Why

In some way or other, we’re all looking for the answers to the secrets of the universe. It’s the unending quest of the infinitely curious human species.

But sometimes in our quest for that destination that is the answer to our question, we lose sight of the fact that it’s our journey for the answer that provides the greatest insights. The quest itself carries more illumination than just the answer we sought.

Fly

Fly Sheet Music CoverFly is based on the ideas shared in two of my favorite poems on faith. The first is by Patrick Overton, and reads,

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly

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The second is by Minnie Louise Haskins, and reads,

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

I believe that. And according to the scriptures, “faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith.” -Ether 12:6

If you’re responding to an urge that seems to come from a higher source, don’t be afraid to act in faith. What good is success if it doesn’t stretch and empower you? What good is a choice if it doesn’t lift you toward something higher?

When it comes to faith, you don’t need to already know how to fly. You’ll learn that after you take the step into the darkness.Patrick Overton said:

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly

You can get the sheet music and MP3 of this piece on my website.

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Come Thou Fount Sheet Music Available

Yay!  I finally finished transcribing my original piano solo arrangement of Come Thou Fount into sheet music.  It’s available for purchase on my official website, http://chashathaway.com

You can also see a sample page there.  I made sure to include the chord names in the sheet music, so if you need the basic guitar chords, they are there!  It also includes a copy of the original lyrics.

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Falling Up

I’m taking a different approach to releasing my music this time.  Instead of writing a whole CD’s worth of music and then releasing it all at the same time, I’m going to release songs as they are written, and then when there is a CD’s worth, I’ll put them together.

This way the music will be available as soon as it’s recorded.

This song was written by Maria Hathaway (Maria Spencer after tomorrow!  Congratulations, Ria!), and I wrote the music for it.  It will be available for purchase soon!

Enjoy!

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Falling Up

Falling Up

Falling Up

Lyrics and Vocals by Maria Hathaway Spencer
Music by Chas Hathaway

Walk to the place
where you can no longer see,
turn your face
to all that’s free,
take a step
into the deep,
fall into light.

Arms will embrace
and you will know it is He.
Call His name, walk His ways
fall into the endless light
of truth
of love
of peace
above.

Walk to the place
where you can finally see.
Gaze upon
Eternity.
Fall into light.

Free Music!!!

My music is now on Amie Street, a music download website.  I’m not completely clear on how their system works, but signing up for an account is VERY easy (I think a username, password, and email is all it asks for).

As I understand it, when a new album shows up on their site, they start by making all the songs available for free download.  Then, as the music’s popularity grows, they put a small price on it, which grows with popularity until it reaches regular retail price.

What that means is that since my music is brand new on Amie Street, you can download MP3’s of my Dayspring CD for free.  I have no idea how much popularity it takes to make the price start going up, so if you want free MP3s of my music, you’d better go now!