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My Savior, My Lord, My King

by Christine K. Monson

Released 12/13/2014
Released 12/13/2014
Hymns arranged as you've never heard before, adapted for solo piano in testimony of Jesus Christ & His Atonement, mission, & example. To download individual tracks from CDBaby, click here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sadfasdf2
  • 05:39 Story Lyrics
    I Stand All Amazed

    I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,

    Confused at the grace that so fully He proffers me.

    I tremble to know that for me He was crucified,

    That for me, a sinner, He suffered, He bled, and died.

     

    Chorus: Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me, enough to die for me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

     

    I marvel that He would descend from His throne divine

    To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,

    That He should extend His great love unto such as I,

    Sufficient to own to redeem and to justify.

     

    Chorus: Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me, enough to die for me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

     

    I think of His hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt,

    Such mercy, such love and devotion; can I forget?

    No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,

    Until at the glorified throne, I kneel at His feet.

     

    Chorus: Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me, enough to die for me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me. 

     

    Charles H. Gabriel, 1856-1932

  • 06:28 Story Lyrics
    O My Father

    O my Father, thou that dwellest

    In the high and glorious place,

    When shall I regain Thy presence,

    And again behold Thy face?

    In thy holy habitation,

    Did my spirit once reside?

    In my first primeval childhood,

    Was I nurtured near thy side?

     

    For a wise and glorious purpose,

    Thou hast placed me here on earth,

    And withheld the recollection

    Of my former friends and birth.

    But ofttimes a secret something

    Whispers, "You're a stranger here."

    And I felt that I had wandered

    From a more exalted sphere.

     

    I had learned to call Thee, Father,

    Through Thy Spirit from on high,

    But until the key of knowledge

    Was restored I knew not why.

    In the heav'ns, are parents single?

    No, the thought makes reason stare.

    Truth is reason; truth eternal

    Tells me I've a mother there.

     

    When I leave this frail existence,

    When I leave this mortal be,

    Father, Mother, may I meet you

    In your royal courts on high.

    Then at length when I've completed

    All you sent me forth to do,

    With your mutual approbation

    Let me come and dwell with you.

    Let me come and dwell with you.

     

     

  • 05:59 Story Lyrics
    Joseph Smith's First Prayer/O How Lovely Was the Morning

    O how lovely was the morning!

    Radiant beamed the sun above.

    Bees were humming, sweet birds singing,

    Music ringing through the grove.

    When within the shady woodland,

    Joseph sought the god of love.

    When within the shady woodland,

    Joseph sought the god of love.

     

    Humbly kneeling, sweet appealing,

    'Twas the boy's first uttered prayer,

    When the pow'rs of sin assailing

    Filled his soul with deep despair.

    But undaunted still he trusted

    In his Heav'nly Father's care,

    But undaunted still he trusted

    In his Heav'nly Father's care.

     

    Suddenly a light descended,

    Brighter far than noonday sun,

    And a shining, glorious pillar

    O'er him fell, around him shone.

    While appeared two heav'nly beings,

    God the Father and the Son,

    While appeared two heav'nly beings,

    God the Father and the Son.

     

    "Joseph, this is my Beloved; Hear Him!"

    Oh, how sweet the word.

    Joseph's humble prayer was answered,

    And he listened to the Lord.

    Oh, what rapture filled his bosom

    For he saw the living God!

    Oh, what rapture filled his bosom

    For he saw the living God!

     

    Oh, how lovely was the morning,

    For he saw the living God!

     

  • 06:37 Story Lyrics
    A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

    Short version:  Verses 1,3, 6, and 7

    A poor, wayfaring Man of grief
    Hath often crossed me on my way,
    Who sued so humbly for relief
    That I could never answer nay.
    I had not pow'r to ask his name,
    Whereto he went, or whence he came;
    Yet there was something in his eye
    That won my love; I knew not why.
    Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
    He entered; not a word he spake,
    Just perishing for want of bread.
    I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
    And ate, but gave me part again.
    Mine was an angel's portion then,
    For while I fed with eager haste,
    The crust was manna to my taste.
    I spied him where a fountain burst
    Clear from the rock; his strength was gone.
    The heedless water mocked his thirst;
    He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
    I ran and raised the suff'rer up;
    Thrice from the stream he drained my cup,
    Dipped and returned it running o'er;
    I drank and never thirsted more.
    'Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
    A winter hurricane aloof.
    I heard his voice abroad and flew
    To bid him welcome to my roof.
    I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
    And laid him on my couch to rest,
    Then made the earth my bed and seemed
    In Eden's garden while I dreamed.
    Stript, wounded, beaten nigh to death,
    I found him by the highway side.
    I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
    Revived his spirit, and supplied
    Wine, oil, refreshment--he was healed.
    I had myself a wound concealed,
    But from that hour forgot the smart,
    And peace bound up my broken heart.
    In pris'n I saw him next, condemned
    To meet a traitor's doom at morn.
    The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
    And honored him 'mid shame and scorn.
    My friendship's utmost zeal to try,
    He asked if I for him would die.
    The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
    But my free spirit cried, "I will!"
    Then in a moment to my view
    The stranger started from disguise.
    The tokens in his hands I knew;
    The Savior stood before mine eyes.
    He spake, and my poor name he named,
    "Of me thou hast not been ashamed.
    These deeds shall thy memorial be;
    Fear not, thou didst them unto me."
  • 06:03 Story Lyrics
    Come, Come, Ye Saints

