Listen/Sheet Music--Sacred Music

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
NOTES
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 music. These are preliminary, not final, tracks that I have done on my own (with the exception of those sung by Amy Alvord, which were done with Mark Stevenson and MAS Productions in Clearfield, Utah). Most here are done by me, who doesn't have the most recordable voice in the world (but I do learn more about using the voice I have to its fullest as I go). These songs are the heart of the Gospel, the heart of my testimony, and the heart of what Jesus Christ and His life are to me, a testimony I desire to share as powerful as I can through music, and through how I live and believe.

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