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Randy Rubio

Clarendon Hills, IL [Christian, Gospel]

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  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. I Am a Child of God
  3. I Believe in Christ
  4. Love at Home
  5. Sweet Hour of Prayer
Hymns sung by: Renee Carmine

Keyboard Arrangements by: Randy F. Rubio


My interest in playing the piano began when I entered college. I was too old and it was too late. Worst, we could not afford to pay for lessons let alone afford to buy a piano so the process was long and difficult. However, I persevered. I taught myself how to play it and practiced wherever I can.

Through the years, what I did not learn through formal music lessons I compensated with my love for the instrument. Soon after, I attempted to write a few songs and was sometimes fortunate to create melodies that people liked. I always knew they were God’s incentive to help me pursue my quest for inspiring music not by any means created from my own ability. It has always been my desire to express my favorite hymns in contemporary musical genres. I wanted to arrange them in a way that would appeal to a younger generation of kids from eight to ninety-two.

God does truly work in mysterious ways. He granted my desire for a musical gift at a most unexpected time. When we were faced with losing almost everything that money could buy, the Lord preserved everything for us more precious than riches. During this time of great adversity, I received through God’s grace, what has always eluded me for years, sudden bursts of musical inspiration in only a few days. At one point, I created new melodies for sixteen hymns in three days, a feat I can only attribute as God's gift for someone so undeserving as I am.

On this page, we showcase hymns that I have rearranged to contemporary melodies and style. My daughter, Renee Carmine, sang the hymns. We have tried our best to keep the hymns in good taste especially the ones that pertain to the Savior.

Hymn Titles:

How Great Thou Art
Text: Stuart K. Hine, 1899

I Am a Child of God
Text: Naomi W. Randall, 1908

I Believe in Christ
Text: Bruce R. McKonkie, 1985

Love at Home
Text: John Hugh McNaughton, 1891

Sweet Hour of Prayer
Text: William W. Walford, 1850

These are not perfect creations especially because I am not a trained musician. The only rule I follow is that "if it sounds good, it must be right." We could further tweak the recording and remove the minor errors (some notes going flat, for example, or some perceptible hiss) but due to limited funds from generous donors, these were recorded on "one-take basis only" which is a tribute to my daughter's talent. With a trained musician and a larger budget, these rearrangements will sound even more beautiful. We are looking for a publisher who might see a potential for this music and take a risk on us.

Please come back and visit again. We have more hymns that we will post here from time to time. We would also appreciate if you can leave your comments.
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The man from the other side
{ 09-26-2007 18:45 }
Keep on doing what your doing Bro keith murray 10
kirk1luv says:
{ 09-21-2007 23:42 }
this is just one eg. that it's not by might nor power but by HIS spirit.
{ 09-18-2007 11:46 }
You are a Great and Powerfull Person and my contrabution is a five because you deserved the best. Great sounds overflowing from your blessed soul. God Bless You.
I am a daughter of God
{ 09-18-2007 00:56 }
Dear President, What an excellent performance! you and your daughter, your whole family have always been an instrument to inspired so many souls like me. thanks for sharing your beautiful music. I cant help but shed a tears of joy and of strength
Jimmy Cempron
{ 09-16-2007 16:12 }
Randy!Just dropping by to listen again & to be touched by your inspirational music!You can really play keys!BTW,if you need some guitar tracks,just let me know w/o any charge!Mabuhay ang Pinoy!PEACE...jim
Southern Girl!
{ 09-14-2007 11:03 }
very nice! A 5 from me!
{ 09-14-2007 09:02 }
Rubio, With That Piano Sound, Broadway Or God's Way Will Take You To Higher Places.! Great Sound!..5
INK says:
{ 09-13-2007 15:25 }
beautiful all the way around thank you and God bless wish i could give you more than 5 come check me out
FHG Music
FHG Music says:
{ 09-12-2007 00:35 }
I really enjoy your music. It's not my cup of tea from a stylistic point of view, but your arrangements and your daughter's voice really are awesome.
jairez says:
{ 09-11-2007 00:24 }
Randy, your music is great. It touched my hearts. I will share this to everyone. You and your family are indeed gifted by the Lord. Thank you very much for showing to the people the beautiful things the Lord has created through music. Congratulations!
Jimmy Cempron
{ 09-07-2007 02:30 }
Randy!All are touched by man, lost its perfection,& not because ur not a trained musician!If you touches people's heart thru your inspirational music,you've made it perfect!Thanks for sharing your talent & regards to your wonderful family!PEACE...jim