Alan, Song, worship

Once in Royal David’s City

Once in royal David’s cityStood a lowly cattle shed,Where a mother laid her babyIn a manger for his bed:Mary was that Mother mild,Jesus Christ her little Child. He came down to earth from heavenWho is God and Lord of all,And his shelter was a stable,And his cradle was a stall:With the poor and mean and […]

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SkullToast, Song, worship

Gethsemane 2021

Johann’s Notes This song is a cover of the song, “Gethsemane,” by Melanie Hoffman (sheet music). This song is also a 2021 update of a cover I had already made on the song 5 years ago. When I made my 2016 cover, I used no metronome, no auto tuning software, no music sheet, and no […]

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Alan, Song, worship

Learn for Myself

Here is my latest recording, a new song called “Learn for Myself.” I decided to try something new, and make a music video. Download: audio (mp3), lyrics & chords (pdf), tablature (pdf)

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Alan, Song, worship

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Here is our family Christmas recording for 2019: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is an old European carol. The text first appears in historical records in about 1700 but is thought to be older, and the tune dates back to the 15th century. It is haunting and beautiful, full of pathos and tension, the kind […]

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Alan, Song, worship

Hymn Lyric Submissions

Last month I submitted lyrics for four songs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for consideration for the new hymn book and children’s songbook which are currently being compiled. This is a once-a-generation effort, as the last time this happened was when I was a little kid. My submissions were all additional […]

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