Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New Christmas Song Written Just for You {If I Were a Shepherd}--It's beautiful!



Okay friends, I have a HUGE Christmas present for you from a dear friend of mine. She is the sweetest, most humble woman you would ever meet, and has a talent bigger than life. Her name is Stephanie and she lives here in my neighborhood. She surprised us this year with a Christmas song she wrote for the primary children in our church. She felt inspired to write this song for awhile and I don't think she could have ever guessed how many lives she has touched by writing this song.

I have absolutely NO musical ability. I am practically tone-deaf. It really is embarrassing ;/ It's okay, I've come to appreciate the fact God gave us all different talents and this just happens to not be one of mine ;) For that reason, I feel an immense amount of gratitude for people who are willing, and able, to share their musical abilities with others. Some day, when I die, I hope to sing with the Heavenly Chorus and share my testimony through song. For now, I am SO grateful my friend has given me permission to share her beautiful song with you.

Beware, you will need some tissues! This song is simple in it's message, and yet filled with a depth of spirit that will touch your heart. The words to this song are so tender and sweet. The words bear testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and our desire to be His disciples. I can't wait for you to watch this music video. We had a neighborhood Christmas party tonight where 75 children dressed up in a nativity costume and sang this song for over 200 people. The children's faces are as sweet as this song. If you love Christmas songs, this one is going to quickly become your favorite!

Stephanie has been so kind and is willing to share the music to this song for FREE. Download the song HERE so you can enjoy this song in your own home. Or, even better, teach this song to children in your neighborhood to help spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas!

15 comments:

Liz said...

Thank you for posting this. I love my dear sister so much, I am her biggest fan I am so happy to see such a loving post about her and her song. Thank you!

megwild said...

I am soooo excited she shared the sheet music. I love this song!! It makes me cry each time I hear it.

Shandra said...

Liz, you have one talented sister! We couldn't love Stephanie more. This song has really touched all of us and is so beautiful.

Megan--me too! It's so sweet. That was such a wonderful night last night ;) Not to mention, your shepherd boys were adorable!!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to share it with my Primary class as I teach the Christmas story from the Book of Mormon to my class this week. This song goes perfectly with "Light the World" that we have been trying to implement as a family and as a Primary Class. You are truly talented. Thank you so much for sharing with us!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Christine Jensen said...

This absolutely beautiful.It brought tears to my eyes. I love it. Thank you for sharing it. You have a very talented neighbor.

Anonymous said...

So sweet! Thank you for sharing.

Angie Gordon said...

Do you mind if I share the video? I am a good friend of Stephanie as well and would love to post this video if I can have your permission.

Shandra said...

So glad you enjoy it! I know Stephanie will be so happy to hear people are loving her song. I am sure she would be happy for you to share this song for any church and home use. Sharing it on your blog I am sure would be fine too ;) Thanks

Angie Gordon said...

Thank you! I have already talked to her about the music, just wanted permission to share your video. Thank you so much.

Http://whatmeeganmakes.com said...

Thank you for sharing Stephanie's talent. She has always had the beautiful gift of music. Stephanie's gift of expressing her testimony through poetry and music has been a blessing in my life for years.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the video. I also am Stephanie's sister and I know how much heart she put into this song and how nervous she was to have it performed. She has never recognized her own talent :) It was beautiful

shansen20 said...

I am thankful that she shared her talent, that those children sang it, and that it was shared here. The song is simply beautiful!

Lavenia Gillespie said...

Thank you. This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I just want to say thank you for everyone's generous comments on this blog and elsewhere. In the beginning, I didn't realize this song would be shared outside of my neighborhood. I have been deeply moved by all of the kind words shared online and in person. Merry Christmas!
Stephanie

Camie said...

Has this been submitted to The Friend? How many more lives it could bless, very beautiful! I just got permission to use it next Christmas for our primary children. Thanks for blessing us with your amazing talent!

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