Monday, October 21, 2013

Hymn #6... Redeemer of Israel

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!
Wow. What a powerful song. I know that Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. He is the God of Israel, our King, and I know that He has delivered us from pain and torment through His Atonement. 

I love this hymn. The harmony is great:)

For the full text and sheet music, click here!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hymn # 5...High on the Mountain Top

  For there we shall be taught 
The law that will go forth

I love this hymn of rejoicing. The organ during church services brings the message of joy to life. The LDS General Conference is one of the many places we can be taught the Lord's laws for us today. I'm so grateful for the inspired messages and the ever-attentive Spirit that dwells in the Conference.

That he on Zion's hill
Truth's standard would unfold!

Those of the LDS faith understand that the Second Coming is near; that Christ our Savior will come again to the Earth to cleanse and purify the wickedness that has encompassed it. Those who have done all that we could and are still trying and keeping His commandments need not fear; "Truth's standard" will be here to stay.

I love music. There is a power and emotion that words cannot express. 

For Hymn #5 with music and text, click here.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hymn #4...Truth Eternal

Truth eternal, truth divine

I hate lying. I am a hypocrite, though, because I have lied--but I really do hate it. I've been doing better with it, but, really, being honest is your best bet (if you bet) because you only have to remember something once; the truth. 

Don't lie. It's bad. You feel good because you "covered something up" or you "earned someone's trust" or you "made someone like you more"--but really, it'll come back to haunt you and then you have to be humiliated by the fact that you made a stupid decision that might've seemed good at the time.

Take my advice; telling a lie will only help you here on Earth, but will only hurt you in Heaven. Your Father in Heaven knows your heart and your intentions--so don't lie.

Click here to read all of Hymn #4's lyrics.

Hymn #3...Now Let Us Rejoice (cont'd)

(Wow it's been a long time)

Then Jesus will say to all Israel, "Come home!"

I can't wait for that day. I don't want to die or cut my life short by any means--but I want to see Him. Hopefully He'll be proud of me. I'm not perfect (far from) and I know He doesn't expect me to be perfect. But I know that He loves me and has helped me many times throughout my life.

So now I'll rejoice because I'm trying my best to be my best. I'm trying to help others and I'm trying to be patient (that's one I'm not too good at). And I know that my Heavenly Father knows I love Him and His Gospel. 

Look for Hymn #3's link on my previous post:)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hymn #3...Now Let Us Rejoice

Now let us rejoice in the day of salvation,
the latter-day glory begins to come forth...
    Haha, I will probably say this every time, but aren't these words just beautiful? For the full hymn with lyrics, please click on the link at the end. 
    What does the word rejoice mean to you? 
                       REJOICE = v. to be glad; take delight
    I love this word! There's a saying that I probably have wrong, but if you've heard it, you know what I'm talking about :) "We rejoice in Christ" I know there's words before it, but I can't remember them all. I truly do rejoice in my Savior: I'm so grateful that He atoned for my sins and that He loves me and understands everything I go through. I love Him and I'm thankful to know Him.
    As I listen to or sing this hymn, I always - always - find myself smiling. And hey! the words are written by William W. Phelps :) What a great guy...
    Here's the link for Hymn #3 in LDS Hymnbook
    ... (Hymn #3 will be continued)...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hymn #2... The Spirit of God

The Spirit of God like a fire is burning!
We'll sing and we'll shout with the armies of heaven,
Hosana, hosana to God and the Lamb!
Let glory to them in the highest be given,
Henceforth and forever, Amen and amen!

     This song - it just has a certain spirit to it (haha) that gives me the chills. 
     I will sing and I will shout for the restored Gospel, for my beliefs, and for my loved ones. I love this line...
How blessed the day when the lamb and the lion
Shall lie down together without any ire.
     I can't wait for that blessed day - and some say that it isn't far away. I hope to at least be alive when it happens, when Christ will come again. It will truly be a joyous day, for everyone (except maybe the wicked...) 
      Like this hymn? Try singing it to the tune of tomorrow's "Now Let Us Rejoice" (hymn #3) - it's really fun and pretty. Yeah, you might have to flip back and forth, but it's a great way to intermingle the hymns.
      Here's the link ... Hymn #2 in LDS Hymnbook... enjoy! There are many great arrangements of this beautiful hymn on YouTube. I love this one ... Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Spirit of God ... and I love the soloists!
      Will you, as William W. Phelps said, shout for Zion, for God and the Lamb?
      Does the Spirit of God burn in your heart? It does in mine!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hymn #1... The Morning Breaks

"The morning breaks, the shadows flee"

     Beautiful words, no? They promise that with each new day, all the dark is gone. Light is here once again. With morning comes hope and light - we've all heard that before. The Lord is my Light... haha, that's hymn #89, but it's true: the Lord can help us through any trial and He can bring us through any dark day - and in the morning, it will all be gone. 
     Music holds promises that only the most intent, heart-listeners can understand and hear. One can read the words of a poem, novel, or song, but if they are not set on learning, they will not find anything worth reading.
     For a copy of this beautiful hymn, with words by Parley P. Pratt and music by George Careless, visit this link: Hymn #1 in LDS hymnbook 
      If for some reason it doesn't work, you can go to