.22: NEW: Angels From the Realms of Glory 2022: Here are a few basic files for those getting started with their Christmas planning. It has the exact same tempo/feel as Hark the Herald Angels Sing 2022, and both can be used as a medley if you choose. I'll have the full charts and tracks ready after I complete "This Is Christ the King."

11.10.22: NEW: Hark the Herald Angels Sing 2022: Download the first of several new Christmas carols I'll be releasing over the course of this month.

09.07.22: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty: New bulletin blurb.

09.07.22: Great Is Thy Faithfulness ORC: New ORC demo and ORC multitracks.

08.31.22: Christmas is coming! To keep you updated on what's going on at hymncharts, I'm working on a few new Christmas arrangements for the holidays. I've got them arranged and am now in the process of recording vocals. Next will be guitars and then I'll start releasing the arrangements as I get them mixed.

08.31.22: Top 20 Hymncharts. FYI I keep track of the top 20 hymncharts arrangements at my other website Worshipflow.com (plus the top CCLI, CCM and Praisecharts, complete with lyrics and videos!) On the right side of this page you'll see the trending top 10, updated continually, and at Worshipflow you'll see the top 20 for the week ending each Friday.

08.15.22: Great Is Thy Faithfulness: Bulletin blurb, hymn history and instrumental parts.

08.01.22: NEW! Great Is Thy Faithfulness. It's finally here! Sorry this arrangement took so long, I wanted to make sure I could make it the best it could be!

Incidentally, Great Is Thy Faithfulness only came into the public domain in 2019 (I only can publish public domain music on the website.) I worked out this arrangement in my head over a year ago but was still getting better from all my health issues and didn't want to tackle it until now.

07.14.22: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name: New bulletin blurb.

06.07.22: NEW Recording: Near To The Heart Of God: New recording for this hymnchart from 2007 along with bulletin blurb, multitracks, transposed chord charts, enhanced instrumental and vocal sheet music.

05.12.22: NEW Recording: Breathe on Me, Breath of God: Originally arranged back in 2004, this hymn has now been updated with new MP3 demos, tracks, transposed chord charts and enhanced vocal / instrumental parts. This is definately a piano driven arrangement and sounds quite nice with just piano and strings so I included a demo and tracks with piano/strings only.

05.11.22: Breathe on Me, Breath of God: New bulletin blurb.

04.18.22: Jesus Paid It All: New bulletin blurb.

04.11.22: NEW Recording: Come, Thou Almighty King: Originally arranged back in 2005, this hymn has now been updated with new MP3 demos, tracks, transposed chord charts, bulletin blurb and enhanced vocal / instrumental parts.

04.06.22: Christ The Lord Is Risen Today: New stereo tracks in keys Bb & D.

04.03.22: Were You There: New bulletin blurb.

03.28.22: When I Survey The Wonderous Cross: New bulletin blurb.

03.22.22: All Glory Laud And Honor: New bulletin blurb.

03.21.22: NEW Lyric Videos: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today and The Old Rugged Cross

03.21.22: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today is a hard hymn to sing! Read about my "vocal trick.".

03.17.22: NEW Arrangement: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2022. This arrangement is taken from the Easter Medley - I liked it so much I wanted to make it into a separate download. Try using it to kick off your Easter service, then follow up with other popular praise songs.

03.15.22: 20th Anniversary! Hymncharts is 20 years old this month! I started the website officially on March 6, 2002.

03.07.22: NEW Recording: The Old Rugged Cross: I've recorded this early hymncharts arrangement (from way back in 2003!) for the first time - new MP3 demos, tracks, transposed chord charts, bulletin blurb and enhanced vocal / instrumental parts.

03.07.22: The Old Rugged Cross: hymn history.

02.11.22: Nothing But The Blood: New bulletin blurb.

01.31.22: Christ Arose: New bulletin blurb.

01.14.22: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today: New bulletin blurb.

01.10.22: 2021 Recap Newsletter: In this latest newsletter I talk about an overview of 2021. I also introduce my new, free website: hymndex.com! Hymndex is a hymn lyrics website with one big difference from any other hymn lyrics website: no punctuation! I created it to help contemporary churches build their worship projection presentations. You'll start to see HYMNDEX links on every arrangement page here at hymncharts over January as we get them updated so you'll have quick access.

