LDS Hymns
by Various authors

1 The Morning Breaks

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: Isa. 60:1-3; 3 Ne. 16:7-20

The morning breaks, the shadows flee;
Lo, Zion's standard is unfurled!
The dawning of a brighter day,
The dawning of a brighter day
Majestic rises on the world.

The clouds of error disappear
Before the rays of truth divine;
The glory bursting from afar,
The glory bursting from afar
Wide o'er the nations soon will shine.

The Gentile fulness now comes in,
And Israel's blessings are at hand.
Lo, Judah's remnant, cleansed from sin,
Lo, Judah's remnant, cleansed from sin,
Shall in their promised Canaan stand.

Jehovah speaks! Let earth give ear,
And Gentile nations turn and live.
His mighty arm is making bare,
His mighty arm is making bare
His covenant people to receive.

Angels from heav'n and truth from earth
Have met, and both have record borne;
Thus Zion's light is bursting forth,
Thus Zion's light is bursting forth
To bring her ransomed children home.

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2 The Spirit of God

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: D&C 109:79-80; D&C 110

The spirit of God like a fire is burning!
The latter-day glory begins to come forth;
The visions and blessings of old are returning,
And angels are coming to visit the earth.

We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven,
Hosanna, hosanna to God and the lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Hence forth and forever, Amen and amen!

The Lord is extending the Saint's understanding,
Restoring their judges and all as at first.
The knowledge and power of God are expanding;
The veil o'er the earth is beginning to burst.

We'll call in our solemn assemblies in spirit,
To spread forth the kingdom of heaven a broad,
That we through our faith may begin to inherit
The visions and blessings and glories of God.

How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion
Shall lie down together without any ire,
And Ephraim be crowned with his blessing in Zion,
As Jesus descends with his chariot of fire!

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3 Now Let Us Rejoice

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: Moses 7:61-67; Tenth Article of Faith

Now let us rejoice in the day of salvation.
No longer as strangers on earth need we roam.
Good tidings are sounding to us and each nation
And shortly the hour of redemption will come,

When all that was promised the Saints will be given,
And none will molest them from morn until ev'n,
And earth will appear as the Garden of Eden,
And Jesus will say to all Israel, "Come home."

We'll love one another and never dissemble,
But cease to do evil and ever be one.
And when the ungodly are fearing and tremble,
We'll watch for the day when the Savior will come,

In faith we'll rely on the arm of Jehovah
To guide through these last days of trouble and gloom,
And after the scourges and harvest are over,
We'll rise with the just when the Savior doth come.

Then all that was promised the Saints will be given,
And they will be crowned with the angels of heav'n,
And earth will appear as the Garden of Eden,
And Christ and his people will ever be one.

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4 Truth Eternal

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: John 8:32; D&C 50:24-25

Truth eternal, truth divine,
In thine ancient fulness shine!
Burst the fetters of the mind
From the millions of mankind!

Truth again restored to earth,
Opened with a prophet's birth.
Priests of heaven's royal line
Bear the keys of truth divine!

Truth shall triumph as the light
Chases far a misty night.
Endless ages own its sway,
Clad in everlasting day.

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5 High on the Mountain Top

Text: Joel H. Johnson
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Isa. 2:2-3; Isa. 5:26

High on the mountain top
A banner is unfurled.
Ye nations now look up;
It waves to all the world.
In Deseret's sweet, peaceful land,
On Zion's mount behold it stand!

For God remembers still
His promise made of old
That he on Zion's hill
Truth's standard would unfold!
Her light should there attract the gaze
Of all the world in latter days.

His house shall there be reared,
His glory to display,
And people shall be heard
In distant lands to say:
We'll now go up and serve the Lord,
Obey his truth and learn his word.

For there we shall be taught
The law that will go forth,
With truth and wisdom fraught,
To govern all the earth.
Forever there his ways we'll tread,
And save ourselves with all our dead.

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6 Redeemer of Israel

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Freeman Lewis
Scriptures: Ex. 13:21-22; 1 Ne. 22:12

Redeemer of Israel, our only delight,
On whom for a blessing we call,
Our shadow by day and our pillar by night,
Our King, our deliv'rer, our all!

We know he is coming to gather his sheep
And lead them to Zion in love,
For why in the valley of death should they weep
Or in the lone wilderness rove?

How long we have wandered as strangers in sin,
And cried in the desert for thee!
Our foes have rejoiced when our sorrows they've seen,
But Israel will shortly be free.

As children of Zion, good tidings for us.
The tokens already appear.
Fear not, and be just, for the kingdom is ours.
The hour of redemption is near.

Restore, my dear Savior, the light of thy face;
Thy soul-cheering comfort impart;
And let the sweet longing for thy holy place
Bring hope to my desolate heart.

He looks! and ten thousands of angels rejoice,
And myriads wait for his word;
He speaks! and eternity, filled with his voice,
Re-echoes the praise of the Lord.

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7 Israel, Israel, God Is Calling

Text: Richard Smyth
Music: Charles C. Converse
Scriptures: D&C 133:7-16

Israel, Israel, God is calling,
Calling thee from lands of woe.
Babylon the great is falling;
God shall all her tow'rs o'er throw.
Come to Zion, come to Zion
Ere his floods of anger flow.
Come to Zion, come to Zion!
Zion's walls shall ring with praise.

Israel, Israel, God is speaking.
Hear your great Deliv'rer's voice!
Now a glorious morn is breaking
For the people of his choice.
Come to Zion, come to Zion,
And within her walls rejoice.
Come to Zion, come to Zion!
Zion's walls shall ring with praise.

Israel, angels are descending
From celestial worlds on high,
And to man their pow'r extending,
That the Saints may homeward fly.
Come to Zion, come to Zion,
For your coming Lord is nigh.
Come to Zion, come to Zion,
For your coming Lord is nigh.

Israel! Israel! Canst thou linger
Still in error's gloomy ways?
Mark how judgement's pointing finger
Justifies no vain delays.
Come to Zion, come to Zion!
Zion's walls shall ring with praise.
Come to Zion, come to Zion!
Zion's walls shall ring with praise.

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8 Awake and Arise

Text: Theodore E. Curtis
Music: Carolee Curtis Green
Scriptures: D&C 133:7-10; D&C 43:17-20

Awake and arise, O ye slumbering nations!
The heavens have opened their portals again
The last and the greatest of all dispensations
Has burst like a dawn o'er the children of men!

The dream of the poet, the crown of the ages,
The time which the prophets of Israel foretold,
That glorious day only dreamed by the sages
Is yours, O ye slumbering nations, behold!

Oh, lift up your voices in song and in story.
Let banners of peace in all lands be unfurled,
For truth, heaven born, in its beauty and glory
Is marching triumphantly over the world.

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9 Come Rejoice

Text: Tracy Y. Cannon
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: D&C 29:4; D&C 128:19-21

Come, rejoice, the King of glory
Speaks to earth again.
Gladsome words ring out from heaven,
Joyous, wondrous strain..
Truth bursts forth in radiant light,
Showing all the path of right.
Shout hosanna to his name;
One and all his might proclaim.

Angels, messengers from heaven,
Come to earth once more;
Bring to men the glorious gospel;
Priceless truths restore.
Let all hear who live today!
This is life, the truth, the way.
Shout hosanna to his name;
One and all his might proclaim.

Great, oh, great is Christ our Savior.
None can stay his hand.
Now he brings to us salvation,
Cheering ev'ry land.
Sing, rejoice, the King of love
Speaks to earth from heav'n above.
Shout hosanna to his name;
One and all his might proclaim.

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10 Come, Sing to the Lord

Text: Gerit de Jong, Jr.
Music: Gerit de Jong, Jr.
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 3:5-7; 1 Chr. 16:8-10

Come, sing to the Lord, his name to praise.
He in these latter days did raise
A prophet to his name,
The blessed gospel to restore.
Come sing to the Lord, his name adore!

The prophets of old beheld this day,
Its glory told in wondrous lay.
They saw our prophet dear,
Who times of fulness ushered in.
Come, sing to the Lord, his praises ring!

The keys of the priesthood of our Lord
To us in fulness are restored,
Their blessings to bestow,
And pow'rs divine are manifest.
Come, sing to the Lord, his name be blessed!

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11 What Was Witnessed in the Heavens?

Text: John S. Davis
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Rev. 14:6; D&C 138:28-34

What was witnessed in the heavens?
Why, an angel earthward bound.
Had he something with him bringing?
Yes, the gospel, joyful sound!
It was to be preached in power
On the earth, the angel said,
To all men, all tongues and nations
That upon its face are spread.

Had we not before the gospel?
Yes, it came of old to men.
Then what is this latter gospel?
'Tis the first one come again.
This was preached by Paul and Peter
And by Jesus Christ the Head.
This we latter Saints are preaching;
We their footsteps wish to tread.

Where so long has been the gospel?
Did it pass from earth away?
Yes, 'twas taken back to heaven
Till should dawn a brighter day.
What became of those departed,
Knowing not the gospel plan?
In the spirit world they'll hear it;
God is just to ev'ry man.

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12 'Twas Witnessed in the Morning Sky

Text: G. William Richards
Music: H. Walford Davies
Scriptures: D&C 128:20-21
JS-H 1:30-34, 68-72

'Twas witnessed in the morning sky:
An angel earthward bound.
This messenger proclaimed anew
The gospel's joyful sound.
In pow'r it would be preached on earth
By men of God ordained;
All men, all tongues, all nations
Would accept and praise his name.

In ancient days, the gospel plan
Was giv'n of God to men;
In latter days, the gospel is
Restored to earth again.
By holy prophets long proclaimed,
By Saints and seers adored,
It speaks the everlasting truths
Of Jesus Christ, the Lord.

Apostles of a former day
To modern prophets came;
They brought the priesthood of our Lord
To bless the earth again.
The pow'rs of heav'n are opened wide
To men of God below;
The knowledge, gifts, and keys are ours,
All blessings to bestow.

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13 An Angel from on High

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: John E. Tullidge
Scriptures: D&C 128:20
JS-H 1:30-34

An angel from on high
The long, long silence broke;
Descending from the sky,
These gracious words he spoke:
Lo! in Cumorah's lonely hill
A sacred record lies concealed.
Lo! in Cumorah's lonely hill
A sacred record lies concealed.

Sealed by Moroni's hand,
It has for ages lain
To wait the Lord's command,
From dust to speak again.
It shall again to light come forth
To usher in Christ's reign on earth.
It shall again to light come forth
To usher in Christ's reign on earth.

It speaks of Joseph's seed
And makes the remnant known
Of nations long since dead,
Who once had dwelt alone.
The fulness of the gospel, too,
Its pages will reveal to view.
The fulness of the gospel, too,
Its pages will reveal to view.

The time is now fulfilled,
The long-expected day;
Let earth obedience yield
And darkness flee away.
Remove the seals; be wide unfurled
Its light and glory to the world.
Remove the seals; be wide unfurled
Its light and glory to the world.

Lo! Israel filled with joy
Shall now be gathered home,
Their wealth and means employ
To build Jerusalem,
While Zion shall arise and shine
And fill the earth with truth divine,
While Zion shall arise and shine
And fill the earth with truth divine.

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14 Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Bring

Text: Mary Ann Morton
Music: Alfred M. Durham
Scriptures: Ps. 119:165; Ps. 119:97-104

Sweet is the peace the gospel brings
To seeking minds and true.
With light refulgent on its wings
It clears the human view.

Its laws and precepts are divine
And show a Father's care.
Transcendent love and mercy shine
In each injuntion there.

Faithless tradition flees its pow'r,
And unbelief gives way.
The gloomy clouds, which used to low'r,
Submit to reason's sway.

May we who know the sacred Name
From every sin depart.
Then will the Spirit's constant flame
Preserve us pure in heart.

Ere long the tempter's power will cease,
And sin no more annoy,
No wrangling sects disturb our peace,
Or mar our heartfelt joy.

That which we have in part received
Will be in part no more,
For he in whom we all believe
To us will all restore.

In patience, then, let us possess
Our souls till he appear.
On to our mark of calling press;
Redemption draweth near.

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15 I Saw a Mighty Angel Fly

Text: Anon.
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Scriptures: Rev. 14:6-7; D&C 133:36-39, 52-53

I saw a mighty angel fly;
To earth he bent his way,
A message bearing from on high
To cheer the sons of day.
Truth is the message which he bears,
The gospel's joyful sound,
To calm our doubts, to chase our fears,
And make our joys abound.

He cries, and with a mighty voice;
Ye nations lend an ear,
And isles and continents rejoice:
The great redeemer's near!
He cries; let ev'ry ear attend,
And thrones and empires all!
Fear God, and make the Lord your friend,
The king, the Lord of all!

Fear God who made the water pure,
The heavens, sea, and land.
His judgement will be swift and sure;
The day is nigh at hand.
Then, all ye people, worship God;
Give glory to his name!
To spread these tidings far abroad
The holy angel came.

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16 What Glorious Scenes Mine Eyes Behold

Text: Anon,
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: D&C 27:5; D&C 133:36-38

What glorious scenes mine eyes behold!
What wonders burst upon my view!
When Ephraim's records I unfold,
And all things appear divinely new.
All things appear divinely new.

Good news to earth have angels born,
Which fills our souls with joy and peace.
Good tidings comfort those who mourn
And bring the captive full release,
And bring the captive full release.

The scattered sheep, who once were sold
In darkness o'er the mountains far,
Shall now return unto their fold
And there their waiting hearts prepare,
And there their waiting hearts prepare.

Now Israel, long oppressed and grieved
In ev'ry land, in ev'ry clime,
Shall hear the word of God to live;
This is the time, the chosen time.
This is the time, the chosen time.

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17 Awake, Ye Saints of God, Awake

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Rom. 13:11-14; D&C 38:27

Awake, ye Saints of God, awake!
Call on the Lord in mighty prayer
That he will Zion's bondage break
And bring to naught the tempter's snare,
And bring to naught the tempter's snare.

Tho Zion's foes have counseled deep,
Although they bind with fetters strong,
The God of Jacob does not sleep;
His vengeance will not slumber long;
His vengeance will not slumber long.

With constant faith and fervent prayer,
With deep humility of soul,
With steadfast mind and heart, prepare
To see th' eternal purpose roll,
To see th' eternal purpose roll.

Awake to righteousness; be one,
Or, saith the Lord, "Ye are not mine!"
Yea, like the Father and the Son,
Let all the Saints in union join.
Let all the Saints in union join.

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18 The Voice of God Again Is Heard

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens

The voice of God again is heard.
The silence has been broken.
The curse of darkness is withdrawn.
The Lord from heaven has spoken.
Rejoice ye living and ye dead!
Rejoice, for your salvation
Begins anew this happy morn
Of final dispensation.

O messengers of truth, go forth;
Proclaim the gospel story.
Go forth the nations to prepare
To greet the King of glory.
We shout hosanna, shout again,
Till all creation blending
Shall join in one great, grand amen
Of anthems never ending.

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19 We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

Text: William Fowler
Music: Caroline Sheridan Norton

We thank thee, O God for a prophet
To guide us in these latter days.
We thank thee for sending the gospel
To lighten our minds with its rays.
We thank thee for every blessing
Bestowed by thy bounteous hand.
We feel it a pleasure to serve thee,
And love to obey thy command.

When dark clouds of trouble hang o'er us
And threaten our peace to destroy,
There is hope smiling brightly before us,
And we know that deliverance is nigh.
We doubt not the Lord nor his goodness.
We've proved him in days that are past.
The wicked who fight against Zion
Will surely be smitten at last.

We'll sing of his goodness and mercy.
We'll praise him by day and by night,
Rejoice in his glorious gospel,
And bask in his life giving light.
Thus on to eternal perfection
The honest and faithful will go,
While they who reject this glad message
Shall never such happiness know.

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20 God of Power, God of Right

Text: Wallace F. Bennett
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: Alma 26:35; Mosiah 5:15

God of power, God of right,
Guide us with thy priesthood's might.
Forge our souls in living fire;
Shape them to thy great desire.

God of wisdom, God of truth,
Take us in our eager youth;
Lift us step by step to thee
Thru an endless ministry.

God of mercy, God of love,
Let thy spirit like the dove,
Touch and humble, teach and bless,
As we serve in holiness.

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21 Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice

Text: Joseph S. Murcock
Verse 4: Bruce R. McConkie
Music: Joseph J. Daynes
Scriptures: D&C 21:4-7
JS-H 1:14-17

Come, listen to a prophet's voice,
And hear the word of God,
And in the way of truth rejoice,
And sing for joy aloud.
We've found the way the prophets went
Who lived in days of yore.
Another prophet now is sent
This knowledge to restore.

The gloom of sullen darkness spread
Thru earth's extended space
Is banished by our living Head,
And God has shown his face.
Thru erring schemes in days now past
The world has gone astray;
Yet Saints of God have found at last
The straight and narrow way.

'Tis not in man they put their trust,
Nor on his arm rely.
Full well assured, all are accursed
Who Jesus Christ deny.
The Savior to his people saith,
"Let all my words obey,
And signs shall follow living faith,
Down to the latest day."

Then heed the words of truth and light
That flow from fountains pure.
Yea, keep His law with all thy might
Till thine election's sure,
Till thou shalt hear the holy voice
Assure eternal reign,
While joy and cheer attend thy choice,
As one who shall obtain.

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22 We Listen to a Prophet's Voice

Text: Marylou Cunningham Leavitt
Music: Darwin K. Wolford
Scriptures: D&C 1:38, 68:4; D&C 112:30-32

We listen to a prophet's voice and hear the Savior too.
With love he bids us do the work the Lord would have us do.
The Savior calls his chosen seer to preach the word of God,
That men might learn to find the path marked by the iron rod.

In ev'ry land, in ev'ry tongue, our prophet will be heard;
How swiftly round the world his voice reveals the gospel word!
The sacred message that he brings will witness and agree
With ev'ry prophet called of God throughout earth's history.

Hosanna! Let our praise ascend unto the Savior's throne;
Rejoice! The prophet has confirmed that by Him we are known.
Attend, ye earth! The prophet speaks; come listen and obey.
He is the man who holds the keys of priesthood pow'r today.

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23 We Ever Pray for Thee

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 107:22

We ever pray for thee, our prophet dear,
That God will give to thee comfort and cheer;
As the advancing years furrow thy brow,
Still may the light within shine bright as now,
Still may the light within shine bright as now.

We ever pray for thee with all our hearts,
That strength be given thee to do thy part,
To guide and counsel us from day to day,
To shed a holy light around our way,
To shed a holy light around our way.

We ever pray for thee with fervent love;
And as the children's prayer is heard above,
Thou shalt be ever blest, and God will give
All that is meet and best while thou shalt live,
All that is meet and best while thou shalt live.

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24 God Bless Our Prophet Dear

Text: Bernard Snow
Music: Harry A. Dean
Scriptures: D&C 107:22; 3 Ne. 19:23

God bless our prophet dear;
May health and comfort cheer his noble heart.
His words with fire impress on souls that thou wilt bless
To choose in righteousess the better part.

So shall thy kingdom spread,
As by the prophets said, from sea to sea.
Truth burns in ev'ry soul; As one united whole,
We hasten to the goal we long to see.

Oh, may thy Saints be one,
Like Father and the Son, nor disagree.
United heart and hand, so may we ever stand,
A firm and valiant band Eternally.

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25 Now We'll Sing with One Accord

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Joseph J. Daynes
Scriptures: D&C 135:3; Moses 7:62, 67

Now we'll sing with one accord,
For a prophet of the Lord,
Bringing forth his precious word,
Cheers the Saints as anciently.
When the world in darkness lay,
Lo! he sought the better way,
And he heard the Savior say,
"Go and prune my vineyard, son!"

And an angel surely then,
For a blessing unto men,
Brought the priesthood back again
In its ancient purity.
Even Joseph he inspired;
Yea, his heart he truly fired
With the light that he desired
For the work of righteousness.

And the Book of Mormon true,
With its covenant ever new,
For the Gentile and the Jew,
He translated sacredly.
God's commandments to mankind,
For believing Saints designed,
And to bless the seeking mind,
Came to him from Jesus Christ.

Precious are the years to come,
While the righteous gather home
For the great millennium,
When they'll rest in blessedness.
Prudent in this world of woes,
They will triumph o'er their foes,
While the realm of Zion grows
Purer for eternity.

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26 Joseph Smith's First Prayer

Text: George Manwaring
Music: Sylvanus Billings Pond
Scriptures: James 1:5
JS-H 1:14-20, 25

Oh, how lovely was the morning!
Radiant beamed the sun above.
Bees were humming, sweet birds singing,
Music ringing through the grove,
When within the shady woodland
Joseph sought the God of love,
When within the shady woodland
Joseph sought the God of love.

Humbly kneeling, sweet appealing
'Twas the boy's first uttered prayer
When the pow'rs of sin assailing
Filled his soul with deep despair;
But undaunted still he trusted
In his Heav'nly Father's care,
But undaunted still he trusted
In his Heav'nly Father's care.

Suddenly a light descended,
Brighter far than noonday sun,
And a shining glorious pillar
O'er him fell, around him shone,
While appeared two heav'nly beings,
God the Father and the Son,
While appeared two heav'nly beings,
God the Father and the Son.

"Joseph, this is my Beloved;
Hear him!" Oh, how sweet the word!
Joseph's humble prayer was answered,
And he listened to the Lord.
Oh, what rapture filled his bosom,
For he saw the living God;
Oh, what rapture filled his bosom,
For he saw the living God.

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27 Praise to the Man

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Scottish folk song
Scriptures: D&C 135

Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!
Jesus annointed that Prophet and Seer.
Blessed to open the last dispensation,
Kings shall extol him and nations revere.

Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven!
Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain.
Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren;
Death cannot conquer the hero again.

Praise to his mem'ry he died as a martyr;
Honored and blest be his ever great name!
Long shall his blood, which was shed by assassins,
Plead unto heav'n while the earth lauds his fame

Great is his glory and endless his priesthood.
Ever and ever the keys he will hold.
Faithful and true, he will enter his kingdom,
Crowned in the midst of the prophets of old.

Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven;
Earth must atone for the blood of that man.
Wake up the world for the conflict of justice.
Millions shall know "Brother Joseph" again.

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29 A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Text: James Montgomery
Music: George Coles
Scriptures: Matt. 25:31-40; Mosiah 2:17

A poor wayfaring Man of grief
Hath often crossed me on my way,
Who sued so humbly for relief
That I could never answer nay.
I had not pow'r to ask his name,
Where-to he went, or whence he came;
Yet there was something in his eye
That won my love; I knew not why.

Once, when my scanty meal was spread,
He entered; not a word he spake,
Just perishing for the want of bread.
I gave him all; he blessed it, brake,
And ate, but gave me part again.
Mine was an angel's portion then,
For while I fed with eager haste,
The crust was manna to my taste.

I spied him where a fountain burst
Clear from the rock; his strength was gone.
The heedless water mocked his thirst;
He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
I ran and raised the suff'rer up;
Thrice from the stream he drained my cup,
Dipped and returned it running o'er;
I drank and never thirsted more.

'Twas night; the floods were out; it blew
A winter hurricane aloof.
I heard his voice abroad and flew
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I warmed and clothed and cheered my guest
And laid him on my couch to rest:
Then made the earth my bed, and seemed
In Eden's garden while I dreamed.

Stript, wounded, beaten nigh to death,
I found him by the highway side.
I roused his pulse, brought back his breath,
Revived his spirit, and supplied
Wine, oil, refreshment--he was healed.
I had myself a wound concealed,
But from that hour forgot the smart,
And peace bound up my broken heart.

In prison I saw him next, condemned
To meet a traitor's doom at morn.
The tide of lying tongues I stemmed,
And honored him 'mid shame and scorn.
My friendship's utmost zeal to try,
He asked if I for him would die.
The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill,
But my free spirit cried, "I will!"

Then in a moment to my view
The stranger started from disguise.
The tokens in his hands I knew;
The Savior stood before mine eyes.
He spake, and my poor name he named,
"Of me thou hast not been ashamed.
These deeds shall thy memorial be;
Fear not, thou didst them unto me."

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30 Come, Come, Ye Saints

Text: William Clayton
Music: English folk song
Scriptures: D&C 61:35-39; D&C 59:1-4

Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell--
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take.
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell-
All is well! All is well!

We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away in the West,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the Saints will be blessed.
We'll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell--
All is well! All is well!

And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too,
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain,
Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell--
All is well! All is well!

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31 O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: William Croft
Scriptures: Ps. 90:1-2; 91:1; 48:14

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Within the shadow of thy throne,
Still may we dwell secure.
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting thou art God,
To endless years the same.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guide while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

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32 The Happy Day at Last Has Come

Text: Philo Dibble
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: D&C 128:20-21; Acts 3:19-21

The happy day at last has come.
The truth restored is now made known.
The promised angel's come again
To introduce Messiah's reign.

The gospel trump again is heard.
The truth from darkness has appeared.
The lands which long benighted lay
Have now beheld a glorious day:

The day by prophets long foretold,
The day which Abram did behold,
The day that Saints desired so long,
When God his great work would perform,

The day when Saints again shall hear
The voice of Jesus in their ear,
And angels, who above do reign,
Come down to speak again with men.

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33 Our Mountain Home So Dear

Text: Emmeline B. Wells
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 59:16-20; 104:14;

Our mountain home so dear,
Where crystal waters clear
Flow ever free, flow ever free
While thru the valleys wide
The flow'rs on ev'ry side,
Blooming in stately pride,
Are fair to see.

We'll roam the verdant hills,
And by the sparkling rills
Pluck the wild flow'rs, pluck the wild flow'rs;
The fragrance on the air,
The landscape bright and fair,
And sunshine everywhere
Make pleasant hours.

