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. :)
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Der Herr wird kommen
PDF - Der Herr wird kommen
I spent 3 glorious weeks in Europe on tour with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The majority of those weeks were spent in Germany. As I was walking the streets, visiting the Marienplatz, visiting castles and other sites and singing in concert halls and arenas, this tune came to mind. So, I enlisted the help from my MoTab brother, Michael Young - who is also fluent in German to come up with suitable lyrics. It is meant to be sung in German, but the translation below tells you what it basically says. I hope you enjoy!
The Lord Will Come 1. The Lord will come, this I know And now I have the holy responsibility To be ready when he appears When we’ll finally be unified with him. Chorus I am doing what I can I am a part of his great plan The Lord will come to see me Now I can learn more of Him. 2. The Lord will come and I say That I will give my heart to Him He comes to save the world And my joy will be wonderful.
Chorus 3. The Lord will come and until then I pull his work on with great power I want to give my best to him Because he brings me eternal life.