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More about Loren Erickson:
My first introduction to music was playing the trumpet in an elementary school band. How many of those do you see anymore? In Junior High I took up singing and performed in various choirs and musicals through high school and college. When I was called as ward music chairman and took on the additional responsibilities of ward choir director, I wanted to see of I could arrange music for the choir. Many of those early attempts were...well...awful. But I had a very forgiving Bishop and patient accompanists and choir and I continued to learn. I am now stake music chairman and have inflicted slightly less atrocious arrangements on otherwise unsuspecting congregations. I also currently sing with Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, a multi-denominational choral movement spanning five western states in the USA. My experience in MCO has had a profound influence on how I look at music, what it means, and why it is important to understand meaning behind notes and lyrics when performing it. I hope that what I leave here is not as awful as I have suggested that it might be with this introduction, but either way, know that there is a little piece of my soul in everything you will find from me here. Please provide feedback on my work. That is the only way I will learn.
Song background:

I often like to take two hymns with similar messages and combine them to achieve an unqiue or more powerful message.  I've always wanted to attempt an arrangement of O My Father, and went looking for something to complement it.  My heart kept turning to the Lord's Prayer, though my mind thought it was going to be tough fitting these two together.  In the end my heart won out.  I wanted to preserve the lilting feel of O My Father, but I wanted something more earnest, more intimate.  So the first two minutes of this piece just represents us trying to search out that special communion with our Father in prayer.  This is followed by expressions of curiousity and gratitude, and pleas for help, especially to be forgiven.  When I consider all that I must be forgiven of this becomes the most heart-wrenching part of this kind of prayer, and the tempo slows as we struggle through our need to be forgiven.  In the end we beg for the chance to return to live with him.  We close the prayer with an acknowledgement of His goodness, power, and glory. and most importantly end in the Savior's holy name.  I hope you enjoy this unique take on these two sacred hymns.  

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Lyrics: O my Father, O my Father,
Father, My Father, My Father!
Thou who dwellest in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.

My Father who lives in heaven,
In thy holy habitation,
Did my spirit once reside?
Was I nurtured by thy side?
For a wise and glorious purpose,
Thou has placed me here on earth.
Give me therefore daily bread,
And forgive as I forgive.

Let me not fall to temptation,
But when at last I've completed,
All you've sent me here to do,
Let me come and dwell with you.
Let me come and dwell with you.
Let me come and dwell with you!

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and glory,
Forever, in Jesus' name,
Amen, Amen, Amen.
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