In sylvan depth and shade,
In forest and in glade,
Where'er we pass, where'er we pass
The hand of God we see,
In leaf and bud and tree,
Or bird or humming bee,
Or blade of grass.

The streamlet flow'r, and sod
Bespeak the word of God;
And all combine, and all combine
With most transporting grace,
His handiwork to trace,
Thru nature's smiling face,
In art divine.

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34 O Ye Mountains High

Text: Charles W. Penrose
Music: H. S. Thompson
Scriptures: Isa. 2:2-3; D&C 64:41-43

O ye mountains high, where the clear blue sky
Arches over the vales of the free,
Where the pure breezes blow and the clear streamlets flow,
How I've longed to your bosom to flee!
O Zion! dear Zion! land of the free,
Now my own mountain home, unto thee I have come;
All my fond hopes are centered in thee.

Tho the great and the wise all thy beauties despise,
To the humble and pure thou art dear;
Tho the haughty may smile and the wicked revile,
Yet we love thy glad tidings to hear.
O Zion! dear Zion! home of the free,
Tho thou wert forced to fly to thy chambers on high,
Yet we'll share joy and sorrow with thee.

In thy mountain retreat, God will strengthen thy feet;
Without fear of thy foes thou shalt tread;
And their silver and gold, as the prophets have told,
Shall be brought to adorn thy fair head.
O Zion! dear Zion! home of the free,
Soon thy towers shall shine with a splendor divine,
And eternal thy glory shall be.

Here our voices we'll raise, and we'll sing to thy praise,
Sacred home of the prophets of God.
Thy deliv'rance is nigh; thy oppresors shall die;
And thy land shall be freedom's abode.
O Zion! dear Zion! land of the free,
In thy temples we'll bend; all thy rights we'll defend;
And our home shall be ever with thee.

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35 For the Strength of the Hills

Text: Felicia D. Hemans
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Ps. 95:1-7

For the strength of the hills we bless thee,
Our God, our father's God;
Thou hast made thy children mighty
By the touch of the mountain sod.
Thou hast led thy chosen Israel
To freedom's last abode;

For the strength of the hills we bless thee,
Our God, our father's God.

At the hand of foul oppressors,
We've born and suffered long;
Thou hast been our help in weakness,
And thy pow'r hath made us strong.
Amid ruthless foes outnumbered,
In weariness we trod;

Thou hast led us here in safety
Where the mountain bulwark stands
As the guardian of the loved ones
Thou hast brought from many lands.
For the rock and for the river,
The valley's fertile sod,

We are watchers of a beacon
Whose light must never die;
We are guardians of an altar
'Midst the silence of the sky.
Here the rocks yield founts of courage,
Struck forth as by thy rod.

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36 They, the Builders of the Nation

Text: Ida R. Alldredge
Music: Alfred M. Durham
Scriptures: D&C 64:33-34

They, the builders of the nation,
Blazing trails along the way;
Stepping stones for generations
Were their deeds of ev'ry day.
Building new and firm foundations,
Pushing on the wild frontier,
Forging onward, ever onward,
Blessed , honored Pioneer!

Service ever was their watch cry;
Love became their guiding star;
Courage, their unfailing beacon,
Radiating near and far.
Ev'ry day some burden lifted,
Ev'ry day some heart to cheer,
Ev'ry day some hope the brighter,
Blessed, honored Pioneer!

As an ensign to the nation,
They unfurled the flag of truth,
Pillar, guide, and inspiration
To the hosts of waiting youth.
Honor, praise, and veneration
To the founders we revere!
List our song of adoration,
Blessed, honored Pioneer!

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37 The Wintry Day, Descending to Its Close

Text: Orson F. Whitney
Music: Edward P. Kimball
Scriptures: Isa. 51:3; Isa. 2:2-3

The wintry day, descending to its close,
Invites all wearied nature to repose,
And shades of night are falling dense and fast,
Like sable curtains closing o'er the past.
Pale through the gloom the newly fallen snow
Wraps in a shroud the silent earth below
As tho 'twere mercy's hand had spread the pall,
A symbol of forgiveness unto all.

I cannot go to rest, but linger still
In meditation at my window sill,
While, like the twinkling stars in heaven's dome,
Come one by one sweet memories of home.
And wouldst thou ask me where my fancy roves
To reproduce the happy scenes it loves,
Where hope and memory together dwell
And paint the pictured beauties that I tell?

Away beyond the prairies of the West,
Where exiled Saints in solitude were blest,
Where industry the seal of wealth has set
Amid the peaceful vales of Deseret,
Unheeding still the fiercest blasts that blow,
With tops encrusted by eternal snow,
The tow'ring peaks that shield the tender sod
Stand, types of freedom reared by nature's God.

The wilderness, that naught before would yield,
Is now become a fertile, fruitful field.
Where roamed at will the fearless Indian band,
The templed cities of the Saints now stand.
And sweet religion in its purity
Invites all men to its security.
There is my home, the spot I love so well,
Whose worth and beauty pen nor tongue can tell.

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38 Come, All Ye Saints of Zion

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: John E. Tullidge
Scriptures: Jer. 31:10-14; Isa. 35:10, 52:7

Come, all ye Saints of Zion,
And let us praise the Lord;
His ransomed are returning,
According to his word.
In sacred song and gladness
They walk the narrow way,
And thank the Lord who brought them
To see the latter-day.

Come, ye dispersed of Judah,
Join in the theme and song
With harmony unceasing
The praises of our King,
Whose arm is now extended,
On which the world may gaze,
To gather up the righteous
In these the latter days.

Rejoice, rejoice, O Israel,
And let your joys abound!
The voice of God shall reach you
Wherever you are found
And call you back from bondage,
That you may sing his praise
In Zion and Jerusalem,
In these the latter-days.

Then gather up for Zion,
Ye Saints thru out the land,
And clear the way before you,
As God shall give command.
Tho wicked men and devils
Exert their pow'r, 'tis vain,
Since He who is eternal
Has said you shall obtain.

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39 O Saints of Zion

Text: Ed M. Rowe
Music: Robert P. Manookin
Scriptures: D&C 58:5-12; 64:41

O Saints of Zion, hear the voice
Of Him from courts on high.
Prepare the pathway of the Lord;
His reign on earth is nigh.
Prepare the supper of the Lamb;
Invite the world to dine.
Behold, the mighty Bridegroom comes
In majesty divine.

Entreat the Lord in humble prayer
That all the sons of men
His righteous kingdom will receive
And shout the glad "amen."
The sacred keys are now restored;
Declare the gospel plan.
Make known the wondrous words of truth
Revealed again to man.

Behold, the glory of the Lord
Sets Zion's mount aglow,
For Zion is an ensign pure;
All nations to her flow.
O Saints of Zion, tread the paths
Your faithful fathers trod.
Lift up your hearts in gratitude
And serve the living God!

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40 Arise, O Glorious Zion

Text: William G. Mills
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 12:2-3; D&C 115:5-6

Arise, O glorious Zion,
Thou joy of latter days,
Whom countless Saints rely on
To gain a resting place.
Arise and shine in splendor
Amid the world's deep night,
For God, thy sure defender,
Is now thy life and light.

From Zion's favored dwelling
The gospel issues forth,
The covenant revealing
To gather all the earth;
And Saints, the message bringing
To all the sons of men,
With the redeemed shall, singing,
To Zion come again.

Thru painful tribulation
We walk the narrow road
And battle with temptation
To gain that blest abode.
But patient, firm endurance,
With glory in our view,
The spirit's bright assurance
Will bring us conq'rors through.

Oh, grant Eternal Father,
That we may faithful be,
With all the just to gather,
And thy salvation see!
Then, with the hosts of heaven,
We'll sing th' immortal theme:
To him be glory given,
Whose blood did us redeem.

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41 Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise

Text: Edward Partridge
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: D&C 82:14; Moses 7:62-65

Let Zion in her beauty rise;
Her light begins to shine.
Ere long her King will rend the skies,
Majestic and divine,
The gospel spreading thru the land,
A people to prepare
To meet the Lord and Enoch's band,
Trimphant in the air.

Ye heralds, sound the golden trump
To earth's remotest bound.
Go spread the news from pole to pole
In all the nations round:
That Jesus in the clouds above,
With hosts of angels too,
Will soon appear, his Saints to save,
His enemies subdue.

That glorious rest will then commence
Which prophets did foretell,
When Saints will reign with Christ on earth,
And in his presence dwell
A thousand years, oh, glorious day!
Dear Lord, prepare my heart
To stand with thee on Zion's mount
And never more to part.

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42 Hail to the Brightness of Zion's Glad Morning

Text: Thomas Hastings
Music: Edwin F. Parry
Scriptures: Isa. 35:1-2, 10; 2 Ne. 8:3, 11

Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning!
Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain!
Hushed be the accents of sorrow and mourning.
Zion in triumph begins her glad reign.

Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning.
Long by the prophets of Israel foretold!
Hail to the millions from bondage returning!
Gentiles and Jews the glad vision behold.

Lo! in the desert the flowers are springing;
Streams, ever copious, are gliding along.
Loud from the mountain tops echoes are ringing;
Wastes rise in verdure and mingle in song.

Hark! from all lands, from the isles of the ocean,
Praise to Jehovah ascending on high.
Fallen the engines of war and commotion;
Shouts of salvation are rending the sky.

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43 Zion Stands with Hills Surrounded

Text: Thomas Kelly
Music: A. C. Smyth
Scriptures: 1 Ne. 22:14-19; 1 Ne. 21:14; 20:10

Zion stands with hills surrounded
Zion, kept by pow'r divine.
All her foes shall be confounded,
Through the world in arms combine.
Happy Zion, Happy Zion,
What a favored lot is thine!

Ev'ry human tie may perish,
Friend to friend unfaithful prove,
Mothers cease their own to cherish,
Heav'n and earth at last remove.
But no changes, but no changes
Can attend Jehovah's love.

In the furnace God may prove thee,
Thence to bring thee forth more bright,
But can never cease to love thee;
Thou art precious in his sight.
God is with thee, God is with thee,
Thou shalt triumph in his might.

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44 Beautiful Zion, Built Above

Text: George Gill
Music: Joseph G. Fones
Scriptures: Rev. 7:9-17; Rev. 21:2, 21-23

Beautiful Zion, built above;
Beautiful city that I love;
Beautiful gates of pearly white;
Beautiful temple--God its light;
He who was slain on Calvary
Opens those pearly gates to me.

Zion, Zion, lovely Zion;
Beautiful Zion;
Zion, city of our God!

Beautiful heav'n, where all is light;
Beautiful angels clothed in white;
Beautiful strains that never tire;
Beautiful harps thru all the choir;
There shall I join the chorus sweet,
Worshipping at the Savior's feet.

Beautiful crowns on ev'ry brow;
Beautiful palms the conq'rors show;
Beautiful robes the ransomed wear;
Beautiful all who enter there;
Thither I press with eager feet;
There shall my rest be long and sweet.

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45 Lead Me into Life Eternal

Text: John A. Widtsoe
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: Ps. 143:10; D&C 42:61

Lead me into life eternal
By the gospel's holy call.
Let thy promise rest upon me;
Grant me ready strength for all.

Father, all my heart I give thee;
All my service shall be thine.
Guide me as I search in weakness;
Let thy loving light be mine.

Hear me as I pray in meekness;
Let my strength be as thy day.
Give me faith, the greater knowledge;
Father, bless me as I pray.

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46 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

Text: John Newton
Music: Franz Joseph Haydn
Scriptures: Ps. 87:3; D&C 76:56-57, 66 (50-70)

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He whose word cannot be broken
Chose thee for his own abode.
On the rock of ages founded,
What can shake our sure repose?
With salvation's wall surrounded,
Thou may'st smile on all thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from celestial love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of doubt remove.
Round each habitation hov'ring,
See the cloud and fire appear
For a glory and a cov'ring,
Showing that the Lord is near.

Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Purchased by the Savior's blood;
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God.
While in love his Saints he raises,
With himself to reign as King,
All, as priests, his solemn praises
For thank off'rings freely bring.

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48 Glorious Things Are Sung of Zion

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Dutch melody
Scriptures: Moses 7:13, 16-21, 63-69; Isa. 52:8

Glorious things are sung of Zion,
Enoch's city seen of old,
Where the righteous being perfect,
Walked with God in streets of gold.
Love and virtue, faith and wisdom,
Grace and gifts were all combined.
As himself each loved his neighbor;
All were one in heart and mind.

There they shunn'd the pow'r of Satan
And observed celestial laws;
For in Adam on-di-Ahman
Zion rose where Eden was
When beyond the pow'r of evil,
So that none could covet wealth,
One continual feast of blessings
Crowned their days with peace and health.

Then the tow'rs of Zion glittered
Like the sun in yonder skies,
And the wicked stood and trembled,
Filled with wonder and surprise.
Then their faith and works were perfect;
Lo, they followed their great Head!
So the city went to heaven,
And the world said, "Zion's fled!"

When the Lord returns with Zion,
And we hear the watchman cry,
Then we'll surely be united,
And we'll all see eye to eye.
Then we'll mingle with the angels,
And the Lord will bless his own.
Then the earth will be as Eden,
And we'll know as we are known.

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49 Adam-ondi-Ahman

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: D&C 116:1; D&C 107:53-57

This earth was once a garden place,
With all her glories common,
And men did live a holy race,
And worship Jesus face to face,
In Adam-ondi-Ahman.

We read that Enoch walked with God,
Above the pow'r of mammon,
While Zion spread herself abroad,
And Saints and angels sang aloud,
In Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Her land was good and greatly blest,
Beyond all Israel's Canaan;
Her fame was known from east to west,
Her peace was great, and pure the rest
Of Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Hosanna to such days to come,
The Savior's second coming,
When all the earth in glorious bloom
Affords the Saints a holy name,
Like Adam-ondi-Ahman.

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50 Come, Thou Glorious Day of Promise

Text: Alexander Neibaur
Music: A. C. Smyth
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 5:25-26; Jer. 31:10

Come, thou glorious day of promise;
Come and spread thy cheerful ray,
When the scattered sheep of Israel
Shall no longer go astray,
When hosannas, when hosannas,
With united voice they'll cry.

Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?
Shall thy wrath forever burn?
Rise, redeem thine ancient people;
Their transgressions from them turn.
King of Israel, King of Israel,
Come and set thy people free.

Oh, that soon thou wouldst to Jacob
Thy enliv'ning Spirit send!
Of their unbelief and misery
Make O Lord, a speedy end.
Lord, Messiah! Lord, Messiah!
Prince of Peace o'er Israel reign.

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51 Sons of Michael, He Approaches

Text: Elias L. T. Harrison
Music: Darwin K. Wolford
Scriptures: Dan. 7:9-10, 13-14; D&C 138:38-39

Sons of Michael, he approaches!
Rise, the ancient father greet.
Bow, ye thousands, low before him;
Minister before his feet.
Hail the patriarch's glad reign,
Spreading over sea and main.

Sons of Michael, 'tis his chariot
Rolls its burning wheels along!
Raise aloft your voices million
In a torrent pow'r of song.
Hail our head with music soft!
Raise sweet melodies aloft!

Mother of our generations,
Glorious by great Michael's side,
Take thy children's adoration;
Endless with thy seed abide.
Lo! to greet thee now advance
Thousands in the glorious dance!

Raise a chorus, sons of Michael,
Like old ocean's roaring swell,
Till the mighty acclamation
Thru rebounding space doth tell
That the ancient one doth reign
In his father's house again!

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52 The Day Dawn Is Breaking

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: Joseph L. Townsend
Scriptures: D&C 29:11; D&C 45:59

The day dawn is breaking, the world is awaking,
The clouds of night's darkness are fleeing away.
The world-wide commotion, from ocean to ocean,
Now heralds the time of the beautiful day.

Beautiful day of peace and rest,
Bright be thy dawn from east to west.
Hail to thine earliest welcome ray,
Beautiful, bright, millenial day.

In many a temple the Saints will assemble
And labor as saviors of dear ones away.
The happy reunion and sweetest communion
We'll have with our friends in the beautiful day.

Still let us be doing, our lessons reviewing,
Which God has revealed for our walk in his way;
And then, wondrous story, the Lord in his glory
Will come in his pow'r in the beautiful day.

Then pure and supernal, our friendship eternal,
With Jesus we'll live, and his counsels obey
Until ev'ry nation will join in salvation
And worship the Lord of the beautiful day.

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53 Let Earth's Inhabitants Rejoice

Text: William Clegg
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: D&C 29:11; Micah 4:3-5

Let earth's inhabitants rejoice
And gladly hail the glorious hour;
Again is heard a prophet's voice,
And all may feel the gospel's pow'r.

The blissful time will soon arrive,
The day by holy men foretold,
When man no more with man will strive,
And all in each a friend behold.

Oppression will no more be found,
Nor tyrant hold relentless sway,
But love to God and man abound
Thru-out the long millennial day.

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54 Behold, the Mountain of the Lord

Text: Michael Bruce
Music: Leland B. Sateren
Scriptures: Isa. 2:2-3; Micah 4:1-7

Behold, the mountain of the Lord
In latter-days shall rise
On mountain tops, above the hills,
And draw the wond'ring eyes.
To this shall joyful nations come;
All tribes and tongues shall flow.
"Up to the hill of God," they'll say,
"And to his house we'll go."

The rays that shine from Zion's hill
Shall lighten ev'ry land;
The King who reigns in Salem's tow'r
Shall all the world command.
Among the nations he shall judge;
His judgements truth shall guide;
His scepter shall protect the just
And quell the sinner's pride.

No strife shall rage, nor hostile feuds
Disturb those peaceful years;
To plow shares men shall beat their swords,
To pruning hooks their spears.
No longer host encount'ring host
Shall crowds of slain deplore;
They'll hang the trumpet in the hall
And study war no more.

Come, then, O house of Jacob, come,
To worship at His shrine,
And, walking in the light of God,
With holy beauties shine.
Come, then, O house of Jacob, come,
To worship at His shrine,
And, walking in the light of God,
With holy beauties shine.

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55 Lo, the Mighty God Appearing!

Text: William Goode
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 45:40-50; D&C 43:17-18, 22-26, 29-33

Lo, the mighty God appearing!
From on high Jehovah speaks!
Eastern lands the summons hearing,
O'er the west his thunder breaks.
Earth behold him! Earth behold him!
Universal nature shakes.
Earth behold him! Earth behold him!
Universal nature shakes.

Zion, all its light unfolding,
God in glory shall display.
Lo! he comes! nor silence holding;
Fire and clouds prepare his way.
Tempests round him! Tempests round him!
Hasten on the dreadful day.
Tempests round him! Tempests round him!!
Hasten on the dreadful day.

To the heav'ns his voice ascending,
To the earth beneath he cries
Souls immortal, now descending,
Let their sleeping dust arise!
Rise to judgment! Rise to judgment!
Let thy throne adorn the skies.
Rise to judgment! Rise to judgment!
Let thy throne adorn the skies.

Now the heav'ns on high adore him
And his righteousness declare.
Sinners perish from before him,
But his Saints his mercies share.
Just his judgments! Just his judgments!
God himself the judge, is there.
Just his judgments! Just his judgments!
God, himself the judge, is there.

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56 Softly Beams the Sacred Dawning

Text: John Jaques
Music: J. Spencer Cornwall
Scriptures: D&C 45:28, 36-39, 44; D&C 43:39-30

Softly beams the sacred dawning
Of the great millenial morn,
And to Saints gives welcome warning
That the day is hast'ning on,
That the day is hast'ning on.

Splendid, rising o'er the mountains,
Glowing with celestial cheer,
Streaming from eternal fountains,
Rays of living light appear,
Rays of living light appear.

Swiftly flee the clouds of darkness;
Speedily the mists retire;
Nature's universal blackness
Is consumed by heav'nly fire,
Is consumed by heav'nly fire.

Yea, the fair sabbatic era,
When the world will be at rest,
Rapidly is drawing nearer;
Then all Israel will be blest,
Then all Isreal will be blest.

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57 We're Not Ashamed to Own Our Lord

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: John Longhurst
Scriptures: Mark 8:34-38; JST Mark 8:40; D&C 109:73-76

We're not ashamed to own our Lord
And worship him on earth.
We love to learn his holy word
And know what souls are worth.

When Jesus comes in burning flame
To recompense the just,
The world will know the only name
In which the Saints can trust.

When he comes down from heav'n to earth
With all his holy band,
Before creation's second birth,
We hope with him to stand.

He then will give us a new name,
With robes of righteousness,
And, in the New Jerusalem,
Eternal happiness.

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58 Come, Ye Children of the Lord

Text: James H. Wallis
Music: Benjamin Carr
Scriptures: D&C 133:25, 33, 56; Rev. 7:9-17

Come, ye children of the Lord,
Let us sing with one accord.
Let us raise a joyful strain
To our Lord who soon will reign
On this earth when it shall be
Cleansed from all iniquity,
When all men from sin will cease,
And will live in love and peace.

Oh, how joyful it will be
When our Savior we shall see!
When in splendor he'll descend,
Then all wickedness will end.
Oh, what songs we then will sing
To our Savior, Lord, and King!
Oh, what love will then bear sway
When our fears shall flee away!

All arrayed in spotless white,
We will dwell 'mid truth and light.
We will sing the songs of praise;
We will shout in joyous lays.
Earth shall then be cleansed from sin.
Ev'ry living thing therein
Shall in love and beauty dwell;
Then with joy each heart will swell.

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59 Come, O Thou King of Kings

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: D&C 45:39, 44; Isa. 35:10

Come, O thou King of Kings!
We've waited long for thee,
With healing in thy wings
To set thy people free.
Come, thou desire of nations, come;
Let Israel now be gathered home.

Come make an end to sin
And cleanse the earth by fire,
And righteousness bring in,
That Saints may tune the lyre
With songs of joy, a happier strain,
To welcome in thy peaceful reign.

Hosannas now shall sound
From all the ransomed throng,
And glory echo round
A new triumphal song;
The wide expanse of heaven fill
With anthems sweet from Zion's hill.

Hail! Prince of life and peace!
Thrice welcome to thy throne!
While all the chosen race
Their Lord and Savior own,
The heathen nations bow the knee,
And ev'ry tongue sounds praise to thee.

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60 Battle Hymn of the Republic

Text: Julia Ward Howe
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: Alma 5:50; D&C 65:1-6

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible, swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before his judgment seat.
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant my feet!
Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me.
As he died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.

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61 Raise Your Voices to the Lord

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Ps. 69:30; Ps. 100

Raise your voices to the Lord,
Ye who here have heard his word.
As we part, his praise proclaim,
Shout thanksgiving to his name.

Shout thanksgiving! Let our song
Still our joy and praise prolong,
Until here we meet again
To renew the glad refrain.

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62 All Creatures of Our God and King

Text: St. Francis of Assisi
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Scriptures: Ps. 148; D&C 128:23

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice;
Ye light of evening, find a voice,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
Make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
That gives to man both warmth and light,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

Dear Mother Earth, who day by day
Unfoldest blessings on our way,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
The flow'rs and fruit that in thee grow,
Let them his glory also show,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

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63 Great King of Heaven

Text: Carrie Stockdale Thomas
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: Ps. 145:10; D&C 128:23

Great King of heav'n, our hearts we raise
To thee in prayer, to thee in praise.
The vales exult, the hills acclaim,
And all thy works revere thy name.

O Israel's God! Thine arm is strong.
To thee all earth and skies belong,
And with one voice in one glad chord,
With myriad echoes, praise the Lord.

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65 Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: William B. Bradbury
Scriptures: Luke 9:23; 2 Ne. 31:19-21

Come, all ye Saints who dwell on earth,
Your cheerful voices raise,
Our great Redeemer's love to sing,
And celebrate his praise,
Our great Redeemer's love to sing,
And celebrate his praise.

His love is great; he died for us.
Shall we ungrateful be,
Since he has marked a road to bliss,
And said, "Come, follow me,"
Since he has marked a road to bliss,
And said, "Come, follow me"?

The straight and narrow way we've found!
Then let us travel on,
Till we, in the celestial world,
Shall meet where Christ is gone,
Till we, in the celestial world,
Shall meet where Christ is gone.

And there we'll join the heav'nly choir
And sing his praise above,
While endless ages roll around,
Perfected by his love,
While endless ages roll around,
Perfected by his love.

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66 Rejoice, The Lord Is King

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: Horatio Parker
Scriptures: Philip. 4:4; Ps. 32:11

Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore!
Mortals, give thanks and sing
And triumph evermore.

Lift up your heart! Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
Lift up your heart! Lift up your voice!
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

The Lord, the Savior reigns,
The God of truth and love.
When he had purged our stains,
He took his seat above.

His Kingdom cannot fail;
He rules o'er earth and heav'n.
The keys of death and hell
To Christ the Lord are giv'n.

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67 Glory to God on High

Text: James Allen
Music: Felice de Giardini
Scriptures: Rev. 5:9-13

Glory to God on high!
Let heav'n and earth reply.
Praise ye his name.
His love and grace adore,
Who all our sorrows bore.
Sing aloud evermore:
Worthy the Lamb!

Jesus, our Lord and God,
Bore sins's tremendous load.
Praise ye his name.
Tell what his arm has done,
What spoils from death he won.
Sing his great name alone:
Worthy the Lamb!

Let all the hosts above
Join in one song of love,
Praising his name.
To him ascribed be
Honor and majesty
Thru all eternity:
Worthy the Lamb!

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68 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Text: Martin Luther
Music: Martin Luther
Scriptures: 2 Sam. 22:2-3; Ps. 18:1-2

A mighty fortress is our God,
A tower of strength ne'er failing.
A helper mighty is our God,
O'er ills of life prevailing.
He overcometh all.
He saveth from the Fall.
His might and pow'r are great.
He all things did create.
And he shall reign forevermore.

