We had the privilege of working with Chris Janz and his music, and we were at a loss for words when we heard of his passing. We continue to pray for his family and friends through this time. I know his music touched many of us and we can remember him through the many contributions to the world of music that he leaves behind. Probably better stated, here is a notification as posted on facebook:
On Wednesday 14th December 2016 Chris quietly slipped away from us forever – a son, a brother, a father, a friend. An immensely talented creator and lover of music. A man whose greatest joy was his wonderful daughters of whom he was so very proud.
We are so very sorry to have lost you Chris. We take comfort in the knowledge that your valiant heart of gold is finally at peace.
Chris wrote the song below for his grandmother’s funeral and we found it among his papers. We offer your words back to you Chris, with our love.
You have been so strong, but now it’s time to sleep.
The wait has seemed so long, but now it’s finally time to dream,
now you’re finally free.
And you’re on your way at last,
into the open arms waiting,
And you’re on your way to dance, into divine never fading,
May you fly swift on the wings of grace tonight.
Lay down this last breath, the final gift to you is giving,
Not to fear is death, only just a new beginning.
Heaven lift your heart to singing
Now the dawn is breaking through,
A new day shining down on you.
A private family service will be held for Chris in the coming days.
A Go Fund Me Page has been set up in his memory for his daughters’ education.