April 7, 2019 – Music & The Spoken Word


♪♪ ♪ GENTLY RAISE
THE SACRED STRAIN, ♪ ♪ FOR THE SABBATH’S
COME AGAIN ♪ ♪ THAT MAN MAY REST,
THAT MAN MAY REST. ♪♪ ♪♪>>LLOYD NEWELL: FROM HISTORIC TEMPLE SQUARE IN SALT LAKE CITY, WE WELCOME YOU TOMUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORDWITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR AT TEMPLE SQUARE. ♪♪ CONDUCTING TODAY’S PROGRAM IS MACK WILBERG, WITH ORGANIST ANDREW UNSWORTH, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LET ZION
IN HER BEAUTY RISE; ♪ ♪ HER LIGHT
BEGINS TO SHINE. ♪ ♪ LET ZION
IN HER BEAUTY RISE; ♪ ♪ HER LIGHT
BEGINS TO SHINE. ♪ ♪ ERE LONG HER KING
WILL REND THE SKIES, ♪ ♪ MAJESTIC AND DIVINE. ♪ THE GOSPEL SPREADING
THROUGH THE LAND. ♪ ♪ A PEOPLE TO PREPARE ♪ TO MEET THE LORD
AND ENOCH’S BAND, ♪ ♪ TRIUMPHANT
IN THE AIR. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ YE HERALDS,
SOUND THE GOLDEN TRUMP ♪ ♪ TO EARTH’S
REMOTEST BOUND. ♪ ♪ GO SPREAD THE NEWS
FROM POLE TO POLE ♪ ♪ IN ALL THE NATIONS
ROUND; ♪ ♪ THAT JESUS
IN THE CLOUDS ABOVE, ♪ ♪ WITH HOSTS
OF ANGELS TOO, ♪ ♪ WILL SOON APPEAR,
HIS SAINTS TO SAVE, ♪ ♪ HIS ENEMIES SUBDUE. ♪♪ ♪ THAT GLORIOUS REST
WILL THEN COMMENCE ♪ ♪ WHICH PROPHETS
DID FORETELL, ♪ ♪ WHEN SAINTS WILL REIGN
WITH CHRIST ON EARTH, ♪ ♪ AND IN HIS PRESENCE
DWELL ♪ ♪ A THOUSAND YEARS,
OH, GLORIOUS DAY! ♪ ♪ DEAR LORD
PREPARE MY HEART ♪ ♪ TO STAND WITH THEE
ON ZION’S MOUNT ♪ ♪ AND NEV-ER-MORE
TO PART. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AND NEV-ER-MORE
TO PART. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ MY SHEPHERD
WILL SUPPLY MY NEED; ♪ ♪ JEHOVAH
IS HIS NAME; ♪ ♪ IN PASTURES FRESH
HE MAKES ME FEED, ♪ ♪ BESIDE
THE LIVING STREAM. ♪ ♪ HE BRINGS MY WAND’RING
SPIRIT BACK, ♪ ♪ WHEN I FORSAKE
HIS WAYS, ♪ ♪ AND LEADS ME
FOR HIS MERCY’S SAKE, ♪ ♪ IN PATHS
OF TRUTH AND GRACE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ WHEN I WALK THROUGH
THE SHADES OF DEATH, ♪ ♪ THY PRESENCE
IS MY STAY; ♪ ♪ ONE WORD OF THY
SUPPORTING BREATH ♪ ♪ DRIVES
ALL MY FEARS AWAY. ♪ ♪ THY HAND, IN SIGHT
OF ALL MY FOES, ♪ ♪ DOTH STILL
MY TABLE SPREAD; ♪ ♪ MY CUP WITH BLESSINGS
OVERFLOWS, ♪ ♪ THINE OIL
ANOINTS MY HEAD. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE SURE PROVISIONS
OF MY GOD ♪ ♪ ATTEND ME
ALL MY DAYS; ♪ ♪ O MAY THY HOUSE
BE MINE ABODE ♪ ♪ AND ALL MY WORK
BE PRAISE! ♪ ♪ THERE WOULD I FIND
A SETTLED REST ♪ ♪ WHILE OTHERS
GO AND COME, ♪ ♪ NO MORE A STRANGER,
NOR A GUEST; ♪ ♪ BUT LIKE A CHILD
AT HOME. ♪ ♪ NO MORE A STRANGER,
NOR A GUEST; ♪ ♪ BUT LIKE A CHILD
AT HOME, ♪ ♪ NO MORE A STRANGER,
NOR A GUEST; ♪ ♪ BUT LIKE A CHILD
AT HOME. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ CALLED TO SERVE HIM,
HEAV’NLY KING OF GLORY, ♪ ♪ CHOSEN E’ER
TO WITNESS FOR HIS NAME, ♪ ♪ FAR AND WIDE WE TELL
THE FATHER’S STORY, ♪ ♪ FAR AND WIDE
HIS LOVE PROCLAIM. ♪ ♪ ONWARD, EVER ONWARD,
AS WE GLORY IN HIS NAME; ♪ ♪ ONWARD, EVER ONWARD,
AS WE GLORY IN HIS NAME; ♪ ♪ FORWARD, PRESSING FORWARD,
AS A TRIUMPH SONG WE SING. ♪ ♪ GOD OUR STRENGTH WILL BE;
PRESS FORWARD EVER, ♪ ♪ CALLED TO SERVE
OUR KING. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ CALLED TO KNOW THE RICHNESS
