Amazing Grace: Piano Solo Arrangement
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Amazing Grace

The classic Christian hymn, Amazing Grace, was written by John Newton in 1772. John has an interesting story. As a slave trader, John had a profitable career. Later, seeing the error of slavery, he turned his heart and devoted the rest of his life to the abolition of slavery. As one feeling the need for divine grace for his involvement in the horror of slavery, he said, “I hope it will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me . . . that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.”

Obviously, our actions must reflect our efforts to follow the Savior, Jesus Christ, but all of us, at some time in our lives, come to the realization that there is no hope without His help. Then, once coming upon that beautiful grace and forgiveness, we find that his mercy is a necessary part of our existence every hour of every day.

Without the Lord, we have nothing, but with Him we have everything. We can and should do all in our power to serve, honor, worship, and love Him, but in the end, it will be his incredible grace that will save us.

Amazing Grace

Original Lyrics, by John Newton, 1772

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Amazing Grace: Piano Solo Arrangement (MP3 and Sheet Music)

Amazing Grace

The classic Christian hymn, Amazing Grace, was written by John Newton in 1772. John has an interesting story. As a slave trader, John had a profitable career. Later, seeing the error of slavery, he turned his heart and devoted the rest of his life to the abolition of slavery. As one feeling the need for divine grace for his involvement in the horror of slavery, he said, “I hope it will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me . . . that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.”

Obviously, our actions must reflect our efforts to follow the Savior, Jesus Christ, but all of us, at some time in our lives, come to the realization that there is no hope without His help. Then, once coming upon that beautiful grace and forgiveness, we find that his mercy is a necessary part of our existence every hour of every day.

Without the Lord, we have nothing, but with Him we have everything. We can and should do all in our power to serve, honor, worship, and love Him, but in the end, it will be his incredible grace that will save us.

Amazing Grace

Original Lyrics, by John Newton, 1772

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord…

His truth is marching on.

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Battle Hymn of the Republic has always been my favorite patriotic song, as it captures the why of all that the founding fathers of America did. The strength of their devotion to God, and the faith they had in Jesus Christ gave them the courage to move forward when they knew it could cost their lives and the lives of their families.

The lyrics were written in 1861 by Julia Ward Howe. The tune belonged to another song, which was more of a spoof than a serious song. When a friend suggested to Julia that she write new words to the music, Julia took the challenge. The new lyrics came to her when she woke early one morning. She said, “I went to bed that night as usual, and slept, according to my wont, quite soundly. I awoke in the gray of the morning twilight; and as I lay waiting for the dawn, the long lines of the desired poem began to twine themselves in my mind. Having thought out all the stanzas, I said to myself, ‘I must get up and write these verses down, lest I fall asleep again and forget them.’ So, with a sudden effort, I sprang out of bed, and found in the dimness an old stump of a pen which I remembered to have used the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper.”

Here are the original lyrics:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.
I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His day is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
“As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on.”
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Since God is marching on.
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on.
He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is Wisdom to the mighty, He is Succour to the brave,
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of Time His slave,
Our God is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

I’ve always loved the primary song, We’ll Bring the World His Truth. I was asked to play a musical number in a stake priesthood meeting a couple weeks ago, and the topic was missionary work. I decided this was a great excuse to come up with an arrangement for it. Let me know if you’d like me to make it into sheet music. I’ll have to get permissions from Janice Kapp Perry for that, since the sheet music wouldn’t be free, but I’m willing to get permission if you guys want to be able to play it! Either way, enjoy!

Chas

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

I’ve always loved the primary song, We’ll Bring the World His Truth. I was asked to play a musical number in a stake priesthood meeting a couple weeks ago, and the topic was missionary work. I decided this was a great excuse to come up with an arrangement for it. Let me know if you’d like me to make it into sheet music. I’ll have to get permissions from Janice Kapp Perry for that, since the sheet music wouldn’t be free, but I’m willing to get permission if you guys want to be able to play it! Either way, enjoy!

Chas

Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

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Here’s an arrangement I wrote last year of Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  I’m introducing it again, but earlier this year.  I could create the sheet music for it in a matter of a couple weeks if there is a demand for it.  I’d even throw the simple chords on it for if you play the guitar.  The thing I like about this one is it’s really easy and fun to play.  I think It’s my favorite of my original Christmas arrangements so far.  By the way, there’s still time for me to write some Christmas arrangements before December, so if you have a favorite Christmas song, let me know and I’ll make a piano solo version or piano/flute version, depending on the piece.

Sheet music for this piece is now available at http://chashathaway.com

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Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

I’ve always loved the song, Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come.  I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.

Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly.  In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued.  He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued.  Come Immanuel, come.

He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them.  He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued.  Come Immanuel, come!

And for many, those prayers still continue today.

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Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

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Here’s an arrangement I wrote last year of Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  I’m introducing it again, but earlier this year.  I could create the sheet music for it in a matter of a couple weeks if there is a demand for it.  I’d even throw the simple chords on it for if you play the guitar.  The thing I like about this one is it’s really easy and fun to play.  I think It’s my favorite of my original Christmas arrangements so far.  By the way, there’s still time for me to write some Christmas arrangements before December, so if you have a favorite Christmas song, let me know and I’ll make a piano solo version or piano/flute version, depending on the piece.

For a free MP3 download of this music visit chashathaway.com

Temple Wall

Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel

I’ve always loved the song, Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel.  To me it resonates the Passover cry that the Messiah might come.  I can picture the beginnings of the passover celebrations beginning, and the pleading prayer to God that the Messiah might come.

Then in the midst of those prayers, He came – quietly.  In fact His coming was so quiet that while He continued with them, their prayers and pleadings continued.  He dwelt among them, blessed them, taught them the true Gospel, fulfilled the law of Moses, yet their pleading continued.  Come Immanuel, come.

He healed them, suffered the atonement for them, and died for them.  He even rose from the dead for them, yet their pleadings continued.  Come Immanuel, come!

And for many, those prayers still continue today.