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69 All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Text: Theodulph of Orleans
Music: Melchior Teschner
Scriptures: Ps. 148; John 12:12-13

All glory, laud, and honor
To thee, Redeemer, King
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.
Thou art the King of Israel,
Thou David's royal Son,
Who in the Lord's name comest,
The King and Blessed One.

The company of angels
Are praising thee on high,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.
The people of the Hebrews
With palms before thee went;
Our praise and love and anthems
Before thee we present.

To thee, before thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.
Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the love we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious King.

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70 Sing Praise to Him

Text: Johann J. Schütz
Music: Bohemian Brethren's Songbook
Scriptures: Ps. 104:33; Ps. 121:2-4

Sing praise to him who reigns above,
The Lord of all creation,
The source of pow'r, the fount of love,
The rock of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul he fills
And ev'ry faithless murmur stills.
To him all praise and glory!

What his almighty pow'r hath made
His gracious mercy keepeth.
By morning glow or evening shade
His watchful eye ne'er sleepeth.
Within the kingdom of his might,
Lo! all is just and all is right.
To him all praise and glory!

The Lord is never far away,
But, thru all grief distressing,
An ever present help and stay,
Our peace and joy and blessing.
As with a mother's tender hand,
He leads his own, his chosen band.
To him all praise and glory!

Thus, all my toilsome way along,
I sing aloud thy praises,
That men may hear the grateful song
My voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart!
Both soul and body bear your part.
To him all praise and glory!

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72 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Text: Joachim Neander
Music: Stralsund Gesangbuch
Scriptures: Ps. 150; Ps. 23:6

Praise to the Lord! the Almighty,
The King of creation!
O my soul, praise him,
For he is thy health and salvation!
Join the great throng,
Psaltery, organ, and song,
Sounding in glad adoration!

Praise to the Lord!
Over all things he gloriously reigneth.
Borne as on eagle wings,
Safely his Saints he sustaineth.
Hast thou not seen
How all thou needest hath been
Granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord,
Who doth prosper thy way and defend thee.
Surely his goodness and mercy
Shall ever attend thee.
Ponder anew
What the almighty can do,
Who with his love doth befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord!
Oh, let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath breath,
Join with Abraham's seed to adore him!
Let the "amen"
Sum all our praises again,
Now as we worship before him.

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73 Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice

Text: Tracy Y. Cannon
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: Ps. 117; D&C 20:17-21

Praise the Lord with heart and voice.
Let all men on earth rejoice.
Praise to him for life and light,
Truth revealed in splendor bright!
Praise the Lord with heart and voice.
Let all men on earth rejoice.

Tell of him in loud acclaim.
Sing the wonders of his name.
Sing with joy for grace made known,
Wondrous love to all men shown.
Tell of him in loud acclaim.
Sing the wonders of his name.

Father, God, eternal Friend,
Thou art Life; there is no end.
All creation ev'rywhere
Lives in thee, for thou art there.
Father, God, eternal Friend,
Thou art Life; there is no end.

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74 Praise Ye the Lord

Text: Isaac Watts (74)
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Ps. 146; 2 Ne. 4:34

Praise ye the Lord! My heart shall join
In work so pleasant, so divine,
Now, while the flesh is my abode,
And when my soul ascends to God.

Praise shall employ my noblest pow'rs
While immortality endures;
My days of praise shall ne'er be past
While life and thought and being last.

Why should I make a man my trust?
Princes must die and turn to dust.
Their breath departs; their pomp and pow'r
And thoughts all vanish in an hour.

Happy the man whose hopes rely
On Israel's God! He made the sky
And earth and seas with all their train,
And none shall find his promise vain.

His truth forever stands secure.
He saves th' oppressed; he feeds the poor;
He sends the troubled conscious peace
And grants the captive sweet release.

The Lord gives eyesight to the blind;
The Lord supports the sinking mind.
He helps the stranger in distress,
The widow, and the fatherless.

He loves the Saints--he knows them well,
But turns the wicked down to hell.
Thy God, O Zion, ever reigns;
Praise him in everlasting strains.

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75 In Hymns of Praise

Text: Ada Blenkhorn
Music: Alfred Beirly
Scriptures: 1 Chr. 16:29; Matt. 10:29-31

In hymns of praise your voices raise
To him who reigns on high,
Whose counsels keep the mighty deep,
Who ruleth earth and sky.

Exalt his name in loud acclaim;
His mighty pow'r adore!
And humanly bow before him now,
Our King forevermore.

Beneath his hand, at his command,
The shining planets move;
To all below they daily show
His wisdom and his love.

The little flow'r that lasts an hour,
The sparrow in its fall,
They, too, shall share his tender care;
He made and loves them all.

Then sing again in lofty strain
To him who dwells on high;
To prayers you raise, and songs of praise,
He sweetly will reply.

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76 God of Our Fathers, We Come unto Thee

Text: Charles W. Penrose
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Ps. 119:10; D&C 14:7

God of our fathers, we come unto thee,
Children of those whom thy truth has made free.
Grant us the joy of thy presence today;
Never from thee let us stray!

Never! Never! Never from thee let us stray!
Ever! Ever! Ever to thee will we pray!

Grateful for all that thy bounty imparts,
Praises we offer with voices and hearts.
Life of our being, and sun of our day,
Never from thee let us stray!

Blest with the gifts of the gospel of peace,
Dwelling in Zion, whose light shall increase,
Led by the priesthood along the bright way

Strengthened by thee for the conflict with sin,
Onward we'll press till life's battle we'll win;
Then in thy glory forever we'll stay
Never from thee will we stray!

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77 Great Is the Lord

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Ps. 147:1; D&C 128:19

Great is the Lord; 'tis good to praise
His high and holy name.
Well may the Saints in latter days
His wondrous love proclaim.

The Comforter is sent again;
His pow'r the Church attends,
And with the faithful will remain
Till Jesus Christ descends.

We'll praise him for a prophet's voice,
His people's steps to guide;
In this we do and will rejoice,
Tho all the world deride.

To praise him let us all engage,
For unto us is giv'n
To live in this momentous age
And share the light of heav'n.

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78 God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

Text: Daniel C. Roberts
Music: George W. Warren
Scriptures: Ps. 33:12; Ether 2:12

God of our fathers, whose almighty hand
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
In this free land by thee our lot is cast.
Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay,
Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be thy strong arm our eversure defense.
Thy true religion in our hearts increase.
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

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79 With All the Power of Heart and Tongue

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: Lowell M. Durham
Scriptures: Ps. 138:1-8

With all the pow'r of heart and tongue,
I'll praise my Maker in my song.
Angels shall hear the notes I'll raise,
Approve the song, and join the praise.

I'll sing thy truth and mercy, Lord;
I'll sing the wonders of thy word.
Not all thy works and names below
So much thy pow'r and glory show.

Amidst a thousand snares I stand,
Upheld and guided by thy hand.
Thy words my fainting soul revive
And keep my dying faith alive.

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80 God of Our Fathers, Known of Old

Text: Rudyard Kipling
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: 2 Kgs. 17:38-39; 1 Ne. 17:37-40

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine:
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The captains and the kings depart.
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire.
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget, lest we forget.

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82 For All the Saints

Text: William Walsham How
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Scriptures: 2 Tim. 4:7-8; Rev. 14:12-13

For all the Saints who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Oh, may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the Saints who nobly fought of old,
And win with them the victor's crown of gold.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thou art our rock, our fortress, and our might;
Thou, Lord, our captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, our one true light.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

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83 Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah

Text: William Williams
Music: John Hughes
Scriptures: Ex. 13:21-22; D&C 45:57

Guide us, O thou great Jehovah,
Guide us to the promised land.
We are weak, but thou art able;
Hold us with thy pow'rful hand.
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Feed us till the Savior comes.
Feed us till the Savior comes.

Open, Jesus, Zion's fountains;
Let her richest blessings come.
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Guard us to this holy home.
Great Redeemer, Great Redeemer,
Bring, oh, bring the welcome day!
Bring, oh, bring the welcome day!

When the earth begins to tremble,
Bid our fearful thoughts be still;
When thy judgments spread destruction,
Keep us safe on Zion's hill,
Singing praises, Singing praises,
Songs of glory unto thee,
Songs of glory unto thee.

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84 Faith of Our Fathers

Text: Frederick W. Faber
Music: Henri F. Hemy
Scriptures: 1 Tim. 6:12; Jude 1:3

Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword;
Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy
Whene'er we hear that glorious word.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith,
We will be true to thee till death!

Faith of our fathers, we will strive
To win all nations unto thee,
And thru the truth that comes from God,
Mankind shall then be truly free.

Faith of our fathers, we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife,
And preach thee, too, as love knows how,
By kindly words and virtuous life.

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85 How Firm a Foundation

Text: Robert Keen
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: Isa. 41:10; 43:2; Hel. 5:12

How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you he hath said,
Who unto the Savior, who unto the Savior,
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

In ev'ry condition--in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale or abounding in wealth,
At home or abroad, on the land or the sea
As thy days may demand, as thy days may demand,
As thy days may demand, so thy succor shall be.

Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'erflow,
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply.
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

E'en down to old age, all my people shall prove
My sov'reign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And then, when gray hair shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs shall they still in my bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never forsake!

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86 How Great Thou Art

Text: Stuart K. Hine
Music: Stuart K. Hine
Scriptures: Ps. 8:3-9; 9:1; Mosiah 4:5-13

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow'r thruout the universe displayed;

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,
How great thou art! How great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee,
How great thou art! How great thou art!

When thru the woods and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze,

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
Sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin,

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
And there proclaim, "My God, how great thou art!"

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87 God Is Love

Text: Thomas R. Taylor
Music: Thomas C. Griggs
Scriptures: 1 Jn. 4:7-8; Moses 6:63

Earth, with her ten thousand flow'rs,
Air, with all its beams and show'rs,
Heaven's infinite expanse,
Sea's resplendent countenance
All around and all above
Bear this record: God is love.

Sounds among the vales and hills,
In the woods and by the rills,
Of the breeze and of the bird,
By the gentle murmur stirred
Sacred songs, beneath, above,
Have one chorus: God is love.

All the hopes that sweetly start
From the fountain of the heart,
All the bliss that ever comes
To our earthly human homes,
All the voices from above
Sweetly whisper: God is love.

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88 Great God, Attend While Zion Sings

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: Joseph J. Daynes
Scriptures: Ps. 84:9-12

Great God, attend while Zion sings
The joy that from thy presence springs.
To spend one day with thee on earth
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth.

Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within thy house, O God of grace,
No tents of ease or thrones of pow'r
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door.

God is our sun; he makes our day.
God is our sheild; he guards our way
From all assaults of hell and sin,
From foes without and fears within.

All needful grace will God bestow
And crown that grace with glory too.
He gives us all things and withholds
No blessings due to upright souls.

Our God, our King, whose sovereign sway
The glorious hosts of heav'n obey
(And devils at thy presence flee);
Blest is the man that trusts in thee!

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89 The Lord Is My Light

Text: James Nicholson
Music: John R. Sweney
Scriptures: Ps. 27:1; Isa. 12:2

The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?
By day and by night his presence is near.
He is my salvation from sorrow and sin;
This blessed assurance the Spirit doth bring.

The Lord is my light;
He is my joy and my song.
By day and by night
He leads, he leads me along.

The Lord is my light; tho clouds may arise,
Faith, stronger than sight, looks up thru the skies
Where Jesus forever in glory doth reign.
Then how can I ever in darkness remain?

The Lord is my light; the Lord is my strength.
I know in his might I'll conquer at length.
My weakness in mercy he covers with pow'r,
And walking by faith, I am blest ev'ry hour.

The Lord is my light, my all and in all.
There is in his sight no darkness at all.
He is my Redeemer, my Savior, and King.
With Saints and with angels his praises I'll sing.

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90 From All That Dwell below the Skies

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: John Hatton
Scriptures: Ps. 100:1-2; Ps. 117

From all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Creator's praise arise;
Let the Redeemer's name be sung
Through ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue.

In ev'ry land begin the song;
To ev'ry land the strains belong.
In cheerful sounds all voices raise
And fill the world with loudest praise.

Your lofty themes, ye mortals, bring;
In songs of praise divinely sing.
The great salvation loud proclaim,
And shout for joy the Savior's name.

Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;
Eternal truth attends thy word.
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

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91 Father, Thy Children to Thee Now Raise

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Ps. 13:6; D&C 136:28

Father, thy children to thee now raise
Glad, grateful songs for thy love and grace,
Foor thy protection and watchful care
Over thy Saints dwelling far and near;
Grateful to thee for the gospel light,
Which with its truth fills us with delight,
Glad that we've chosen the better part.
Songs of delight fill each grateful heart

Oh, may our songs to thy courts ascend;
Pleasing to thee may our voices blend.
Lead us as thou hast the faithful led;
Feed us with knowledge and daily bread.
Let us not stray from the paths of truth;
Forgive the folly and faults of youth.
Father, accept thou the songs of praise
Which from our hearts unto thee we raise.

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92 For the Beauty of the Earth

Text: Folliott S. Pierpoint
Music: Conrad Kocher
Scriptures: Ps. 95:1-6; Ps. 33:1-6

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,

Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow'r,
Sun and moon, and stars of light,

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.

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93 Prayer of Thanksgiving

Text: Anon.
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: Ps. 100:4-5; Ps. 12:1-6

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
He chastens, and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side; All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

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94 Come, Ye Thankful People

Text: Henry Alford
Music: George J. Elvey
Scriptures: D&C 86:1-7; Mark 4:26-28

Come, ye thankful people, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.
All is safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied.
Come to God's own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God's own field,
Fruit unto his praise to yield,
Wheat and tares together sown,
Unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade, and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear.
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

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95 Now Thank We All Our God

Text: Martin Rinkhart
Music: Johann Crüger
Scriptures: 1 Chr. 16:8-14; Alma 26:8

Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his earth rejoices;
Who, from our mothers' arms,
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

Oh, may our bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us in his love,
And guide us day and night,
And free us from all ills,
Protect us by his might.

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96 Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Text: Charles L. Walker
Music: John Menzies Macfarlane
Scriptures: Ps. 37:3-5; D&C 41:1; 76:5

Dearest children, God is near you,
Watching o'er you day and night,
And delights to own and bless you,
If you strive to do what's right.
He will bless you, He will bless you,
If you put your trust in him.

Dearest children, holy angels
Watch your actions night and day,
And they keep a faithful record
Of the good and bad you say.
Cherish virtue! Cherish virtue!
God will bless the pure in heart.

Children, God delights to teach you
By his Holy Spirit's voice.
Quickly heed its holy promptings.
Day by day you'll then rejoice.
Oh, prove faithful, oh, prove faithful
To your God and Zion's cause.

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97 Lead, Kindly Light

Text: John Henry Newman
Music: John B. Dykes
Scriptures: Ps. 43:3; Ps. 119:133-35

Lead, kindly Light, amid th' encircling gloom;
Lead thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead thou me on!
Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene--one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor pray'd that thou
Shouldst lead me on.
I loved to choose and see my path; but now,
Lead thou me on!
I loved the garnish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remeber not past years.

So long thy pow'r hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone.
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

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98 I Need Thee Every Hour

Text: Annie S. Hawkes
Music: Robert Lowry
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 4:16-35; Ps. 143:1

I need thee every hour,
Most gracious Lord.
No tender voice like thine
Can peace afford.

I need thee, oh, I need thee;
Every hour I need thee!
Oh, bless me now, my Savior;
I come to thee!

I need thee every hour;
Stay thou nearby.
Temptations lose their pow'r
When thou art nigh.

I need thee every hour,
In joy or pain.
Come quickly and abide,
Or life is vain.

I need thee every hour,
Most holy One.
Oh, make me thine indeed,
Thou blessed Son!

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99 Nearer, Dear Savior to Thee

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: William Clayson
Scriptures: Ps. 145:18-20; D&C 88:63

Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee
Ever I'm striving to be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Trusting, in thee I confide;
Hoping, in thee I abide.

Take, oh, take, and cherish me,
Nearer, dear Savior, to thee.

Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee
Proved by my trials, I'll be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Humbly I come to thee now;
Earnest, I prayerfully bow.

Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee
Ever my anthem will be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
Loving thee, ever I pray,
Aid me thy will to obey.

Nearer, dear Savior, to thee,
Nearer, nearer to thee
Let me by holiness be
Nearer, yet nearer to thee!
When all my trials are done,
When my reward I have won.

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100 Nearer, My God, to Thee

Text: Sarah F. Adams
Music: Lowell Mason
Scriptures: D&C 88:63; Gen. 28:10-22

Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross
That raiseth me.
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer,
The sun gone down,
Darkness be over me,
My rest a stone,
Yet in my dreams I'd be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

There let the way appear,
Steps unto heav'n;
All that thou sendest me,
In mercy giv'n;
Angels to beckon me
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

Then with my waking thoughts
Bright with thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs
Bethel I'll raise;
So by my woes to be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot,
Upward I fly,
Still all my song shall be
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!

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101 Guide Me to Thee

Text: Orson Pratt Huish
Music: Orson Pratt Huish
Scriptures: Alma 38:9; Ps. 48:14

Jesus, my Savior true,
Guide me to thee.
Help me thy will to do.
Guide me to thee.
E'en in the darkest night,
As in the morning bright,
Be thou my beacon light.
Guide me to thee.

Through this dark world of strife,
Guide me to thee.
Teach me a better life.
Guide me to thee.
Let thy redeeming pow'r
Be with me ev'ry hour.
Be thou my safety tow'r.
Guide me to thee.

When strife and sin arise,
Guide me to thee.
When tears bedim my eyes,
Guide me to thee.
When hopes are crushed and dead,
When earthly joys are fled,
Thy glory round me shed.
Guide me to thee.

When silent death draws near,
Guide me to thee.
Calm thou my trembling fear.
Guide me to thee.
Let me thy mercy prove.
Let thy enduring love
Guide me to heav'n above.
Guide me to thee.

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102 Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: Joseph P. Holbrook
Scriptures: Isa. 25:4; Ps. 62:1-2, 7-8

Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past.
Safe into the haven guide;
Oh, receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none;
Hangs my helpless soul on thee.
Leave, oh, leave me not alone;
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on thee is stayed;
All my help from thee I bring.
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of thy wing.

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103 Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer

Text: H. R. Palmer
Music: H. R. Palmer
Scriptures: Isa. 26:3-4; Ps. 145:8-9, 14-21

Precious Savior, dear Redeemer,
Thy sweet message now impart.
May thy Spirit, pure and fervid,
Enter ev'ry timid heart;
Carry there the swift conviction,
Turning back the sinful tide.
Precious Savior, dear Redeemer,
May each soul in thee abide.

Precious Savior, dear Redeemer,
We are weak but thou art strong;
In thy infinite compassion,
Stay the tide of sin and wrong.
Keep thy loving arms around us;
Keep us in the narrow way.
Precious Savior, dear Redeemer,
Let us never from thee stray.

Precious Savior, dear Redeemer,
Thou wilt bind the broken heart.
Let not sorrow overwhelm us;
Dry the bitter tears that start.
Curb the winds and calm the billows;
Bid the angry tempest cease.
Precious Savior, dear Redeemer,
Grant us everlasting peace.

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104 Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me

Text: Edward Hopper
Music: John Edgar Gould
Scriptures: Mark 4:39-41; Ps. 48:14

Jesus, Savior, pilot me
Over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treach'rous shoal.
Chart and compass came from thee:
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

As a mother stills her child,
Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boist'rous waves obey thy will
When thou say'st to them, "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea,
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

When at last I near the shore,
And the fearful breakers roar
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest,
Then, while leaning on thy breast,
May I hear thee say to me,
"Fear not: I will pilot thee."

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105 Master, the Tempest Is Raging

Text: Mary Ann Baker
Music: H. R. Palmer
Scriptures: Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:36-41

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadowed with blackness.
No shelter or help is nigh.
Carest thou not that we perish?
How canst thou lie asleep
When each moment so madly is threat'ning
A grave in the angry deep?

The winds and the waves shall obey they will:
Peace, be still.
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea
Or demons or men or whatever it be,
No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and earth and skies.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will:
Peace, be still; peace, be still.
They all shall sweetly obey thy will:
Peace, peace, be still.

Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today.
The depths of my sad heart are troubled.
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o'er my sinking soul,
And I perish! I perish! dear Master.
Oh, hasten and take control!

Master, the terror is over.
The elements sweetly rest.
Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven's within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more,
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor
And rest on the blissful shore.

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106 God Speed the Right

Text: William E. Hickson
Music: Ernst Moritz Arndt
Scriptures: D&C 58:27-28; Alma 27:27, 30

Now to heav'n our prayer ascending,
God speed the right;
In a noble cause contending,
God speed the right.
Be our zeal in heav'n recorded,
With success on earth rewarded.
God speed the right.
God speed the right.

Be that prayer again repeated,
God speed the right;
Ne'er despairing, though defeated,
God speed the right.
Like the great and good in story,
If we fail, we fail with glory.
God speed the right.
God speed the right.

Patient, firm, and persevering,
God speed the right;
No event nor danger fearing,
God speed the right.
Pains, nor toils, nor trials heeding,
And in heav'n's good time succeeding,
God speed the right.
God speed the right.

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107 Lord, Accept Our True Devotion

Text: Richard Alldridge
Music: Joseph J. Daynes
Scriptures: Heb. 12:1-2; D&C 59:23

Lord, accept our true devotion.
Let thy Spirit whisper peace.
Swell our hearts with fond emotion,
And our joy in thee increase.
Never leave us, never leave us.
Help us, Lord, to win the race.
Never leave us, never leave us.
Help us, Lord, to win the race.

Help us all to do thy bidding,
And our daily wants supply.
Give thy Holy Spirit's guiding
Till we reach the goal on high.
Ever guard us, ever guard us,
Till we gain the victory.
Ever guard us, ever guard us,
Till we gain the victory.

May we, with the future dawning,
Day by day from sin be free,
That on resurrection morning
We may rise at peace with thee,
Ever praising, ever praising,
Thru-out all eternity;
Ever praising, ever praising,
Thru-out all eternity.

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108 The Lord Is My Shepherd

Text: James Montgomery
Music: Thomas Koschat
Scriptures: Ps. 23; Isa. 26:3-4

The Lord is my Shepherd; no want shall I know.
I feed in green pastures; safefolded I rest.
He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow,
Restores me when wand'ring, redeems when oppressed,
Restores me when wand'ring, redeems when oppressed.

Thru the valley and shadow of death though I stray,
Since thou art my Guardian, no evil I fear.
Thy rod shall defend me, thy staff be my stay.
No harm can befall with my Comforter near.
No harm can befall with my Comforter near.

In the midst of affliction my table is spread.
With blessings unmeasured my cup runneth o'er.
With perfume and oil thou anointest my head.
Oh, what shall I ask of thy providence more?
Oh, what shall I ask of thy providence more?

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109 The Lord My Pasture Will Prepare

Text: Joseph Addison
Music: Dmitri Bortniansky
Scriptures: Ps. 23; Isa. 40:11

The Lord my pasture will prepare,
And feed me with a shepherd's care.
His presence will my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye.
My noon-day walks he will attend,
And all my silent midnight hours defend.

When in the sultry glebe I faint,
Or on the thirsty mountain pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads
My weary, wand'ring steps he leads,
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the cooling verdant landscape flow.

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110 Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord

Text: Julius Schubring
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Scriptures: Ps. 55:22; Ps. 25:3

Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
And he shall sustain thee.
He never will suffer the righteous to fall.
He is at thy right hand.
Thy mercy, Lord, is great
And far above the heav'ns.
Let none be made ashamed
That wait upon thee.

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111 Rock of Ages

Text: Augustus M. Toplady
Music: Thomas Hastings
Scriptures: 2 Sam. 22:2-3, 32-33; Moses 6:57-60

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fill all thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and thou alone.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown
And behold thee on thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.

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112 Savior, Redeemer of My Soul

Text: Orson F. Whitney
Music: Harry A. Dean
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 1:15; D&C 95:1

Savior, Redeemer of my soul,
Whose mighty hand hath made me whole,
Whose wondrous pow'r hath raised me up
And filled with sweet my bitter cup!
What tongue my gratitude can tell,
O gracious God of Israel.

Never can I repay thee, Lord,
But I can love thee. Thy pure word,
Hath it not been my one delight,
My joy by day, my dream by night?
Then let my lips proclaim it still,
And all my life reflect thy will.

O'er-rule mine acts to serve thine ends.
Change frowning foes to smiling friends.
Chasten my soul till I shall be
In perfect harmony with thee.
Make me more worthy of thy love,
And fit me for the life above.

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114 Come unto Him

Text: Theodore E. Curtis
Music: Hugh W. Dougall
Scriptures: Ps. 55:16-17, 22; Matt. 11:28-30

I wander through the still of night,
When solitude is ev'rywhere
Alone, beneath the starry light,
And yet I know that God is there.
I kneel upon the grass and pray;
An answer comes without a voice.
It takes my burden all away
And makes my aching heart rejoice.

When I am filled with strong desire
And ask a boon of him, I see
No miracle of living fire,
But what I ask flows into me.
And when the tespest rages high
I feel no arm around me thrust,
But ev'ry storm goes rolling by
When I repose in him my trust.

It matters not what may befall,
What threat'ning hand hangs over me;
He is my rampart through it all,
My refuge from mine enemy.
Come unto him all ye depressed,
Ye erring souls whose eyes are dim,
Ye weary ones who long for rest.
Come unto him! Come unto him!

