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More about Connie Stauffer:
I was raised in Thatcher, Utah, a small town west of Tremonton on the north end of the state. Home is where I enjoy being the most. If I leave, it is usually for something very important. To relax or to waste a few minutes, I gravitate to my piano. My favorite thing to do is to turn out the lights when I'm alone and play to my heart's content. This is one way I find ideas for music. Another place where I've gotten more than a few ideas is when I've been exercising, whether it's walking the trails of Alpine, or riding my road bike. I think about my life and the issues of the day while walking, and those moments frequently end with music rattling through my head. I have a husband, five children and eleven grandchildren - all of whom are the light of my life. I'd rather be with any one of them than just about anything. However, I do enjoy my solitude, which is probably why the hobby of writing music has been so appealing to me. My mother was my music teacher until she said I had outgrown her. I then took from a wonderful lady who helped shape me. Oh how I would love to have a sit-down visit with her. She probably knows me better than anyone, as she was there as I was in the process of becoming. I've been blessed with a husband who is the wind beneath my wings. He's made every possible sacrifice to encourage my music - whether just enjoying playing or writing. Were it not for his support, there is no way I could take it to the level where I can share it. The music on this site is music from my heart over the past 38+ years. It has been my solace through hard times and my joy through the good times. Much of it was "unsolicited" by me; it just came. Some of it has come through assignments or good people trusting me with their lyrics. All of it has been a miracle in my own eyes, as it was not something for which I was trained. My fingers somehow knew how to produce what was rattling through my head and by brute force it has found its way to paper. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know how you are using it. If you want to know the miracle that triggered my ability to write music, please visit my website, "www.conniestauffermusic.com". There are many original pieces of music included that don't fit the genre of the shared Free LDS Sheet Music website.
Song background:

After Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy gave his General Conference talk in April 2015, I could not rest until I committed his comments to music.  To me, it came out of his mouth musically.  This is the result.

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Lyrics: Stay By The Tree
Stay by the tree tree, the key to your salvation.
Do not forget get to pray. Come unto Christ each day.
Press forward with faith, and with conviction.
It is a strait and narrow path. It is strict; it is exact. Stay by the tree.

If you're alone and lost, and feeling tempest tossed,
find solace in the love of God - it is the tree.
When tribulations come, and bring adversity,
don't wander off the path. Stay by the tree tree.

Stay by the tree, the key to your salvation.
Don't be distracted or deceived. To righteous values you must cleave.
Avoid the tools that Satan uses to ensnare you.
Be anxiously engaged against the war he's waged. Stay by the tree.

Read treasured words of prophets old and new.
Be patient; cling to truth, especially in your youth.
As trials then come they won't produce the mist that blinds you.
But you must hold on fast to words of God that last. Stay by the tree.
Stay by the tree. Stay by the tree.

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