Music by Jeff H. Ulrich

May the music and lyrics of Jeff's life inspire you with senses of hope, peace, and joy. 


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FREE - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (1985, 2019)

This is inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich who was moved by an extraordinary experience to write this piece. In a place seemingly near to Heaven, he found true freedom.

HALLOWED - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2008, 2020)

Great meaning pours from between lines of the Lord's Prayer in this inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich.

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL - Music Arr. by Jeff H. Ulrich (2020)

This inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich is an instrumental arrangement of the old sacred hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul."

LIGHT OF TRANQUILITY - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2013)

The melody of this inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich was conceived as he asked God to comfort him through grieving. He then felt a sense of peace, and the word, “tranquility,” came to mind.

SPECIAL SOMEONE - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (1986, 2019, 2020)

This inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich is a loving dedication to his wife.

THE RIVER - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (1993, 2013)

Devotional of Isaiah 43:2 and John 7:38, this is inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich, 

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MAJESTY - Music Arr. by Jeff H. Ulrich (2019)

This inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich is his instrumental arrangement of Majesty by Jeff W. Hayford.

TAKES NOTHING MORE - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2002)

This inspirational music by Jeff H. Ulrich is his personal anthem of faith in the Lord who gives hope.

FREE - MUSIC BY JEFF H. ULRICH (1985, 2019)

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Lyrics

~ Verse 1 ~ 

Where have you been all of my life?

Were your around?

Could you have been found?

I waited to meet someone who would care 

Someone to remove the thorns that would tear


~ Verse 2 ~ 

A dungeon's where I lived all alone 

A very dark place that I called home 

Till the day when you came and opened the door made of memories 

Unpleasant memories 

You set me free  


~ Chorus ~ 

You took the time to remember 

You showed me how much you cared 

Now I can move forward 

My eyes gleaming upward 

I'm free  


~ Verse 3 ~ 

Now as I stand here a prisoner no more 

I can feel the touch of your soothing love 

I'll never return to darken the door that bound my life 

Now that it's behind 

I know that I am free  


~ Repeat Chorus ~  


~ Bridge ~ 

Yes, I'm free  

I know that I am free 

I am free


~ Chorus 2 ~ 

Lord, You know

I can say that   


I have been near Heaven 

I learned how to fly   

I once rode a rainbow  

And pushed the wind aside.  


You who turned a river 

You who calmed the sea   

I can move a mountain

Because You set me free


- Inspirational Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2019)

- Composed & Lyrics by Jeff H. Ulrich (1986)

Note: The above lyrics are unsung in this instrumental version but are included here to add meaning.

About

This is music inspired by an extraordinary experience, seemingly near to Heaven, where I found true freedom.


I wrote "Free" in 1985 at the age of nineteen.


Until 2019, I had not heard the entirety of this work as written. Thirty years passed since its conception before I revisited the sheet music to produce this recording with synthetic choir and sax to respectively suffice for the choir parts and my weak voice. Free is to me like Mr Holland's Opus.


During my "extraordinary experience," the music of Free played in my mind; and the lyrics came as supernaturally. Upon my return, I immediately wrote down the lyrics and, in less than thirty minutes, I had down the basic piano part. As the one witness to that unforgettable time could attest, only God could have made such a deep impression on me to bring about such transformation and inspiration. The whole of Free is a sincere expression of my heart of gratitude to God as well as to that witness who had unwittingly ushered me to a place of healing . . . like no other. I intend to include the full account of this miracle in my next book.


When I wrote Free, it was technically beyond me. Although I had aspired to compose music, I was years from writing and playing at such a level. Yet, placed upon my heart was this song to forever carry with me as a reminder of a beautiful “place of healing” where heavy burdens are miraculously lifted to make way for true hope. 


Over the years, I have occasionally flipped through the many pages of Free's manuscript in remembrance of a time when God once helped me to overcome a challenge that seemed insurmountable. Such a Lord and Savior is for all who desire the unshakable hope that gives power to the weak and strength to the weary (read Isaiah 40:28-31).


- Jeff H. Ulrich


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HALLOWED - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2008, 2020)

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Lyrics

~ Introduction ~

Father, In Heaven, Hallowed, be thy name.


~ Verse 1 ~

Jesus, I love you.

Yes Jesus, I always will.

When You were here, even though we aren’t worthy 

You took our place. For our sins You suffered.

… Forgave us no less, even though we denied You.


~ Verse 2 ~

Jesus, You gave Your life.

When darkness fell, You raised Your voice. The earth trembled.

So went the temple. Saints long unseen were seen in the city.

No watcher could doubt, God had sent You from glory.

He sent His most Holy.


~ Chorus ~

I want to praise You.

I give You thanks for Your grace.

I ask what I can do for You O Lord

And my brother.