01.03.22: Amazing Grace: New bulletin blurb.

What's New Archives

A note from hymncharts arranger Don Chapman: Here’s a list of things I plan on for the website this year:

Several “top 20” hymns arranged in the modern worship style. My vision for hymncharts was never to arrange every single hymn ever written. Instead, I always figured I’d get the top 50 arranged (actually I have around 150 on the website) and by the time I had finished those, the worship style would have changed and I’d start over. That’s exactly what has happend over the past twenty years (I can’t believe I’ve been doing this that long lol!)

That’s why you’ll see multiple versions of the same hymn on the website. I might have arranged one version in a Don Moen / Integrity Music style back in 2004, then arranged it again in a Paul Baloche pop/rock style in 2011. Now I feel the top hymns all need a Bethel Worship-style makeover, and Great Is Thy Faithfulness / The First Noel / This Is Christ the King are examples of what I’m hearing. I’m excited about several new arrangements the Lord has given me and I think you’re going to love them!

Recording my oldest arrangements. I never recorded my arrangements when hymncharts started as I assumed people knew the hymns. I was a few years into the website when I (stupidly) realized I need to make demos (that’s a musician learning how to run a business lol!) When I record these older arrangements I always enchance them, tweaking the piano parts, revoicing the choir, smoothing out the instrumental parts, as I feel I can arrange music a little bit better now than I did 20 years ago!

Complete transposed chord charts. My earliest arrangements also don’t have transposed chord charts as I hadn’t had the software yet developed to create them (I started using this software in 2009 and still use it to this day!)

I’ve written about how I had been brought back to life by a wonderful natural health doctor and have recoverved from C-Diff, Pseudomona and H-Pylori. Now he’s got me on these amazing supplements that make me feel like I’m 30 again so I’m having a blast reving up my websites and career! The Lord has been really good to me and I appreciate all of your support over the years. Get ready for 2024, it’s going to be amazing!

I just got this question: “A song like “Redeemed” does have new material, but I don’t see a CCLI song listing for it. Can we project it as public domain?”

Answer: All hymncharts arrangements are covered under CCLI, and the CCLI numbers are embedded in both the sheet music and website.

For some reason, CCLI will register one of my arrangement, and it will show up in my personal portal under my intellectual property, BUT they will not list it in the public song select database! Maybe they think a arrangement is not popular enough? I have no idea.

So in the case of “Redeemed” – the CCLI number is indeed 7047272 as listed in the sheet music and website (the CCLI number is always on that little chart on the left side of any given arrangement page.) You might not find it in a CCLI search but it is registered (I actually just checked to make sure.)

Welcome to hymncharts!

Hi, I'm Don Chapman, the guy who arranges, records and mixes the music around here (for the past 20 years!) And makes the sheet music. And multitracks. And updates the website 🙂 New to hymncharts? Read up on a few ideas that will help you use the website.

Latest MULTITRACKS

04/05/24 The Solid Rock
03/05/24 My Blessed Redeemer
02/11/24 Christ Arose 2024
01/29/24 Revive Us Again
12/07/23 Silent Night 2022

Latest Transposed Chord Charts

04/05/24 The Solid Rock
08/07/23 Crown Him With Many Crowns 2002
07/10/23 Grace Greater Than Our Sin
05/26/23 'Tis So Sweet
*My earliest arrangements don’t have transposed chord charts as I hadn’t had the software yet developed to create them (I started using this software in 2009 and still use it to this day!) I'll be working this year to get these older arrangements updated.

Latest Bugfixes

03/06/22 Are You Washed In the Blood:
Broken SATB links fixed.
03/02/22 What Wondrous Love Is This:
Fixed Multi APP link.
02/01/22 Christ Arose Service Guide:
Broken links fixed.
12/22/21 The First Noel:
Drum loop adjusted to correct tempo of 110bpm.

Latest SATB+

04/05/24 The Solid Rock
03/17/22 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2022
09/30/21 Amazing Grace 2004
03/06/18 Jesus Paid It All
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