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Voicing/Instrumentation: Primary Children/Primary Solo

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More about Christine (Burnett) Hadlock:
Sometime after the age of 6, which is when I started piano lessons, I remember wishing I knew which keys sounded good together. I didn’t want to be tied down to play only what other composers had written. I wanted to play how I felt. A few years later, I began learning scales in the Circle of Fifths as part of my junior high percussion class. That experience gave me the basics of music theory, but it wasn’t until I was a freshman in high school that I began writing music. Then, one evening my dad stopped to listen to me play the piano. He asked the name of the song. I sheepishly told him it didn’t have a name; it was just something I’d made up. He was amazed and immediately insisted I try out for the high school talent show. He even offered to give me a Boom Box if I made it. (I have a great dad!) I was flattered and excited and agreed. A few weeks later I played Dreamer’s Sonata–which wasn’t a sonata at all–for a large crowd of mostly strangers in my high school auditorium. Performing under the lights was quite a thrill, but getting a tearful hug from my big sister afterward, hearing my mom describe awed nearby audience reactions, and then winning First Place Overall as a freshman was absolutely amazing! It was all I needed. I was a composer. And I continue to be a composer. I’m not sure I could stop if I tried. It is a beautiful experience to create something that wasn’t there before.
Song background:

This delightful, energetic song will motivate children (and their parents) to appreciate the Sabbath day.

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Lyrics: 1.
Long, long ago when the Earth was created
God hallowed the seventh day.
And since that time,
It’s been a sign
For those that love the Lord
To honor the Sabbath day
To gather with the saints and pray
And He promises
The fullness of the Earth will be ours.

The Sabbath is a delight,
A day so clean and bright.
The Sabbath is God’s gift to us
Who hunger and thirst after righteousness
That we may be filled,
Our joy be full,
And we may know that He is our God.

Not long ago I was baptized, I was made clean,
Willing to walk God's way
I know it's true
I can renew
That covenant each Sabbath day,
And be just as clean as I was then,
By partaking of the Sacrament.
I am pure once more.
My heart is filled with love from the Lord.


Each Sabbath day I hear stories I love so dear,
Stories of Jesus Christ.
I hear His voice,
I’ve made my choice:
Forever I will follow Him.
On the Sabbath I’m with family,
And we focus on our family tree.
As we search and find
We are all blessed eternally.

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