Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Monday, December 28, 2009


Listen and download the song, free, here.

The end of 2008 and all of 2009 were, in many ways, very difficult times for me, as they were for many of us.  The country was going through a deep recession, and I, personally, was going through a dark depression.

In the midst of it all, however, I could still see light.  I could still see my Heavenly Father's hand helping us through our trials.  There was still hope.  This song was the result of that trial.

Here's what the drummer, Jason, had to say about the tune:

"Ya know... Sitting here, after listening to Alleluia 20 times over, I'm so filled with the spirit thanks to your song. My eyes are actually filling with tears due to the wonderfully powerful lyrics and music you've created. Every time the chorus comes, after the huge sound of the verses, and simply says "Alleluia" over and over, I can't help but think of exactly what this song's meaning is: Alleluia! Christ has overcome the world! Alleluia, Christ is our savior! Alleluia!

"Seriously, Mark. Thank you. This song is simply beautiful, and although some people have criticized your arrangement, dare I say it's the arrangement which brings such power to the chorus... Such simple beauty of one guitar, and one voice cutting through all the noise, proclaiming with child-like fervor, "Alleluia, Alleluia"

"Thank you for bringing the spirit so powerfully to one guy, sitting in a mixing booth, shedding tears of joy through Jesus Christ. Alleluia."


To me, it's nice when I create something, and someone else "gets it" so completely.  Thanks, Jason!


By Mark Hansen

It feels like you're taking the hits one by one
You search for a plan and you're sure there is none
And your hope dries like water in the afternoon sun
You look and you ask, "God, what have you done"
But somehow it all works out right, just like He knew ya

Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia

The world is just full of bullies and fools
Who break into your life and scatter your jewels
They're selfish and hateful, they're angry and cruel
You want to strike back, cause revenge is the rule
But still you pray for them in spite of all that they've done to ya

Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia

After all you've been through
You feel like you've just had it rough
After all that you've done
It still feels like it isn't enough
But then, life should be all about joy, you know that
Or do you?

The more that you try the more you feel less
Like all that you've made of your life is a mess
When you look back you're just left with a guess
Was it all worth it, if you made the test
And you'll stand before Him and you'll feel His love flowing through ya

Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia

Drums: Jason Jones
Harmony Vocals: Amanda Burri,
Laura Berg

Come back often to hear about new songs and shows. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including his Dutch Oven blog: Mark's Black Pot and his LDS pop culture blog: MoBoy blog.

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