Come, Dearest Lord, Descend and Dwell

Come Dearest Lord

For you singing pleasure, here is another legacy hymn. You will notice that there is a new section of the “LDS Legacy Hymns”. These are hymns that have been in old versions of LDS Hymnbooks.  I have also figured out how to include demo recordings for arrangements to give you an idea what things will sounds like.

Please enjoy: Come Dearest Lord

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Cheer, Saints, Cheer!

Cheer, Saints Cheer

Today, we have a contribution of a cheerful, long-forgotten LDS hymn contributed by Kurt Kammeyer. Kurt has taken on an ambitious project about LDS Hymns, which is highlighted below:

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints:http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/323072

In early 1836, Frederick G. Williams and William W. Phelps published the first hymnal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Kirtland, Ohio. It contained ninety hymns, but only the words were included – the Saints were expected to know the tunes by heart. This new publication represents the first time that the 1835 LDS hymnal has ever been published along with its tunes.

To bring this hymn back to life, just click on the link to the sheet music here: Cheer, Saints Cheer

Scotland, Ireland, and Many More

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I’m pleased to say that we have new content today. The first is a pair of hymns set to a Scottish tune “Ye Banks and Braes”. It has a lilting feel in 6/8 and fits really well with both of these texts: 

Adam ondi Ahman/God Be With You (Ye Banks and Braes)

The next has a text that comes from Ireland, set to a familiar tune from the hymnbook. This is the familiar “Old Irish Blessing” that has been set to many tunes, but I thought that “God Be With You ‘Til We Meet Again” fits the words perfectly. Because the “Blessing” is only one verse, I added a few others of my own that fit the tone of the piece. 

Old Irish Blessing (God Be With You)

Finally, I have created solo version for high voice of some of my previous choral works.  Enjoy, and as always, please let me know if there is something you would like to see: 

Away in a Manger (solo)

Seek Him Still (Solo)

There Is Sunshine in My Soul (solo)