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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:
  • 05:39 Download 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 Download 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 Download 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 Download 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 Download 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 Download 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 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.



  • 03:38 Download 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 Download 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


  • 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.
    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:
    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:
    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!
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 and performance by Christine that will linger long after hearing!
These arrangements come from the heart, and are the heart of the Gospel, the heart of my testimony, and the heart of what Jesus Christ and His life are. My hope is that you feel the power and spirit of this music and messages.
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