Sunday, July 24, 2011

Two songs to celebrate this Pioneer Day.

One is Faith in Every Footstep.  Its a great song.  The other one is Come, Come Ye Saints.

Faith In Every Footstep

1. A marvelous work has begun to come forth among all the children of men.
O ye that embark in the service of God, give heart, mind and strength unto him,
For prophets have spoken and angels have come to lift the world from sin,
That Christ may reign over all the earth and bless his gathered kin.

2. Those marvelous Saints who embraced this great work and shared it in lands far and near,
Who gave all their heart, mind, and strength to the Lord with wisdom and vision so clear,
Now stand as examples of virtue and faith, of souls prepared to hear,
Of knowledge sure, born of humble heart, and love that banished fear.

3. If we now desire to assist in this work and thrust in our sickle with might,
If we will embark in the service of God and harvest in fields that are white,
Our souls may receive the salvation of God—the fulness of his light,
That we may stand, free of sin and blame, God’s glory in our sight.


With faith in ev’ry footstep, we follow Christ, the Lord,
And filled with hope through his pure love, we sing with one accord.

Text and music: K. Newell Dayley, born 1939
© 1996 LDS. All rights reserved. This music may be copied for incidental noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

     Come, Come Ye Saints

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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