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115 Come, Ye Disconsolate

Text: Thomas Moore
Music: Samuel Webbe
Scriptures: D&C 136:29; Heb. 4:16

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish;
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts; here tell your anguish.
Earth has no sorrow that heav'n cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heav'n cannot cure."

Here see the Bread of Life; see waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heav'n can remove.

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116 Come, Follow Me

Text: John Nicholson
Music: Samuel McBurney
Scriptures: Matt. 4:19; 2 Ne. 31:10-21

"Come, follow me," the Savior said.
Then let us in his footsteps tread,
For thus alone can we be one
With God's own loved, begotten Son.

"Come, follow me," a simple phrase,
Yet truth's sublime, effulgent rays
Are in these simple words combined
To urge, inspire the human mind.

Is it enough alone to know
That we must follow him below,
While trav'ling thru this vale of tears?
No, this extends to holier spheres.

Not only shall we emulate
His course while in this earthly state,
But when we're freed from present cares,
If with our Lord we would be heirs.

We must the onward path pursue
As wider fields expand to view,
And follow him unceasingly,
Whate'er our lot or sphere may be.

For thrones, dominions, kingdoms, pow'rs,
And glory great and bliss are ours,
If we, throughout eternity,
Obey his words, "Come, follow me."

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117 Come Unto Jesus

Text: Orson Pratt Huish
Music: Orson Pratt Huish
Scriptures: Matt. 11:28-30; 2 Ne. 26:33

Come unto Jesus, ye heavy laden,
Careworn and fainting, by sin oppressed.
He'll safely guide you unto that haven
Where all who trust him may rest.

Come unto Jesus from ev'ry nation,
From ev'ry land and isle of the sea.
Unto the high and lowly in station,
Ever he calls, "Come to me."

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118 Ye Simple Souls Who Stray

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: Alma 5:37-38; Rev. 1:5-6

Ye simple souls who stray
Far from the path of peace,
That lonely, unfrequented way
To life and happiness,
Why will ye folly love,
And throng the downward road,
And hate the wisdom from above,
And mock the sons of God?

Madness and misery
Ye count our life beneath,
And nothing great or good can see
Or glorious in our death.
But thru the Holy Ghost
We witness better things,
For he whose blood is all our boast
Has made us priests and kings.

Riches unsearchable
In Jesus' love we know,
And pleasures springing from the well
Of life our souls o'erflow.
As we seek heav'nly bliss,
Angels our steps attend,
And God himself our Father is,
And Jesus is our Friend.

With him we walk in white;
We in his image shine;
Our robes are robes of glorious light,
Our righteousness divine.
On all the kings of earth
With pity we look down;
And claim, in virtue of our birth,
A never fading crown.

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119 Come, We That Love the Lord

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: Aaron Williams
Scriptures: Isa. 12:5; Rom. 8:28

Come, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known.
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And worship at his throne.

Let those refuse to sing
Who never knew our God,
But servants of the heav'nly King
May speak their joys abroad.

The God who rules on high,
And all the earth surveys
Who rides upon the stormy sky
And calms the roaring seas--

This mighty God is ours,
Our Father and our Love.
He will send down his heav'nly pow'rs
To carry us above.

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120 Lean on My Ample Arm

Text: Theodore E. Curtis
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 9:14; Matt. 11:28-30

Lean on my ample arm,
O thou depressed!
And I will bid the storm
Cease in thy breast.
What-e'er thy lot may be
On life's complaining sea,
If thou wilt come to me,
Thou shalt have rest.
If thou wilt come to me,
Thou shalt have rest.

Lift up thy tearful eyes,
Sad heart, to me;
I am the sacrifice
Offered for thee.
In me thy pain shall cease,
In me is thy release,
In me thou shalt have peace
In me thou shalt have peace

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121 I'm a Pilgrim, I'm a Stranger

Text: Hans H. Petersen
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: Heb. 11:13-16; Ps. 73:23-26

I'm a pilgrim, I'm a stranger
Cast upon the rocky shore
Of a land where deathly danger
Surges with a sullen roar,
Oft despairing, oft despairing,
Lest I reach my home no more.

Misty vapors rise before me.
Scarcely can I see the way.
Clouds of darkest hue hang o'er me,
And I'm apt to go astray
With the many, with the many
That are now the vulture's prey.

O my Father, I entreat thee,
Let me see thy beck'ning hand;
And when straying, may I meet thee,
Ere I join the silent band.
Guide me, Father, guide me, Father,
Safely to the promised land.

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122 Though Deepening Trials

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: D&C 58:2-4; John 16:33

Though deep'ning trials throng your way,
Press on, press on, ye Saints of God!
Ere long the resurrection day
Will spread its life and truth abroad,
Will spread its life and truth abroad.

Though outward ills await us here,
The time, at longest, is not long
Ere Jesus Christ will reappear,
Surrounded by a glorious throng,
Surrounded by a glorious throng.

Lift up your hearts in praise to God;
Let your rejoicings never cease.
Though tribulations rage abroad,
Christ says, "In me ye shall have peace."
Christ says, "In me ye shall have peace."

What though our rights have been assailed?
What though by foes we've been despoiled?
Jehovah's promise has not failed;
Jehovah's purpose is not foiled.

This work is moving on apace,
And great events are rolling forth;
The kingdom of the latter days,
The "little stone," must fill the earth.

Though Satan rage, 'tis all in vain;
The words the ancient prophet spoke
Sure as the throne of God remain;
Nor men nor devils can revoke.

All glory to his holy name
Who sends his faithful servants forth
To prove the nations, to proclaim
Salvation's tidings through the earth.

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123 Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee

Text: Lorin F. Wheelwright
Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright
Scriptures: Alma 37:36-37; D&C 19:23, 38

Oh, may my soul commune with thee
And find thy holy peace;
From worldly care and pain of fear,
Please bring me sweet release.

Oh, bless me when I worship thee
To keep my heart in tune,
That I may hear thy still, small voice,
And, Lord, with thee commune.

Enfold me in thy quiet hour
And gently guide my mind
To seek thy will, to know thy ways,
And thy sweet Spirit find.

Lord, grant me thy abiding love
And make my turmoil cease.
Oh, may my soul commune with thee
And find thy holy peace.

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124 Be Still, My Soul

Text: Katharina von Schlegel
Music: Jean Sibelius
Scriptures: Ps. 37:3-9; D&C 101:14-16, 35-38

Be still, my soul:
The Lord is on thy side;
With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In ev'ry change he faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul:
Thy best, thy heav'nly Friend
Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul:
Thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul:
The waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.

Be still, my soul:
The hour is hast'ning on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul:
When change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

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125 How Gentle God's Commands

Text: Philip Doddridge
Music: Johann G. Nageli
Scriptures: 1 Jn. 5:3; Ps. 55:22

How gentle God's commands!
How kind his precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord
And trust his constant care.

Beneath his watchful eye,
His Saints securely dwell;
That hand which bears all nature up
Shall guard his children well.

Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind?
Haste to your Heav'nly Fahter's throne
And sweet refreshment find.

His goodness stands approved,
Unchanged from day to day;
I'll drop my burden at his feet
And bear a song away.

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126 How Long, O Lord Most Holy and True

Text: John A. Widtsoe
Music: B. Cecil Gates
Scriptures: Isa. 61:1-2; D&C 138:11-19, 50-51

How long, O Lord most holy and true,
Shall shadowed hope our joy delay?
Our hearts confess, our souls believe
Thy truth, thy truth, thy light, thy will, thy way!

Thy truth has made our prison bright;
Thy light has dimmed the dying past.
We bend beneath thy loving will
And seek thy onward, onward path at last.

Eternal Father, gentle Judge!
Speed on the day, redemption's hour.
Set up thy kingdom; from thy house
Unlock for us, for us the prison tow'r.

From grim confusion's awful depth
The wail of hosts, faith's urgent plea:
Release our anguished, weary souls;
Swing wide, swing wide the gates, and set us free!

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127 Does the Journey Seem Long?

Text: Joseph Fielding Smith
Music: George D. Pyper
Scriptures: Alma 36:3; Heb. 12:1-3

Does the journey seem long,
The path rugged and steep?
Are there briars and thorns on the way?
Do sharp stones cut your feet
As you struggle to rise
To the heights thru the heat of the day?

Is your heart faint and sad,
Your soul weary within,
As you toil 'neath your burden of care?
Does the load heavy seem
You are forced now to lift?
Is there no one your burden to share?

Let your heart be not faint
Now the journey's begun;
There is One who still beckons to you.
So look upward in joy
And take hold of his hand;
He will lead you to heights that are new.

A land holy and pure,
Where all trouble doth end,
And your life shall be free from all sin,
Where no tears shall be shed,
For no sorrows remain.
Take his hand and with him enter in.

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128 When Faith Endures

Text: Naomi W. Randall
Music: Stephen M. Jones
Scriptures: D&C 6:36-37; Alma 58:10-11

I will not doubt, I will not fear;
God's love and strength are always near.
His promised gift helps me to find
An inner strength and peace of mind.
I give the Father willingly
My trust, my prayers, humility.
His Spirit guides; his love assures
That fear departs when faith endures.

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131 More Holiness Give Me

Text: Philip Paul Bliss
Music: Philip Paul Bliss
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 12:48; 3 Ne. 27:27

More holiness give me,
More strivings within,
More patience in suff'ring,
More sorrow for sin,
More faith in my Savior,
More sense of his care,
More joy in his service,
More purpose in prayer.

More gratitude give me,
More trust in the Lord,
More pride in his glory,
More hope in his word,
More tears for his sorrows,
More pain at his grief,
More meekness in trial,
More praise for relief.

More purity give me,
More strength to o'ercome,
More freedom from earthstains,
More longing for home.
More fit for the kingdom,
More used would I be,
More blessed and holy
More, Savior, like thee.

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132 God Is in His Holy Temple

Text: Anon.
Music: Frank W. Asper
Scriptures: D&C 97:15-17; 1 Cor. 3:16-17

God is in his holy temple.
Earthly thoughts, be silent now,
While with rev'rence we assemble
And before his presence bow.
He is with us, now and ever,
When we call upon his name.
Aiding ev'ry good endeavor,
Guiding ev'ry upward aim.

God is in his holy temple,
In the pure and holy mind,
In the rev'rent heart and simple,
In the soul from sin refined.
Banish then each base emotion.
Lift us up, O Lord, to thee;
Let our souls, in pure devotion,
Temples for thy worship be.

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133 Father in Heaven

Text: Angus S. Hibbard
Music: Friedrich F. Flemming
Scriptures: Ps. 29:11; John 14:27

Father in Heaven, in thy love abounding,
Hear these thy children thru the world resounding,
Loud in thy praises. Thanks for peace abiding,
Ever abiding.

Filled be our hearts with peace beyond comparing,
Peace in thy world, and joy to hearts despairing.
Firm is our trust in thee for peace enduring,
Ever enduring.

God of our fathers, strengthen ev'ry nation
In thy great peace where only is salvation.
So may the world its future spread before thee,
Thus to adore thee.

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134 I Believe in Christ

Text: Bruce R. McConkie
Music: John Longhurst
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 25:23, 26, 29; Morm. 7:5-7

I believe in Christ; he is my King!
With all my heart to him I'll sing;
I'll raise my voice in praise and joy,
In grand amens my tongue employ.
I believe in Christ; he is God's Son.
On earth to dwell his soul did come.
He healed the sick; the dead he raised.
Good works were his; his name be praised.

I believe in Christ; oh, blessed name!
As Mary's Son he came to reign
'Mid mortal men, his earthly kin,
To save them from the woes of sin.
I believe in Christ, who marked the path,
Who did gain all his Father hath,
Who said to men: "Come, follow me,
That ye, my friends, with God may be."

I believe in Christ--my Lord, my God!
My feet he plants on gospel sod.
I'll worship him with all my might;
He is the source of truth and light.
I believe in Christ; he ransoms me.
From Satan's grasp he sets me free,
And I shall live with joy and love
In his eternal courts above.

I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
And while I strive through grief and pain,
His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
I believe in Christ; so come what may,
With him I'll stand in that great day
When on this earth he comes again
To rule among the sons of men.

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135 My Redeemer Lives

Text: Gordon B. Hinckley
Music: G. Homer Durham
Scriptures: D&C 76:22-24, 41-42; Job 19:25

I know that my Redeemer lives,
Triumphant Savior, Son of God,
Victorious over pain and death,
My King, my Leader, and my Lord.

He lives, my one sure rock of faith,
The one bright hope of men on earth,
The beacon to a better way,
The light beyond the veil of death.

Oh, give me thy sweet Spirit still,
The peace that comes alone from thee,
The faith to walk the lonely road
That leads to thine eternity.

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136 I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Text: Samuel Medley
Music: Lewis D. Edwards
Scriptures: Job 19:25; Ps. 104:33-34

I know that my Redeemer lives.
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
He lives, my everliving Head.
He lives to bless me with his love.
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed.
He lives to bless in time of need.

He lives to grant me rich supply.
He lives to guide me with his eye.
He lives to comfort me when faint.
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
He lives to silence all my fears.
He lives to wipe away my tears.
He lives to calm my troubled heart.
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly Friend.
He lives and loves me to the end.
He lives, and while he lives, I'll sing.
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
He lives and grants me daily breath.
He lives, and I shall conquer death.
He lives my mansion to prepare.
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"
He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

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137 Testimony

Text: Loren C. Dunn
Music: Michael Finlinson Moody
Scriptures: 1 Cor. 2:9-13; Alma 5:45-46

The witness of the Holy Ghost,
As borne by those who know,
Has lifted me again to thee,
O Father of my soul.

I know that thou art in thy heav'n.
I know the Savior reigns.
I know a prophet speaks to us
For our eternal gain.

My eyes are wet; my heart is full.
The Spirit speaks today.
O Lord, wilt thou my life renew
And in my bosom stay.

As testimony fills my heart,
It dulls the pain of days.
For one brief moment, heaven's view
Appears before my gaze.

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140 Did You Think to Pray?

Text: Mary A. Pepper Kidder
Music: William O. Perkins
Scriptures: Ps. 5:3, 12; Mark 11:24-25

Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ, our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor
As a shield today?

Oh, how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day.
So, when life gets dark and dreary,
Don't forget to pray.

When your heart was filled with anger,
Did you think to pray?
Did you plead for grace, my brother,
That you might forgive another
Who had crossed your way?

When sore trials came upon you,
Did you think to pray?
When your soul was full of sorrow,
Balm of Gilead did you borrow
At the gates of day?

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141 Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Text: Bernard of Clairvaux
Music: John B. Dykes
Scriptures: Ps. 104:34; Enos 1:27

Jesus, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see
And in thy presence rest.

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!

O hope of ev'ry contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind thou art!
How good to those who seek!

Jesus, our only joy be thou,
As thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be thou our glory now,
And thru eternity.

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142 Sweet Hour of Prayer

Text: William W. Walford
Music: William B. Bradbury
Scriptures: Ps. 55:16-17, 22; Philip. 4:6-7

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since he bids me seek his face,
Believe his word, and trust his grace,
I'll cast on him my ev'ry care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!
I'll cast on him my ev'ry care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

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144 Secret Prayer

Text: Hans Henry Petersen
Music: Hans Henry Petersen
Scriptures: Matt. 6:6; Alma 33:3-11

There is an hour of peace and rest,
Unmarred by earthly care;
'Tis when before the Lord I go,
And kneel in secret prayer.

May my heart be turned to pray,
Pray in secret day by day,
That this boon to mortals giv'n
May unite my soul with heav'n.

The straight and narrow way to heav'n,
Where angels bright and fair
Are singing to God's praise, is found
Thru constant secret prayer.

When sailing on life's stormy sea,
'Mid billows of despair,
'Tis solace to my soul to know
God hears my secret prayer.

When thorns are strewn along my path,
And foes my feet ensnare,
My Savior to my aid will come,
If sought in secret prayer.

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145 Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire

Text: James Montgomery
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 13:5-13; 18:15; James 5:16

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Uttered or unexpressed,
The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,
The upward glancing of an eye
When none but God is near.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.

Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The Christian's native air,
His watchword at the gates of death;
He enters heav'n with prayer.

Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,
Returning from his ways,
While angels in their songs rejoice
And cry, "Behold, he prays!"

The Saints in prayer appear as one
In word and deed and mind,
While with the Father and the Son
Their fellowship they find.

Nor prayer is made on earth alone:
The Holy Spirit pleads,
And Jesus at the Father's throne
For sinners intercedes.

O thou by whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way!
The path of prayer thyself hast trod;
Lord, teach us how to pray.

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146 Gently Raise the Sacred Strain

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Thomas C. Griggs
Scriptures: D&C 59:8-12; Isa. 1:16-18

Gently raise the sacred strain,
For the Sabbath's come again
That man may rest, that man may rest.
And return his thanks to God
For his blessings to the blest,
For his blessings to the blest.

Holy day, devoid of strife
Let us seek eternal life,
That great reward, that great reward,
And partake the sacrament
In remembrance of our Lord,
In remembrance of our Lord.

Sweetly swells the solemn sound
While we bring our gifts around
Of broken hearts, of broken hearts,
As a willing sacrifice,
Showing what his grace imparts,
Showing what his grace imparts.

Holy, holy is the Lord.
Precious, precious is his word:
Repent and live, repent and live;
Tho your sins be crimson red,
Oh, repent, and he'll forgive.
Oh, repent, and he'll forgive.

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147 Sweet Is the Work

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: John J. McClellan
Scriptures: Ps. 92:1-5; Enos 1:27

Sweet is the work, my God, my King,
To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,
To show thy love by morning light,
And talk of all thy truths at night.

Sweet is the day of sacred rest.
No mortal care shall seize my breast.
Oh, may my heart in tune be found,
Like David's harp of solemn sound!

My heart shall triumph in my Lord
And bless his works and bless his word.
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!
How deep thy counsels, how divine!

But, oh, what triumph shall I raise
To thy dear name through endless days,
When in the realms of joy I see
Thy face in full felicity!

Sin, my worst enemy before,
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more.
My inward foes shall all be slain,
Nor Satan break my peace again.

Then shall I see and hear and know
All I desired and wished below,
And every pow'r find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.

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148 Sabbath Day

Text: Paul L. Anderson
Music: Lynn R. Carson
Scriptures: Moro. 6:5-6; Mosiah 13:16-19

In sweet remembrance of thy Son,
We gather in thy house as one
To join in prayer, to sing thy praise,
To worship thee and learn thy ways.
Father, on this the Sabbath day,
Be with us gathered here, we pray.

And may our thoughts still turn to thee,
With loved ones, friends, and family.
In all we do till day is gone,
May worship still continue on.
Father, on this the Sabbath day,
Be with us in our homes, we pray.

Help each to seek a quiet hour
To read thy word and feel thy pow'r,
To hear thy voice, though small and still,
Renew our strength to do thy will.
Father, on this the Sabbath day,
Be with us in our hearts, we pray.

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149 As the Dew from Heaven Distilling

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: Joseph J. Daynes
Scriptures: Deut. 32:2; Isa. 55:10-11

As the dew from heav'n distilling
Gently on the grass descends
And revives it, thus fulfilling
What thy providence intends.

Let thy doctrine, Lord, so gracious,
Thus descending from above,
Blest by thee, prove efficacious
To fulfill thy work of love.

Lord, behold this congregation;
Precious promises fulfill.
From thy holy habitation
Let the dews of life distill.

Let our cry come up before thee.
Thy sweet Spirit shed around,
So the people shall adore thee
And confess the joyful sound.

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150 O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

Text: Charles Denney, Jr.
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: Alma 13:28-29; D&C 42:29

O thou kind and gracious Father,
Reigning in the heav'ns above,
Look on us, thy humble children;
Fill us with thy holy love.
Fill us with thy holy love.

We have met this Sabbath morning,
Words of life and truth to hear.
Teach us how to ever serve thee
And thy holy name revere,
And thy holy name revere.

Help us to resist temptation;
Help us to refrain from ill.
Help us all to gain salvation;
Help us all to do thy will.
Help us all to do thy will.

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151 We Meet, Dear Lord

Text: Vernald W. Johns
Music: Laurence M. Yorgason
Scriptures: D&C 68:29; Mosiah 18:23, 25

We meet, dear Lord, in meekness all,
Responding to thy Sabbath call
To gather here in thy blest name,
And pledge our faithfulness again.

Thy counsels true we love to hear,
And feel thy Spirit's presence near,
As we with friends our voices raise
In prayer and songs of joyous praise.

In oneness and in love we come
Once more to this our Sabbath home,
Rejoicing in thy welcome here,
Unto this place of peace and prayer.

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152 God Be With You Till We Meet Again

Text: Jeremiah E. Rankin
Music: William G. Tomer
Scriptures: 2 Thes. 3:16; Num. 6:24-26

God be with you till we meet again;
By his counsels guide, uphold you;
With his sheep securely fold you.
God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus' feet,
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
When life's perils thick confound you,
Put his arms unfailing round you.
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
Keep love's banner floating o'er you;
Smite death's threat'ning wave before you.
God be with you till we meet again.

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153 Lord, We Ask Thee Ere We Part

Text: George Manwaring
Music: Benjamin Milgrove
Scriptures: Ps. 119:33-35

Lord, we ask thee ere we part,
Bless the teachings of this day.
Plant them deep in ev'ry heart,
That with us they'll ever stay.

In the innocence of youth,
We would all thy laws fulfill.
Lead us in the way of truth.
Give us strength to do thy will.

Father, merciful and kind,
While we labor for the right,
May we in thy service find
Sweetest pleasure, pure delight.

All our follies, Lord, forgive.
Keep us from temptations free.
Help us evermore to live
Lives of holiness to thee.

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154 Father, This Hour Has Been One of Joy

Text: Nan Greene Hunter
Music: Lynn R. Shurtleff
Scriptures: 1 Chr. 16:8-10; D&C 11:13

Father, this hour has been one of joy;
We thank thee for thy many blessings.
Our hearts are filled with thy gracious love
And thy tender caring.

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156 Sing We Now at Parting

Text: George Manwaring
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Ps. 147:1; Alma 26:8

Sing we now at parting
One more strain of praise.
To our Heav'nly Father
Sweetest songs we'll raise.
For his loving kindness,
For his tender care,
Let our songs of gladness
Fill this Sabbath air.

Praise him for his mercy;
Praise him for his love.
For unnumbered blessings
Praise the Lord above.
Let our happy voices
Still the notes prolong.
One alone is worthy
Of our sweetest song.

Jesus, our Redeemer,
Now our praises hear.
While we bow before thee,
Lend a list'ning ear.
Save us, Lord, from error.
Watch us day by day.
Help us now to serve thee
In a pleasing way.

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157 Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls

Text: Frank I. Kooyman
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: Mosiah 5:2; Luke 24:32 (13-35)

Thy Spirit, Lord, has stirred our souls,
And by its inward shining glow
We see anew our sacred goals
And feel thy nearness here below.
No burning bush near Sinai
Could show thy presence, Lord, more nigh.

"Did not our hearts within us burn?"
We know the Spirit's fire is here.
It makes our souls for service yearn;
It makes the path of duty clear.
Lord, may it prompt us, day by day,
In all we do, in all we say.

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158 Before Thee, Lord, I Bow My Head

Text: Joseph H. Dean
Music: Joseph H. Dean
Scriptures: Ps. 119:103-105; D&C 97:8-9

Before thee, Lord, I bow my head
And thank thee for what has been said.
My soul vibrates; my poor heart sings
When thy sweet Spirit strikes the strings.
How sweet thy word I've heard this day!
Be thou my guide, O Lord, I pray.
May I in patience do my part.
Seal thou the word upon my heart.

Do thou, O Lord, anoint mine eyes
That I may see and win the prize.
My heart is full; mine eyes are wet.
Oh, help me, Lord, lest I forget.
So may my soul be filled with light
That I may see and win the fight,
And then at last exalted be,
In peace and rest, O Lord, with thee.

Look up, my soul; be not cast down.
Keep not thine eyes upon the ground.
Break off the shackles of the earth.
Receive, my soul, the spirit's birth.
And now as I go forth again
To mingle with my fellowmen,
Stay thou nearby, my steps to guide,
That I may in thy love abide.

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159 Now the Day Is Over

Text: Sabine Baring-Gould
Music: Joseph Barnby
Scriptures: Prov. 3:24; Alma 37:37

Now the day is over;
Night is drawing nigh;
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.

Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With thy tend'rest blessing
May our eyelids close.

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160 Softly Now the Light of Day

Text: George W. Doane
Music: Carl Maria von Weber
Scriptures: Ps. 55:15-17; Alma 37:37

Softly now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away.
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, I would commune with thee.

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161 The Lord Be with Us

Text: John Ellerton
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: Alma 34:27; Alma 37:37

The Lord be with us as we walk
Along our homeward road.
In silent thought or friendly talk,
Our hearts be near to God.
In silent thought or friendly talk,
Our hearts be near to God.

The Lord be with us till the night
Enfold our day of rest,
And be in ev'ry heart the light,
In ev'ry home the guest.
And be in ev'ry heart the light,
In ev'ry home the guest.

The Lord be with us thru the hours
Of slumber calm and deep,
Protect our homes, renew our pow'rs,
And guard us as we sleep.
Protect our homes, renew our pow'rs,
And guard us as we sleep.

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162 Lord, We Come Before Thee Now

Text: William Hammond
Music: Harry A. Dean
Scriptures: Ether 3:2; Deut. 4:29

Lord, we come before thee now;
At thy feet we humbly bow.
Do not thou our suit disdain;
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?

In thine own appointed way,
Now we seek thee; here we stay.
Lord, from hence we would not go,
Till a blessing thou bestow.

Send some message from thy word
That may joy and peace afford.
Comfort those who weep and mourn;
Let the time of love return.

