It has become a tradition in our family that I write a song when each child is baptized. When I was thinking about our nephew Ryan and his baptism in 2012, I saw a need for a song written especially for boys that lays out the ideal pattern for their lives. This song summarizes that plan, from baptism to Temple marriage and fatherhood. Continue reading I Am His Son
This hymn was written by Nathan Howe in the week from August 15 to August 22, 2006. Designed to encourage appreciation of the Temple, it was composed in response to a challenge from David Macfarlane.
The PDF melody with guitar chords was created in response to a request from a site visitor (see the comments below). The chords are not the same as the SATB version, so the guitar part is not compatible with the choral version of this hymn.
Now available in an SAB edition, this 2010 cantata includes four brand-new choral pieces, two choral arrangements of familiar Christmas hymns, and narrated piano solos that shine new light on some old tunes.
This contemplative, short piece for men’s voices invites all to come to Christ. Through a simple comparison, the song relates the shepherds who left their flocks, the Apostles who left their nets, and the modern man who leaves his sins to follow Christ. It was conceived previously and arranged as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This version is an excerpt from the original cantata score, with the same pagination and measure numbers.