    Come, Come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear, but with joy wend you way.

    Though hard to you, this journey may appear, grace shall be as your day.

     

    'Tis better far for us to strive; our useless cares from us to drive.

    Do this and joy; your hearts will swell. 

    All is well!  All is well!

     

    Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?  Tis not so, all is right.

    Why should we think to earn a great reward, if we now shun the fight.

    Gird up your loins; fresh courage take; our God will never us forsake.

    And soon we'll have this tale to tell. 

    All is well!  All is well!

     

    I need thee ev'ry hour, in joy or pain.

    Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.

    I need thee, oh, I need thee.

    Ev'ry hour I need thee.

    Oh, bless me now, my Savior.  I come to thee.

     

    And should we die before our journey's through, happy day!  All is well!

    We then are free from toil and sorrow too.  With the just we shall dwell.

    But if our lives are spared again to see the saints their rest obtain,

    Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell.

    All is well!  All is well!

     

  • 04:22 Story Lyrics
    Lead, Kindly Light

    Lead, kindly light, amid th'encircling gloom,

    Lead thou me on,

    The night is dark, and I am far from home.

    Lead, thou, me on.

    Keep, thou, my feet; I do not ask to see the distant scene;

    One step, enough, for me.

     

    I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou

    Shouldst lead me on,

    I loved to see and choose my path, but now

    Lead, thou, me on.

    I loved the garish day, and spite of fears, pride ruled my will.

    Remember not past years.

     

    So long Thy pow'r hast blest me, Sure it still

    Will lead me on,

    O'er moor and fen, O'er crag and torrent till

    The night is gone.

    And with the morn, those angel faces smile

    Which I have loved long since

    But lost awhile.

    Lead, kindly light, lead thou me on,

    Lead, kindly light, lead thou me on.

    Lead, thou, me on.

    Lead, thou, me on.

  • 04:35 Story Lyrics
    Be Still, My Soul

    Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side.

    With patience, bear thy cross of grief and pain.

    Leave to thy God to order and provide.

    In ev'ry change, He faithful will remain. 

    Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heav'nly friend

    Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

     

    Be still, my soul; the Lord doth undertake

    To guide the future as He has the past.

    Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake.

    All now mysterious shall be bright at last.

    Be still, my soul; the winds and waves still know

    His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

     

    Be still, my soul; the hour is hast'ning on

    When we shall be together with the Lord,

    When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,

    Sorrow forgot, Love's purest joys restored.

    Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,

    All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

    We shall meet at last.

     

     

  • 03:38 Story Lyrics
    Where Can I Turn for Peace?

    Where can I turn for peace?  Where is my solace,

    When other sources cease to make me whole?

    Where, with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,

    I draw myself apart, searching my soul?

     

    Where, when my aching grows? Where, when I languish?

    Where, in my need to know, where can I run?

    Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?

    Who, who can understand?

    He, only One.

     

    He answers privately; reaches my reaching,

    In my Gethsemane, Savior and friend.

    Gentle the peace He finds for my beseeching.

    Constant He is and kind.

    Love without end.

     

    Where can I turn for peace?

    He, only One.

     

  • 04:26 Story Lyrics
    There Is Sunshine in My Soul

    There is sunshine in my soul today,
    More glorious and bright
    Than glows in any earthly sky,
    For Jesus is my Light.

    Refrain

    O there’s sunshine, blessèd sunshine,
    When the peaceful, happy moments roll;
    When Jesus shows His smiling face,
    There is sunshine in the soul.

    There is music in my soul today,
    A carol to my King,
    And Jesus, listening, can hear
    The songs I cannot sing.