Grant we all may seek and find
Thee, our gracious God, and kind.
Heal the sick, the captive free.
Let us all rejoice in thee.

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163 Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing

Text: John Fawcett
Music: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Scriptures: Ps. 31:23-24; D&C 6:13

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing;
Fill our hearts with joy and peace.
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace.
Oh, refresh us, oh, refresh us,
Trav'ling thru this wilderness.
Oh, refresh us, oh, refresh us,
Trav'ling thru this wilderness.

Thanks we give and adoration
For the gospel's joyful sound.
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.
Ever faithful, ever faithful
To the truth may we be found.
Ever faithful, ever faithful
To the truth may we be found.

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164 Great God, to Thee My Evening Song

Text: Anne Steele
Music: Edward P. Kimball
Scriptures: Ps. 100:4-5; Alma 37:37

Great God, to thee my evening song
With humble gratitude I raise;
Oh, let thy mercy tune my tongue
And fill my heart with lively praise.

My days, unclouded as they pass,
And ev'ry onward rolling hour
Are monuments of wondrous grace,
And witness to thy love and pow'r.

With hope in thee mine eyelids close;
With sleep refresh my feeble frame.
Safe in thy care may I repose
And wake with praises to thy name.

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165 Abide with Me; 'Tis Eventide

Text: Lowrie M. Hofford
Music: Harrison Millard
Scriptures: Luke 24:29 (13-32)

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
The day is past and gone;
The shadows of the evening fall;
The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest,
Within my home abide.

O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;
Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide.
Thy walk today with me
Has made my heart within me burn,
As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul
And kept me near they side.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide,
And lone will be the night
If I cannot commune with thee,
Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world, I fear,
Would in my home abide.

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166 Abide with Me!

Text: Henry F. Lyte
Music: William H. Monk
Scriptures: Luke 24:29; John 15:4-12

Abide with me! fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens, Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me!

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day.
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not, abide with me!

I need thy presence ev'ry passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's pow'r?
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Thru cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me!

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167 Come, Let Us Sing an Evening Hymn

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: Col. 3:16-17; Alma 26:8

Come, let us sing an evening hymn
To calm our minds for rest,
And each one try, with single eye,
To praise the Savior best.

Yea, let us sing a sacred song
To close the passing day,
With one accord call on the Lord,
And ever watch and pray.

Oh, thank the Lord for grace and gifts
Renewed in latter days,
For truth and light to guide us right
In wisdom's pleasant ways.

For ev'ry line we have received
To turn our hearts above,
For ev'ry word and ev'ry good
That fill our souls with love.

Oh, let us raise a holier strain
For blessings great as ours,
And be prepared while angels guard
Us through our slumb'ring hours.

Oh, may we sleep and wake in joy,
While life with us remains,
And then go home beyond the tomb,
Where peace forever reigns.

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169 As Now We Take The Sacrament

Text: Lee Tom Perry
Music: Daniel Lyman Carter
Scriptures: D&C 138:1-4; D&C 59:8-12

As now we take the sacrament,
Our thoughts are turned to thee,
Thou Son of God, who lived for us,
Then died on Calvary.
We contemplate thy lasting grace,
Thy boundless charity;
To us the gift of life was giv'n
For all eternity.

As now our minds review the past,
We know we must repent;
The way to thee is righteousness
The way thy life was spent.
Forgiveness is a gift from thee
We seek with pure intent.
With hands now pledged to do thy work,
We take the sacrament.

As now we praise thy name with song,
The blessings of this day
Will linger in our thankful hearts,
And silently we pray
For courage to accept thy will,
To listen and obey.
We love thee, Lord; our hearts are full.
We'll walk thy chosen way.

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170 God, Our Father, Hear Us Pray

Text: Annie Pinnock Malin
Music: Louis M. Gottschalk
Scriptures: D&C 59:9-12; 2 Ne. 10:24-25

God, our Father, hear us pray;
Send thy grace this holy day.
As we take of emblems blest,
On our Savior's love we rest.

Grant us, Father, grace divine;
May thy smile upon us shine.
As we eat the broken bread.
Thine approval on us shed.

As we drink the water clear,
Let thy Spirit linger near.
Pardon faults, O Lord, we pray;
Bless our efforts day by day.

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171 With Humble Heart

Text: Zara Sabin
Music: Thomas L. Durham
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 18:6-11; Moro. 10:32-33

With humble heart, I bow my head
And think of thee, O Savior, Lord.
I take the water and the bread
To show remembrance of thy word.

Help me remember, I implore,
Thou gav'st thy life on Calvary,
That I might live forevermore
And grow, dear Lord, to be like thee.

To be like thee! I lift my eyes
From earth below toward heav'n above,
That I may learn from vaulted skies
How I my worthiness can prove.

As I walk daily here on earth,
Give me thy Spirit as I seek
A change of heart, another birth,
And grow, dear Lord, to be like thee.

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173 While of These Emblems We Partake

Text: John Nicholson
Music: Samuel McBurney
Scriptures: Moro. 6:6; Mosiah 15:7-9

While of these emblems we partake
In Jesus' name and for his sake,
Let us remember and be sure
Our hearts and hands are clean and pure.

For us the blood of Christ was shed;
For us on Calvary's cross he bled,
And thus dispelled the awful gloom
That else were this creation's doom.

The law was broken; Jesus died
That justice might be satisfied,
That man might not remain a slave
Of death, of hell, or of the grave.

But rise triumphant from the tomb,
And in eternal splendor bloom,
Freed from the pow'r of death and pain,
With Christ, the Lord, to rule and reign.

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174 While of These Emblems We Partake

Text: John Nicholson
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: D&C 20:40; Alma 5:19, 21

While of these emblems we partake
In Jesus' name and for his sake,
Let us remember and be sure
Our hearts and hands are clean and pure.

For us the blood of Christ was shed;
For us on Calvary's cross he bled,
And thus dispelled the awful gloom
That else were this creation's doom.

The law was broken; Jesus died
That justice might be satisfied,
That man might not remain a slave
Of death, of hell, or of the grave.

But rise triumphant from the tomb,
And in eternal splendor bloom,
Freed from the pow'r of death and pain,
With Christ, the Lord, to rule and reign.

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175 O God, the Eternal Father

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Scriptures: D&C 20:77, 79; Isa. 53:2-5

O God, th' Eternal Father,
Who dwells amid the sky,
In Jesus' name we ask thee
To bless and sanctify,
If we are pure before thee,
This bread and cup of wine,
That we may all remember
That offering divine.

That sacred, holy off'ring,
By man least understood,
To have our sins remitted
And take his flesh and blood,
That we may ever witness
The suff'ring of thy Son,
And always have his Spirit
To make our hearts as one.

When Jesus, the Anointed,
Descended from above
And gave himself a ransom
To win our souls with love
With no apparent beauty,
That man should him desire
He was the promised Savior,
To purify with fire.

How infinite that wisdom,
The plan of holiness,
That made salvation perfect
And veiled the Lord in flesh,
To walk upon his footstool
And be like man, almost,
In his exalted station,
And die, or all was lost.

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176 'Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love

Text: George A. Manwaring
Music: Frank W. Asper
Scriptures: D&C 138:1-4; D&C 20:75

'Tis sweet to sing the matchless love
Of Him who left his home above
And came to earth--oh, wondrous plan
To suffer, bleed, and die for man!

'Tis good to meet each Sabbath day
And, in his own appointed way,
Partake the emblems of his death,
And thus renew our love and faith.

Oh, blessed hour! communion sweet!
When children, friends, and teachers meet
And, in remembrance of his grace,
Unite in sweetest songs of praise.

For Jesus died on Calvary,
That all thru him might ransomed be.
Then sing hosannas to his name;
Let heav'n and earth his love proclaim.

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177 'Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love

Text: George A. Manwaring
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Matt. 20:28; Moro. 6:5-6

'Tis sweet to sing the matchless love
Of Him who left his home above
And came to earth--oh, wondrous plan
To suffer, bleed, and die for man!

For Jesus died on Calvary,
That all thru him might ransomed be.
Then sing hosannas to his name;
Let heav'n and earth his love proclaim.

'Tis good to meet each Sabbath day
And, in his own appointed way,
Partake the emblems of his death,
And thus renew our love and faith.

Oh, blessed hour! communion sweet!
When children, friends, and teachers meet
And, in remembrance of his grace,
Unite in sweetest songs of praise.

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178 O Lord of Hosts

Text: Andrew Dalrymple
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: 1 Pet. 2:21, 24; Mosiah 4:12-13

O Lord of Hosts, we now invoke
Thy Spirit most divine
To cleanse our hearts while we partake
The broken bread and wine.

May we forever think of thee
And of thy suff'rings sore,
Endured for us on Calvary,
And praise thee evermore.

Prepare our minds that we may see
The beauties of thy grace,
Salvation purchased on that tree
For all who seek thy face.

As brethren, let us ever live
In fellowship and peace!
Forgive, that God may us forgive,
That love may still increase.

May union, peace, and love abound,
And perfect harmony,
And joy in one continual round
Through all eternity.

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179 Again, Our Dear Redeeming Lord

Text: Theodore E. Curtis
Music: Alfred M. Durham
Scriptures: D&C 138:1-4; D&C 20:75-79

Again, our dear redeeming Lord,
We meet in thy beloved name,
While from the fountains of thy love
Thy Spirit kindles like a flame.
For all the anguish of thy soul,
For thy great gift so full and free,
With grateful hearts all penitent,
Dear Lord, we do remember thee.

In token of thy bleeding flesh
And of thy blood so freely spent,
We meet around thy table now
And take thy holy sacrament.
We seek thy pardon, dearest Lord,
And may thy favor, too, be sent,
While in our hearts we turn to thee,
Renewed in faith and covenant.

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180 Father in Heaven, We Do Believe

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: Jane Romney Crawford
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 12:19; 3 Ne. 18:7, 11

Father in Heav'n, we do believe
The promise thou hast made;
Thy word with meekness we receive,
Just as thy Saints have said.

We now repent of all our sin
And come with broken heart,
And to thy covenant enter in
And choose the better part.

O Lord, accept us while we pray,
And all our sins forgive;
New life impart to us this day,
And bid the sinners live.

Humbly we take the sacrament
In Jesus' blessed name;
Let us receive thru covenant
The Spirit's heav'nly flame.

We will be buried in the stream
In Jesus' blessed name,
And rise, while light shall on us beam
The Spirit's heav'nly flame.

Baptize us with the Holy Ghost
And seal us as thine own,
That we may join the ransomed host
And with the Saints be one.

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181 Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King

Text: Hugh W. Dougall
Music: Hugh W. Dougall
Scriptures: John 6:38-40; John 15:13

Jesus of Nazareth,
Savior and King!
Triumphant over death,
Life thou didst bring,
Leaving thy Father's throne,
On earth to live,
Thy work to do alone,
Thy life to give.

While of this broken bread
Humbly we eat,
Our thoughts to thee are led
In rev'rence sweet.
Bruised, broken, torn for us
On Calvary's hill
Thy suff'ring borne for us
Lives with us still.

As to our lips the cup
Gently we press,
Our hearts are lifted up,
Thy name we bless!
Guide us where'er we go,
Till in the end
Life evermore we'll know
Through thee, our Friend.

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182 We'll Sing All Hail to Jesus' Name

Text: Richard Alldridge
Music: Joseph Coslett
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 9:5, 10-11; Moses 4:20-21

We'll sing all hail to Jesus' name,
And praise and honor give
To him who bled on Calvary's hill
And died that we might live.

He passed the portals of the grave;
Salvation was his song;
He called upon the sinbound soul
To join the heav'nly throng.

He seized the keys of death and hell
And bruised the serpent's head;
He bid the prison doors unfold,
The grave yield up her dead.

The bread and water represent
His sacrifice for sin;
Ye Saints, partake and testify
Ye do remember him.

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183 In Remembrance of Thy Suffering

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 20:75-79; D&C 27:5

In remembrance of thy suff'ring,
Lord, these emblems we partake,
When thyself thou gav'st an off'ring,
Dying for the sinner's sake.
We've forgiven as thou biddest
All who've trespassed against us.
Lord, forgive, as we've forgiven,
All thou seest amiss in us.

Purify our hearts, our Savior;
Let us go not far astray,
That we may be counted worthy
Of thy Spirit day by day.
When temptations are before us,
Give us strength to overcome.
Always guard us in our wand'rings
Till we leave our earthly home.

When thou comest in thy glory
To this earth to rule and reign,
And with faithful ones partakest
Of the bread and wine again,
May we be among the number
Worthy to surround the board,
And partake anew the emblems
Of the suff'rings of our Lord.

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184 Upon the Cross of Calvary

Text: Vilate Raile
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: Luke 23:33, 46; Hel. 14:14-19

Upon the cross of Calvary
They crucified our Lord
And sealed with blood the sacrifice
That sanctified his word.

Upon the cross he meekly died
For all mankind to see
That death unlocks the passageway
Into eternity.

Upon the cross our Savior died,
But, dying, brought new birth
Through resurrection's miracle
To all the sons of earth.

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185 Reverently and Meekly Now

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: D&C 45:3-5; D&C 19:16-19

Rev'rently and meekly now,
Let thy head most humbly bow.
Think of me, thou ransomed one;
Think what I for thee have done.
With my blood that dripped like rain,
Sweat in agony of pain,
With my body on the tree
I have ransomed even thee.

In this bread now blest for thee,
Emblem of my body see;
In this water or this wine,
Emblem of my blood divine.
Oh, remember what was done
That the sinner might be won.
On the cross of Calvary
I have suffered death for thee.

Bid thine heart all strife to cease;
With thy brethren be at peace.
Oh, forgive as thou wouldst be
E'en forgiven now by me.
In the solemn faith of prayer
Cast upon me all thy care,
And my Spirit's grace shall be
Like a fountain unto thee.

At the throne I intercede;
For thee ever do I plead.
I have loved thee as thy friend,
With a love that cannot end.
Be obedient, I implore,
Prayerful, watchful, evermore,
And be constant unto me,
That thy Savior I may be.

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186 Again We Meet Around the Board

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: Hel. 5:9; Morm. 9:29

Again we meet around the board
Of Jesus, our redeeming Lord,
With faith in his atoning blood,
Our only access unto God.

He left his Father's courts on high,
With man to live, for man to die,
A world to purchase and to save
And seal a triumph o'er the grave.

Help us, O God, to realize
The great atoning sacrifice,
The gift of thy beloved Son,
The Prince of Life, the Holy One.

Oh, bless us, Lord, for Jesus' sake,
That we may worthily partake
These emblems of the flesh and blood
Of our Redeemer, Savior, God.

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187 God Loved Us, So He Sent His Son

Text: Edward P. Kimball
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: John 3:16-17; D&C 34:3

God loved us, so he sent his Son,
Christ Jesus, the atoning One,
To show us by the path he trod
The one and only way to God.

He came as man, though Son of God,
And bowed himself beneath the rod.
He died in holy innocence,
A broken law to recompense.

Oh, love effulgent, love divine!
What debt of gratitude is mine,
That in his off'ring I have part
And hold a place within his heart.

In word and deed he doth require
My will to his, like son to sire,
Be made to bend, and I, as son,
Learn conduct from the Holy One.

This sacrament doth represent
His blood and body for me spent.
Partaking now is deed for word
That I remember him, my Lord.

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188 Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done

Text: Frank I. Kooyman
Music: Robert P. Manookin
Scriptures: Moses 4:2; Luke 22:41-44; 2 Ne. 10:24

When in the wondrous realms above
Our Savior had been called upon
To save our world of sin by love,
He said, "Thy will, O Lord, be done."

The King of Kings left worlds of light,
Became the meek and lowly One;
In brightest day or darkest night,
He said, "Thy will, O Lord, be done."

No crown of thorns, no cruel cross
Could make our great Redeember shun.
He counted his own will but naught,
And said, "Thy will, O Lord, be done."

We take the bread and cup this day
In mem'ry of the sinless One,
And pray for strength, that we may say,
As he, "Thy will, O Lord, be done."

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189 O Thou, Before the World Began

Text: William H. Turton
Music: Frank W. Asper
Scriptures: D&C 45:3-5; 1 Pet. 2:24

O thou, before the world began,
Ordained a sacrifice for man,
And by th' eternal Spirit made
An off'ring in the sinner's stead;
Our everlasting Priest art thou,
Pleading thy death for sinners now.

Thy off'ring still continues new
Before the righteous Father's view.
Thyself the Lamb forever slain;
Thy priesthood doth unchanged remain.
Thy years, O God, can never fail,
Nor thy blest work within the veil.

Oh, that our faith may never move,
But stand unshaken as thy love,
Sure evidence of things unseen;
Now let it pass the years between
And view thee bleeding on the tree:
My Lord, my God, who dies for me.

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190 In Memory of the Crucified

Text: Frank I. Kooyman
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: D&C 20:75; D&C 19:18-19

In mem'ry of the Crucified,
Our Father, we have met this hour.
May thy sweet Spirit here abide,
That all may feel its glowing pow'r.

Our Savior, in Gethsemane,
Shrank not to drink the bitter cup,
And then, for us, on Calvary,
Upon the cross was lifted up.

We rev'rence with the broken bread,
Together with the cup we take,
The body bruised, the life-blood shed,
A sinless ransom for our sake.

Our Father, may this sacrament
To ev'ry soul be sanctified,
Who eats and drinks with pure intent,
That in our Savior he'll abide.

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191 Behold the Great Redeemer Die

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: D&C 18:11; Luke 22:42; 23:46

Behold the great Redeemer die,
A broken law to satisfy.
He dies a sacrifice for sin,
He dies a sacrifice for sin,
That man may live and glory win.

While guilty men his pains deride,
They pierce his hands and feet and side;
And with insulting scoffs and scorns,
And with insulting scoffs and scorns,
They crown his head with plaited thorns.

Although in agony he hung,
No murm'ring word escaped his tongue.
His high commission to fulfill,
His high commission to fulfill,
He magnified his Father's will.

"Father, from me remove this cup.
Yet, if thou wilt, I'll drink it up.
I've done the work thou gavest me,
I've done the work thou gavest me;
Receive my spirit unto thee."

He died, and at the awful sight
The sun in shame withdrew its light!
Earth trembled, and all nature sighed
In dread response, "A God has died!"

He lives--he lives. We humbly now
Around these sacred symbols bow,
And seek, as Saints of latter days,
To do his will and live his praise.

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192 He Died! The Great Redeemer Died

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: George Careless
Scriptures: Matt. 27:35, 45, 51; 28:5; Mosiah 3:7-10

He died! The great Redeemer died,
And Israel's daughters wept around.
A solemn darkness veiled the sky;
A sudden trembling shook the ground.

Come, Saints, and drop a tear or two
For him who groaned beneath your load;
He shed a thousand drops for you,
A thousand drops of precious blood.

Here's love and grief beyond degree;
The Lord of glory died for men.
But lo! what sudden joys were heard!
The Lord, though dead, revived again.

The rising Lord forsook the tomb.
In vain the tomb forbade him rise.
Cherubic legions guard him home,
And shout him welcome to the skies.

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193 I Stand All Amazed

Text: Charles H. Gabriel
Music: Charles H. Gabriel
Scriptures: Mosiah 3:5-8; John 15:13

I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,
Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.
I tremble to know that for me he was crucified,
That for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.

Oh, it is wonderful
That he should care for me
Enough to die for me!
Oh, it is wonderful,
Wonderful to me!

I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine
To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,
That he should extend his great love unto such as I,
Sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify.

I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!
Such mercy, such love, and devotion can I forget?
No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,
Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet.

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194 There Is a Green Hill Far Away

Text: Cecil Frances Alexander
Music: John H. Gower
Scriptures: John 19:16-20; Heb. 13:12

There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains he had to bear,
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin.
He only could unlock the gate
Of heav'n and let us in.

Oh, dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
And trust in his redeeming blood,
And try his works to do.

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195 How Great the Wisdom and the Love

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: Thomas McIntyre
Scriptures: Moses 4:1-2; Alma 42:14-15

How great the wisdom and the love
That filled the courts on high
And sent the Savior from above
To suffer, bleed, and die!

His precious blood he freely spilt;
His life he freely gave,
A sinless sacrifice for guilt,
A dying world to save.

By strict obedience Jesus won
The prize with glory rife:
"Thy will, O God, not mine be done,"
Adorned his mortal life.

He marked the path and led the way,
And ev'ry point defines
To light and life and endless day
Where God's full presence shines.

In mem'ry of the broken flesh
We eat the broken bread,
And witness with the cup, afresh,
Our faith in Christ, our Head.

How great, how glorious, how complete,
Redemption's grand design,
Where justice, love, and mercy meet
In harmony divine!

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196 Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer
Scriptures: Luke 2:7; Matt. 25:31

Jesus, once of humble birth,
Now in glory comes to earth.
Once he suffered grief and pain;
Now he comes on earth to reign.
Now he comes on earth to reign.

Once a meek and lowly Lamb,
Now the Lord, the great I Am.
Once upon the cross he bowed;
Now his chariot is the cloud.
Now his chariot is the cloud.

Once he groaned in blood and tears;
Now in glory he appears.
Once rejected by his own,
Now their King he shall be known.
Now their King he shall be known.

Once forsaken, left alone,
Now exalted to a throne.
Once all things he meekly bore,
But he now will bear no more.
But he now will bear no more.

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197 O Savior, Thou Who Wearest a Crown

Text: Karen Lynn Davidson
Music: Hans Leo Hassler
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 2:6-9; Matt. 27:26-31, 34-35

O Savior, thou who wearest
A crown of piercing thorn,
The pain thou meekly bearest,
Weigh'd down by grief and scorn.
The soldiers mock and flail thee;
For drink they give thee gall;
Upon the cross they nail thee
To die, O King of all.

No creature is so lowly,
No sinner so depraved,
But feels thy presence holy,
And thru thy love is saved.
Tho craven friends betray thee,
They feel thy love's embrace;
The very foes who slay thee
Have access to thy grace.

Thy sacrifice transcended
The mortal law's demand;
Thy mercy is extended
To ev'ry time and land.
No more can Satan harm us,
Tho long the fight may be,
Nor fear of death alarm us;
We live, O Lord, thru thee.

What praises can we offer
To thank thee, Lord most high?
In our place thou didst suffer;
In our place thou didst die,
By heaven's plan appointed,
To ransom us, our King.
O Jesus, the anointed,
To thee our love we bring!

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198 That Easter Morn

Text: Marion D. Hanks
Music: Robert Cundick
Scriptures: Rev. 1:17-18; D&C 6:36-37

That Easter morn, a grave that burst
Proclaimed to man that "Last and First"
Had ris'n again and conquered pain.

This morn renews for us that day
When Jesus cast the bonds away,
Took living breath and conquered death.

Thus we in gratitude recall
And give our love and pledge our all,
Shed grateful tear and conquer fear.

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199 He Is Risen!

Text: Cecil Frances Alexander
Music: Joachim Neander
Scriptures: Mark 16:6-7; Mosiah 16:7-9

He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered, man is free.
Christ has won the victory.

Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord's triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o'er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened heaven's gate.
We are free from sin's dark prison,
Risen to a holier state.
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

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200 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: 1 Cor. 15:20, 53-57

Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the vict'ry won, Alleluia!
Jesus' agony is o'er, Alleluia!
Darkness veils the earth no more, Alleluia!

Lives again out glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O Death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

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201 Joy to the World

Text: Isaac Watts
Music: George F. Handel
Scriptures: Alma 5:50; Ps. 97:1; 98:4

Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room,
And Saints and angels sing,
And Saints and angels sing,
And Saints, and Saints and angels sing.

Rejoice! Rejoice when Jesus reigns,
And Saints their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

No more will sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He'll come and make the blessings flow
Far as the curse was found,
Far as the curse was found,
Far as, far as the curse was found.

Rejoice! Rejoice in the Most High,
While Israel spreads abroad
Like stars that glitter in the sky,
And ever worship God,
And ever worship God,
And ever, and ever worship God.

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202 Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful

Text: John F. Wade
Music: John F. Wade
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-20; Ps. 95-6

Oh, come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, Born the King of angels;
Oh, come, let us adore him; Oh, come, let us adore him;
Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heav'n above!
Glory to God, Glory in the highest;
Oh, come, let us adore him; Oh, come, let us adore him;
Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv'n.
Son of the Father, Now in flesh appearing;
Oh, come, let us adore him; Oh, come, let us adore him;
Oh, come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.

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203 Angels We Have Heard on High

Text: French carol
Music: French carol
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-20; Ps. 95:6

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o'er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav'nly song?

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

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204 Silent Night

Text: Joseph Mohr
Music: Franz Gruber
Scriptures: Luke 2:7-14; Alma 7:10-12

Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace;
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight!
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!

Silent night! Holy night!
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth;
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

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205 Once in Royal David's City

Text: Cecil Frances Alexander
Music: Henry J. Gauntlett
Scriptures: Luke 2:4-7, 11-12; Mosiah 3:5-8

Once in royal David's city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for his bed:
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And his shelter was a stable,
And his cradle was a stall;
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
Lived on earth our Savior holy.

And our eyes at last shall see him,
Through his own redeeming love;
For that child so dear and gentle
Is our Lord in heav'n above,
And he leads his children on
To the place where he is gone.

