The closing hymn in sacrament meeting was “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer”. During the closing prayer, my mind couldn’t leave the hymn alone. I saw notes and took a giant leap for me and played it for postlude. It worked, and this is the result of that experience – one of my favorite postludes to play. I submitted this song to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints music submissions and it was chosen as one of their favorites. They had me at “chosen”. I was stunned when a check came in the mail. Who knew? Not me!
This is the original version. Realizing it might not be the easiest for most people to sing, I rewrote it. This is for those who like to sing below Middle C. This song just came in the night. It went through a few iterations before settling on the final version. Pres. Russell M. Nelson of…
1. Ev’ry day of my life, I’ll be thankful for lessons he taught,Thank the Lord for the battles he fought,As he guided me through life’s rough road.Ev’ry day of my life.Ev’ry day of my life, I will honestly try to live likeThe example he set through my life.I will cherish the humbleness shown,Ev’ry day of…
My Mother wrote the lyrics for this song and gave them to me. Even though the copyright says 2001, I believe it was much earlier than then. We did a lot of collaborating back in the early days of my music compositions. She was my biggest fan. My Dad was all of the things this…
Another piece of inspiration during my tenure as choir director. When I discovered how much fun it is to combine the lyrics of one hymn with the music of another, I was constantly on a search for possibilities. This is one of them.
Another opportunity for playing in the hymnal. This was my favorite guilty pleasure for about five years as I served as choir director in our ward.
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.