    Refrain

    There is springtime in my soul today,
    For, when the Lord is near,
    The dove of peace sings in my heart,
    The flowers of grace appear.

    Refrain

    There is gladness in my soul today,
    And hope and praise and love,
    For blessings which He gives me now,
    For joys “laid up” above.

    Refrain

  • 04:01 Download Story Lyrics
    I Know That My Redeemer Lives

    I know that my Redeemer lives!
    What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
    He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
    He lives, my ever living head!

    He lives triumphant from the grave;
    He lives eternally to save;
    He lives exalted, throned above;
    He lives to rule his Church in love.

    He lives to grant me rich supply;
    He lives to guide me with his eye;
    He lives to comfort me when faint;
    He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.

    He lives to silence all my fears;
    He lives to wipe away my tears;
    He lives to calm my troubled heart;
    He lives all blessings to impart.

    He lives to bless me with his love;
    He lives to plead for me above;
    He lives my hungry soul to feed;
    He lives to help in time of need.

    He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly friend;
    He lives and loves me to the end;
    He lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing;
    He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King!

    He lives and grants me daily breath;
    He lives, and I shall conquer death;
    He lives my mansion to prepare;
    He lives to bring me safely there.

    He lives, all glory to his name!
    He lives, my savior, still the same;
    Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives:
    I know that my Redeemer lives!

  • 07:39 Story Lyrics How Great Thou Art
    O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
    Consider all the works Thy hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
    Chorus: 
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:
    How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
    When through the woods and forest glades I wander
    And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
    When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
    And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:
    Chorus
    And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
    Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
    That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
    He bled and died to take away my sin:
    Chorus
    When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
    And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
    Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
    And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!
NOTES
A poignantly powerful collection of hymns in testimony of Jesus Christ and His restored Gospel, arranged and performed on piano by Christine Monson. With the intimacy of the voice and the impact of an orchestra, these arrangements crafted and played with the highest artistry and sophistication capture perfectly the message, story, spirit, and beauty of both lyrics and music, moving the listener through quiet meditation, epic storytelling, and magnificent expression. A heartfelt and refined testimony …
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Sacred Music for piano, at the early advanced/late intermediate level
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  • 05:38 Download Story Lyrics
    I Stand All Amazed piano

    I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,

    Confused at the grace that so fully He proffers me.

    I tremble to know that for me He was crucified,

    That for me, a sinner, He suffered, He bled, and died.

     

    Chorus: Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me, enough to die for me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

     

    I marvel that He would descend from His throne divine

    To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,

    That He should extend His great love unto such as I,

    Sufficient to own to redeem and to justify.

     

    Chorus: Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me, enough to die for me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

     

    I think of His hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt,

    Such mercy, such love and devotion; can I forget?

    No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,

    Until at the glorified throne, I kneel at His feet.

     

    Chorus: Oh, it is wonderful that He should care for me, enough to die for me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.

    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me. 

     

    Charles H. Gabriel, 1856-1932

  • 04:00 Download Story Lyrics
    I Know That My Redeemer Lives piano

    I know that my Redeemer lives!
    What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
    He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
    He lives, my ever living head!

    He lives triumphant from the grave;
    He lives eternally to save;
    He lives exalted, throned above;
    He lives to rule his Church in love.

    He lives to grant me rich supply;
    He lives to guide me with his eye;
    He lives to comfort me when faint;
    He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.

    He lives to silence all my fears;
    He lives to wipe away my tears;
    He lives to calm my troubled heart;
    He lives all blessings to impart.

    He lives to bless me with his love;
    He lives to plead for me above;
    He lives my hungry soul to feed;
    He lives to help in time of need.

    He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly friend;
    He lives and loves me to the end;
    He lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing;
    He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King!

    He lives and grants me daily breath;
    He lives, and I shall conquer death;
    He lives my mansion to prepare;
    He lives to bring me safely there.

    He lives, all glory to his name!
    He lives, my savior, still the same;
    Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives:
    I know that my Redeemer lives!

Vocal Music

Vocal Music
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  • 05:56 Download Story Lyrics
    I Stand All Amazed vocal
    I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,
    Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.
    I tremble to know that for me he was crucified,
    That for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.
    (Chorus)
    Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me
    Enough to die for me!
    Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!
    I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine
    To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,
    That he should extend his great love unto such as I,
    Sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify.
    I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!
    Such mercy, such love and devotion can I forget?
    No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,
    Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet.

     

  • 04:35 Download Story
    I Know That My Redeemer Lives SA duet
  • 04:05 Download Story Lyrics
    Not Just a Face, Not Just a Name

    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. 

