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.

By clicking on a link to listen or download, you agree:

* 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, March 29, 2014

Enjoy the Journey

I wrote this originally for a hymn competition for the Universalist Unitarian Church but found out that the deadline has already passed. So, I finished it anyways. The hymn speaks of how life is a journey and if we embrace that and help others, we will find happiness in our journey's too.

While the words are non-Christian, I can find truth in those words from a Christian point of view. This life is indeed a journey and we should help others on their paths - to lift them up or as simple as a smile. We can make a difference in other people's lives by sharing the joy and happiness we know with others.

MP3 - Enjoy the Journey
PDF - Enjoy the Journey


  1. Rick, I have my sound up but I can't hear the music. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hi Spencer, were you able to get your sound issue straightened out? Thanks for your interest in my blog/music.