Thy will be done I pray.


~ Verse 3 ~

Father, I love You.

O Father, I always will.

All of my days, You’ve walked beside me.

Extending Your hand whenever I stumbled.

You loved me no less, even when I denied You.


~ Verse 4 ~

Father, You give me life .

With every breath, I want to sing Hallelujah!

Hallelujah, You give me peace in place of my sorrows.

When I come to You, I can rest in Your glory.

I can rest in Your glory.


{Repeat Chorus}


~ Ending ~

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in Earth, as it is, In Heaven.


- Inspirational Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2020)

- Composed & Lyrics by Jeff H. Ulrich (2008)

Note: The above lyrics are unsung in this instrumental version but are included here to add meaning.

About

In 2008, an outpouring of great meaning came to me from between the lines of the Lord's prayer. 


I had opened my Bible to the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) in review of the manner in which Christ taught us to pray. I then poured my heart out to God whose strength and guidance I desperately needed in support of my family.


After those private moments of devotion, I felt at peace. So, I went further to reflect on Christ's sacrifice as well as on the mercies and blessings that the Lord had granted me in years past.


At that point, the words that became the lyrics to this song, titled "Hallowed" ("sacred" by definition), quickly came to me. They flowed from my heart as fast as I could write them, and their melody accompanied them. Immediately thereafter, I first sang this song as I played my acoustic guitar.


In the weeks that followed, I often replayed this song of my earnest prayer. My daughter, who was six-years-old at the time, apparently listened. On her own initiative and to my delight, she one day joined me.


With heartfelt enthusiasm, my daughter sang the entire song and by memory. She was nonetheless struggling with something and in need of "peace" and "rest" of the Father to whom verse four refers. Although she was very young, she seemed to embrace that message; and I, as her earthly father, have since held dear this song as one once given to encourage her with the assuring hope of the everlasting comforter -- hallowed be His name.


The Lord is indeed worthy of my and my daughter's praise and worship. Over the years, He has been attentive and expressive to us in such timely mysterious ways. I shudder at the thought of where my daughter would now be if God had not been so faithful. 


To God be the glory for my daughter's overall well-being in this year of 2020 when she is to graduate from high school and celebrate her 18th birthday. Neither of us should ever deny that, on our journey to this day, He lovingly walked with us and extended His hand whenever we stumbled. He has shown His nature to be true to the character of the One to whom this song lyrically prays. This song now fully orchestrated and recorded is to memorialize this milestone of hindsight to which my daughter can look back while in communion with the Lord for renewal of strength to endure future adversities. May its meaning and sound also revive your spirit to persevere with God who would not forsake you.


- Jeff H. Ulrich


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IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL - Music Ar. by Jeff H. Ulrich (2020)

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Lyrics & Credits

~ Original Lyrics ~

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know *a
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

~ Refrain ~

It is well, (it is well),
With my soul, (with my soul)
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life,
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
But Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul.
And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
A song in the night, oh my soul! *b

*a "know" (at the end of the third line) was changed to "say".
*b "A song in the night, oh my soul" (last line) was changed to "Even so, it is well with my soul".


- Inspirational Music Arrangement by Jeff H. Ulrich (2020)

- Originally penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and was composed by Philip Bliss (1876) 

 Note: The above lyrics are unsung in this instrumental version but are included here to add meaning. 

About

The sacred hymn, "It Is Well with My Soul," with the recording of my own instrumental arrangement. This old hymn is very special to me and my family. 


According to Wikipedia, this hymn was originally penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and was composed by Philip Bliss. First published in Gospel Songs No. 2 by Ira Sankey and Bliss (1876), it is possibly the most influential and enduring in the Bliss repertoire and is often taken as a choral model, appearing in hymnals of a wide variety of Christian fellowships.


The hymn was written after traumatic events in Spafford's life. The first was the death of his son at the age of two and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer and had invested significantly in property in the area of Chicago that was extensively damaged by the great fire). His business interests were further hit by the economic downturn of 1873, at which time he had planned to travel to Europe with his family on the SS Ville du Havre. In a late change of plan, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire. While crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the ship sank rapidly after a collision with a sea vessel, the Loch Earn, and all four of Spafford's daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, "Saved alone …". Shortly afterwards, as Spafford traveled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died. Bliss called his tune Ville du Havre, from the name of the stricken vessel.


