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, January 23, 2016
Crown Him with Many Crowns
PDF - Crown Him with Many Crowns
This is an Easter Hymn that has some of the lyrics of the original and semi-famous Easter hymn. I wanted to make it a bit more relevant to LDS so I had my good friend, Michael Young come up with some alternate lyrics. And, like a jigsaw puzzle, we pieced it together into a cohesive and beautiful message of joy and hope. I hope you enjoy it.
Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne.
Hark! how the heaven'ly anthem drowns all music but its own.
Awake my soul and sing of Him who died for me,
and hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.
Crown Him the Son of God, before the worlds began,
all ye washed clean by His dear blood, crown Him the Son of Man;
who ev'ry grief hath known that wrings the human breast,
and take and bears them for His own, that all in Him may rest.
Crown Him the Lord of love, behold His hands and side.
He bore the weight of ev'ry sin and now is glorified.
Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed o'er the grave
and rose the third day from the tomb, all mankind He can save.
Crown Him with boundless joy when He again descends.
He shall appear in crimson robes and darkness meets its end.
A thousand years of peace His great work we'll complete,
all serving with our King of Kings, we'll worship at His feet.