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. :)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Enter This Door

I'm taking a leap of faith. That, or I'm up for self-humiliation. In any event, this is my first Youtube video. It is rough and can be improved upon. I personally get nervous when I know a camera is bearing down on me when doing anything solo. If it were a group, there would be no problem. :)

This is one of my first compositions that I can remember. It's called "Enter This Door" along with a self introduction possibly aimed at the "I'm a Mormon" campaign.

Enter this door as if the floor ... were gold; And every wall of jewels all of wealth untold;As if a choir in robes of fires were singing here;Nor shout nor rush by hush ... for God is here 

 - Orson F. Whitney
I posted this around various social media sites, and people have been asking me for a score. I will try to work on it and post it here when I'm done.

Youtube: Enter This Door

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