The Spaffords later had three more children. On February 11, 1880, their son, Horatio Goertner Spafford, died at the age of four, of scarlet fever. Their Presbyterian church regarded their tragedy as divine punishment. In response, the Spaffords formed their own Messianic sect, dubbed "the Overcomers" by American press. Their daughters were Bertha Hedges Spafford (born March 24, 1878) and Grace Spafford (born January 18, 1881). In 1881, the Spaffords, including baby Bertha and newborn Grace, set sail for Ottoman-Turkish Palestine. The Spaffords settled in Jerusalem and helped found a group called the American Colony. Colony members, later joined by Swedish Christians, engaged in philanthropic work among the people of Jerusalem regardless of their religious affiliation and without proselytizing motives—thereby gaining the trust of the local Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. During and immediately after World War I, the American Colony played a critical role in supporting these communities through the great suffering and deprivations by running soup kitchens, hospitals, orphanages and other charitable ventures. The colony later became the subject of Jerusalem by the Nobel prize-winning author, Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf.


- Jeff H. Ulrich


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LIGHT OF TRANQUILITY - MUSIC BY JEFF H. ULRICH (2013)

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Prayer

O, God, Your promise of Heaven is like the Sun at dawn but faithful to not leave us in the bleak shadow of life’s horizon. I would be lost and cold in darkness without the fire of your covenant to light my way and keep me warm. I find solace in my thoughts of Jesus who has called each of us to join Him in paradise. I long for the day when my Savior shall greet and embrace me with my departed loved ones who desired You and Your Kingdom above all. Serene comfort shall truly be ours once You forever wipe away all tears as angels rejoice in their dialect of divine song. Until then, I shall persevere in this world apart from such everlasting tranquility.


Although I am sometimes uncertain and weary, unspeakable peace and joy are nonetheless mine with Your Holy Spirit as my faithful guide and with You as my omnipotent source of strength. At times when my heart was broken and my spirit was crushed, You soothed me with sweet melodies of Your attentive love. I therefore trust You, Lord, to uphold me with Your righteous hand through my journey to life eternal. Amen.


- Prayer & Inspirational Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2013)

Note: The above prayer is unspoken in this instrumental version but is included here to add meaning.

About

I conceived the melody of this song as I asked God to comfort me through grieving. I then felt a sense of peace, and the word, “tranquility,” came to mind. Later, I shared the melody with my daughter who, at the time, was twelve years of age. She said with delight, “It sounds like Jesus!” 


The connection between “Jesus” and “tranquility” became my inspiration to complete this song now titled, Light of Tranquility, but also titled, Jesus My Tranquility. The word, “Light,” of the main title is my reference to God’s promise of Heaven. Both titles reflect my interpretation of the simple melody that I heard as I prayed to God to touch my soul with His perfect peace.


To me, this song with its inspired melody has since been like the distant voice of a loving father who, at night, beckons his children toward the safety of his home. Resonate has been the calling of my caring Heavenly Father whose refuge of paradise is prepared for those who pay heed to His voice and who look to Him for hope. His eyes are attentive to our tears when they fall, and He shall one day forever wipe them from our eyes if we persevere in Him. At the light of that promise of Heaven, my heart is consoled. And I shall rejoice on the day when “…there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain.” (see Revelation 21:4 NASB)


- Jeff H. Ulrich


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SPECIAL SOMEONE - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (1986, 2019, 2020

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Lyrics

My love, with you my heart’s beating.
You are the air of new meaning I’m breathing.
Kindled within me, a flame of great hope,
Fire that you sparked in my soul.


God knows how much that I love you.
We are so close. I feel joy when I’m near you.
Sometimes it seems we are sharing one heart,
Even when we are apart.


You are the reason I’m singing.
I often dream of you when I am sleeping.
My heart is speaking while my spirit rests.
Since you came, I have been blessed.


I take your hand as we’re walking,
Living and loving each moment we’re talking.
I am so thankful for this time now come.
You are my special someone.


- Inspirational Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2020)

- Lyrics by Jeff H. Ulrich (2019)

- Composed by Jeff H. Ulrich (1986)

Note: The above lyrics are unsung in this instrumental version but are included here to add meaning.

About

I wrote and recorded this song in dedication to my beloved wife. She is my special someone, and I adore her.


I would not have come this far in life without special people with whom God blessed me. My wife is a such an answered prayer, for she indeed is the godsend who came into my life at the right time. Before we met, I had been disheartened by a great loss and was grieving. She came alongside of me and shared her love of faith. In time with her, I found new meaning. Because of the light of her love for me, I found my way and moved forward. We now belong as one to the Lord whose hope brought us together and from whom all blessings flow.


Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.- Mark 10:9 (NKJV)


- Jeff H. Ulrich


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THE RIVER - MUSIC BY JEFF H. ULRICH (1993, 2013)

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Lyrics

The lyrics for the lead and backup vocals (in parenthesis) are as follows: 


~ Verse 1 ~

The river, it flows.

It carries my soul

To the sea of my Lord. 

Forever, I go. 

I'm drifting toward home. 


I will not lose my way

If I travel by light of day.


~ Chorus 1 ~

His Spirit's in motion.

It leads me.

