Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Nearer My God to Thee

See the sheet music here!




Nick Polson, son of one of my favorite friends, Cheryl Polson, has been called to serve in the Brazil, Teresina Mission.  He leaves the first part of June.  His favorite song is "Nearer My God to Thee".



Elder Nick Polson

I've asked Nick to share his testimony:

"I know that this Church is true. I have read the Book of Mormon and I have prayed and received an answer that it is true. If the Book of Mormon is true, that must mean that Joseph Smith was a true prophet called of God because no one else would have been able to find the sacred record and translate it without Heavenly Father's help. 

I know that if we are faithful in keeping the commandments that we will be blessed and that our lives will be happier. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

As a side note, can I just say how much the Giuliacci Family will miss Nick Polson?!?!  You guys have NEVER met a cooler babysitter than Nick.  When he comes to babysit during piano lesson hours, I never see them.  They are upstairs playing awesomely weird board games I've never heard of...Killer Bunnies...there's another one they keep playing, but I forget what it is...I hear the kids laughing.  I hear NICK laughing.  We love you, Nick.  We're going to miss you DEARLY, but we know the work you will be doing in Brazil is WAY cooler than working for me during piano lessons!

Last side note: my arrangement of "Nearer My God to Thee" was really fun to work on, and I think I came up with something kinda beautiful, but DUDES...you will NEVER hear ANYTHING more beautiful than THIS arrangement of this hymn, sung by the BYU Vocal Point guys.  Check it out:



OR...if you have a CRAZY mad crush on Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys...MUSICAL CRUSH, people, MUSICAL...then check out HIS version of this same arrangement for 9 cellos.  Plus, the coolest videography ever!



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