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. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I'll Trust in Jesus Christ

MP3 - I'll Trust in Jesus Christ
PDF - I'll Trust in Jesus Christ

This is another "rapid sequence" song that developed and I also found a new lyrics collaborator in record time too. From start to finish took about 6 hours to complete. This is a sweet Primary tune about trusting in Jesus Christ. Thanks to Eric for the wonderful words. I look forward to more collaboration. If you use this piece, please drop me a note. And if you do have your children sing it, an audio of them would be wonderful :) I hope you enjoy!

If I put my trust in Jesus Christ 
I will learn His holy truth 
I will hear the spirit whispering 
All the things that I should do 
When I'm reaching for His loving arms 
I can feel Him reach for me 
And in faith I’ll trust in Jesus Christ 
He will always trust in me 

If I put my trust in worldly ways 
I will lose my path indeed 
The still small voice will fade away 
And I’ll wander aimlessly 
So I'm reaching for His loving arms 
I can feel Him reach for me 
And in faith I’ll trust in Jesus Christ 
He will always trust in me