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. :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

God's Re-Creating Call

MP3 - God's Re-Creating Call
PDF - God's Re-Creating Call

Earlier this year, I entered a hymn into a competition. The words were given and I just needed to come up with a melody. The hymn was to be used for a church in Ontario, Canada, which also has ties to London, England.
Two weeks ago, I discovered an email in my spam filter informing me that my hymn placed third! I was, and still am ecstatic about this. My first, ever non-LDS hymn. The website where you can see the winning hymn (along with the impressive bio of the winner) can be seen here: So here is my entry. I hope you like it.

Ev'ry breath we take is singing, ev'ry leaf unfurled a sign,
ev'ry tree for decades standing, ev'ry peak, majestic, fine.
These show God's creating glories miracles and wonders all!
We, ourselves are revelations, now, God's re-creating call.

After fire burns through forests, life begins from all around,
when we're lost in deepest sadness, God can touch us, love, astound.
Poison fills our lakes and rivers, God helps people stand and shout,
moving helpers into places, bringing light and chasing doubt.

Reefs alive with sparkling colours are endangered, fragile, pure.
God calls scientists and workers, new ideas, theories, cures.
Homeless people left ignored while greed just seems to grow and grow,
trusting God and working strongly makes a diff'rence, this we know!

Voices, voices raised in singing: "Christ commands we love each one,"
not just those that we agree with, ev'ry person, barring none.
"Come and sit around my table, speaking love, you follow me,
all the world and all creation should know love you've given free!"

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