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More about David Welker:
I am a hobby classical guitarist. While I have no really formal musical theory or arranging training, I did play the trombone in the BYU Marching Band, - akin to staying at the Holiday Inn Express. I began playing the trombone at the age of 10 upon quitting guitar lessons because my mother said I had to play something. I started playing the guitar when I was 8 when I quit piano lessons after only one lesson, because basically I'm a quitter. Sadly, I was not mature enough to fully appreciate classical guitar at the time, so I quit that too and started playing the trombone in the band. I later began dabbling with other guitars, the banjo and even the mandolin. I picked classical back up after our first child was born when my wife told me my other guitars were just too noisy. So I bought a Yamaha Classical guitar at the main Yamaha store in Shibuya, Japan and tried to retrain myself. Recently a young man I worked with on my mission sent me "How Great Thou Art" which he had arranged for classical guitar. I played it back for him and he challenged me to arrange something myself and send it back. That something became "The Lord is My Shepherd"...and I am now slowly arranging some of my other favorite hymns...these are all arranged at my ZPD. I always stay true to the number of verses in the actual hymn, and try to mix things up in different verses so I don't get bored. There are some easier verses and some that I can just play. I have a list of songs I'm going to get to, so in the event anyone had a request I may move it up my list if it is there. I have mostly finished "Be Thou My Vision", and continuing to not be happy with where I am on a few parts of "O Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown"...
Song background:

My parents and nephew who served in French speaking missions introduced me to this wonderful hymn from the French Hymnal, No 179, set to Dvorak's New World Symphony.  

On par with "O, My Father" this hymn teaches about the pre-existnece and our Heavenly Parents.  

I have also provided an SATB version on my main page.

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Lyrics: Souviens-toi / Remember, Infant Mine
Original Lyrics by the French Language Committee of the Church
English Lyrics translated by David Welker

1. Remember, infant mine, Heav’nly parents dear,
Lovingly held you close, once in Heav’n did dwell.
Now on Earth, still reflects in your gaze so clear.
Mother and Father dear watching o’er, now tell
Infant mine, all you see of that blessed sphere,
While your eyes yet perceive realms beyond the veil.

2. Remember, infant mine, imagine again,
Woods and hills, waterfalls, cities paved in gold.
Is the sun waiting there, for the snow or rain?
Ev’ning skies’ palette glows, echoes tales untold.
Remember, infant mine, heaven’s sweet refrain,
Songbirds loft praises from a forgotten world.

3. Remember, infant mine, at the dawn of time,
We were friends once before just beyond my sight.
Then one day, Father shared His great plan sublime.
We promised, infant mine, on that blessed night
To accept Christ our Lord, His great plan divine!
Led by love, filled with faith, here to reunite.

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