Original Songs

Original songs are a free bonus that comes with any HymnCharts subscription. Each of the songs come with one of the HymnCharts service guides, and here I've broken them out to make them easier to download and use.

Thanksgiving
Grateful Heart | LISTEN
On 10-09-12 the Thanksgiving worship song Grateful Heart reached #1 on PraiseCharts.com’s top Thanksgiving songs list. Use it as an upbeat opening to your Thanksgiving service or as an offertory special.

Christmas
Angels Were Singing | LISTEN
An easy to learn and singable ballad you can add to the end of any Christmas praise set. It reached a peak position of #5 on PraiseCharts.com in November 2013.

Have You Heard | LISTEN
An upbeat Christmas praise song you can use to open a December Sunday or Christmas Eve service. It reached a peak position of #5 on PraiseCharts.com in November 2013.

Light Has Come (O Little Town) | LISTEN
A new chorus along with the traditional Christmas carol music and lyrics. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs I've ever written. The song reached a peak position of #6 and was one of the top new Christmas worship songs of 2012 at PraiseCharts.com.

Love Came Down | LISTEN
An upbeat song that works well as a finale to your Christmas Eve or December Sunday service. If you use the song at the end of your service, try using the additional postlude files.

Our God Is Born | LISTEN
An upbeat, guitar-driven Christmas call to worship. It’s singable, easy to learn and is a great opening song for your Christmas praise sets. It reached a peak position of #5 on PraiseCharts.com in November 2013.

Peace On Earth | LISTEN
A Christmas worship ballad with a female counter melody on the chorus. Teach it to your congregation during December using only verses 1 and 2, then save verse 3 for your Christmas Eve service.

Easter / Good Friday / Communion
The Deep Deep Love of Jesus | LISTEN
Try using this new melody for O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus to end a Good Friday or Communion service.

Glorious Day | LISTEN
An original Easter celebration song by Don Chapman and Tim Light for praise team.

My Blessed Redeemer | LISTEN
A haunting new tune to the hymn Blessed Redeemer. It reached a peak position of #4 on PraiseCharts.com in February 2014.

Sacred Head | LISTEN
A new tune to the ancient hymn text O Sacred Head Now Wounded. Also comes with an SATB octavo version.

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Instruments mp3s are the arrangements played one time through with just piano and instrumental parts to give you an idea of the orchestration. In the early days of hymncharts before I made vocal recordings I had created these instruments mp3s as a quick demo. Since I now create both a POP and an ORC (orchestrated) mix I no longer make instrumental mp3s for newer arrangements.
MP3 Problems?
Several subscribers have had problems downloading MP3s. Here are the 2 most typical problems and solutions:

1. How do I download the MP3s? MP3s and (if available) multitrack WAV downloads are found under the "tracks" tab. You can download these MP3s (or any files) to your computer by RIGHT clicking the button, then a little box will pop up with options. Select something like "save as"or "save link as" to manually save the MP3s to your computer where you can then burn a CD, email it to your praise team or upload it to a worship planning website.

2. The MP3 won't play in iTunes (or other media player.) All HymnCharts MP3s are free from ALL copy protection and can be used any way you want. Some people are clicking the MP3 button dragging it to iTunes or another media player. This won't work (you're actually just dragging the image file of the button!) Download the MP3 using the instructions above, then you can access it through your media player.
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