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MY MUSIC WAS FREE

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 (ldshappymusic.com).
* 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, August 23, 2014

I Hear the Spirit

MP3 - I Hear the Spirit
PDF - I Hear the Spirit

 I originally had the tune and most of the first verse. Since I am not a lyricist, I sent the song out on my social media networks for their ideas and input. I had a wide variety of suggestions; for correcting tune to many different lyrics. yet, none of the lyrics expressed what I really wanted this song to portray; that we all can hear, feel, and know the Spirit. These are divine truths, yet are simple enough for a child to understand. 
So, after some prayerful moments, I felt inspired to go this way with the song. I did make some suggested arranging ideas, and some fixes for the lyrics I did have. Thanks to everyone who helped out on this. I hope you will enjoy and feel the Spirit. If you decide to have your Primary children do this one, please make a recording of it so I can hear it. Thanks! :)
1. I hear the Spirit when I say my prayers. 
    He whispers truth from my Father, who cares. 
    I am so glad that I feel Him, He's near. 
    He tell me that Father loves me, so dear. 

2. I feel the Spirit when I go to church 
    lessons from teachers, the scriptures I search. 
    I am so glad that they teach me with love. 
    Teaching me truths from my Father, above. 

3. I know the Spirit will help me each day 
    when I choose right, and my Father, obey. 
    I am so glad that He'll tell me whats right. 
    Thanks to my Father fro sending His light.

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