A piano accompaniment written to fit Hymn # 301 in the LDS Hymnbook.
My 2006 Christmas Card Carol.
This whimsical little piece is an upbeat, rather breathless setting of the words of Francis of Assisi, with a few additions of my own.
This song weaves Isaiah’s well-loved verse into a modern lyric.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
“For the Beauty of the Earth” set to the melody “Scarborough Fair,” for Solo or SSAATTBB, both with violin obbligato.
Words by Henry F. Lyte (adapted); Melody by William H Monk (adapted); Arranged by Sally DeFord
“And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.”
Every loving, selfless thing my mother did for me was an unspoken prayer on my behalf.
My 1997 Christmas Card Carol.
It *is* possible to make home a bit of heaven. It happened to our family once, for about ten minutes back in 1992.
This song was my unofficial contribution to the 2006 LDS Mutual (youth program) theme, “Arise and shine forth that thy light may be a standard for the nations.”