The Spirit of God Sheet Music

For as long as I can remember, The Spirit of God has been my favorite of all the hymns. (That’s saying something, because I love a lot of hymns.) It always makes me want to go to the temple, and seek the Spirit more fully in my life.

I decided to go a little non-traditional with this arrangement. Instead of the jolly, upbeat style the song usually has, I gave it more of a thoughtful, haunting sound.

I’d love to hear what you think of it!

The sheet music is available at my website: http://chashathaway.com/music/sheetmusic/the-spirit-of-god-sheet-music

 

Heikhal: The Meaning Behind the Music

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Heikhal is the Hebrew word for temple.  I have used a mode for this piece that is reflective of Middle Eastern music.

The temple is the most sacred place on earth.  There, the most sacred and divine ordinances are performed.  It is, quite literally, a bridge between heaven and earth.  Is it any wonder then that it is referred to as a place of revelation?  I suppose the veil is thinner there than anywhere else on earth.

Anciently, mountains acted as temples.  Sinai acted as the temple for Moses.  Then, when the Lord felt that the children of Israel were ready for more, He had them build the Tabernacle.

Once they reached the promised land, He had them build the Temple.  We often label it the temple of Solomon, but really it was the Temple of God.

Now temples cover the world.  But each is The House of God.  The power and influence of each building is not diluted by the increasing number of temples – rather, with every new temple, the power of God is increased in the world.  That power and influence increases exponentially with each new temple.

So how can we help that power increase?  Attend the temple.  Attend often, even regularly.  Whatever your circumstance, you can make more time for the temple.  As all of us attend the Temple more often, the need for more temples will increase, and the power of God will increase.

Even on a more personal level, as you attend the temple, you will see the power of God increase in your life.  You will be happier, and your life more fulfilling.  It’s that simple.  I promise.

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Jer3miah PaRtY!!!

Tab flatOkay, so I’ve mentioned Jer3miah.com and the mystery series they are doing – well, now they’ve challenged us to have a Jer3miah party and send them a short video of the party.  We drove down to Manti for it and even hiked up some hills behind the temple to some cave-like ledges.  I don’t think we were followed by any GDT folks.

Anyway, here’s the video we did:

Tab flatBy the way, this whole Jer3miah thing has been so much fun that it inspired a few of us to get together and do our own little mystery deal – obviously not nearly as in-depth or as involved as Jer3miah, but we thought it would be fun to do a fun little collaborative mystery story, so we started the Synergetic Novel.

If you’d like, you’re welcome to check it out.  It should be fun as it gets going.  More to come about that…

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Why Mormons Build Temples

With the hype that the Church has gotten about temples lately, I would respond that the temple is a house of God, and I deeply love its ordinances.  They get me closer to my Savior Jesus Christ, and they help me become closer to my family.

I attended the temple this last weekend, and every time I go, I love the Lord more, I love my family more, and I want to try harder to be like my Savior.

Through the ordinances of the temple, I can have my family forever.

Here’s a video the Church put out about why we build temples.  I agree with it one hundred percent!