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206 Away in a Manger

Text: Anon.
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick
Scriptures: Luke 2:7; Luke 18:15-17

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;
The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes;
But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

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207 It Came upon the Midnight Clear

Text: Edmund H. Sears
Music: Richard S. Willis
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-17; Alma 5:50

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men
From heav'n's all gracious King."
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

Still thru the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heav'nly music floats
O'er all the weary world.
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hov'ring wing,
And ever o'er its babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

For lo! the days are hast'ning on,
By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever circling years
Shall come the time foretold,
When the new heav'n and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace their King,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

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208 O Little Town of Bethlehem

Text: Phillips Brooks
Music: Lewis H. Redner
Scriptures: Micah 5:2; Luke 2:4-16

O little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie.
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by;
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light.
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary,
And, gathered all above
While mortals sleep, the angels keep
Their watch of wond'ring love.
O morning stars, together
Proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King,
And peace to men on earth.

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is giv'n!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of his heav'n.
No ear may hear his coming;
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him, still
The dear Christ enters in.

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209 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-14; 3 Ne. 25:2

Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful, all ye nations, rise;
Join the triumph of the skies;
With angelic host proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!

Hail! the heav'nborn Prince of Peace!
Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Ris'n with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King!

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210 With Wondering Awe

Text: Anon.
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: Matt. 2:1-11

With wond'ring awe the wisemen saw
The star in heaven springing,
And with delight, in peaceful night,
They heard the angels singing:

Hosanna, hosanna,
Hosanna to his name!

By light of star they traveled far
To seek the lowly manger,
A humble bed wherein was laid
The wondrous little Stranger.

And still is found, the world around,
The old and hallowed story,
And still is sung in ev'ry tongue
The angels' song of glory:

The heav'nly star its rays afar
On ev'ry land is throwing,
And shall not cease till holy peace
In all the earth is growing.

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211 While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

Text: Nahum Tate
Music: Yorkshire carol
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-14

While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.
"Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
Had seized their troubled mind;
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring
To you and all mankind."

"To you, in David's town this day,
Is born of David's line
The Savior who is Christ the Lord,
And this shall be the sign:
The heav'nly Babe you there shall find
To human view displayed,
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
And in a manger laid."

Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
Appeared a shining throng
Of angels praising God who thus
Addressed their joyful song:
"All glory be to God on high
And on the earth be peace.
Goodwill henceforth from heav'n to men
Begin and never cease."

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212 Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains

Text: John Menzies Macfarlane
Music: John Menzies Macfarlane
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-20; D&C 45:71

Far, far away on Judea's plains,
Shepherds of old heard the joyous strains:

Glory to God, Glory to God,
Glory to God in the highest;
Peace on earth, goodwill to men;
Peace on earth, goodwill to men!

Sweet are these strains of redeeming love,
Message of mercy from heav'n above:

Lord, with the angels we too would rejoice;
Help us to sing with the heart and voice:

Hasten the time when, from ev'ry clime,
Men shall unite in the strains sublime:

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213 The First Noel

Text: Traditional English carol
Music: Traditional English carol
Scriptures: Luke 2:8-20

The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay,
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.

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214 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music: John Baptiste Calkin
Scriptures: Luke 2:14; D&C 3:1-3

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'un broken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

Till, ringing, singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

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215 Ring Out, Wild Bells

Text: Alfred Tennyson
Music: Crawford Gates
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 2:27-28; D&C 50:23-25

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light.
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old; ring in the new.
Ring, happy bells, across the snow.
The year is going; let him go.
Ring out the false; ring in the true.
The year is going; let him go.
Ring out the false; ring in the true.

Ring in the valiant men and free
The larger heart, the kindlier hand.
Ring out the darkness of the land;
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
Ring out the darkness of the land;
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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216 We Are Sowing

Text: Anon.
Music: Henry A. Tuckett
Scriptures: D&C 6:33; Ps. 126:5-6

We are sowing, daily sowing
Countless seeds of good and ill,
Scattered on the level lowland,
Cast upon the windy hill;
Seeds that sink in rich, brown furrows,
Soft with heaven's gracious rain;
Seeds that rest upon the surface
Of the dry, unyielding plain;

Seeds that fall amid the stillness
Of the lonely mountain glen;
Seeds cast out in crowded places,
Trodden under foot of men;
Seeds by idle hearts forgotten,
Flung at random on the air;
Seeds by faithful souls remembered,
Sown in tears and love and prayer;

Seeds that lie unchanged, unquickened,
Lifeless on the teeming mold;
Seeds that live and grow and flourish
When the sower's hand is cold.
By a whisper sow we blessings;
By a breath we scatter strife.
In our words and thoughts and actions
Lie the seeds of death and life.

Thou who knowest all our weakness,
Leave us not to sow alone!
Bid thine angels guard the furrows
Where the precious grain is sown,
Till the fields are crown'd with glory,
Filled with mellow, ripened ears,
Filled with fruit of life eternal
From the seed we sowed in tears.

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217 Come, Let Us Anew

Text: Charles Wesley
Music: James Lucas
Scriptures: 2 Tim. 4:7-8; Matt. 25:21 (14-30)

Come, let us anew our journey pursue,
Roll round with the year,
And never stand still till the Master appear.
His adorable will let us gladly fulfill,
And our talents improve
By the patience of hope and the labor of love,
By the patience of hope and the labor of love.

Our life as a dream, our time as a steam
Glide swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay;
For the arrow is flown and the moments are gone.
The millennial year
Presses on to our view, and eternity's here,
Presses on to our view, and eternity's here.

Oh, that each in the day of His coming may say,
"I have fought my way thru;
I have finished the work thou didst give me to do."
Oh, that each from his Lord may receive the glad word:
"Well and faithfully done;
Enter into my joy and sit down on my throne;
Enter into my joy and sit down on my throne."

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218 We Give Thee But Thine Own

Text: William Walsham How
Music: Anon.
Scriptures: Prov. 3:9; Matt. 25:34-40

We give thee but thine own,
Whate'er the gift may be,
For all we have is thine alone,
A trust, O Lord, from thee.

May we thy bounties thus
As stewards true receive,
And gladly, as thou blessest us,
To thee our first-fruits give.

To comfort and to bless,
To find a balm for woe,
To tend the lone and fatherless
Is angels' work below.

And we believe thy word,
Tho dim our faith may be;
Whate'er we do for thine, O Lord,
We do it unto thee.

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219 Because I Have Been Given Much

Text: Grace Noll Crowell
Music: Phillip Landgrave
Scriptures: Jacob 2:17-19; Mosiah 18:27-28

Because I have been given much, I too must give;
Because of thy great bounty, Lord, each day I live
I shall divide my gifts from thee
With ev'ry brother that I see
Who has the need of help from me.

Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care,
I cannot see another's lack and I not share
My glowing fire, my loaf of bread
My roof's safe shelter overhead,
That he too may be comforted.

Because I have been blessed by thy great love, dear Lord,
I'll share thy love again, according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need;
I'll show that love by word and deed:
Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.

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221 Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

Text: Mary B. Wingate
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick
Scriptures: Luke 14:4-7 (JST, v. 4); 1 Pet. 5:2-4

Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
Dear are the sheep of his fold;
Dear is the love that he gives them,
Dearer than silver or gold.
Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
Dear are his "other" lost sheep;
Over the mountains he follows,
Over the waters so deep.

Out in the desert they wander,
Hungry and helpless and cold;
Off to the rescue he hastens,
Bringing them back to the fold.

Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
Dear are the lambs of his fold;
Some from the pastures are straying,
Hungry and helpless and cold.
See, the Good Shepherd is seeking,
Seeking the lambs that are lost,
Bringing them in with rejoicing,
Saved at such infinite cost.

Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
Dear are the "ninety and nine";
Dear are the sheep that have wandered
Out in the desert to pine.
Hark! he is earnestly calling,
Tenderly pleading today:
"Will you not seek for my lost ones,
Off from my shelter astray?"

Green are the pastures inviting;
Sweet are the waters and still.
Lord, we will answer thee gladly,
"Yes, blessed Master, we will!
Make us thy true undershepherds;
Give us a love that is deep.
Send us out into the desert,
Seeking thy wandering sheep."

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222 Hear Thou Our Hymn, O Lord

Text: Frank W. Asper
Verse: Frank W. Asper
Scriptures: Ps. 86:6, 11

Hear thou our hymn, O Lord,
With thankful hearts we pray.
Help us thy will to follow now,
And walk the narrow way.

Keep thou our hearts aglow
With thy eternal word.
Give us thy Spirit ev'ry hour,
We ask thee, gracious Lord.

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223 Have I Done Any Good?

Text: Will L. Thompson
Music: Will L. Thompson
Scriptures: James 1:22, 27; Alma 9:28

Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad
And made someone feel glad?
If not, I have failed indeed.
Has anyone's burden been lighter today
Because I was willing to share?
Have the sick and the weary
Been helped on their way?
When they needed my help was I there?

Then wake up and do something more
Than dream of your mansion above.
Doing good is a pleasure,
A joy beyond measure,
A blessing of duty and love.

There are chances for work all around just now,
Opportunities right in our way.
Do not let them pass by,
Saying, "Sometime I'll try,"
But go and do something today.
'Tis noble of man to work and to give;
Love's labor has merit alone.
Only he who does something
Helps others to live.
To God each good work will be known.

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224 I Have Work Enough to Do

Text: Josephine Pollard
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick
Scriptures: Alma 34:32-35; D&C 88:123-125

I have work enough to do,
Ere the sun goes down,
For myself and kindred too,
Ere the sun goes down:
Ev'ry idle whisper stilling
With a purpose firm and willing,
All my daily tasks fulfilling,
Ere the sun goes down.

I must speak the loving word,
Ere the sun goes down.
I must let my voice be heard,
Ere the sun goes down:
Ev'ry cry of pity heeding,
For the injured interceding,
To the light the lost ones leading,
Ere the sun goes down.

As I journey on my way,
Ere the sun goes down,
God's commands I must obey,
Ere the sun goes down.
There are sins that need confessing;
There are wrongs that need redressing
If I would obtain the blessing,
Ere the sun goes down.

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225 We Are Marching On to Glory

Text: John M. Chamberlain
Music: John M. Chamberlain
Scriptures: D&C 27:15-18; 1 Tim. 6:12

We are marching on to glory;
We are working for our crown.
We will make our armor brighter
And never lay it down.

We are marching, marching homeward
To that bright land afar.
We work for life eternal;
It is our guiding star.

Then day by day we are marching;
To heaven we are bound.
Each good act brings us nearer
That home where we'll be crowned.

Then, with the ransomed children
That throng the starry throne,
We will praise our Lord and Savior,
His pow'r and mercy own.

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226 Improve the Shining Moments

Text: Robert B. Baird
Music: Robert B. Baird
Scriptures: Alma 34:32-33; Ps. 119:60

Improve the shining moments;
Don't let them pass you by.
Work while the sun is radiant;
Work, for the night draws nigh.
We cannot bid the sunbeams
To lengthen out their stay,
Nor can we ask the shadow
To ever stay away.

Time flies on wings of lightning;
We cannot call it back.
It comes, then passes forward
Along its onward track.
And if we are not mindful,
The chance will fade away,
For life is quick in passing.
'Tis as a single day.

As wintertime doth follow
The pleasant summer days,
So may our joys all vanish
And pass far from our gaze.
Then should we not endeavor
Each day some point to gain,
That we may here be useful
And ev'ry wrong disdain?

Improve each shining moment.
In this you are secure,
For promptness bringeth safety
And blessings rich and pure.
Let prudence guide your actions;
Be honest in your heart;
And God will love and bless you
And help to you impart.

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227 There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today

Text: Eliza E. Hewitt
Music: John R. Sweney
Scriptures: Isa. 60:19; Ps. 16:9, 11

There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.

Oh, there's sunshine, blessed sunshine
When the peaceful happy moments roll.
When Jesus shows his smiling face,
There is sunshine in the soul.

There is music in my soul today,
A carol to my King,
And Jesus listening can hear
The songs I cannot sing.

There is springtime in my soul today,
For when the Lord is near,
The dove of peace sings in my heart,
The flow'rs of grace appear.

There is gladness in my soul today,
And hope and praise and love,
For blessings which he gives me now,
For joys "laid up" above.

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228 You Can Make the Pathway Bright

Text: Helen Silcott Dungan
Music: James M. Dungan
Scriptures: Mosiah 2:17, 41; 1 Pet. 3:8-12

You can make the pathway bright,
Fill the soul with heaven's light,
If there's sunshine in your heart;
Turning darkness into day,
As the shadows fly away,
If there's sunshine in your heart today.

If there's sunshine in your heart,
You can send a shining ray
That will turn the night to day;
And your cares will all depart,
If there's sunshine in your heart today.

You can speak the gentle word
To the heart with anger stirred,
If there's sunshine in your heart;
Tho it seems a little thing,
It will heaven's blessings bring,
If there's sunshine in your heart today.

You can do a kindly deed
To your neighbor in his need,
If there's sunshine in your heart;
And his burden you will share
As you lift his load of care,
If there's sunshine in your heart today.

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You can live a happy life
In this world of toil and strife,
If there's sunshine in your heart;
And your soul will glow with love
From the perfect Light above,
If there's sunshine in your heart today.

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229 Today, While the Sun Shines

Text: L. Clark
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 64:23-25, 33; Thirteenth Article of Faith

Today, while the sun shines, work with a will;
Today all your duties with patience fulfill.
Today, while the birds sing, harbor nor care;
Call life a good gift; call the world fair

Today, today, work with a will;
Today, today, your duties fulfill.
Today, today, work while you may;
Prepare for tomorrow by working today.

Today seek the treasure better than gold,
The peace and the joy that are found in the fold.
Today seek the gems that shine in the heart;
While here we labor, choose the better part.

Today seek for goodness, virtue, and truth,
As crown of your life and the grace of your youth.
Today, while the heart beats, live to be true,
Constant and faithful all the way through.

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230 Scatter Sunshine

Text: Lanta Wilson Smith
Music: Edwin O. Excell
Scriptures: Ps. 100:2; James 1:27

In a world where sorrow ever will be known,
Where are found the needy and the sad and lone,
How much joy and comfort you can all bestow,
If you scatter sunshine ev'rywhere you go.

Scatter sunshine all along your way.
Cheer and bless and brighten every passing day.

Slightest actions often meet the sorest needs,
For the world wants daily little kindly deeds.
Oh, what care and sorrow you may help remove,
With your songs and courage, sympathy and love.

When the days are gloomy, sing some happy song;
Meet the world's repining with a courage strong.
Go with faith undaunted thru the ills of life;
Scatter smiles and sunshine o'er its toil and strife.

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231 Father, Cheer Our Souls Tonight

Text: Ellis Reynolds Shipp
Music: Orlando Gibbons
Scriptures: D&C 61:36-37; Prov. 3:5-6, 23-26

Father, cheer our souls tonight;
Lift our burdens, make them light.
Let thine all pervading love
Shine upon us from above.

Calm the surges of the soul;
Bid the dark waves backward roll.
Let us all thy mercies feel
Thru the pow'r thou dost reveal.

Bless our loved ones far away;
Grant them health and peace, we pray.
In their hearts let holy light
Beam to guide their steps aright.

Let implicit faith and trust
Help us know thy ways are just.
May thine ever tender love
Lead our hearts to thee above.

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232 Let Us Oft Speak Kind Words

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Eph. 4:29-32; Prov. 16:24

Let us oft speak kind words to each other
At home or where'er we may be;
Like the warblings of birds on the heather,
The tones will be welcome and free.
They'll gladden the heart that's repining,
Give courage and hope from above,
And where the dark clouds hide the shining,
Let in the bright sunlight of love.

Oh, the kind words we give shall in memory live
And sunshine forever impart.
Let us oft speak kind words to each other;
Kind words are sweet tones of the heart.

Like the sunbeams of morn on the mountains,
The soul they awake to good cheer;
Like the murmur of cool, pleasant fountains,
They fall in sweet cadences near.
Let's oft, then, in kindly toned voices,
Our mutual friendship renew,
Till heart meets with heart and rejoices
In friendship that ever is true.

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233 Nay, Speak No Ill

Text: Anon.
Text: Anon.
Scriptures: James 4:11; Eph. 4:29-32

Nay, speak no ill; a kindly word
Can never leave a sting behind;
And, oh, to breathe each tale we've heard
Is far beneath a noble mind.
Full oft a better seed is sown
By choosing thus the kinder plan,
For, if but little good is known,
Still let us speak the best we can.

Give me the heart that fain would hide,
Would fain another's faults efface.
How can it please the human pride
To prove humanity but base?
No, let us reach a higher mood,
A nobler estimate of man;
Be earnest in the search for good,
And speak of all the best we can.

Then speak no ill, but lenient be
To others' failings as your own.
If you're the first a fault to see,
Be not the first to make it known,
For life is but a passing day;
No lip may tell how brief its span.
Then, oh, the little time we stay,
Let's speak of all the best we can.

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234 Jesus, Mighty King in Zion

Text: John Fellows
Text: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: Rom. 6:3-6; D&C 76:51-52

Jesus, mighty King in Zion,
Thou alone our guide shall be.
Thy commission we rely on;
We will follow none but thee.

As an emblem of thy passion
And thy vict'ry o'er the grave,
We, who know thy great salvation,
Are baptized beneath the wave.

Fearless of the world's despising,
We the ancient path pursue,
Buried with the Lord and rising
To a life divinely new.

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235 Should You Feel Inclined to Censure

Text: Anon.
Music: Philip Paul Bliss
Scriptures: Matt. 7:1-2 (See JST Matt. 7:1-2) D&C 88:124

Should you feel inclined to censure
Faults you may in others view,
Ask your own heart, ere you venture,
If you have not failings, too.
Let not friendly vows be broken;
Rather strive a friend to gain.
Many words in anger spoken
Find their passage home again.

Do not, then, in idle pleasure
Trifle with a brother's fame;
Guard it as a valued treasure,
Sacred as your own good name.
Do not form opinions blindly;
Hastiness to trouble tends;
Those of whom we thought unkindly
Oft become our warmest friends.

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237 Do What Is Right

Text: Anon.
Music: E. Kiallmark
Scriptures: Deut. 6:17-18; Hel. 10:4-5

Do what is right the daydawn is breaking,
Hailing a future of freedom and light.
Angels above us are silent notes taking
Of ev'ry action; then do what is right!

Do what is right; let the consequence follow.
Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.
God will protect you; then do what is right!

Do what is right; the shackles are falling.
Chains of the bondsmen no longer are bright;
Lightened by hope, soon they'll cease to be galling.
Truth goeth onward; then do what is right!

Do what is right; be faithful and fearless.
Onward, press onward, the goal is in sight.
Eyes that are wet now, ere long will be tearless.
Blessings await you in doing what's right!

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238 Behold Thy Sons and Daughters, Lord

Text: Parley P. Pratt
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: D&C 35:6; Moro. 8:25-26

Behold thy sons and daughters, Lord,
On whom we lay our hands.
They have fulfilled the gospel word
And bowed at thy commands.

Oh, now send down the heav'nly dove
And overwhelm their souls
With peace and joy and perfect love,
As lambs within thy fold.

Seal them by thine own Spirit's pow'r,
Which purifies from sin,
And may they find, from this good hour,
They are adopted in.

Increase their faith, confirm their hope,
And guide them in the way.
With comfort bear their spirits up
Until the perfect day.

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239 Choose the Right

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: Henry A. Tuckett
Scriptures: Moro. 7:16-17; 2 Ne. 2:27-28

Choose the right when a choice is placed before you.
In the right the Holy Spirit guides;
And its light is forever shining o'er you,
When in the right your heart confides.

Choose the right! Choose the right!
Let wisdom mark the way before.
In its light, choose the right!
And God will bless you evermore.

Choose the right! Let no spirit of digression
Overcome you in the evil hour.
There's the right and the wrong to ev'ry question;
Be safe thru inspiration's pow'r.

Choose the right! There is peace in righteous doing.
Choose the right! There's safety for the soul
Choose the right in all labors you're pursuing;
Let God and heaven be your goal.

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240 Know This, That Every Soul Is Free

Text: Anon.
Music: Roger L. Miller
Scriptures: Hel. 14:30-31; 2 Ne. 10:23-24

Know this, that ev'ry soul is free
To choose his life and what he'll be;
For this eternal truth is giv'n:
That God will force no man to heav'n.

He'll call, persuade, direct aright,
And bless with wisdom, love, and light,
In nameless ways be good and kind,
But never force the human mind.

Freedom and reason make us men;
Take these away, what are we then?
Mere animals, and just as well
The beasts may think of heav'n or hell.

May we no more our pow'rs abuse,
But ways of truth and goodness choose;
Our God is pleased when we improve
His grace and seek his perfect love.

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241 Count Your Blessings

Text: Johnson Oatman, Jr.
Music: Edwin O. Excell
Scriptures: D&C 78:17-19; Alma 34:38

When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Count your blessings; name them one by one.
Count your blessings, see what God hath done.
Count your blessings; name them one by one.
Count your many blessings; see what God hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings; ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.

So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged; God is over all.
Count your many blessings; angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

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242 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

Text: Thomas Ken
Music: Louis Bourgeois
Scriptures: Ps. 148:1-2, 10-14; Eph. 1:3

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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243 Let Us All Press On

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 6:33-37; 1 Ne. 22:15-17

Let us all press on in the work of the Lord.
That when life is o'er we may gain a reward;
In the fight for right let us wield a sword,
The mighty sword of truth.

Fear not, though the enemy deride;
Courage, for the Lord is on our side.
We will heed not what the wicked may say,
But the Lord alone we will obey.

We will not retreat, though our numbers may be few
When compared with the opposite host in view;
But an unseen pow'r will aid me and you
In the glorious cause of truth.

If we do what's right we have no need to fear,
For the Lord, our helper, will ever be near;
In the days of trial his Saints he will cheer,
And prosper the cause of truth.

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244 Come Along, Come Along

Text: Willliam Willes
Music: A. C. Smyth
Scriptures: D&C 121:41-42; Isa. 55:3; 61:1

"Come along, come along" is the call that will win,
To lead us to virtue and keep us from sin;
Most men can be led, but few can be driv'n
In shunning perdition and striving for heav'n.

"Come along, come along" is the call that will win
In leading to virtue and keeping from sin;
"Come along, come along" is the call that will win
In leading to virtue and keeping from sin.

"Come to me, come to me" sweetly falls on the ear,
The word of the Lord full of comfort and cheer,
To bind up the broken, the captive set free,
In the good time that's coming, we hope soon to see.

Let us govern by kindness and never by force,
All cheering and bright, like the sun in its course;
Obedience will spring from each heart with a bound,
And brotherhood flourish the wide world around.

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245 This House We Dedicate to Thee

Text: Henry W. Naisbitt
Music: Frank W. Asper
Scriptures: D&C 109:10-13, 78; D&C 97:15-16

This house we dedicate to thee,
Our God, our fathers' God.
Wilt thou accept and deign to bless
The path our feet have trod?

Wilt thou thy servants here inspire
When in thy name they speak?
And wilt thou bless each contrite soul
Who here thy face doth seek?

Here may our sons and daughters come
And find that peace which swells
From grateful hearts, when touched by thee,
Wherein thy Spirit dwells!

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246 Onward, Christian Soldiers

Text: Sabine Baring-Gould
Music: Arthur S. Sullivan
Scriptures: Deut. 31:6; 2 Tim. 2:3

Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See his banners go!

Onward, Christian soldiers!
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.

At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then Christian soldiers,
On to victory.
Hell's foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise.

Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the Saints have trod.
We are not divided;
All one body we:
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

Onward, then, ye people;
Join our happy throng.
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song:
Glory, laud, and honor
Unto Christ, the King.
This through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

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247 We Love Thy House, O God

Text: William Bullock
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: Ps. 26:8; D&C 84:43-44

We love thy house, O God,
Wherein thine honor dwells.
The joy of thine abode
All earthly joy excels.

It is the house of prayer,
Wherein thy servants meet,
And thou, O Lord, art there,
Thy chosen flock to greet.

We love the word of life,
The word that tells of peace,
Of comfort in the strife,
Of joys that never cease.

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248 Up, Awake, Ye Defenders of Zion

Text: Charles W. Penrose
Music: Thomas E. Williams
Scriptures: Eph. 6:10-18; 2 Ne. 28:20-28

Up, awake, ye defenders of Zion!
The foe's at the door of your homes;
Let each heart be the heart of a lion,
Unyielding and proud as he roams.
Remember the trials of Missouri;
Forget not the courage of Nauvoo.
When the enemy host is before you,
Stand firm and be faithful and true.
Stand firm and be faithful and true,
Stand firm and be faithful and true;
When the enemy host is before you,
Stand firm and be faithful and true.

By His power is Zion surrounded;
Her warriors are noble and brave,
And their faith on Jehovah is founded,
Whose power is mighty to save.
In each soldier a brave heart is beating,
Tho our numbers, compared, may be few.
We'll not rest till our foes are retreating,
And we'll always be faithful and true.
And we'll always be faithful and true,
And we'll always be faithful and true;
We'll not rest till our foes are retreating,
And we'll always be faithful and true.

Tho, assisted by legions infernal,
The plundering foemen advance,
With a host from the regions eternal
We'll scatter their troops at a glance.
Soon the kingdom will be independent;
In wonder the nations will view
Our Zion in glory resplendent;
Then let us be faithful and true.
Then let us be faithful and true,
Then let us be faithful and true;
Our Zion in glory resplendent;
Then let us be faithful and true!

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249 Called to Serve

Text: Grace Gordon
Music: Walter G. Tyler
Scriptures: D&C 4:2-3; D&C 20:17-19

Called to serve Him, heav'nly King of glory,
Chosen e'er to witness for his name,
Far and wide we tell the Father's story,
Far and wide his love proclaim.

Onward, ever onward, as we glory in his name;
Onward, ever onward, as we glory in his name;
Forward, pressing forward, as a triumph song we sing.
God our strength will be; press forward ever,
Called to serve our King.

Called to know the richness of his blessing
Sons and daughters, children of a King
Glad of heart, his holy name confessing,
Praises unto him we bring.

