Be still, my soul: Thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as he has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake!
Help Me Teach with Inspiration
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.
I’d never heard of this hymn (number 281) until today, but gosh… Aren’t these words beautiful?
I Love to See the Temple
I love to see the temple.
I’m going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
I love to see the temple.
I’ll go inside someday.
I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
I’ll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
A fam’ly is forever.
When Faith Endures
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.
I am so grateful that the priesthood has been restored on this earth. I’ve really felt the power of the priesthood and the Holy Spirit today. It was such a testimony builder. I wish I could really explain it but I can’t even.
I know that God lives. I know that he loves me and I really, truly trust him. :’)
Dreading Sacrament Meeting
It just hit me that this Sunday is Father’s Day.
I don’t really want to spend an hour listening to stories about happy families with fathers that blessed their children’s lives by setting examples of being a good tithe payer and giving priesthood blessings when they went back to school each year.
My father doesn’t even like me. I think the last time we spoke was when I called at Christmas and he didn’t want to talk to me.
The next couple of days are going to be rough. I really don’t feel like singing Families Can Be Together Forever right now. :’(
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Today I found a recording of my favorite hymn done Mumford & Sons.
This week is already amazing and it’s been so spiritual… I’ll have to write a recap later. :’)
One thing that I keep forgetting to mention in my emails is the song “Come Thou Fount.” I don’t know if I knew this song before the MTC, but EVERYONE knows it here. And everywhere you go, someone is singing, humming, or whistling it. It’s pretty funny cause it’s not even in the hymn book anymore. But it’s probably my favorite [non-]hymn.
This is my favorite hymn. Two days ago I found out that it’s not in the LDS hymn book. I’m really upset about it. If you don’t know this hymn, you are MISSING OUT.