Michael Hicks To Satisfy The Law CD

Inspiring solo-piano arrangements and medleys of sacred hymns and songs. Spiritual themes and well-known hymns are magically woven together in a unique and fresh style of music. A definite favorite Sunday listening album! Available in both CD and Songbook.

Also features Michael’s original composition “The Savior’s Love” with vocals by John Canaan.

This is Michael’s debut album.

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Notes from Mike

I began arranging hymns shortly before leaving on an LDS mission to the California, Santa Rosa Mission. I found a love for taking hymns that have common themes and working them together into medleys. Occasionally I associated with people while in California who would ask me to make a tape of a few of my arrangements, so on my preparation day I would take a little tape recorder to the local church and record myself. These kinds of things continued after my mission, so I decided to fulfill one of my dreams of producing my own CD.

When I arrange hymns, I will often read through the lyrics to internalize the message of the song. I then mold my arrangement around the feelings and impressions I feel so that whoever listens to it will hopefully receive the same message through my solo piano arrangement.

In the medley, Praying More Earnestly, I take the hymn that tells Joseph Smith’s story and tie it into a song that pulls out a principle I feel strongly about – prayer. I see Joseph going through struggles trying to figure out which church to join. Then, one day he was taught an important principle in James 1:5. And his story teaches us an important principle when we have questions: Did You Think To Pray?

Most hymns are reverent and somber, but there are a few that are upbeat and highly motivating. I arranged the hymn Choose the Right to inspire confidence in what D&C 21:4-6 promises—that the Heavens Will Shake for your good when you obey the commandments. I think you’ll feel that power when you hear this arrangement.

Purchasing Options

Order CD [$14.95]

Download CD [MP3s] [$9.95]

Order Songbook [$17.95]

Download Songbook [PDF] [$15.95]

  • To Satisfy the Law (Jesus, Once of Humble Birth/I Stand All Amazed/How Great Thou Art)
  • Parents (I Often Go Walking/O My Father)
  • A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief -the Soundtrack
  • The Least Shall Be the Greatest (With Humble Heart/Because I Have Been Given Much)
  • The Manner of Man (In Humility, Our Savior/More Holiness Give Me)
  • Praying More Earnestly (Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning/Did You Think to Pray?)
  • Thanksgiving (All Creatures of Our God and King/My Heavenly Father Loves Me/For the  Beauty of the Earth)
  • Heavens Will Shake (Choose the Right)
  • The Marvelous Light (Our Savior’s Love/I Feel My Savior’s Love)
  • The Savior’s Love (featuring John Canaan)

Notes from You

Jamie from South Carolina
“Wonderfully written, very poignant and beautiful variations of hymns and other music. You will be amazed at how peaceful this music makes you feel! All the pieces are beautifully written, and calming—but very poignant. Feelings are very powerful and real in this music.”