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250 We Are All Enlisted

Text: Anon.
Music: William B. Bradbury
Scriptures: 2 Tim. 2:3, 4:7; Eph. 6:10-18

We are all enlisted till the conflict is o'er;
Happy are we! Happy are we!
Soldiers in the army, there's a bright crown in store;
We shall win and wear it by and by.
Haste to the battle, quick to the field;
Truth is our helmet, buckler, and shield.
Stand by our colors; proudly they wave!
We're joyfully, joyfully marching to our home.

We are all enlisted till the conflict is o'er;
Happy are we! Happy are we!
Soldiers in the army, there's a bright crown in store;
We shall win and wear it by and by.

Hark! the sound of battle sounding loudly and clear;
Come join the ranks! Come join the ranks!
We are waiting now for soldiers; who'll volunteer?
Rally round the standard of the cross.
Hark! 'tis our Captain calls you today;
Lose not a moment, make no delay!
Fight for our Savior; come, come away!
We're joyfully, joyfully marching to our home.

Fighting for a kingdom, and the world is our foe;
Happy are we! Happy are we!
Glad to join the army, we will sing as we go;
We shall gain the vict'ry by and by.
Dangers may gather--why should we fear?
Jesus, our Leader, ever is near.
He will protect us, comfort, and cheer.
We're joyfully, joyfully marching to our home.

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251 Behold! A Royal Army

Text: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: Adam Geibel
Scriptures: 2 Tim. 2:3, 22; D&C 104:82

Behold! A royal army,
With banner, sword, and shield,
Is marching forth to conquer
On life's great battlefield.
Its ranks are filled with soldiers,
United, bold, and strong,
Who follow their Commander
And sing their joyful song:

Victory, victory,
Thru him that redeemed us!
Victory, victory,
Thru Jesus Christ, our Lord!
Victory, victory, victory,
Thru Jesus Christ, our Lord!

And now the foe advancing,
That valiant host assails,
And yet they never falter;
Their courage never fails.
Their Leader calls, "Be faithful!"
They pass the word along;
They see his signal flashing
And shout their joyful song:

Oh, when the war is ended,
When strife and conflicts cease,
When all are safely gathered
Within the vale of peace,
Before the King eternal,
That vast and mighty throng
Shall praise his name forever,
And this shall be their song:

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252 Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel

Text: Will L. Thompson
Music: Will L. Thompson
Scriptures: D&C 58:26-28; D&C 107:99

The world has need of willing men
Who wear the worker's seal.
Come, help the good work move along;
Put your shoulder to the wheel.

Put your shoulder to the wheel; push along,
Do your duty with a heart full of song,
We all have work; let no one shirk.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.

The Church has need of helping hands,
And hearts that know and feel.
The work to do is here for you;
Put your shoulder to the wheel.

Then don't stand idly looking on;
The fight with sin is real.
It will be long but must go on;
Put your shoulder to the wheel.

Then work and watch and fight and pray
With all your might and zeal.
Push ev'ry worthy work along;
Put your shoulder to the wheel.

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253 Like Ten Thousand Legions Marching

Text: Jean L. Kaberry
Music: Robert P. Manookin
Scriptures: D&C 39:17-24; D&C 133:7-10

Like ten thousand legions marching
Moves a mighty band of youth,
Boldly taking to all people
Zion's glorious song of truth.

Out of ev'ry nation surging
Sons of Joseph, Israel's band
Now they spread salvation's message
In the tongues of ev'ry land.

Far across the mighty waters,
Reaching ev'ry waiting shore,
Seed of Abraham and Jacob
Like a mighty lion roar.

Come, ye nations, out of darkness;
'Tis the time of Christ's return.
Heed the Restoration's message;
Let its light within you burn.

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254 True to the Faith

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: 1 Tim. 4:12; Alma 53:18-21

Shall the youth of Zion falter
In defending truth and right?
While the enemy assaileth,
Shall we shrink or shun the fight? No!

True to the faith that our parents have cherished,
True to the truth for which martyrs have perished,
To God's command, Soul, heart, and hand,
Faithful and true we will ever stand.

While we know the pow'rs of darkness
Seek to thwart the work of God,
Shall the children of the promise
Cease to grasp the iron rod? No!

We will work out our salvation;
We will cleave unto the truth;
We will watch and pray and labor
With the fervent zeal of youth. Yes!

We will strive to be found worthy
Of the kingdom of our Lord,
With the faithful ones redeemed
Who have loved and kept his work. Yes!

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255 Carry On

Text: Ruth May Fox
Music: Alfred M. Durham
Scriptures: 1 Ne. 2:10; Alma 57:27

Firm as the mountains around us,
Stalwart and brave we stand
On the rock our fathers planted
For us in this goodly land
The rock of honor and virtue,
Of faith in the living God.
They raised his banner triumphant
Over the desert sod.

And we hear the desert singing:
Carry on, carry on, carry on!
Hills and vales and mountains ringing:
Carry on, carry on, carry on!
Holding aloft our colors,
We march in the glorious dawn.
O youth of the noble birthright,
Carry on, carry on, carry on!

We'll build on the rock they planted
A palace to the King.
Into its shining corridors,
Our songs of praise we'll bring,
For the heritage they left us,
Not of gold or of worldly wealth,
But a blessing everlasting
Of love and joy and health.

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257 Rejoice! A Glorious Sound Is Heard

Text: W. O. Robinson
Music: Frank W. Asper
Scriptures: D&C 84:62; Alma 26:8

Rejoice! A glorious sound is heard
In triumph of the right,
As Zion's youth, in league with truth,
Go forth in wondrous might.
We raise our voice in loyal shout,
A great exultant cry:
Jehovah reigns! Lord God of Hosts,
All hail thee, King most high.

And down the ages, on and on,
Increasing ev'ry hour,
In loyalty and faith we go,
In honor, grace, and pow'r.
The Light of Light, God's torch of truth,
As beacon points the way
To endless glory, kingdoms great,
In realms of perfect day.

Arise and sing, ye sons of men;
All praise and honor give.
Arise and sing to his great name,
Who died that we might live.
On Zion's hill, in strength and might,
Send forth a joyous strain;
In triumph over sin and strife,
With him in glory reign.

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258 O Thou Rock of Our Salvation

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: William Clayson
Scriptures: Hel. 5:12; Ps. 62:1-2

O thou Rock of our salvation,
Jesus, Savior of the world,
In our poor and lowly station
We thy banner have unfurled.

Gather round the standard bearer;
Gather round in strength of youth.
Ev'ry day the prospect's fairer
While we're battling for the truth.

We a war 'gainst sin are waging;
We're contending for the right.
Ev'ry day the battle's raging;
Help us, Lord, to win the fight.

Onward, onward, we'll be singing
As we're marching firm and true,
Each succeeding battle ringing,
Earnest of what we can do.

When for all that we've contended,
When the fight of faith we've won,
When the strife and battle's ended,
And our labor here is done,

Then, O Rock of our salvation,
Jesus, Savior of the world,
Take us from our lowly station;
Let our flag with thee be furled.

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259 Hope of Israel

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: William Clayson
Scriptures: Eph. 6:10-18; 2 Ne. 28:7-8, 20-28

Hope of Israel, Zion's army,
Children of the promised day,
See, the Chieftain signals onward,
And the battle's in array!

Hope of Israel, rise in might
With the sword of truth and right;
Sound the war cry, "Watch and pray!"
Vanquish ev'ry foe today.

See the foe in countless numbers,
Marshaled in the ranks of sin.
Hope of Israel, on to battle;
Now the vict'ry we must win!

Strike for Zion, down with error;
Flash the sword above the foe!
Ev'ry stroke disarms a foeman;
Ev'ry step we conq'ring go.

Soon the battle will be over;
Ev'ry foe of truth be down.
Onward, onward, youth of Zion;
Thy reward the victor's crown.

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260 Who's on the Lord's Side?

Text: Hannah Last Cornaby
Music: Henry H. Russell
Scriptures: Ex. 32:26; Josh. 24:15, 24

Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
Now is the time to show.
We ask it fearlessly:
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
We wage no common war,
Cope with no common foe.
The enemy's awake;
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?

Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
Now is the time to show.
We ask it fearlessly:
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?

We serve the living God,
And want his foes to know
That, if but few, we're great;
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
We're going on to win;
No fear must blanch the brow.
The Lord of Hosts is ours;
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?

The stone cut without hands
To fill the earth must grow.
Who'll help to roll it on?
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
Our ensign to the world
Is floating proudly now.
No coward bears our flag;
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?

The pow'rs of earth and hell
In rage direct the blow
That's aimed to crush the work;
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?
Truth, life, and liberty,
Freedom from death and woe,
Are stakes we're fighting for;
Who's on the Lord's side? Who?

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261 Thy Servants Are Prepared

Text: Marilyn McMeen Brown
Music: Willy Reske
Scriptures: 2 Cor. 4:5-6; D&C 50:24-25

Thy servants are prepared
To teach thy word abroad,
To gather in thy sheep
To thee, O Lamb of God.

Let these, thy servants, speak
With heart and voice of youth,
And fill the world's dark lamps
With light, the flame of truth.

In all of Zion's stakes
Thy love shall conquer night,
While darkness draws away
From thy revealing light.

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262 Go, Ye Messengers of Glory

Text: John Taylor
Music: Leroy J. Robertson
Scriptures: D&C 133:7-8, 36-37; D&C 75:2-5

Go, ye messengers of glory;
Run, ye legates of the skies.
Go and tell the pleasing story
That a glorious angel flies,
Great and mighty, great and mighty,
With a message from the skies.

Go to ev'ry tribe and nation;
Visit ev'ry land and clime.
Sound to all the proclamation;
Tell to all the truth sublime:
That the gospel, that the gospel
Does in ancient glory shine.

Go, to all the gospel carry;
Let the joyful news abound.
Go till ev'ry nation hear you,
Jew and Gentile greet the sound.
Let the gospel, let the Gospel
Echo all the earth around.

Bearing seed of heav'nly virtue,
Scatter it o'er all the earth.
Go! Jehovah will support you;
Gather all the sheaves of worth.
Then, with Jesus, then, with Jesus
Reign in glory on the earth.

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264 Hark, All Ye Nations!

Text: Louis F. Monch
Music: George F. Root
Scriptures: D&C 133:36-38; D&C 128:19-21

Hark, all ye nations! Hear heaven's voice
Thru ev'ry land that all may rejoice!
Angels of glory shout the refrain:
Truth is restored again!

Oh, how glorious from the throne above
Shines the gospel light of truth and love!
Bright as the sun, this heavenly ray
Lights ev'ry land today.

Searching in darkness, nations have wept;
Watching for dawn, their vigil they've kept.
All now rejoice; the long night is o'er.
Truth is on earth once more!

Chosen by God to serve him below,
To ev'ry land and people we'll go,
Standing for truth with fervent accord,
Teaching his holy word.

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265 Arise, O God, and Shine

Text: William Hurn
Music: John Darwall
Scriptures: Isa. 60:1-3; Alma 29:8-10, 17

Arise, O God, and shine
In all thy saving might,
And prosper each design
To spread thy glorious light;
Let healing streams of mercy flow,
That all the earth thy truth may know.

Bring distant nations near
To sing thy glorious praise;
Let ev'ry people hear
And learn thy holy ways.
Reign, mighty God, assert thy cause,
And govern by thy righteous laws.

Put forth thy glorious pow'r,
That Gentiles all may see,
And earth present her store
In converts born to thee.
O Lord, our God, thy Church so bless,
And fill the world with righteousness.

To God, the only wise,
The one immortal King,
Let hallelujahs rise
From ev'ry living thing;
Let all that breathe, on ev'ry coast,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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266 The Time Is Far Spent

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: German folk song
Scriptures: D&C 33:2-10, 17; D&C 51:19

The time is far spent; there is little remaining
To publish glad tidings by sea and by land.
Then hasten, ye heralds; go forward proclaiming:
Repent, for the kingdom of heaven's at hand,
Repent, for the kintgdom of heaven's at hand.

Shrink not from your duty, however unpleasant,
But follow the Savior, your pattern and friend.
Our little afflictions, tho painful at present,
Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end,
Ere long, with the righteous, in glory will end.

What, tho, if the favor of Ahman possessing,
This world's bitter hate you are called to endure?
The angels are waiting to crown you with blessings!
Go forward, be faithful, the promise is sure.
Go forward, be faithful, the promise is sure.

Be fixed in your purpose, for Satan will try you;
The weight of your calling he perfectly knows.
Your path may be throny, but Jesus is nigh you;
His arm is sufficient, tho demons oppose.
His arm is sufficient, tho demons oppose.

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267 How Wondrous and Great

Text: Henry U. Onderdonk
Music: Johann Michael Haydn
Scriptures: Rev. 15:3-4; Rom. 14:11

How wondrous and great
Thy works, God of praise!
How just, King of Saints,
And true are thy ways!
Oh, who shall not fear thee
And honor thy name?
Thou only art holy,
Thou only supreme.

To nations long dark
Thy light shall be shown.
Their worship and vows
Shall come to thy throne.
Thy truth and thy judgments
Shall spread all abroad,
Till earth's ev'ry people
Confess thee their God.

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268 Come, All Whose Souls Are Lighted

Text: Reginald Heber
Music: Lowell Mason
Scriptures: D&C 133:7-8, 37-38

Come, all whose souls are lighted
With wisdom from on high.
Shall we, to men benighted,
The lamp of life deny?
Salvation! Oh, salvation!
The joyful sound proclaim,
Till earth's remotest nation
Has learned Messiah's name.

From Greenland's icy mountains,
From India's coral strand,
Where Afric's sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand,
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error's chain.

Go tell, ye winds, his story,
And mighty waters, roll,
Till, like a sea of glory,
It spreads from pole to pole;
Till o'er our ransomed nature,
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.

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269 Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth

Text: Anon.
Music: Oliver Holden
Scriptures: D&C 45:71; Hab. 2:14

Jehovah, Lord of heav'n and earth,
Thy word of truth proclaim!
Oh, may it spread from pole to pole,
Till all shall know thy name;
Oh, may it spread from pole to pole,
Till all shall know thy name.

We long to see thy Church increase,
Thine own new kingdom grow,
That all the earth may live in peace,
And heav'n be seen below;
That all the earth may live in peace,
And heav'n be seen below.

Roll on thy work in all its pow'r!
The distant nations bring!
In thy new kingdom may they stand,
And own thee God and King;
In thy new kindom may they stand,
And own thee God and King.

One general chorus then shall rise
From men of ev'ry tongue,
And songs of joy salute the skies,
By ev'ry nation sung;
And songs of joy salute the skies,
By ev'ry nation sung.

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270 I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go

Text: Mary Brown
Music: Carrie E. Rounsefell
Scriptures: 1 Ne. 3:7; D&C 4:2

It may not be on the mountain height
Or over the stormy sea,
It may not be at the battle's front
My Lord will have need of me.
But if, by a still, small voice he calls
To paths that I do not know
I'll answer, dear Lord, with my hand in thine:
I'll go where you want me to go.

I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I'll be what you want me to be.

Perhaps today there are loving words
Which Jesus would have me speak;
There may be now in the paths of sin
Some wand'rer whom I should seek.
O Savior, if thou wilt be my guide,
Tho dark and rugged the way,
My voice shall echo the message sweet:
I'll say what you want me to say.

There's surely somewhere a lowly place
In earth's harvest fields so wide
Where I may labor through life's short day
For Jesus, the Crucified.
So trusting my all to thy tender care,
And knowing thou lovest me,
I'll do thy will with a heart sincere:
I'll be what you want me to be.

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271 Oh, Holy Words of Truth and Love

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: Edwin F. Parry
Scriptures: D&C 1:38; D&C 84:43-45

Oh, holy words of truth and love
We hear from day to day,
Revealed to Saints from God above,
To guide in heaven's way.

Beautiful words of love
Coming from God above,
How sweet, how dear the words we hear!
They're beautiful words of love.

They're from Apostles good and true,
Whose names we all revere,
Who daily teach us what to do,
In words of love and cheer.

They're from the prophets God inspires,
In counsels oft withstood,
Reproving all our ill desires,
Commending all that's good.

And from each chosen one that speaks
By aid the Spirit gives,
For every sphere of life it seeks,
For every one that lives.

As gems of wisdom, pure and bright,
That glow with lustrous ray,
We'll seek to gain these words of light,
Their counsels to obey.

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272 Oh Say, What Is Truth?

Text: John Jaques
Music: Ellen Knowles Melling
Scriptures: D&C 93:23-28; John 18:37-38

Oh say, what is truth? 'Tis the fairest gem
That the riches of worlds can produce,
And priceless the value of truth will be when
The proud monarch's costliest diadem
Is counted but dross and refuse.

Yes, say, what is truth? 'Tis the brightest prize
To which mortals or Gods can aspire.
Go search in the depths where it glittering lies,
Or ascend in pursuit to the loftiest skies:
'Tis an aim for the noblest desire.

The sceptre may fall from the despot's grasp
When with winds of stern justice he copes.
But the pillar of truth will endure to the last,
And its firm rooted bulwarks outstand the rude blast
And the wreck of the fell tyrant's hopes.

Then say, what is truth? 'Tis the last and the first,
For the limits of time it steps o'er.
Tho the heavens depart and the earth's fountains burst,
Truth, the sum of existence, will weather the worst,
Eternal, unchanged, evermore.

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273 Truth Reflects upon Our Senses

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: Charles Davis Tillman
JST Matt. 7:1-5; Alma 41:14-15

Truth reflects upon our senses:
Gospel light reveals to some.
If there still should be offenses,
Woe to them by whom they come!
Judge not, that ye be not judged,
Was the counsel Jesus gave;
Measure given, large or grudged,
Just the same you must receive.

Blessed Savior, thou wilt guide us,
Till we reach that blissful shore
Where the angels wait to join us
In thy praise forevermore.

Jesus said,"Be meek and lowly,"
For 'tis high to be a judge;
If I would be pure and holy,
I must love without a grudge.
It requires a constant labor
All his precepts to obey.
If I truly love my neighbor,
I am in the narrow way.

Once I said unto another,
"In thine eye there is a mote;
If thou art a friend, a brother,
Hold, and let me pull it out."
But I could not see it fairly,
For my sight was very dim.
When I came to search more clearly,
In mine eye there was a beam.

If I love my brother dearer,
And his mote I would erase,
Then the light should shine the clearer,
For the eye's a tender place.
Others I have oft reproved,
For an object like a mote,
Now I wish this beam removed,
Oh, that tears would wash it out!

Charity and love are healing;
These will give the clearest sight;
When I saw my brother's failing,
I was not exactly right.
Now I'll take no further trouble;
Jesus' love is all my theme;
Little motes are but a bubble
When I think upon the beam.

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274 The Iron Rod

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: William Clayson
Scriptures: 1 Ne. 15:23-25; 1 Ne. 8; 12:17

To Nephi, seer of olden time,
A vision came from God,
Wherein the holy word sublime
Was shown an iron rod.

Hold to the rod, the iron rod;
Tis strong, and bright, and true.
The iron rod is the word of God;
'Twill safely guide us through.

While on our journey here below,
Beneath temptation's pow'r,
Through mists of darkness we must go,
In peril ev'ry hour.

And when temptation's pow'r is nigh,
Our pathway clouded o'er,
Upon the rod we can rely,
And heaven's aid implore.

And hand o'er hand, the rod along,
Through each succeeding day,
With earnest prayer and hopeful song,
We'll still pursue our way.

Afar we see the golden rest
To which the rod will guide,
Where, with the angels bright and blest,
Forever we'll abide.

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275 Men Are That They Might Have Joy

Text: J. Marinus Jensen
Music: J. J. Keeler
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 26:15-16; 2:25; 3 Ne. 12:4

A voice hath spoken from the dust,
Its message pure, without alloy,
Of treasured hope and sacred trust:
Oh, "men are that they might have joy."

Should sorrow come, we'll not despair,
For He would not that men should pine.
The grief that comes we'll learn to bear
Until again the sun doth shine.

Before the Lord, then, humbly go.
His message will our spirits buoy.
On us his blessings he'll bestow,
For "men are that they might have joy."

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276 Come Away to the Sunday School

Text: Robert B. Baird
Music: Robert B. Baird
Scriptures: D&C 59:9-11, 23; Isa. 58:13-14

When the rosy light of morning
Softly beams above the hill,
And the birds, sweet heav'nly songsters,
Ev'ry dell with music fill,
Fresh from slumber we awaken;
Sunshine chases clouds away.
Nature breathes her sweetest fragrance
On the holy Sabbath day.

Then away, haste away!
Come away to the Sunday School!
Then away, do not delay!
Come away to the Sunday School!

For a good and glorious purpose
Thus we meet each Sabbath day,
Each one striving for salvation
Thru the Lord's appointed way.
Earnest toil will be rewarded;
Zealous hearts need not repine.
God will not withhold his blessings
From the eager, seeking mind.

Let us then press boldly onward,
Prove ourselves as soldiers true.
He will lead us, he will guide us.
Come, there's work for all to do,
Never tiring, never doubting,
Boldly struggling to the end.
In the world, tho foes assail us,
God will surely be our friend.

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277 As I Search the Holy Scriptures

Text: C. Marianne Johnson Fisher
Music: C. Marianne Johnson Fisher
Scriptures: 2 Tim. 3:14-17; Rom. 15:4

As I search the holy scriptures,
Loving Father of mankind,
May my heart be blessed with wisdom,
And may knowledge fill my mind.

As I search the holy scriptures,
Touch my spirit, Lord, I pray.
May life's myst'ries be unfolded
As I study day by day.

As I search the holy scriptures,
May thy mercy be revealed.
Soothe my troubled heart and spirit;
May my unseen wounds be healed.

As I search the holy scriptures,
Help me ponder and obey.
In thy word is life eternal;
May thy light show me the way.

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278 Thanks for the Sabbath School

Text: William Willes
Music: James R. Murray
Scriptures: Mosiah 18:23, 25; Rom. 12:21

Thanks for the Sabbath School. Hail to the day
When evil and error are fleeing away.
Thanks for our teachers who labor with care
That we in the light of the gospel may share.

Join in the jubilee; mingle in song.
Join in the joy of the Sabbath School throng.
Great be the glory of those who do right,
Who overcome evil, in good take delight.

Now in the morning of life let us try
Each virtue to cherish, all vice to decry;
Strive with the noble in deeds that exalt,
And battle with energy each childish fault.

May we endeavor through life's devious way
To watch and be earnest, true wisdom display;
Try to o'ercome each temptation and snare,
Thereby full salvation eternally share.

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280 Welcome, Welcome, Sabbath Morning

Text: Robert B. Baird
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: D&C 59:9-10; Mosiah 4:15

Welcome, welcome, Sabbath morning;
Now we rest from ev'ry care.
Welcome, welcome is thy dawning,
Holy Sabbath, day of prayer.
Loving teachers kindly greet us
As we meet in Sunday School,
Where they labor hard to teach us
By the Savior's golden rule.

Welcome, welcome, Sabbath morning;
Now we rest from ev'ry care.
Welcome, welcome is thy dawning,
Holy Sabbath, day of prayer.

Hark! the Sabbath bells are ringing;
Hear the echoes all around.
List! the merry children singing!
What a pleasing, joyful sound!
Ev'ry tender note entreats us,
Bids us come, nor longer stay.
On our way the music greets us;
Hasten, hasten, come away.

Here we bow in meek devotion;
Here we sing God's holy praise.
Here our hearts, with fond emotion,
Seek to learn his holy ways.
From the books of revelation
We are taught while yet in youth.
Words of heav'nly inspiration
Guide us in the path of truth.

Here we meet with friends and neighbors;
Parents too are in the throng.
We are earnest in our labors.
To God's kingdom we belong.
Trials make our faith grow stronger;
Truth is nobler than a crown.
We will brave the tempest longer
Tho the world upon us frown.

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281 Help Me Teach with Inspiration

Text: Lorin F. Wheelwright
Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright
Scriptures: D&C 43:15-16; John 21:15-17

Help me teach with inspiration;
Grant this blessing, Lord, I pray.
Help me lift a soul's ambition
To a higher, nobler way.

Help me reach a friend in darkness;
Help me guide him thru the night.
Help me show thy path to glory
By the Spirit's holy light.

Fill my mind with understanding;
Tune my voice to echo thine.
Touch my hand with gentle friendship;
Warm my heart with love divine.

Help me find thy lambs who wander;
Help me bring them to thy keep.
Teach me, Lord, to be a shepherd;
Father, help me feed thy sheep.

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282 We Meet Again in Sabbath School

Text: George Manwaring
Music: Ebenezer Beesley
Scriptures: Mosiah 18:23, 25; D&C 43:8

We meet again in Sabbath School
On this the Lord's own day,
Where joyful gladness is the rule,
And love doth bear its sway;
Where all may join in songs of praise
To him who reigns above,
And thankful hearts and voices raise
For his redeeming love.

We meet again, yes, gladly meet,
To learn the will of God,
For wisdom seeking, that our feet
May walk the narrow road.
O Father, let thy Spirit dwell
In ev'ry willing heart,
That we may love and serve thee well,
And n'er from thee depart.

Oh, happy day on which we meet
With friends and teachers dear,
And in this ever sweet retreat
Their blessed teachings hear;
With precious truths our minds are stored,
The gospel plan made plain.
Each Sabbath day, with one accord,
Oh, let us meet again.

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283 The Glorious Gospel Light Has Shone

Text: Joel H. Johnson
Music: Gottfried W. Fink
Scriptures: D&C 138:30, 57; 128:16; Obad. 1:21

The glorious gospel light has shone
In this the latter day
With such intelligence that none
From truth need turn away.
The precious things which had been sealed
And from the world kept hid,
The Lord has to his Saints revealed
As anciently he did.

