Sunday, April 5, 2009

We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet

I always enjoy listening to General Conference. I especially like to listen to the hymns. Usually they are the Hymns of the restoration and familiar so you can recite the words as the Choir sings. I look forward to the session when I hear my song. It really isn’t mine but it is my Great-great grandfather’s. Sinse 1863 it has been sung in every General Conference and today was no exception. The closing Hymn for the Sunday Morning session was “We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet”. During the singing there were pictures of President Monson shown at various gatherings throughout the world. I always feel a kinship to my great-great grandfather as I he expresses his love for the prophet in the words of the hymn. I too love our Latter Day Prophet and know he leads and guides this Church in the Latter Days. The second verse is what I recite when I am discourage and the third verse gives me hope in the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. If I am worthy, I will live with Him someday.

31243, Hymns, We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet, no. 19
1. 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 theeAnd love to obey thy command.
2. 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 deliv’rance 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.
3. 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 its 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.
Text: William Fowler, 1830–1865
Music: Caroline Sheridan Norton, 1808–ca. 1877

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