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. :)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sabbath Day

MP3 - Sabbath Day
PDF - Sabbath Day

I had TWO Primary tunes and gave both to my collaborator, Sue Anderson. I told her to pick one and see what inspiration struck. She came up with lyrics for BOTH in no time flat. This one talks of how a young child can keep the Sabbath Day holy and is patterned from the church's latest push to honor the Sabbath. I hope you like it!

Sabbath Day: Keep it holy, with a heart meek and lowly.
Jesus lives: Think of Him all day long.
Don't forget what He gave you. He was born just to save you.
Follow Him, and to Him you will belong.

Read the words of the Savior. Write a note; do a favor.
Be a friend to a neighbor in need.
Go to church, ev'ry meeting. Share a smile and a greeting.
Walk His way, both in spirit and in deed.

Raise your voice and remember with a song sweet and tender
ev'ry blessing that Sunday imparts.
Say a prayer for another; love your sister and brother.
Worship Him; be like Jesus in your hearts.

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