I’ll Walk Today As Jesus Walked

In General Conference, President Monson said “Walking where Jesus was is less important than walking as he walked.” My friend and collaborator, Rick Graham, though that this idea would make a wonderful children’s song. He wrote a beautiful melody, and asked me if I’d provide the words.

It took me a few complete revisions to get them just right, but I’m very happy with the end result. Enjoy!

I’ll Walk Today As Jesus Walked (1)

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For the Beauty of the Earth

Today we have a version of “For the Beauty of the Earth”, set the familiar tune of “Once in Royal David’s City”. I added a new harmonization than the one now in the LDS hymnbook.

For the Beauty of the Earth Simple (alt)

 

When Christ Was Born in Bethlehem

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This lovely hymn appeared in the 1909 Deseret Sunday School Songs, and in the 1927, 1948, and 1950 LDS hymnals, but not the 1985 edition – which is a pity, because it is one of the very few genuinely Latter-day Saint Christmas hymn tunes, written by Ebenezer Beesley.

-Kurt Kammeyer

Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise

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This beloved LDS Hymn first appeared in our Manchester Hymnal some time between 1847 and 1887; it has been included in every LDS hymnal since that time, set to the tune RUTH. Here is an alternate arrangement, set to an earlier shape-note tune entitled SABBATH MORNING. It first appeared with a article in the Times and Seasons, written by Alexander Neibaur, who was one of the first Jewish converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a friend to Joseph Smith. It is based on a text from the Psalms. 
Kurt Kammeyer

PDF: Come Thou Glorious Day of Promise

Eliza R. Snow’s Forgotten Funeral Hymn plus a Bonus

Your Sweet Little Rosebud 1

 

Your Sweet Little Rosebud 2

Not everything Eliza R. Snow wrote made it into our modern hymnbook. Take this forgotten little beauty that was sung at funerals. See if you can recognize the familiar tune by Ebenezer Beasley:

Your Sweet Little Rosebud Has Left You

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And as an added bonus, a new arrangement of a timeless text:

His Voice As the Sound

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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

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