Mary Hiett

Mary HiettMary Hiett, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an awe-inspiring songwriter from Idaho Falls, Idaho. She currently resides in Etna, California, which is a small valley with a minute population. She has two CDs and some Christmas music recorded digitally.

She started writing music about four years ago at the age of 60.  She says, “When God gave me this music, I did not know what to do with it. I’m not from Utah where everything is accessible, but I do live in an age where my phone has been a great asset to me. I am at the mercy of not having the best of everything.” To record her music, she had to find her own recording technician, arranger, vocalist, and a place to record.

Trying to get her music out to the world has not been a cheap venture, but Mary presses forward fully realizing that the work and the good that she is doing is not about her or for her. Because of her love and devotion for the Lord Jesus Christ, Mary believes that she is on a mission and her errand for the Lord is to create music that is uplifting and inspiring.

Knowing about her music, Mary’s Stake Relief Society President asked her to write a song for the Relief Society’s 176th birthday celebration. She was able to compose the melody for the song in a day but found that writing the words was a little more challenging. The song, “Turn On Your Light,” is an anthem about women standing up and turning on their light. It is based on a talk given by Sister Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the October 2017 women’s conference. The talk was titled “Turn On Your Light.” The Lord sent Mary a college student named Melissa, whom she has known since Melissa was eight years of age in the primary, to sing the song. It would be Melissa’s first experience of recording a song.

Another inspiring song that Mary has written is titled “Ministering Angels.” She received inspiration for writing the song while watching and listening to the Prophet during the general conference speak about changes to the Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching programs.

Mary has at least eight projects sitting at her piano at the moment and more keep coming in. You can find more of Mary Hiett’s wonderful music on her YouTube channel. Her music is also available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

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