Evening Prayer

As part of my ongoing hymnbook project, I reworked one of the first hymns I ever wrote as a teenager. I am so happy to see how much I’ve grown as a musical since then.

Evening Prayer SATB

Here are the words:

As I close my eyes, serene, contemplating all I’ve seen.

I thank Thee, Lord, that I might say

I’ve seen Thy hand throughout my day.

I’ve felt Thy warm and gentle touch.

I’ve seen reflected just how much Thou lovest me!

In humility I pray, Lord, please grant me one more day,

To see and touch, to feel and prove,

The wondrous blessings of Thy love

To those who need Thy tender care.

To bless them is my evening prayer.

Just one more week to submit hymns, which can be sent to thesongoftherighteous@gmail.com.

Update on Projects

Hello, all! If you are wondering why I haven’t posted much on this site lately, it is because I am deeply in the thick of two wonderful musical projects that are taking much of my time. I am still working on the “As Saints We Sing” hymnbook, and have received over 200 submissions so far. The submission period goes through the end of February and I am still looking for more Priesthood and Relief Society hymns in particular.

For my other music project, I am endeavoring to write a simple hymn for each of the 100 new scripture mastery passages. There are 25 from each of the standard works. I have already started composing hymn texts, but would welcome some collaboration on what is a very large project.

I have organized the effort in this Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/…/1fe-fNlGx9vsKQvznn-URJfGQo5…/edit…

This project is also going along nicely, and could always use a few more collaborators. Please let me know if you are interested.