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Play “A Grandmother’s Legacy”

My grandma taught me a lot! Not in a classroom, but sitting beside me while I practiced my piano lesson. Or looking through a magnifying glass at the flowers from her garden. “Look what God made,” she would say. “Listen to what the music is saying!”

Now it’s my turn to show my grandchildren the wonder of God through songs that have been favorites of my grandparents, my parents, and now me. They are songs that help me keep my perspective on life, my focus on our real home, and my gaze on Jesus.

This is for you, Grandma. For you, Mom and Dad. For you, my friends and family who still love the old songs. And especially for you, grandchildren (Kandace, Karlie, Kira, Kip, Keenan, Kaden, Joshua, Jessica, Gabrielle, Brooke & Brenna). This 70 year old grandma’s voice won’t sing much longer. It’s your turn to pass these old favorites on. Along with all the new music that you enjoy, may these songs have a special place in your hearts forever.

Grandma Donna (2009)

Song List & Lyrics (Disc 1)

Click each song title below for lyrics

         (Toplady/Hastings) | (Bennard)


         (Austin Miles)

         (Thomas Moore/Samuel Webbe)


         (Hart/Traditional American Melody)

         (Scriven/Converse, Kidder/Perkins, Walford/Bradbury)

         (Traditional, Unknown, Brumley)

         (W. L. Thompson)


         (Thomas A. Dorsey)


Song List (Piano Solos – Disc 2)

13. Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

14. I Need Thee Every Hour

15. It Is Well with My Soul

16. Jesus Loves Even Me
      (P. P. Bliss)

17. Jesus Loves Me Medley: Jesus Loves Me, Praise Him, Praise Him All You Little Children
      (William Bradbury, Anonymous)

18. O, How I Love Jesus
      (Early American Melody)

19. My Faith Looks Up to Thee

20. My Jesus, I Love Thee

21. No, Not One Medley: No, Not One, I’ve Found a Friend
      (George Hugg, Stebbins)

22. Nothing but the Blood Medley: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?
      (Robert Lowry, Hoffman)

23. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

24. Like a River Glorious


RECORDED AT: Scott Quillin Studio
PRODUCED BY: Donna Krieger and Scott Quillin
ENGINEERED BY: Scott Quillin

Looking Back

When I turned 70 I decided that I should try one last attempt at recording. This is my “last hurrah,” so to speak. I dedicated it to my 11 grandchildren, hoping that they would learn to treasure these old songs as I do. That may be a little too much to hope for, but at least they know what some of my favorites are and they can appreciate them from their own perspective. I’m doing what I can to preserve the traditional, giving these songs a little facelift in an effort to keep them alive for the next generations. This collection is two recordings in one – 12 vocal solos and 12 piano solos.