Hymn Text: The Spirit’s Light

Date: September 24th, 2017
Title: The Spirit’s Light
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Topic: the Spirit, guidance, temptation

1.
The Spirit sheds light on the truth
But also falsehood as well.
It speaks to those of age, of youth,
Purest truth its voice will tell.

2.
The Spirit says when to advance,
And when you should then retreat.
It knows your ev’ry circumstance,
And speaks with wisdom complete.

3.
The Spirit foils the tempter’s plan,
And he drives temptation back.
He shows the way much better than,
Other voices that attack.

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Hymn Text: How Joy Comes

Date: September 23rd, 2017
Title: How Joy Comes
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Topic: joy, priorities, time

1.
Our joy comes from focusing on
The things that matter most.
All earthly things will soon be gone,
In them we cannot boast.

2.
Our joy comes from putting things first,
That touch eternity.
Instead of those which can, at worst,
Keep you from being free.

3.
Our joy comes from filling our days,
With treasure that will stay,
And heading not the world’s ways,
That must all pass away.

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Hymn Text: I Will Only Give My Best

Date: September 22nd, 2017
Title: I Will Only Give My Best
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: talents, gifts, service

1.
I will only give my best
When offering my gifts
By using how I’ve been blessed,
To nurture and to lift.

I will never hide, withhold,
The talent given me.
More precious than mounds of gold,
This trust of agency.

2.
I will only give my all,
When offering my heart,
When heading the Spirit’s call,
To rise and do my part.

I will never hide, withhold,
The talent given me.
More precious than mounds of gold,
This trust of agency.

3.
I will fully give my soul,
At all times that I can.
The nat’ral I’ll control,
As I advance God’s plan.

I will never hide, withhold,
The talent given me.
More precious than mounds of gold,
This trust of agency.

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Hymn Text: Our Celestial Home

Date: September 21st, 2017
Title: Our Celestial Home
Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
Topic: pre-mortal life, eternity, spirit

1.
Within us ev’ry one,
Lies a spirit that sleeps,
A seed that seeks the sun,
A giant that still keeps.

Longing for our celestial home,
While we’re consigned on earth to roam.

2.
Within our mortal frame,
There is a spark that burns,
Like Father’s light the same,
And for His presence yearns.

Longing for our celestial home,
While we’re consigned on earth to roam.

3.
Within our heart of hearts,
Our spirits’ seeds the same,
For on our inward parts,
Is written Father’s name.

Longing for our celestial home,
While we’re consigned on earth to roam.

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Hymn Text: In the Refiner’s Fire

Date: September 20th, 2017
Title: In the Refiner’s Fire
Meter: 10 10 10 10 8 8
Topic: trials, character, destiny

1.
Trials determine our character’s shape
Our trials shape what we’re destined to be.
No one on earth can these trials escape,
Nor from their influence can we be free.

In the refiner’s fire we stand,
Purified at the blacksmith’s hand.

2.
The heat burns away all impurity,
And the flames melt away all that is dross,
The strokes of the hammer bring surety
That the gain will recompense all the loss.

In the refiner’s fire we stand,
Purified at the blacksmith’s hand.

3.
The blacksmith is crafting a masterpiece,
Out of things that were humble before.
The flames and the hammer will never cease,
Until he has brought out what is in store.

In the refiner’s fire we stand,
Purified at the blacksmith’s hand.

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Hymn Text: Stick of Joseph, Stick of Judah

Date: September 19th, 2017
Title: Stick of Joseph, Stick of Judah
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Topic: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, scripture

1.
In Eden, then in Canaan’s land,
Then in Israel was heard.
The voice of God, both still and grand,
Prophets wrote His holy word.

The Stick of Judah lent its voice,
Witnessing of Christ to come,
And making all who read rejoice
It was the part, but not the sum.

2.
First in a stable as a child,
On the shores of Galilee,
Some heard Christ’s words, pure, undefiled,
Many wrote what they did see.

The Stick of Judah grew again
Witnessing the Christ who came.
How once our Savior dwelt with men,
And cleansed mankind of sin and blame.

3.
In wilderness and on the sea,
And then in the Promised Land.
Both Nephi and his seed were free,
And did God’s grace understand.

The Stick of Joseph then sprang up,
Witnessing of Christ as well,
Of him who drained the bitter cup,
Who redeemed their souls from hell.

4.
The Stick of Judah is one voice,
The Stick of Joseph unites
Its witness, and gives us the choice,
Of heeding both these two lights.

Two witness of Christ who lives,
Who came and will soon again,
Until that time, His words He gives,
None may know the hour when.

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Hymn Text: Happiness is What Happens Within

Date: September 18th, 2017
Title: Happiness is What Happens Within
Meter: 10 8 10 8
Topic: happiness, optimism, perspective

1.
Happiness is not what happens without
But instead what happens within.
Happiness’ does not grow in soil of doubt,
Nor does it spring up out of sin.

2.
Happiness is not what others may think,
But instead what God thinks of you.
Happiness does not its followers sink,
But brings a pure joy that is true.

3.
Happiness is not hoarding all your wealth,
But instead using it to bless.
It’s found in gratitude for strength and health,
And not in the mire of excess.

4.
Happiness is never found anywhere,
That we do not choose it to be.
For we can choose to give in to despair,
Or be happy and so be free.

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