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. :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Holy Temples

PDF - Holy Temples
MP3 - Holy Temples

I had another version of this up yesterday, but took it down because 8 verses is just too many to sing! ;) After advice from a friend, I expanded the song, created another verse, and combined it so that now there are 4 verses, which is very manageable. The words speak of the temple and a little of what goes on in those holy places.
Holy Temples - Rick Graham
Holy temples, sacred buildings, cov'nants made and fam'lies bind.
Place of worship, place of learning, of our Heavnly Father, kind.
Come back to His holy temples; come back often, don't delay!
Learn of His love to all mankind, list to what the spirit says.
Baptized for those who can't do them, hoping they embrace the plan.
Giving choices to accept it; gospel of the Son of man.
Washed, anointed; royal lineage, blessings of eternal worth.
Sacred garments placed upon us, reminders for all on earth.
Endowment with promised blessings are all ours, this promise sure.
Sealing powers, exaltation, if we all can but endure.
Ordinances for the living, ordinances for the dead.
This important work will not end, 'till the Fathers' word is said.
We are Saviors on Mount Zion when our fam'lies work is done.
Binding all as fam'ly units, linking all, forgetting none.
Holy temples, sacred buildings, cov'nants made and fam'lies bind.
Place of worship, place of learning, in these temples we will find.