The Lord is My Shepherd, Piano Sheet Music Available

 

 

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Listen to The Lord Is My Shepherd

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


			

How Great Thou Art: Piano Arrangement by Chas Hathaway

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How Great Thou Art

I’ve always loved the hymn, How Great Thou Art. I often think of it while walking through the woods or looking at the stars. It’s easy to feel lost in such a big universe, but just think: the Creator of everything is your Father. And He IS great. And to think that His Son is my older Brother, is just amazing.

The melody comes from an old Swedish folk tune, but here’s the story behind the the original lyrics, as recorded on Assist News Service:

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (ANS) In 1885, a young Swedish pastor named Karl Gustav Boberg was walking home from church when he was caught in a severe thunderstorm, and almost died! He then watched as the storm passed, the sun came out and shone on the waters of the bay, and the birds started singing in the trees.

This juxtaposition made him reflect on God’s mighty power and control over nature, and he was inspired (in the literal sense of the word, I believe) to write a poem about what he had witnessed. He named the poem “O Store Gud” (O Mighty God), and submitted the poem to the local newspaper, which published it. That was the end of things…or so he thought.

Carl Gustaf Boberg who wrote the original verses to what

became How Great Thou Art.

A few years later, Pastor Boberg was attending a conference when he heard a group of people singing an old Swedish folk tune, but with some sort of different words. (This folk tune is similar to, but distinctly different from, the tune we sing today. For one thing, it is in 3/4, while the tune we use now is in 4/4. The Swedish folk melody also was sung at a faster tempo, and was just more “peppy.”) He was amazed to discover that those words were the words to his own poem! This new hymn had become popular throughout Sweden, and soon spread to other parts of northern Europe, including Estonia.

 

Please let me know if you would like to see this arrangement on sheet music! I’d be glad to do it if there’s interest.

Update: I did create sheet music for this arrangement. You can get it here: http://chashathaway.com/music/sheetmusic/how-great-thou-art

The Lord is my Shepherd

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Let me know if you guys want this made into sheet music.

Art by Maria Spencer.

We’ll Bring the World His Truth Piano Solo Arrangement Released!

Harrah!!! I’ve finally got the piano solo arrangement of We’ll Bring the World His Truth available for sheet music purchase. I had to get permissions from Janice Kapp Perry, so it took a little longer than usual. But now it’s here! To see the real store, go to chashathaway.com, but to save you a step, I’ve pasted all the links so you can buy it right from this page if you want:


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We’ll Bring the World His Truth Sheet Music Released!

Harrah!!! I’ve finally got the piano solo arrangement of We’ll Bring the World His Truth available for sheet music purchase. I had to get permissions from Janice Kapp Perry, so it took a little longer than usual. But now it’s here! To see the real store, go to chashathaway.com, but to save you a step, I’ve pasted all the links so you can buy it right from this page if you want:


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Come, Come Ye Saints

Come Come Ye Saints

On Wednesday, a friend called and asked if I could help her perform the hymn, Come, Come Ye Saints, at a 24th of July celebration (which is basically Utah’s birthday, for the benefit of all you out-of-staters), so I threw together an arrangement, and we performed it on Thursday. It went awesome! She has a great voice, and the performance went well. So on Friday I located a piano and touched up the arrangement to make it a piano solo. So here’s the tune! You’ll notice that I recorded it on a real piano. I’m curious what people think about the sound. I’m not sure I like it better than my GarageBand piano that I usually use, but I’d love to get your input. Obviously I need to work on the best placing for the microphone, but how does this sound compare with the GarageBand piano I use on all my other pieces? Also, let me know if you’d be interested in buying the sheet music for this piece if I made it.

Christmas CD: Anthem of Hope

Anthem of Hope SAMPLE

I DID IT!!! I finished the whole CD in one month. In fact, I think I have more music than I can fit on one CD, so maybe I’ll have some bonus tracks for MP3 CD downloaders or something. I don’t know. Anyway. Here’s a sample of one of the original ones I did for the Christmas CD.

I’ll write a more detailed meaning behind the music deal, but basically it’s about the hope that was renewed with Jesus’s birth.

Again, it’s just a sample, but I hope you like it!

Coventry Carol Sample

Coventry Carol SAMPLE

I didn’t realize until researching for which Christmas music to choose for the CD that Coventry Carol is over 400 years old! I knew I couldn’t resist using a tune that had been around that long.