Sara Lyn Baril
Sara Lyn Baril is the writer/producer of her album "Thy Healing Hands." Sara and her husband, Mark, both grew up in southern Alberta, Canada. They have five young children and are raising their family in Raymond, Alberta. Sara began playing piano and composing songs at the age of 6, and by 16 she was adding lyrics to her songs. She has written songs to entertain her friends and her 7 younger siblings. Many of her songs pertain to church auxiliary themes and Gospel subjects from church conferences. Her favorite songs are about the Savior.
Sara is the writer/producer of her album "Thy Healing Hands." Sara’s gifts of composing were displayed as early as six years old in her piano lessons. She always played by ear, and at 16 she began to add lyrics and to some of her compositions which were subsequently performed by talented friends and family who sang while she accompanied at the piano with only a sheet of typed lyrics. She has always been poetically inclined and would often make up little songs to entertain her friends and her seven younger siblings. Any spare time she had was spent on the piano either at home, in the band room at school, or quietly in the chapel (while she was supposed to be practicing the organ to play for Sunday’s sacrament meeting). Once she was married, she began to score her songs into sheet music form.
Over the years Sara has been asked on many occasions to write for specific purposes. These songs have been performed at various church meetings, stake conferences, and firesides. She has written inspirational songs, choir numbers, children’s music, hymn arrangements and a few country and love songs, as well as 11 songs for a stake play, entitled “Finding My Way,” which was performed under her musical direction by the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan stake in 2003. She has also written music for a Christmas cantata, “Glorious Is His Name,” performed in Raymond (1999) and in Saskatoon (2004).
Many of her songs are based upon church annual auxiliary themes and topics pertinent to recent conference addresses. This music has been sung and loved by the young women, primary and relief society within the areas she has lived and served. Sara has found her musical styles expanding over the years and enjoys writing about many gospel topics, but writing sacred music about the Savior has always been her most fulfilling endeavor.
When her black binder of printed music began to burst at the seams and after encouragement from many people, Sara decided to begin publishing. The ball began to roll rather quickly and successful sheet music sales in Alberta LDS bookstores, on-line downloads, and debut CD, "Thy Healing Hands - Songs of Comfort and Peace" produced by Greg Hansen, are the result of that encouragement. She is now being requested to speak and use her music at firesides.
Sara and her husband, Mark, both grew up in southern Alberta, Canada. They have five young children and are raising their family in Raymond, Alberta.
In memory of the missionaries who died while serving Jesus Christ:
From "Thy Healing Hands"