This hymn was a work in progress. Lyrics sat in my scriptures with musical scribbles for several years. One day I decided to write it out and see if it really evolved into a hymn as I heard it in my head. The first and third verses came easily. This in itself was quite an accomplishment for me. I studied the second verse for what seemed forever sitting at my piano. Then my eyes looked up at the picture on my wall of the Savior holding a lamb. It was an inspired and instant fit, and the song was complete.
This is the first arrangement I created and was so fun for me. I was able to play it at my sister-in-law’s funeral as well as my mother-in-law’s funeral a few months later. It has continued to be one of my favorite pieces.
This arrangement of a Restoration Hymn was part of a project I have been privileged to work on with my brother-in-law, John Lloyd. We both hope something comes of it someday. You will note there is also an arrangement with strings on this site. I couldn’t leave it alone, and rewrote it for piano. I’m…
I was blessed to attend a couple of college courses after our children “launched”. It was an exciting time for me, but life got busy again and it was short lived. This “hymn” is the result of an assignment in one of my music classes. Oh, how I loved that class! The assignment was to…
This was the first piece of music I ever wrote. I was thirty years old and musical notation had not been part of my study growing up. I had been away from studying music for thirteen years and the hand-written copy of this number looked like it. I was in the process of a life-altering…
This was my Christmas gift to Jesus in 2009. I wanted to compose a Christmas song. This was the end result.
Help me, dear Father, to guide this child of mine;
to teach him to love thee and strive for things divine.
Please bless me with wisdom and love to see him through
temptations and trials; bless his friends and teachers too.
This little spirit has been sent to me from thy presence, now I ask of thee,
guide me in teaching him the rules of life, that he might avoid eternal strife.
I ask thee Father in humility to guide me in this task thou hast given me.