For several years, I have given my music away for free. That's right - not one cent. I have been met with resistance from the "pay folks" and have been the indirect subject of how free music isn't really appreciated yadda yadda. As I have and will continue to maintain my music is my way of paying it forward. Because the Lord has blessed me with the talents and I really have no desire to make any money from my music, I have wrestled with how I can feel better about what I do and dismiss the critics. And let me say, I have no problems with those who do sell their music - just their communication on why they think that pay music is superior to free music.

So, effective immediately my music will have a cost. The format is quite simple:

If you use my music in any performance, I would request you make a donation to either the general missionary or humanitarian fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I don't care if you contribute $5.00 or $.05. It's just a way to further the work of the Lord by you paying it forward. Think of the good you can do for a struggling missionary or refugee seeking refuge and safety. The scripture, "...if ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me" comes very clearly into my head.

I don't need or want to know of your contribution - that is up to you. My website will be updated with this information. I hope you find favor with this new method and pray the Lords choicest blessings on you as you reach out to His children.

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* That you can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially as long as you give appropriate credit and provide a link to this website (
* You may not remix, re-engineer or otherwise alter the music or words without permission from the author(s).
* My originals are NOT sactioned/approved by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Permission from your Priesthood leader prior to rehearsing/performing is recommended.
* No warranties are given or implied. The work shall remain the property of LDS Happy Music.
* And lastly, please enjoy the music. Comments are encouraged. :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Goin' Home - Each Life that Touches Ours for Good

A Social networking friend who I never met in person, but have shared many likes and discussions with - her father passed away. I thought of this arrangement almost immediately and spent the better part of the day getting it down. I am very pleased with the outcome. I hope you'll enjoy it and feel of the strong spirit that proclaims death is not the end. For you my friend, Sheila. 

22 January 2017 - received permission from IRI and owner and now have the PDF file for you to download.

PDF - Goin' Home/Each Life

MP3 - Goin' Home/Each Life

22 Jan 2017 - User requested swapping out violin for clarinet (v1c)
PDF - Goin' Home/Each Life - v1c


  1. Do you have a PDF for this piece yet? I would love for a copy! These are two of my favorite Funeral hymns, and you have put them together so beautifully! THANK YOU!

    1. Thanks for your comments. This is on my radar for early next year. I will have to get permission from the church to have "Each life" scored out as it isn't on the public domain list.

  2. VERY beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your gift. Looking forward to the PDF.

  3. Hello! I printed off this arrangement and it is wonderful! Thank you. In your music writing program, is it possible to transpose it to C major? I am wanting to have men sing instead of instruments. Thank you for sharing your talents.