    Chorus: 

    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.

    Chorus:

     

    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.

    Chorus
     

    Lord, bring us home.

  • 04:35 Download Story Lyrics
    I Know That My Redeemer Lives SSA (recording SA, sheet music SSA)
    1. 1. I know that my Redeemer lives.
      What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
      He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
      He lives, my ever-living Head.
      He lives to bless me with his love.
      He lives to plead for me above.
      He lives my hungry soul to feed.
      He lives to bless in time of need.
    2. 2. He lives to grant me rich supply.
      He lives to guide me with his eye.
      He lives to comfort me when faint.
      He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
      He lives to silence all my fears.
      He lives to wipe away my tears.
      He lives to calm my troubled heart.
      He lives all blessings to impart.
    3. 3. He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend.
      He lives and loves me to the end.
      He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing.
      He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
      He lives and grants me daily breath.
      He lives, and I shall conquer death.
      He lives my mansion to prepare.
      He lives to bring me safely there.
    4. 4. He lives! All glory to his name!
      He lives, my Savior, still the same.
      Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
      "I know that my Redeemer lives!"
      He lives! All glory to his name!
      He lives, my Savior, still the same.
      Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
      "I know that my Redeemer lives!"
  • 05:04 Download Story Lyrics
    Be Still, My Soul

    Be still, my soul, the Lord is on thy side.

    With patience, bear thy cross of grief and pain.

    Leave to thy God to order and provide.

    In ev'ry change, He faithful will remain. 

    Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heav'nly friend

    Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

     

    Be still, my soul; the Lord doth undertake

    To guide the future as He has the past.

    Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake.

    All now mysterious shall be bright at last.

    Be still, my soul; the winds and waves still know

    His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

     

    Be still, my soul; the hour is hast'ning on

    When we shall be together with the Lord,

    When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,

    Sorrow forgot, Love's purest joys restored.

    Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,

    All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

    We shall meet at last.

     

     

  • 05:06 Download Story Lyrics
    I Will Be Your Light

    The night is dark; I am far from home,

    Frightened and uncertain, weary and alone.

    I am lost; I don't know the way; My soul cries to my God.

    Then my soul is calmed with these gentle words of love.

     Chorus: I will be your light in the darkness;
    I will keep you safe through the storm.  
    I will give you hope as I prepare the way,
    Strength to battle day by day,
    And if you have faith and obey,
    I will lead you home. 

    I lift my head, His answer brings me peace.

    With my hand in His, my trust in Him I place,

    So I take a step once more on a path I cannot see;

    The Spirit's light will guide, the light's that within me.

    Chorus:

    So when the storm comes I will not fear,

    For in the darkness He always is near,

    So I will turn to Him, no matter what, and follow Him,

    And willingly I'll serve Him because He knows the way.

    Chorus:

    I will lead you home.  I will lead you home.

  • 03:35 Download Story Lyrics
    Have Thine Own Way, Lord

    1 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
    Thou art the potter, I am the clay.
    Mold me and make me after thy will,
    while I am waiting, yielded and still.

    2 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
    Search me and try me, Savior today!
    Wash me just now, Lord, wash me just now,
    as in thy presence humbly I bow.

    3 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
    Wounded and weary, help me I pray!
    Power, all power, surely is thine!
    Touch me and heal me, Savior divine!

    4 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
    Hold o'er my being absolute sway.
    Fill with thy Spirit till all shall see
    Christ, only Christ, always, living in me!

  • 04:18 Download Story
    Savior, Redeemer of My Soul
  • 05:28 Download Story
    Good Shepherd, My Savior, Lamb of God
  • 05:28 Download Story Lyrics
    Everything's Already All Right

    My heart grows heavy with the trials that throng my way,

    Tasks too great, a struggling child, debts that I can’t pay.

    I wonder if I’ve done it right, what He’s required of me,

    With mistakes & sins that fill my path, the future seems so bleak. 

    Then I hear, then I feel--

     

    In him, everything’s already all right,

    cause He’ll strengthen my best efforts in His might.

    As I trust His pow’r, He’ll do what I can’t, so I’ll follow His light,

    Believing that with faith in Him, everything’s already all right. 

     

    He said to us, “Be perfect, even as I am,”

    Though we have our weakness, & fight the natural man.

    It’s our goal, but it doesn’t mean that we won’t make our mistakes,

    Falling short, falling down, depressed by what it takes.

    But I hear, and I feel,

     

    In Him, everything’s already all right.

