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More about Connie Stauffer:
I was raised in Thatcher, Utah, a small town west of Tremonton on the north end of the state. Home is where I enjoy being the most. If I leave, it is usually for something very important. To relax or to waste a few minutes, I gravitate to my piano. My favorite thing to do is to turn out the lights when I'm alone and play to my heart's content. This is one way I find ideas for music. Another place where I've gotten more than a few ideas is when I've been exercising, whether it's walking the trails of Alpine, or riding my road bike. I think about my life and the issues of the day while walking, and those moments frequently end with music rattling through my head. I have a husband, five children and fourteen grandchildren - all of whom are the light of my life. I'd rather be with any one of them than just about anything. However, I do enjoy my solitude, which is probably why the hobby of writing music has been so appealing to me. My mother was my music teacher until she said I had outgrown her. I then took from a wonderful lady who helped shape me. Oh how I would love to have a sit-down visit with her. She probably knows me better than anyone, as she was there as I was in the process of becoming. I've been blessed with a husband who is the wind beneath my wings. He's made every possible sacrifice to encourage my music - whether just enjoying playing or writing. Were it not for his support, there is no way I could take it to the level where I can share it. The music on this site is music from my heart over the past 38+ years. It has been my solace through hard times and my joy through the good times. Much of it was "unsolicited" by me; it just came. Some of it has come through assignments or good people trusting me with their lyrics. All of it has been a miracle in my own eyes, as it was not something for which I was trained. My fingers somehow knew how to produce what was rattling through my head and by brute force it has found its way to paper. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know how you are using it. My website has much of what is here plus a lot of songs that do not fall into the "Sacred Music" genre. Feel free to visit it. I love suggestions and comments!
Song background:

This was an arrangement I worked on every December for years. Each time I vowed next year it would "fly". The last two years, it went from a piano arrangement to a vocal solo. It's fun to sing. The lyrics are not exactly as the hymn, however. 

How sacred; how holy that first Noel night,

When Mary gave birth to our Savior and light.

He quietly slept, swaddled safe in her arms.

The babe in a manger, protected from har.

 

Sleep baby Jesus, lying in the hay. 

Angels watch guard on this first Christmas Day.

Singing their praises for the life He will live.

Born in a stable. His life He would give.

 

Shepherds came; wise men brought gifts from afar - 

To a King in a cradle. They were led by a star.

Angels surround Him; sweet melodies sing.

The birth of our Savior; His love He did bring.

 

Away in a manger, the sweet baby lay.

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

And a chorus of angels, sweet lullabies sing.

Their praises ring out to our Lord, Savior, King.

 

Be near me, Lord, Jesus; I ask thee to stay

Close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,

And fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

 

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