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Vocal Solo Medium Voice/Low Voice
Diligence/Commitment/Endure to End
Plan of Salvation/Premortal Life
Youth/Young Men/Young Women
Includes Vocal Obbligato/Descant
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I am a pianist/composer/arranger/singer who lives in Bountiful, Utah. Although I do many other things in music, having earned my bachelor's in piano from Weber State University and later having done some graduate work in Musicology at BYU, sacred music is my passion. It combines my testimony, my talents and gifts, and my desires to serve and help the Lord in a way that is second to nothing else I do (except being a wife and a mother to my children). I look forward to sharing my testimony and gifts with you in a way that enables you to share your testimony and gifts with others to serve Him. I am very willing to modify pieces for your needs--I want you to be able to use the music. Contact me if I can possibly modify the piano accompaniments, provide an easier version of a piano solo (they tend to be in the late intermediate/early advanced range, depending on the piece), or change the voicing (like SSA to TTB, etc.) or transpose vocal music. Feel free to adapt the music yourself as you like. The Lord gives each of us inspiration. I don't own the inspiration He has given me. You are welcome to what He has given me, to use as He inspires you. If you have any thoughts, stories, or experiences with this music, I would love to hear them. We learn from sharing with each other. And if you see any mistakes I haven't caught (and I know they're in there--I've got too much in my mind to catch everything), or if you have any suggestions to improve things (other than simplifying arrangements or notating music more clearly--easier said than done for me to accomplish that--I'll get to furthering those ends someday), please let me know. For updates to this music (i.e., corrections, simplications--you'll really want this!) or for new additions, please fill out the contact form at my website. I am grateful for this website and for its vision. All the efforts of everyone associated with this website are given in the true spirit of consecration. And I'm grateful for the Lord, His gifts, and for His compensation--though if we all want to donate to help each other out when we use what has been offered, I'm sure not many of us would refuse that--you can do that on my website. Donations make it more possible to do some incredibly powerful recordings (much better than the ones I've made myself which you can hear here with my somewhat limited voice and audio engineering expertise) and videos to share the Gospel (there's nothing like the power of video), and donations make it more possible for me, and many others, to continue to offer more music to you, for free. I am selling a few of the pieces I have offered here for free at FreeLDSSheetMusic at SheetMusicPlus.com (http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/christine-monson-sheet-music/3006561 -- more will be added as I can). If what you use here has value here, I would welcome the additional help in managing the financial end of sharing this music by having you buy the sheet music there as well, or by purchasing recordings, or donating to our fund. Thank you so much for all of your support! Thank you for visiting. Visit my own website, ChristineMonsonMusic.com, for information on secular music offerings, as well as future works and projects in the sacred realm (and you can find my first CD there if you're interested in buying one--it includes the piano works I'm starting to share here). It's all a work ever in progress. There's only so much time left in a day after wife-ing, mother-ing, home-ing, work-ing, and call-ings, so keep checking back :)
Great song for family reunions, youth groups, or family history events!
I wrote this song after seeing a picture of an ancestor of mine that has meant a lot to me, Lydia, Osborn Hall, which was found by my husband after cleaning my mother-in-law's house out after her passing (he's also descended from Lydia). I started this song with the words of the chorus, and finished it a couple years later. Truly, those we seek out, our ancestors and others, are not just faces or names on a page. They are real people, with real stories, and real descendants like us. And what's more, they still live, waiting for us to seek them out and turn our hearts to them through Jesus Christ and His plan.
This particular version is a preliminary version, so some of the notation might not be as clear and clean as I'd like. In the very near-future, there will be a "professional" version, available at my website and through a couple of other site--please put your name on my wiling list at my website if you'd like to stay updated on that and other offerings. Keep looking! Thank you for coming!
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Lyrics: Her face, looking forward, from ages past,
Watching her branches through distant halls of time.
Beyond the veil, yet family ties bring us closer than we know,
Her eternal worth, the Spirit reminds.
She’s not just a face, not just a name,
But eternally bound in our family chain.
With hearts turned in love, we labor to save,
So promises made…. will bring us home.
Like her, all my family who’ve come before
Bless me and our generations to come,
Our righteous lives return their gift, and bring honor their name,
Extending their legacy on.
Through His Son, we can each overcome,
Then with Him, for Him, reach for the one.
Turning hearts to find, in our temples we will bind,
Till each Father’s child can unlock the gate to home.
We may all come back to Him, having fought and won,
Sealed as one fam’ly, United with the Son,
So we’ll do His work, forging links of glory and love,
That eternally grow in our home up above.
Lord, bring us home.