Wednesday, May 29, 2013

They, the Builders of the Nation

They, they Builders of the Nation, SATB Choir PDF midi
Summer Series #1

"Pioneer" according to the Oxford dictionary means: "a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area." When I think of pioneers, I think of the Founding Fathers of the United States, as well as the Mormon Pioneers. Both of these opened up new opportunities and went before, paving the way for others to follow.

The arrangement of this hymn is a reminder of the impact that each of us may have, as pioneers: each of us can have courage and the will to mark a path for others to follow: a brighter future, a stronger faith, a more loving heart.

"...Honor, praise, and veneration
To the founders we revere!
List our song of adoration,
Blessed, honored Pioneer!"

This arrangement is the first in a Summer Series of arrangements focused on patriotism and our rich heritage of both the community and of God's kingdom.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Feel My Savior's Love

I Feel My Savior's Love, violin solo PDF

This is an arrangement for violin and piano of a beloved primary song reminding us of the love Jesus Christ has for us, reassuring us in times of sorrow or struggle that His love is powerful and real.

(PS. The violin solo line may be replaced with a solo vocalist, singing three verses and a chorus after each verse!)

1. I feel my Savior's love
In all the world around me.
His Spirit warms my soul
Through ev'rything I see.

He knows I will follow him,
Give all my life to him.
I feel my Savior's love,
The love he freely gives me.

2. I feel my Savior's love;
Its gentleness enfolds me,
And when I kneel to pray,
My heart is filled with peace.

3. I feel my Savior's love
And know that he will bless me.
I offer him my heart;
My shepherd he will be.

4. I'll share my Savior's love
By serving others freely.
In serving I am blessed.
In giving I receive.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief, Men's Choir PDF
Piano only audio

"Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:37-40)

Each opportunity we have to bless and serve and help others is an chance to touch their lives with the love and Spirit of Christ. And in turn, we, too, are blessed. This arrangement for 4-part men's choir (or women... the vocals are the same as in the hymn book!) helps us all remember that when we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of our God. (see Mosiah 2:17)