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Voicing/Instrumentation: Vocal Solo

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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 twelve 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 song was written after visiting with a dear friend who was struggling with answers to questions that just can't be answered by man. She told me that her counselor told her to "take it to the grove". Of course, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we all know what that means. When she told me this is what he had said, I instantly thought to myself, "That sounds like the title to a song." Sometime later, I read the book "The Secret". I decided I would apply its theory one day. When my husband left for work, he asked me what my plan was for the day. I told him I was going to write a song. When he returned from work, it was complete. Not a word or note has been changed since. It worked that day.

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Lyrics: Darkness that surrounds me as I seek to know the truth. <br/>Why this indecision? Why this fear to make a move? <br/>Confusion that surrounds me as I seek to know my way. <br/>Why the many questions when I just want to obey? <br/>My soul cries out in earnestness. I fall on bended knee. <br/>And then the thought of he who not so long ago was there like me. <br/>I seek for guidance from my Father just like he. <br/>I take it to the grove and ask on bended knee. <br/> <br/>Just like him I'm given sweet assurance that He's there. <br/>He hears my plea and comfort brings me through my humble prayer. <br/>The answer then comes soft and still; and doubt soon disappears. <br/>I felt His love; His trust in me to do His will. <br/>My soul cries out in gratitude; I fall on bended knee. <br/>The Holy Ghost, a gift from Hea'vn to safely guide me back to thee. <br/>I thrill to know when I need help, he's there for me. <br/>I take it to the grove; I take it to the grove and fall on bended knee. <br/>
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