My spirit's devoted

To Jesus.


~ Bridge ~

Now through the river, I'll go ... 

(The river it flows. It carries my soul.)

To the sea of my Lord.

(Forever I go.  I'm drifting toward home.)


~ Verse 2 ~

The river it flows.

It carries your soul, 

To the sea of our Lord.

The right way to go

Is what you must know.


You will not lose your way,

If you open your heart and pray.


~ Chorus 2 ~

Call out for His Spirit.

Say, "Lead me, Lord."

Offer your spirit,

To Jesus.  


~ Bridge 2 ~ 

Get on that river. Get on the river that flows ...

(The river it flows. It carries your soul)

To the sea of our Lord.

(The right way to go is what you must know)


Spoken: His Spirit will tell you the way. Pray & listen!

 

- Lyrics & Inspirational Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (1993, 2013)

Note: The above lyrics are unsung in this instrumental version but are included here to add meaning.

About

This is music of Isaiah 43:2 and John 7:38 – inspirations for my life to steadily flow to the eternal sea whereby I would abide in the house of my Lord and Savior. 


When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; … – Isaiah 43:2 (ESV)  


Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ - John 7:38 (ESV)
 

- Jeff H. Ulrich


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MAJESTY - Music Ar. by Jeff H. Ulrich (2019)

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Lyrics & Credits

Majesty 

Worship His majesty 

Unto Jesus be all glory, 

Honor and praise  


Majesty 

Kingdom authority 

Flow from His throne 

Unto His own 

His anthem raise  


So exalt, lift up on high 

The name of Jesus 

Magnify, come glorify 

Christ Jesus the King  


Majesty 

Worship His majesty 

Jesus who died, now glorified 

King of all kings 


- Inspirational Music Arrangement by Jeff H. Ulrich (2020) In Loving Memory of Harry  

- Original Author: Jack Hayford (1978) 

 Note: The above lyrics are unsung in this instrumental version but are included here to add meaning.  


*NOTICE: I contacted the copyright holder and received permission to release my arrangement of “Majesty” in this video for them to ad monetize.  If you would like to reproduce and circulate this video and / or its music, please contact the gracious copyright holder, Capitol CMG Publishing, so that they would have the opportunity to receive their due credit and worth for your use of their sacred title; and please include my name and dedication to Harry in credits for this specific arrangement and recording.

About

This is my instrumental arrangement of “Majesty,” by Jack W. Hayford (1978).


I recorded this #sacredmusic with a whole new sound in loving memory of Harry who gracefully suffered and passed from ALS. Worship His majesty!  


Harry is my wife’s late father.  His account is in chapter eleven of my book, “The Hope in Personal Apocalypse.


I hereby dedicate this special arrangement to my widowed mother-in-law, Carol, as well as my precious wife and her younger sister who all look forward to reuniting one day in Heaven with the one whom they now hold dear in spirit. 


"Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary." - Psalm 96:6 (NASB)
 

- Jeff H. Ulrich


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TAKES NOTHING MORE - Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2002)

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Lyrics & Credits

~ Chorus 1 ~


So patiently

Revealed to me 

Was Your love.

What once I could not see

Is now obvious to me.  

Your mercy's great.

…Your loving grace…

You save me.  

I am before You on my knees.  

I give You all of me  


~ Chorus 2 ~


Takes nothing more.

It takes no more 

Than You, Lord, 

To bring me to my feet

To make my life complete.

When I feel lost, 

When I am bound,

You're with me

To guide my way through the night.

O Lord, I'm so glad You're in my life. 


~ Bridge ~


My days of doubting are over.

I firmly stand on the water.

Lord, I can see You.  

I will constantly seek You as I walk alone on the ocean to be with You.

I want to be with You, O Lord.


(Repeat Chorus 2)


 - Lyrics & Inspirational Music by Jeff H. Ulrich (2002) 

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About

This is my personal anthem of faith in the Lord who gives hope.


Share this Isaiah 41:10 reassurance with a loved one: With God, they need not fear; for He does great things out of love for those who reach for His righteous hand. 


"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10 (NASB) 


In 2002, I was inspired in a prayerful time of devotion to write this song. I had just emerged from the shadow of the nethermost valley in my life.  Although I had lost much, I could not have denied that I had come through that dark place due to the aid of God’s unseen hand who, as I believed in Him all the more He, had carried me. I would not have otherwise been long for this world. I wrote about that trial in chapter nine of my book,  “The Hope in Personal Apocalypse.


I rather produce my music as instrumentals, because I am not a vocalist. But I recorded my voice for this recording. Although my sound is imperfect, I am unashamed of my meaning. If God could only hear me sing once, I would choose this song because of its message. I would want Him to hear from my own lips that "it takes no more than" Him "to make my life complete."


- Jeff H. Ulrich


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