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.
* 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, December 26, 2015
O Thou Whose Glory Fills the Heav'ns
PDF - O Thou Whose Glory Fills the Heav'ns
I was looking through some old poetry, and more specifically one that talks about the new year and happened upon a poem titled "New Year's Day" by Charles Moir. In his poem, there are 8-10 verses so I picked and chose which verses to include and changed a word here and there to make it a bit more relevant. There are precious few hymns that talk about the New Year and I thought this would make a nice hymn. I hope you enjoy it, and Happy New Year to you!
O Thou whose glory fills the heav'ns whose bounty clothes the earth.
To Thee a hymn of thanks we raise for blessings from our birth,
For that untiring love Thou dost, from day to day renew,
O may it on our hearts descend like heaven-distilled dew.
While ent'ring on another year our cares on Thee we cast,
beseeching aid in days to come which cheered us through the past.
That still the freedom may be ours to kneel down in Thy sight,
and worship Thee at end of day, and in the morning light.
How needful, then to train our thoughts, and fan the heavn'ly flame
of faith, in the believing heart, triumph o'er sin and shame
and holding by Thy word, Thou hast for love and guidance giv'n,
pass through this world, obedient, true candidates for heav'n.