Below is the result of a collaboration with my wife. I wrote the music (Hymn #3) and she supplied lyrics based on passages from the Gospel of Luke and the Doctrine and Covenants:
The melody and harmonization of the final phrase was modified to help emphasize the word “rejoice”–a subtle, but effective change.
This is exactly the kind of collaboration I’ve been seeking and welcome anyone to use my harmonizations for inspiration in writing hymn texts. Enjoy!