    He’ll make strong my best efforts in His might.

    That’s His plan, to make us whole, as we follow His light,

    Believing that with faith in Him, everything’s already all right. 

     

    So, Lord, I will rise again with grace each time I fall,

    I know that Thou knows the path, descending below all.

    I’ll keep learning and repenting, then conquering in His pow’r,

    Seeing that I’m changing, growing closer every hour….

     

    To the woman that he sees in me, One who can do all….

    Through faith in Him, e’en as I am, I will heed His call.

    I will not be daunted by weakness nor by fear,

    Because my heart is broken, I know He’s always near…

    With His grace, With his pow’r, Making….

     

    Everything already all right,

    Making whole my broken spirit with His might.

    Though the world says perfect’s out of reach, it’s just too hard to be,

    He can perfect make us all, as perfect as can be.

     

    Cause in Him, everything’s already all right,

    By His love, He makes us perfect in His sight.

    So I’ll join with Him, live & love like Him, believe with all my might,

    Giving all my thanks to Him,

    Cause He’s made everything already all right.

     

    Only in Him, everything’s already all right. 

     

  • 05:02 Download Story
    Guide Me to Thee
  • Story Lyrics I Trust in Him

    I trust in Him through the night that seems so dark and long,                                                                              When I can't see the path I walk, but can only hold the rod.
    I trust Him with a feeling sure, though the world says, you’re deceived.
    It’s a witness borne of Spirit pure, His joy, His love, His peace.

    I trust in Him even when I've trusted Him before,
    And only found my path was leading to another door.
    I trust in Him to lead me on, even when I cannot see,
    I'll give my life, I'll give my love,
    I trust in Him.

    I trust in Him even when the bank account shows nil,
    And there's mouths to feed, & bills to pay, & missions to fulfill.
    I trust in Him when He says, "give & you'll receive
    Blessings great, to overflowing, to meet your every need."

    I trust in Him even when the doctor’s said, "It’s gone,

    But we later learn that it’s come back, vicious, big, & strong.”
    I trust in Him to lead me on, even when I cannot see,
    I'll give my life, I'll give my love,
    I trust in Him.

    Oh, Lord, here’s my hand;

    Take it; Lead me to the promised land.

    Give me hope, give me strength to accept Thy time & will

    To follow and endure, so He can promises fulfill.

     

    I trust in Him because I trust He knows the narrow way,
    I trust in Him, for by His light, He'll lead me home by faith.
    I trust Him, so I give my will, and come with humble heart,
    To trust in His eternal grace and choose the better part.

    I trust Him when the answer's no, even though it seems so right,
    When I've worked & watched & fought & prayed, & endured the friendless night.
    I trust in Him to lead me on, even when I cannot see,
    I give my life, I give my all,
    I trust in Him.


    I trust in Him even when it’s all that I can do,                                                                                                      To keep trusting that by faith and hope, He will see us through.

    I trust in Him to lead me on, even when I cannot see,
    I give my life, I give my all,
    I trust in Him.  I trust in Him.

  • Story Lyrics Lord, Take the Burden

    Some burdens He takes, some He lets remain,

    Some He will lighten so we cannot feel the pain,

    With some He makes us stronger so we can’t feel them on our backs,

    But no matter how He relieves them, this is what I ask.

                            

    Lord, carry the burden, please bear the load.

    I’m humbly weak (or very tired, I don’t have answers, etc.), I can’t do it all alone.

    No matter how He relives them, His will is for my best,

    So Lord, carry the burden, and in Thee I’ll find rest 

     

    Sometimes He sends others to help lift the load we bear,

    Sometimes it is a miracle that delivers us from our care,

    Sometimes it’s tender mercies, just enough to get us through,

    Till He will lift it from our backs, when our faith He’s proved.

    Chorus:

     

    Cause I know that He carried every burden we may feel,

    Weighed down with the load we bear, He descended below all.

    He knows all we are, all we feel, so that He can mercy give

    What we need to endure the task, unitedly yoked with Him…

     

    But sometimes even with Him there, the journey seems so long,

    The pain grows sore, the load intense; I’m barely hanging on.

    When I want to give in, Please, Father, mercy send.

    I know Thy Son’s endured it all, He’ll help me to the end, as we

     

    Carry the burden, and bear the load,

    He’ll give the strength I need, cause I just don’t have no more,

    I give Him the burden, as together we share the burden,

     

    As He carries the burden and bears the load,

    Sometimes He even carries me, cause I can’t do it no more,

    With him by my side, I can bear all things, His will is for my best.

