Results of Hymn Contest

Thank you all for your wonderful entries to the hymn contests! I’m pleased to announce the winners of the contests:

Children’s Category: 

Judges’ Choice: Help Is Wanted

People’s Choice:  I’ll Follow Jesus Christ

Priesthood Category: 

Judges’ Choice:  The Priesthood Is Restored/Rise Up O Men of God (TTBB)

People’s Choice:  The Priesthood Keys

Relief Society Category: 

Judges’ Choice:  Mary In the Garden

People’s Choice:  My Joy Is In Thy Service, Lord

Each of the winners will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card and publication in “As Saints We Sing”. If you are a winner, please send me an email at thesongoftherighteous@gmail.com to claim your prize.  Thank you to all who entered! All entries will be evaluated by the selection committee and so all hymns will have a chance of being included.

Children’s Song Entries

Review the files below, which are listed in no particular order. Then click on the “Vote” link to record your vote. The voting period is open from April 14th until April 30th. Winners will be posted on this site on or around May 1st. There will be one winner selected by popular vote and the other by the judges. You may vote only once in each category, for up to two hymns apiece. You may vote for yourself as long as you review the other entries. Feel free to share about the contest on social media.

Vote

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I Walk in Light

I Am His Son

I Know My Savior Loves Me

I’ll Remember Him

I’ll Be a Missionary

I Will Do As the Savior Bids

Daddy, I Love You

My Heavenly Father Loves Me

It’s Your 8th Birthday

I am God’s Child

 He Was Baptized by Immersion

I Will Follow Christ

Our Father’s Plan

Believe

I Want to Be Baptized

What Would Jesus Do?

The Voice of God

Nephi’s Faith

The Articles of Faith

Moroni Gave His All

Faith

Baptism

Welcome

My Mom Is the Best

My Daddy’s Shoes

I Can Be Like Nephi

I’ll Follow Jesus Christ

Father, I Will Seek Thee

Help is Wanted

I’ll Walk Today As Jesus Walked 

My Heavenly Father Sent Me Here

I Belong to a Family Tree

Priesthood Hymn Entries

Review the files below, which are listed in no particular order. Then click on the “Vote” link to record your vote. The voting period is open from April 14th until April 30th. Winners will be posted on this site on or around May 1st. There will be one winner selected by popular vote and the other by the judges.

You may vote only once in each category, for up to two hymns apiece. You may vote for yourself as long as you review the other entries. Feel free to share about the contest on social media.

Vote

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Priesthood Blessings

Bearers of God’s Holy Priesthood

Priesthood Power

Priesthood Restored

The Priesthood is Restored 

The Priesthood Keys

Words, Acts, Beliefs

Relief Society Hymn Entries

Review the files below, which are listed in no particular order. Then click on the “Vote” link to record your vote. The voting period is open from April 14th until April 30th. Winners will be posted on this site on or around May 1st. There will be one winner selected by popular vote and the other by the judges.

You may vote only once in each category, for up to two hymns apiece. You may vote for yourself as long as you review the other entries. Feel free to share about the contest on social media.

Vote

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My Joy Is In Thy Service

Charity Never Faileth

We-Believe

Mary in the Garden

My Faith is An Anchor

What Would Jesus Do

Sisters In Christ

The Sun With Light Begins Each Day

 

Two Week Hymn Contest

We are seeking three categories of hymns for which there have not yet been enough submissions. From March 2nd – March 16th, 2015, you can submit hymns in any of these categories. They can be either ones of you have already written, or something new that you write for this contest, but they need to fit into one of the following categories.

1st Category: Priesthood Hymns (Hymns about the priesthood, either for men’s or mixed voices. Both men and women are encouraged to submit to this category.)

2nd Category: Relief Society Hymns (Hymns appropriate for Relief Society, either for women’s or mixed voices. Both men and women are encouraged to submit to this category.)

3rd Category: Youth/Children Hymns (Hymns/songs that are appropriate for children or youth. Focus on teaching gospel principles.)

There will be two winners in each category: Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice. The judge’s choice will be made by a committee of three LDS composers. The people’s choice will be based on a voting process.

Each winner will be given a $10 Amazon.com gift card and guaranteed publication in “As Saints We Sing”. All entries will be considered for publication in the same collection.

All hymns must meet the submission guidelines of the “As Saints We Sing” project. view the submission guidelines here: http://www.thesongoftherighteous.com/submissions.

Submit as a .pdf or .mus file to

thesongoftherighteous@gmail.com

or

thecanticlekingdom@gmail.com

Evening Prayer

As part of my ongoing hymnbook project, I reworked one of the first hymns I ever wrote as a teenager. I am so happy to see how much I’ve grown as a musical since then.

Evening Prayer SATB

Here are the words:

As I close my eyes, serene, contemplating all I’ve seen.

I thank Thee, Lord, that I might say

I’ve seen Thy hand throughout my day.

I’ve felt Thy warm and gentle touch.

I’ve seen reflected just how much Thou lovest me!

In humility I pray, Lord, please grant me one more day,

To see and touch, to feel and prove,

The wondrous blessings of Thy love

To those who need Thy tender care.

To bless them is my evening prayer.

Just one more week to submit hymns, which can be sent to thesongoftherighteous@gmail.com.

Update on Projects

Hello, all! If you are wondering why I haven’t posted much on this site lately, it is because I am deeply in the thick of two wonderful musical projects that are taking much of my time. I am still working on the “As Saints We Sing” hymnbook, and have received over 200 submissions so far. The submission period goes through the end of February and I am still looking for more Priesthood and Relief Society hymns in particular.

For my other music project, I am endeavoring to write a simple hymn for each of the 100 new scripture mastery passages. There are 25 from each of the standard works. I have already started composing hymn texts, but would welcome some collaboration on what is a very large project.

I have organized the effort in this Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/…/1fe-fNlGx9vsKQvznn-URJfGQo5…/edit…

This project is also going along nicely, and could always use a few more collaborators. Please let me know if you are interested.