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 9, 2016
Daughters of God
PDF - Daughters of God
Recording of our Wonderful Young Women and their leaders singing this in Sacrament Meeting
This is a piece for Young Women to sing which reflects the 2016 Mutual Theme, "... press forward with a steadfastness in Christ.." I hope you like it. Thanks to one of my collaborators, Sue Anderson for the wonderful and stirring words.
Daughters of God, we vowed before our birth
to spread His love and light across the earth.
Now we have come, this mission to fulfill,
forgetting self to do the Father's will.
Daughters of God, when shadows hide the way,
we look to One whose brightness sparked the day.
Seeking His word, we take His faithful hand
and all is well; beside us He will stand.
Press forward, feasting on the words of Christ.
Hope is His gift, and Love His only price.
Daughters of God, this world is torn and tossed.
On holy ground, our souls are found, not lost.
Planting our feet on gospel sod secure,
we grow in strength and know we can endure.
Daughters of God, we shine steadfast and true.
The pathway home is open to our view.
With spirit eyes, we prize the Father's plan.
His love is ours, and we will be His hands.