    He carries the burden, He shares the burden, Relieves the burden, and takes the burden,

    Through it all, He bears the burden, He feels the burden, He loves the burden, and in Him I find rest. 

    Lord, carry the burden, in Thee I find rest. 

     

     

     

  • Story Lyrics The Mercy of Our God/Amazing Grace

    I’ve made my mistakes, Took a wrong turn or two,

    But in the end He brought me back, And taught me what was true.

    The choices I’ve made, He’s turned to my good,

    With humble heart, I come to Him, His gift now understood.

     

    Chorus:

    So I sing of His mercy, His sacrifice made full,

    I sing of His plan, sing of His light, sing of His all.

    He gave me His forgiveness, and made me whole by love.

    In Jesus Christ, I’ve found The Way, the Savior’s grace,

    The mercy of our God. 

     

    The path that I walk, made harder by my will,

    Somehow He’s helped me learn my lessons, then promises fulfilled.

    So I take up my cross, to follow Him each day.

    That’s what He asks, to come to Him, to choose the better way.

     

    Chorus:

    So I sing of His mercy, My weaknesses made strong,

    I sing of His plan, sing of His light, sing of His all.

    He gave me His forgiveness, and made me whole by love.

    In Jesus Christ, I’ve found The Way, the Savior’s grace,

    The mercy of our God. 

     

    His  miracle made real in me, Was purchased by His blood.

    His life that gives new life to me, He offers in pure love.

     

    Chorus, with Amazing Grace 3rdt & 2nd verse:

    Through many dangers, toils and snares...
    we have already come.
    T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
    and Grace will lead us home,

    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear...
    the hour I first believed.

    Chorus:  Amazing grace, chorus echo

    Amazing grace, (So I sing of His mercy,)

    How sweet the sound, (His sacrifice made full,)

    That saved a wretch like me, (I sing of His plan, sing of His light—solo just “sing of His all.”)

    I once was lost, but He gave me His forgiveness, but now I’m found, and made me whole by love. (I once was lost—He gave me His forgiveness, and made me whole by love, and now I’m found, if a solo)
    Now I see, In Christ, The Only Way, the Savior’s grace, The mercy of our God.  (Was blind, but now, I see.)

     

    Lord Jesus Christ, He is the Way. 

    Amazing grace, The mercy of our God.

     

Savior, Redeemer, Shepherd, King

by Amy K. Alvord, vocalist, Christine K. Monson, composer/arranger/pianist

Recordings by Amy K. Alvord, vocalist, of three hymn arrangements by Christine Monson. These recordings were made in 2013 and we have yet to get back in and re-record them (somewhat rough draft recordings--forgive the blips in sound--wav files where mp3s go.
  • 08:05 Story Lyrics
    A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

    Short version:  Verses 1,3, 6, and 7

    A poor, wayfaring Man of grief
    Hath often crossed me on my way,
    Who sued so humbly for relief
    That I could never answer nay.
    I had not pow'r to ask his name,
    Whereto he went, or whence he came;
    Yet there was something in his eye
    That won my love; I knew not why.
    Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
    He entered; not a word he spake,
    Just perishing for want of bread.
    I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
    And ate, but gave me part again.
    Mine was an angel's portion then,
    For while I fed with eager haste,
    The crust was manna to my taste.
    I spied him where a fountain burst
    Clear from the rock; his strength was gone.
    The heedless water mocked his thirst;
    He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
    I ran and raised the suff'rer up;
    Thrice from the stream he drained my cup,
    Dipped and returned it running o'er;
    I drank and never thirsted more.
    'Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
    A winter hurricane aloof.
    I heard his voice abroad and flew
    To bid him welcome to my roof.
    I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
    And laid him on my couch to rest,
    Then made the earth my bed and seemed
    In Eden's garden while I dreamed.
    Stript, wounded, beaten nigh to death,
    I found him by the highway side.
    I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
    Revived his spirit, and supplied
    Wine, oil, refreshment--he was healed.
    I had myself a wound concealed,
    But from that hour forgot the smart,
    And peace bound up my broken heart.
    In pris'n I saw him next, condemned
    To meet a traitor's doom at morn.
    The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
    And honored him 'mid shame and scorn.
    My friendship's utmost zeal to try,
    He asked if I for him would die.
    The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
    But my free spirit cried, "I will!"
    Then in a moment to my view
    The stranger started from disguise.
    The tokens in his hands I knew;
    The Savior stood before mine eyes.
    He spake, and my poor name he named,
    "Of me thou hast not been ashamed.
    These deeds shall thy memorial be;
    Fear not, thou didst them unto me."
  • 07:16 Story Lyrics
    Come, Come, Ye Saints

    Come, Come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear, but with joy wend you way.
    Though hard to you, this journey may appear, grace shall be as your day.
    'Tis better far for us to strive; our useless cares from us to drive.
    Do this and joy; your hearts will swell.
    All is well! All is well!

    Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? Tis not so, all is right.
    Why should we think to earn a great reward, if we now shun the fight.
    Gird up your loins; fresh courage take; our God will never us forsake.
    And soon we'll have this tale to tell.
    All is well! All is well!

    I need thee ev'ry hour, in joy or pain.
    Come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
    I need thee, oh, I need thee.
    Ev'ry hour I need thee.
    Oh, bless me now, my Savior. I come to thee.

    And should we die before our journey's through, happy day! All is well!
    We then are free from toil and sorrow too. With the just we shall dwell.
    But if our lives are spared again to see the saints their rest obtain,
    Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell.
    All is well! All is well!

    Oh, bless me now, my Savior. I come to thee.

  • 07:28
    O My Father--piano/voice
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This will be a future CD. Forgive the blips on the recordings--we put wav files where mp3s only belong, and the thought to change them has yet to meet with the time to do so. Someday soon hopefully :)


These songs and hymns are composed and arranged to fully clothe the testimonies of Jesus Christ shared here in the unsurpassable symbols of music, to portray as closely as possible the messages and spirit of this …
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Glenn Rawson Stories

by Christine Monson

In 2016 I was asked to provide music for several Glenn Rawson Stories narrations, produced by Carl Watkins and aired on the Sounds of Sunday radio program in the Intermountain West. Click on the Glenn Rawson Stories above to listen to these piano arrangements
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To hear these stories along with the music, go above to the Glenn Rawson Stories button and click there.

In His Hands

by Christine K. Monson, composer/arranger/pianist/vocalist, with various artists

Songs about how the Savior helps, strengthens, comforts, and heals us in our trials & afflictions. Included are songs about trust, fear, suicide, death, divorce, financial struggles, & depression, each with a message of how Christ succors us through all.
  • Story Lyrics In His Hands

    I’ll always remember where I was the moment I found out they were gone,

    The pain, the loss, life would never be the same,

    They chose to leave—how could we go on?

    But the sun came up as always the very next day,

    Because He is the Light of the World.

    There’s lots I don’t see now, but one thing I know,

    Even as my soul aches & yearns.

     

    Someday I’ll understand

    How it all fits in His wondrous plan.

    But, Lord, since someday isn’t here, please, heal my aching soul,

    And till someday, please help me live

    So, till that someday, the Spirit can give

    All the strength to believe

    That for now all I need is to know

    They are in Thy hands.

     

    For so many years I dreaded the last blow, I fought so hard to keep it from our lives,

    But when it finally happened, I let go, Realizing I couldn’t stop the knife.

    But through the years the thought of what once was and is no more,

    The pain of what should last beyond the end

    Makes its way into my heart, until I recall,

    That even broken branches He can mend.

     

    Cause someday, we’ll understand

    How it all fits in His wondrous plan,

    But, Lord, since someday isn’t here,

    Please soothe my wounded soul,

    And, till someday, please help me live,

    So, till that someday, the Spirit can give,

    All the strength to believe that for now, all I need

    Is to know……We are in His hands.

     

    So, Lord, when the bad times take their toll,

    Help me remember that Thou art always in control,

    I will trust in the justice and the mercy of Thy Son,

    Who will work it out, for our best,

    Giving peace and hope to strengthen us,

    Until the victory’s won. 

     

    So much has come, and then has had to go,

    Roles & friendships, trials & seasons of our life,

    I’m so grateful for the constants that surround me each day,

    They bring peace & stability through the strife;

    But still I often wonder why things have to be,

    Do His hands shape the bad and fleeting all the same. 

    Yes they do, so I’ll keep believing in His grand design

    That I’ll see beautifully finished on that day.

     

    Cause someday, we’ll understand

    How it all fits in His wondrous plan,

    But, Lord, since someday isn’t here,

    Please calm my wond’ring soul,

    And, till someday, please help me live,

    So, till that someday, the Spirit can give,

    All the strength to believe that for now, all I need

    Is to know……We are in His hands.

     

    On that someday when we feel His hands again,

    We will know….

    We were always in His hands.  Life is in His hands. 

    I am in His hands.  We are in His hands.

