"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdomteaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."     

Colossians 3:16

About Erin

Welcome to my labor of love project; my musical website! I'm so glad you're here. I'm a wife to my best friend who makes me laugh, and a mom to three active, crazy little kids who teach me so much each day. I love to play piano and guitar, garden, take pictures, and discover new cooking recipes. 

These inspirational songs have been performed in LDS church meetings such as sacrament, young women events, Christmas programs, firesides, and more. These songs can also be shared in other churches as well, as we all share a common testimony of Jesus Christ. The sheet music download is free for you to enjoy and be edified by. Please feel free to share this site with others!


My Story

I started my music learning when I was twelve years old. It's really a funny story. In 1991, I was living in Las Vegas, NV. I was a major tomboy, and loved to hang out with three great guys my age and play video games. 

One weekend, one of the guys asked me if he and his brothers could borrow my Sega Genesis and games for the weekend to play. I said 'Of course!' and thought nothing of it. Well, it ended up getting stolen out of their home. The next Monday morning, Seth sadly told me the news. I remember making the ridiculous response of 'Cool! Now I can get a Super Nintendo'. 

I had two options; I could receive monthly payments to reimburse the games, or I could get free piano lesson's from Seth's mom. I didn't know how to play piano, so I began lessons, learning with the Alfred books. What a blessing in disguise! 

The first two years, I worked on mastering piano. The third year, I began playing by ear. I picked out my Mom's favorite song, "An Affair To Remember". I would play the song on the tv over and over, pausing, and matching the sound on the piano. 

The fourth year was the year I began composing songs. How exciting that was. I dabbled in little songs until I began to take a direction in spiritual themed songs. I found those to be much more useful and touching. That was the year that Seth and I formed a choir of friends, and we performed my songs through out church meetings and Sunday concerts. Such a legacy.

Through out my teen years and into college, I continued to share my music and meet wonderful people. It has been so humbling to share the songs, and see the excitement and peace it has brought to my friends. 

I have always wanted to make the songs more available, but life gets busy. I began raising my family, and the songs have been patiently waiting. In this wonderful social media age, the time has arrived to share them. If I can help at least one person remember their potential worth and how much they are loved from above, then my work will not be in vain. 

 

Photo Credits: Erin Hatch Photography

Photo Credits: Erin Hatch Photography


My Testimony

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Christian. I believe in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ. My mom was a convert to the church, and I've been a member my whole life. For me, as I went to church, read my scriptures, and attended church activities growing up, I always knew in my heart that the church was true. I just felt the peace that comes from keeping the commandments and following the Savior. I was blessed to have friends with the same standards, and they helped me choose the right and stay away from the dangers of the world.  

It wasn't until I left the happy bubble of being surrounded by church members and friends, and served a mission in Jacksonville, Florida that my testimony sky rocketed. Being a missionary, I went into homes that did not have the gospel, or any knowledge of the plan of happiness or the Book of Mormon. I visited other churches. I felt the difference, and I remember what it felt like. It strengthened my testimony of this church tremendously. I found joy in sharing the gospel with those who had open hearts to hear the message their Heavenly Father wanted them to hear. I learned amazing things in Florida, and my life has been forever blessed.

I know that before we came to earth, we lived in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. We came to earth to gain a body, to be tested, and to experience the joys and sorrows of mortality. We are all children of God, and we are not left alone on earth to struggle.  We have prayer to access divine help from above. We have been given scriptures for instructions, answers, and peace. God has given us a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson, to guide us with important messages. I know these things are true, because I have put them to the test by living the gospel, and seeing the good fruits that have come. 

I know that music is powerful, and can speak to us in ways the spoken word cannot. If you're heart is open, the spirit will whisper to you through the melodies you will hear on this website. I pray that you may find answers and direction in your life through the music. This music is to help you learn more about Jesus Christ and his gospel, and to help you know that God is very aware of you and loves you. For some, this music can help you reawaken your testimony light that might have gone out , and to come back home to the gospel. It is never too late. 

To learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, click on this link, http://www.mormon.org/

Photo Credits: Jeanna Hayes   

Photo Credits: Jeanna Hayes