And thru the priesthood now restored
Again prepared the way
Thru which the dead may hear his word
And all his laws obey.
As Christ to spirits went to preach
Who were to prison led,
So many Saints have gone to teach
The gospel to the dead.

And we for them can be baptized,
Yes, for our friends most dear,
That they can with the just be raised
When Gabriel's trump they hear;
That they may come with Christ again
When he to earth descends,
For they are giving their consent
And wait for us to move.

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284 If You Could Hie to Kolob

Text: William W. Phelps
Music: English melody
Scriptures: Abr. 3:1-4, 9; Moses 1:3-4, 33-39

If you could hie to Kolob
In the twinkling of an eye,
And then continue onward
With that same speed to fly,
Do you think that you could ever,
Through all eternity,
Find out the generation
Where Gods began to be?

Or see the grand beginning,
Where space did not extend?
Or view the last creation,
Where Gods and matter end?
Me thinks the Spirit whispers,
"No man has found 'pure space,'
Nor seen the outside curtains,
Where nothing has a place."

The works of God continue,
And worlds and lives abound;
Improvement and progression
Have one eternal round.
There is no end to matter;
There is no end to space;
There is no end to spirit;
There is no end to race.

There is no end to virtue;
There is no end to might;
There is no end to wisdom;
There is no end to light.
There is no end to union;
There is no end to youth;
There is no end to priesthood;
There is no end to truth.

There is no end to glory;
There is no end to love;
There is no end to being;
There is no death above.
There is no end to glory;
There is no end to love;
There is no end to being;
There is no death above.

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285 God Moves in a Mysterious Way

Text: William Cowper
Music: William B. Bradbury
Scriptures: Ps. 107:23-31; Rom. 8:28

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Ye fearful Saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan his works in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

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286 Oh, What Songs of the Heart

Text: Joseph L. Townsend
Music: William Clayson
Scriptures: D&C 76:58-66, 70; 1 Cor. 2:9

Oh, what songs of the heart
We shall sing all the day,
When again we assemble at home,
When we meet ne'er to part
With the blest o'er the way,
There no more from our loved ones to roam!
When we meet ne'er to part,
Oh, what songs of the heart
We shall sing in our beautiful home.

Tho our rapture and bliss
There's no song can express,
We will shout, we will sing o'er and o'er,
As we greet with a kiss,
And with joy we caress
All our loved ones that passed on before;
As we greet with a kiss,
In our rapture and bliss,
All our loved ones that passed on before.

Oh, the visions we'll see
In that home of the blest,
There's no word, there's no thought can impart,
But our rapture will be
All the soul can attest,
In the heavenly songs of the heart;
But our rapture will be
In the vision we'll see
Best expressed in the songs of the heart.

Oh, what songs we'll employ!
Oh, what welcome we'll hear!
While our transports of love are complete,
As the heart swells with joy
In embraces most dear
When our heavenly parents we meet!
As the heart swells with joy,
Oh, what songs we'll employ,
When our heavenly parents we meet!

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287 Rise, Ye Saints, and Temples Enter

Text: Jean L. Kaberry
Music: Robert P. Manookin
Scriptures: D&C 109:13-21; D&C 132:46

Rise, ye Saints, and temples enter;
Seek the path that leads ahead.
Seal in everlasting circles
All our loved ones, quick and dead.

Learn the plan of exaltation;
With His sacred laws comply.
Live to earn in binding cov'nant
Blessings of our God most high.

Elohim, thou great designer,
Wilt thou heaven's pow'rs bestow,
As thy faithful sons and daughters
Serve in temples here below.

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288 How Beautiful Thy Temples, Lord

Text: Frank I. Kooyman
Music: Tracy Y. Cannon
Scriptures: D&C 138:47-48; D&C 132:19-20

How beautiful thy temples, Lord!
Each one a sacred shrine,
Where faithful Saints, with one accord,
Engage in work divine.
How beautiful some aid to give
To dear ones we call dead,
But who indeed as spirits live;
They've only gone ahead.

How beautiful thy message, Lord,
The gospel, pure and true,
In these our days to earth restored
And taught to men anew.
How beautiful its faith and hope;
All mankind it would save,
Including in its aim and scope
The souls beyond the grave.

How beautiful thy promise, Lord,
That we may grow in truth,
And live, exalted by thy word,
In endless, glorious youth.
With loved ones sealed in holiness
By sacred temple rites,
Worlds without end we may progress
From heights to greater heights.

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289 Holy Temples on Mount Zion

Text: Archibald F. Bennett
Music: Alexander Schreiner
Scriptures: D&C 138:47-48; D&C 128:22-24

Holy temples on Mount Zion
In a lofty splendor shine,
Avenues to exaltation,
Symbols of a love divine.
And their kindly portals beckon
To serenity and prayer,
Valiant children of the promise,
Pledged to sacred service there.

Merciful and gracious Father,
Purify our hearts we pray;
Bless our mission of redemption
In thy hallowed house each day,
Till at length our faithful kindred,
Sealed with us eternally
In celestial bonds of union,
Sing hosannas unto thee.

Sing aloud, ye heav'nly chorus,
Anthems of eternal praise
To the glorious King Immanuel!
Sing with Saints of latter days!
Let the mountains shout for gladness,
And the valleys joyful be,
While the stars acclaim in rapture,
For the prisoners shall go free.

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292 O My Father

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: James McGranahan
Scriptures: Rom. 8:16-17; Acts 17:28-29 (22-31)

O my Father, thou that dwellest
In the high and glorious place,
When shall I regain thy presence
And again behold thy face?
In thy holy habitation,
Did my spirit once reside?
In my first primeval childhood,
Was I nurtured near thy side?

For a wise and glorious purpose
Thou hast placed me here on earth
And withheld the recollection
Of my former friends and birth;
Yet ofttimes a secret something
Whispered, "You're a stranger here,"
And I felt that I had wandered
From a more exalted sphere.

I had learned to call thee Father,
Thru thy Spirit from on high,
But, until the key of knowledge
Was restored, I knew not why.
In the heav'ns are parents single?
No, the thought makes reason stare!
Truth is reason; truth eternal
Tells me I've a mother there.

When I leave this frail existence,
When I lay this mortal by,
Father, Mother, may I meet you
In your royal courts on high?
Then, at length, when I've completed
All you sent me forth to do,
With your mutual approbation
Let me come and dwell with you.

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293 Each Life That Touches Ours for Good

Text: Karen Lynn Davidson
Music: A. Laurence Lyon
Scriptures: Prov. 1:17; 4:18; D&C 42:45-46

Each life that touches ours for good
Reflects thine own great mercy, Lord;
Thou sendest blessings from above
Thru words and deeds of those who love.

What greater gift dost thou bestow,
What greater goodness can we know
Than Christ-like friends, whose gentle ways
Strengthen our faith, enrich our days.

When such a friend from us departs,
We hold forever in our hearts
A sweet and hallowed memory,
Bringing us nearer, Lord, to thee.

For worthy friends whose lives proclaim
Devotion to the Savior's name,
Who bless our days with peace and love,
We praise thy goodness, Lord above.

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294 Love at Home

Text: John Hugh McNaughton
Music: John Hugh McNaughton
Scriptures: Mosiah 4:14-15; Eccl. 9:9

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home;
There is joy in ev'ry sound
When there's love at home.
Peace and plenty here abide,
Smiling sweet on ev'ry side.
Time doth softly, sweetly glide
When there's love at home.
Love at home, love at home;
Time doth softly, sweetly glide
When there's love at home.

In the cottage there is joy
When there's love at home;
Hate and envy ne'er annoy
When there's love at home.
Roses bloom beneath our feet;
All the earth's a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete
When there's love at home.
Love at home, love at home;
Making life a bliss complete
When there's love at home.

Kindly heaven smiles above
When there's love at home;
All the world is filled with love
When there's love at home.
Sweeter sings the brooklet by;
Brighter beams the azure sky.
Oh, there's One who smiles on high
When there's love at home.
Love at home, love at home;
Oh, there's One who smiles on high
When there's love at home.

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295 O Love That Glorifies the Son

Text: Lorin F. Wheelwright
Music: Lorin F. Wheelwright
Scriptures: Moro. 7:45-48; John 17:20-23

O love that glorifies the Son,
O love that says, "Thy will be done!"
Pure love whose spirit makes us one
Come, fill my soul today;
Come, fill my soul today.

O love that binds our family,
O love that brings my heart to thee,
Pure love that lasts eternally
Come, fill my soul today;
Come, fill my soul today.

O love that overcomes defeat,
O love that turns the bitter sweet,
Pure love that makes our lives complete
Come, fill my soul today;
Come, fill my soul today.

O Lord, give me the will to mend;
O Lord, change me from foe to friend;
Dear Lord, sustain me to the end
Come, fill my soul today;
Come, fill my soul today.

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296 Our Father, by Whose Name

Text: Bland Tucker
Music: John David Edwards
Scriptures: 3 Ne. 18:21; Alma 7:27

Our Father, by whose name all fatherhood is known,
Who dost in love proclaim each family thine own,
Bless thou all parents, guarding well,
With constant love as sentinel,
The homes in which thy people dwell.

As thou thy Child didst fill with wisdom, love, and might,
To know and do thy will and teach thy ways aright,
Our children bless, in ev'ry place,
That they may all behold thy face,
And, knowing thee, may grow in grace.

May thy strong Spirit bind our hearts in unity,
And help us each to find the love from self set free.
In all our hearts such love increase,
That ev'ry home, by this release,
May be the dwelling place of peace.

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297 From Homes of Saints Glad Songs Arise

Text: Vernald W. Johns
Music: G. William Richards
Scriptures: Isa. 54:13; Ps. 149:1-2

From homes of Saints glad songs arise,
For there the Lord is King.
There faith is learned and prayers ascend,
The Spirit's peace to bring.
For homes where scriptures old are loved,
And living prophets, too,
All thanks we give; the Father praise
For guidance sure and true.

God's truths protect the hearth from wrong
When error's ways allure,
Lift minds from self to nobleness,
Keep thought and action pure.
Then sing, O Saints, in hymns of praise;
Sing thanks to God on high,
Whose counsels kept in homes on earth
Bring heaven's glory nigh.

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298 Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth

Text: Carolyn Hamilton Klopfer
Music: W. Herbert Klopfer
Scriptures: Eph. 6:1-4; Mosiah 4:13-15

Home can be a heav'n on earth
When we are filled with love,
Bringing happiness and joy,
Rich blessings from above
Warmth and kindness, charity,
Safety and security
Making home a part of heaven,
Where we want to be.

Drawing fam'ly near each week,
We'll keep love burning bright.
Serving Him with cheerful hearts,
We'll grow in truth and light.
Parents teach and lead the way,
Children honor and obey,
Reaching for our home in heaven,
Where we want to stay.

Praying daily in our home,
We'll feel His love divine;
Searching scriptures faithfully,
We'll nourish heart and mind.
Singing hymns of thanks, we'll say,
"Father, help us find the way
Leading to our home in heaven,
Where we long to stay."

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299 Children of Our Heavenly Father

Text: Caroline V. Sandell-Berg
Music: Swedish melody
Scriptures: D&C 61:36; Ps. 145:9, 14-20

Children of our Heav'nly Father
Safely in his bosom gather;
Nestling bird nor star in heaven
Such a refuge e'er was given.

Neither life nor death shall ever
From the Lord his children sever;
Unto them his grace he showeth,
And their sorrows all he knoweth.

Though he giveth or he taketh,
God his children ne'er forsaketh;
His the loving purpose solely
To preserve them pure and holy.

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301 I Am a Child of God

Text: Naomi W. Randall
Music: Mildred T. Pettit
Scriptures: Ps. 82:6; Mosiah 4:15; D&C 14:7

I am a child of God,
And he has sent me here.
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear.

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him some day.

I am a child of God,
And so my needs are great;
Help me to understand his words
Before it grows too late.

I am a child of God,
Rich blessings are in store;
If I but learn to do his will
I'll live with him once more.

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302 I Know My Father Lives

Text: Reid N. Nibley
Music: Reid N. Nibley
Scriptures: Moro. 10:5; Abr. 3:22-28

I know my Father lives
And loves me too.
The spirit whispers this to me
And tells me it is true,
And tells me it is true.

He sent me here to earth,
By faith to live his plan.
The spirit whispers this to me
And tells me that I can,
And tells me that I can.

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303 Keep the Commandments

Text: Barbara A. McConochie
Music: Barbara A. McConochie
Scriptures: Mosiah 2:22; D&C 59:23

Keep the commandments; keep the commandments!
In this there is safety; in this there is peace.
He will send blessings; he will send blessings.
Words of a prophet: Keep the commandments.
In this there is safety and peace.

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305 The Light Divine

Text: Matilda Watts Cahoon
Music: Mildred T. Pettit
Scriptures: Ps. 43:3; 2 Cor. 4:6; 5:7

The light of God rests on the face
Of brook and flow'r and tree
Like buds that wait for blossoming,
It grows with radiance mild.

Father, let thy light divine
Shine on us, we pray.
Touch our eyes that we may see;
Teach us to obey.
Ours the sacred mission is
To bear thy message far.
The light of faith is in our hearts,
Truth our guiding star.

The light of faith abides within
The heart of ev'ry child;
Like buds that wait for blossoming,
It grows with radiance mild.

Today thine unseen purposes
By faith's rare light we feel.
Dear Father, make us pure in heart;
To us thy will reveal.

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306 God's Daily Care

Text: Marie C. Turk
Music: Willy Reske
Scriptures: Ps. 68:19; Ps. 36:7

As I watch the rising sun
When the day has just begun,
I am thinking of the love
That comes daily from above.

Father, turn thine ear to me;
Let me offer thanks to thee
For thy wise and tender care
Of thy children ev'rywhere.

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307 In Our Lovely Deseret

Text: Eliza R. Snow
Music: George F. Root
Scriptures: Prov. 22:6; Alma 37:35

In our lovely Deseret,
Where the Saints of God have met,
There's a multitude of children all around.
They are generous and brave;
They have precious souls to save;
They must listen and obey the gospel's sound.

Hark! hark! hark! 'tis children's music
Children's voices, oh, how sweet,
When in innocence and love,
Like the angels up above,
They with happy hearts and cheerful faces meet.

That the children may live long
And be beautiful and strong,
Tea and coffee and tobacco they despise,
Drink no liquor, and they eat
But a very little meat;
They are seeking to be great and good and wise.

They should be instructed young
How to watch and guard the tongue,
And their tempers train and evil passions bind;
They should always be polite,
And treat ev'rybody right,
And in ev'ry place be affable and kind.

They must not forget to pray,
Night and morning ev'ry day,
For the Lord to keep them safe from ev'ry ill,
And assist them to do right,
That with all their mind and might,
They may love him and may learn to do his will.

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308 Love One Another

Text: Luacine Clark Fox
Music: Luacine Clark Fox
Scriptures: John 13:34-35; 1 Jn. 4:11

As I have loved you,
Love one another.
This new commandment:
Love one another.
By this shall men know
Ye are my disciples,
If ye have love
One to another.

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309 As Sisters in Zion

Text: Emily H. Woodmansee
Music: Janice Kapp Perry
Scriptures: Gal. 6:2, 9-10; D&C 11:12-14

As sisters in Zion, we'll all work together;
The blessings of God on our labors we'll seek.
We'll build up his kingdom with earnest endeavor;
We'll comfort the weary and strengthen the weak.

The errand of angels is given to women;
And this is a gift that, as sisters, we claim:
To do whatsoever is gentle and human,
To cheer and to bless in humanity's name.

How vast is our purpose, how broad is our mission,
If we but fulfill it in spirit and deed.
Oh, naught but the spirit's divinest tuition
Can give us the wisdom to truly succeed.

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319 Ye Elders of Israel

Text: Cyrus H. Wheelock
Music: Thomas H. Bayly
Scriptures: D&C 133:7-9, 14; D&C 75:2-5

Ye elders of Israel, come join now with me
And seek out the righteous, where'er they may be
In desert, on mountain, on land, or on sea
And bring them to Zion, the pure and the free.

O Babylon, O Babylon, we bid thee farewell;
We're going to the mountains of Ephraim to dwell.

The harvest is great, and the lab'rers are few;
But if we're united, we all things can do.
We'll gather the wheat from the midst of the tares
And bring them from bondage, from sorrows and snares.

We'll go to the poor, like our Captain of old,
And visit the weary, the hungry, and cold;
We'll cheer up their hearts with the news that he bore
And point them to Zion and life evermore.

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320 The Priesthood of Our Lord

Text: John Craven
Music: John Craven
Scriptures: D&C 121:34-46; D&C 107:1-4

Brethren, pow'r by earthly standards
Comes by rank or wealth or sword;
But the pow'r above all others
Is the priesthood of our Lord.

It is ours, the total armor
Priesthood held by Christ, our Lord
If, as brethren, we are worthy
Of the Spirit's whispered word.

Let us venture forth in freedom
With the priesthood as our guide
Deacons, teachers, priests, and elders,
Seeking virtue side by side.

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321 Ye Who Are Called to Labor

Text: Mary Judd Page
Music: Daniel B. Towner
Scriptures: D&C 4:1-7; D&C 72:2-5

Ye who are called to labor and minister for God,
Blest with the royal priesthood, appointed by his word
To preach among the nations the news of gospel grace,
And publish on the mountains salvation, truth, and peace:

Oh, let not vain ambition nor worldly glory stain
Your minds so pure and holy; acquit yourselves like men.
While lifing up your voices like trumpets long and loud,
Say to the slumb'ring nations: "Prepare to meet your God!"

Then cease from all light speeches, lightmindedness, and pride;
Pray always without ceasing and in the truth abide.
The Comforter will teach you, his richest blessings send.
Your Savior will be with you forever to the end.

Rich blessings there await you, and God will give you faith.
You shall be crowned with glory and triumph over death,
And soon you'll come to Zion, and, bearing each his sheaf,
No more shall taste of sorrow, but glorious crowns receive.

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322 Come, All Ye Sons of God

Text: Thomas Davenport
Music: Orson Pratt Huish
Scriptures: D&C 33:5-11; D&C 133:7-8, 33, 56

Come, all ye sons of God who have received the priesthood;
Go spread the gospel wide and gather in his people.
The latter-day work has begun, to gather scattered Israel in,
And bring them back to Zion to praise the Lamb.

Come, all ye scattered sheep, and listen to your Shepherd,
While you the blessings reap which long have been predicted.
By prophets long it's been foretold, He'll gather you into his fold,
And bring you home to Zion to praise the Lamb.

Repent and be baptized, and have your sins remitted,
And get the Spirit's zeal; oh, then you'll be united.
Go cast upon him all your care; He will regard your humble prayer,
And bring you home to Zion to praise the Lamb.

And when your grief is o'er and ended your affliction,
Your spirits then will soar to await the Resurrection;
And then his presence you'll enjoy, in heav'nly bliss your time employ,
A thousand years in Zion to praise the Lamb.

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324 Rise Up, O Men of God

Text: William Pierson Merrill
Music: William H. Walter
Scriptures: 1 Tim. 6:11-12; D&C 4:2

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and soul and mind and strength
To serve the King of Kings.

Rise up, O men of God,
In one united throng.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
Tread where his feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O men of God!

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325 See the Mighty Priesthood Gathered

Text: Jean L. Kaberry
Music: Robert P. Manookin
Scriptures: D&C 84:33-39; Alma 53:20-21

See the mighty priesthood gathered;
Firm in serried ranks they stand
Son and father jointly serving,
Gathered in from ev'ry land.
Proud their voices blend together,
Raising hymns to Father's praise,
Sending forth the gospel message
As restored in latter days.

As to Seth his father, Adam,
Pow'rful precepts did impart,
Humbly each receives the message
Spoken from a prophet's heart.
Line on line, truth is revealed,
Till all darkness flees away
In the face of perfect knowledge,
Where celestial laws hold sway.

Come, ye sons, and walk uprightly,
As your noble fathers trod
Bearers of the Savior's priesthood,
Holding firm the iron rod
Till Satan's pow'rs are vanquished,
Bound in chains he conquered lies,
And our glorious hallelujahs
Loudly sound across the skies,
And our glorious hallelujahs
Loudly sound,
Loudly sound across the skies.

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327 Go, Ye Messengers of Heaven

Text: John Taylor
Music: F. Christensen
Scriptures: 1 Ne. 22:11-12; D&C 6:1-6

Go, ye messengers of heaven,
Chosen by divine command;
Go and publish free salvation
To a dark, benighted land.

Go to island, vale, and mountain;
There fulfill the great command;
Gather out the sons of Jacob
To possess the promised land.

When your thousands all are gathered,
And their prayers for you ascend,
And the Lord has crowned with blessings
All the labors of your hand.

Then the song of joy and transport
Will from ev'ry land resound;
Then the nations long in darkness
By the Savior will be crowned.

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330 See, the Mighty Angel Flying

Text: Robert B. Thompson
Music: Evan Stephens
Scriptures: D&C 133:36-40, 57, 60-63
Revelaton 14:6-7

See, the mighty angel flying;
See, he speeds his way to earth
To proclaim the blessed gospel
And restore the ancient faith,
And restore, and restore the ancient faith.

Hear, O men, the proclamation;
Cease from vanity and strife.
Hasten to receive the gospel
And obey the words of life,
And obey, and obey the words of life.

Soon the earth will hear the warning;
Then the judgments will descent!
Oh, before the days of sorrow,
Make the Lord of Hosts your friend!
Make the Lord, make the Lord of hosts your friend!

Then when dangers are around you
And the wicked are distressed,
You, with all the Saints of Zion,
Shall enjoy eternal rest,
Shall enjoy, shall enjoy eternal rest.

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335 Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy

Text: Philip Paul Bliss
Music: Philip Paul Bliss
Scriptures: D&C 18:10-16; 1 Jn. 2:10

Brightly beams our Father's mercy
From his lighthouse evermore,
But to us he gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.

Let the lower lights be burning;
Send a gleam across the wave.
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.

Dark the night of sin has settled;
Loud the angry billows roar.
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.

Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;
Some poor sailor, tempest tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.

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336 School Thy Feelings

Text: Charles W. Penrose
Music: George F. Root
Scriptures: Alma 38:12; Prov. 16:32

School thy feelings, O my brother;
Train thy warm, impulsive soul.
Do not its emotions smother,
But let wisdom's voice control.
School thy feelings; there is power
In the cool, collected mind.
Passion shatters reason's tower,
Makes the clearest vision blind.

School thy feelings, O my brother;
Train thy warm, impulsive soul.
Do not its emotions smother,
But let wisdom's voice control.

School thy feelings; condemnation
Never pass on friend or foe,
Though the tide of accusation
Like a flood of truth may flow.
Hear defense before deciding,
And a ray of light may gleam,
Showing thee what filth is hiding
Underneath the shallow stream.

Should affliction's acrid vial
Burst o'er thy unsheltered head,
School thy feelings to the trial;
Half its bitterness hath fled.
Art thou falsely, basely, slandered?
Does the world begin to frown?
Gauge thy wrath by wisdom's standard;
Keep thy rising anger down.

Rest thyself on this assurance:
Time's a friend to innocence,
And the patient, calm endurance
Wins respect and aids defense.
Noblest minds have finest feelings;
Quiv'ring strings a breath can move;
And the gospel's sweet revealings
Tune them with the key of love.

Hearts so sensitively molded
Strongly fortified should be,
Trained to firmness and enfolded
In a calm tranquility.
Wound not willfully another;
Conquer haste with reason's might;
School thy feelings, sister, brother;
Train them in the path of right.

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337 O Home Beloved

Text: Evan Stephens
Music: Joseph Parry
Scriptures: D&C 126:1-3

O home belov'd, where'er I wander,
On foreign land or distant sea,
As time rolls by, my heart grows fonder
And yearns more lovingly for thee!
Tho fair be nature's scenes around me,
And friends are ever kind and true,
Tho joyous mirth and song surround me,
My heart, my soul still yearn for you.

The flow'rs around me may be fairer
Than those that bloom upon thy hills;
The streams, great, mighty treasure bearers,
More noted may be than thy rills.
No world renown my humble village
Like these great towns may proudly claim;
Yet my fond heart doth thrill with rapture
Whene'er I hear thy humble name.

Ye valleys fair and snowcapped mountains,
Ye peaceful hamlets 'mid the trees,
Ye murm'ring streams and crystal fountains,
Kissed by the cool, soft, balmy breeze,
Words cannot tell how well I love thee
Nor speak my longing when I roam.
My heart alone can cry to heaven,
"God bless my own dear mountain home."

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338 America the Beautiful

Text: Katherine Lee Bates
Music: Samuel A. Ward
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 1:5-7; 1 Ne. 13:12-16

Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

Oh, beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

Oh, beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

Oh, beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

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339 My Country, 'Tis of Thee

Text: Samuel F. Smith
Music: Thesaurus Musicus
Scriptures: 2 Ne. 1:7; Ether 2:12

My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From ev'ry mountainside
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills.
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our fathers' God, to thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light.
Protect us by thy might,
Great God, our King!

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340 The Star-Spangled Banner

Text: Francis Scott Key
Music: John Stafford Smith
Scriptures: 1 Ne. 13:17-19; Alma 46:12-13

Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thru the night that our flag was still there.
Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen thru the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh, thus be it ever, when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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341 God Save the King

Text: Anon.
Music: Thesaurus Musicus;
Scriptures: Ps. 33:12; Twelfth Article of Faith

God save our gracious king!
Long live our noble king!
God save the king!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the king!

Thy choicest gifts in store
On him be pleased to pour;
Long may he reign!
May he defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the king!

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