    We are in His hands.

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These songs are some of my most personal, coming from the trials and afflictions that I have gone through. I have been touched by fear, doubt, suicide, death, divorce, parenting struggles (& stepparenting), and …
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Lord, I Believe; Please Help Thou My Unbelief

A future album of songs about the Savior's matchless capacity to heal us from infirmities both physical, emotional, spiritual, and physical

Story

I LOVE sharing this music with you! 

PLEASE READ to see what you can do for me! 

My goal is to give you something that you can use, not something that will clutter up your files because it doesn't suit the abilities or circumstances of your performer(s).  If what you get doesn't work for your circumstances, please contact me and we will work together to modify the key, the difficulty of the piano part, or the treble/bass configuration so it is something you can use.  

Currently I have decided that I will offer my music, both sheet music PDFs and mp3 downloads, for free.  There are many others who do sell their music, but for me, the time, energy, and emotional mindspace involved in selling it does not make it worth what little I might make at that route.  Please use this music to the fullest.  That's the greatest thing I want.  And a few miracles to help my family that come when we put our trust in Him and let go of our agendas. 

I know there are many out there who don't like to take anything for free.  If you'd like, you can donate through the GoFundMe link here gofund.me/cjvzvk or on my homepage. 

I would love a continuing relationship with those use this music, in a way that we can both benefit from. I may update this song as it continues to be performed and used--and as hard as I have tried to edit it, there may be a mistake that slips through--let me know if you find something.  Also, if you have any great suggestions, let me know.  Please give me your email through my website and I will send you updates, as well as new music as it becomes available. ​

You can also like my pages on Facebook, ChristineMonsonMusic.org and WeSingofChrist.org.  Please share links to this music from these two websites, these Facebook pages, and from Youtube on your social media pages so we can share this music, and the spirit and truths in it, with as many as possible.

These downloads give permission to you to make copies for you and any group you are a part of.  However, as a courtesy, and to assist me, if others you know want to perform this at another time and place, with another group, please have them download this themselves.  I also don't own the inspiration you might receive.  You can modify it as you need.  However, I would love to know when and how you use it!  Send those stories to me.  It keeps me going! 

These small things you can do will greatly assist me in this ongoing project of writing and recording this music and making it available for you and everyone else.   

You can listen to and download these songs and sheet music either here at this website, or at freeldssheetmusic.org.  In the future, much will also be streamed on Youtube with video. 

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I LOVE sharing this music with you! 

PLEASE READ to see what you can do for me! 

My goal is to give you something that you can use, not something that will clutter up your files because it doesn't suit the abilities or circumstances of your performer(s).  If what you get doesn't work for your circumstances, please contact me and we will work together to modify the key, the difficulty of the piano part, or the treble/bass configuration so it is something you can use.  

Currently I have decided that I will offer my music, both sheet music PDFs and mp3 downloads, for free.  There are many others who do sell their music, but for me, the time, energy, and emotional mindspace involved in selling it does not make it worth what little I might make at that route.  Please use this music to the fullest.  That's the greatest thing I want.  And a few miracles to help my family that come when we put our trust in Him and let go of our agendas. 

I know there are many out there who don't like to take anything for free.  If you'd like, you can donate through the GoFundMe link here gofund.me/cjvzvk or on my homepage. 

I would love a continuing relationship with those use this music, in a way that we can both benefit from. I may update this song as it continues to be performed and used--and as hard as I have tried to edit it, there may be a mistake that slips through--let me know if you find something.  Also, if you have any great suggestions, let me know.  Please give me your email through my website and I will send you updates, as well as new music as it becomes available. ​

You can also like my pages on Facebook, ChristineMonsonMusic.org and WeSingofChrist.org, or subscribe to the YTouTube Channels with the same names.  Please share links to this music from these two websites, these Facebook pages, and from Youtube on your social media pages so we can share this music, and the spirit and truths in it, with as many as possible.

These downloads give permission to you to make copies for you and any group you are a part of.  However, as a courtesy, and to assist me, if others you know want to perform this at another time and place, with another group, please have them download this themselves.  I also don't own the inspiration you might receive.  You can modify it as you need.  However, I would love to know when and how you use it!  Send those stories to me.  It keeps me going! 

These small things you can do will greatly assist me in this ongoing project of writing and recording this music and making it available for you and everyone else.   

You can listen to and download these songs and sheet music either here at this website, or at freeldssheetmusic.org.  In the future, much of this music will also be streamed and shared on Youtube with video. 

Thank you!  

Christine

 

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