OF HIS BLESSING; ♪ ♪ SONS AND DAUGHTERS,
CHILDREN OF A KING; ♪ ♪ GLAD OF HEART,
HIS HOLY NAME CONFESSING, ♪ ♪ PRAISES UNTO HIM
WE BRING. ♪ ♪ ONWARD, EVER ONWARD,
AS WE GLORY IN HIS NAME; ♪ ♪ ONWARD, EVER ONWARD,
AS WE GLORY IN HIS NAME; ♪ ♪ FORWARD, PRESSING FORWARD,
AS A TRIUMPH SONG WE SING. ♪ ♪ GOD OUR STRENGTH WILL BE;
PRESS FORWARD EVER, ♪ ♪ CALLED TO SERVE
OUR KING. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ FORWARD, PRESSING FORWARD,
AS A TRIUMPH SONG WE SING. ♪ ♪ GOD OUR STRENGTH WILL BE;
PRESS FORWARD EVER, ♪ ♪ CALLED TO SERVE
OUR KING. ♪ ♪ GOD OUR STRENGTH WILL BE;
PRESS FORWARD EVER, ♪ ♪ CALLED TO SERVE
OUR KING. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ CALLED TO SERVE
OUR KING. ♪ ♪ OUR KING! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ I SEE MY MOTHER KNEELING
WITH OUR FAMILY EACH DAY ♪ ♪ I HEAR THE WORDS SHE WHISPERS
AS THE BOWS HER HEAD TO PRAY ♪ ♪ HER PLEA TO THE FATHER
QUIETS ALL MY FEARS, ♪ ♪ AND I AM THANKFUL
LOVE IS SPOKEN HERE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ MINE IS A HOME WHERE
EVERY HOUR ♪ ♪ IS BLESSED BY THE STRENGTH
OF THE PRIESTHOOD POW’R, ♪ ♪ WITH FATHER AND MOTHER
LEADING THE WAY, ♪ ♪ TEACHING ME HOW
TO TRUST AND OBEY, ♪ ♪ AND THE THINGS THEY
TEACH ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR, ♪ ♪ FOR LOVE IS
SPOKEN HERE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ I SEE MY MOTHER KNEELING
WITH OUR FAMILY EACH DAY ♪ ♪ MINE IS A HOME WHERE
EVERY HOUR ♪ ♪ I HEAR THE WORDS SHE WHISPERS
AS THE BOWS HER HEAD TO PRAY ♪ ♪ IS BLESSED THE STRENGTH
OF THE PRIESTHOOD POW’R, ♪ ♪ HER PLEA TO THE FATHER
QUIETS ALL MY FEARS, ♪ ♪ WITH FATHER AND MOTHER
LEADING THE WAY, ♪ ♪ TEACHING ME HOW
TO TRUST AND OBEY, ♪ ♪ AND I AM THANKFUL
LOVE IS SPOKEN HERE. ♪ ♪ AND THE THINGS THEY
TEACH ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR, ♪ ♪ FOR LOVE IS
SPOKEN HERE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ I CAN OFTEN FEEL
THE SAVIOR NEAR ♪ ♪ WHEN LOVE IS
SPOKEN HERE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>EVERY PERSON DESERVES TO BE REMEMBERED, ACKNOWLEDGED, AND APPRECIATED. UNFORTUNATELY, NOT EVERY PERSON IS. WHO AMONG US HAS NOT FELT FORGOTTEN OR UNNOTICED AT TIMES? IN MANY WAYS, MODERN LIFE SEEMS SO IMPERSONAL, WITH MORE TOOLS FOR COMMUNICATION BUT FEWER TRUE CONNECTIONS OR DEEP RELATIONSHIPS. TOO MANY PEOPLE FEEL ALONE, EVEN WHEN SURROUNDED BY A CROWD. SOME 2,600 YEARS AGO, THE PROPHET JEREMIAH WAS CALLED TO PREACH REPENTANCE TO THE PEOPLE OF HIS DAY. ON A GOOD DAY, HE WAS IGNORED. MORE OFTEN, HE WAS REJECTED AND ACTIVELY OPPOSED. BUT HE KNEW HE WASN’T ALONE. “O LORD,” HE SAID, “THOU KNOWEST: REMEMBER ME, AND VISIT ME. … THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART: FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME, O LORD GOD OF HOSTS” IN TRUTH, THERE IS ONE WHO WILL NEVER FORGET US OR FORSAKE US, ONE WHO WATCHES OVER ALL. NO MATTER OUR STATUS OR HISTORY, NO MATTER OUR PAST OR PRESENT, NO MATTER OUR SOCIAL STANDING OR NET WORTH, WE HAVE INFINITE WORTH TO GOD. EVEN WHEN NO ONE ELSE KNOWS WHAT WE’RE GOING THROUGH, HE KNOWS. EVEN WHEN NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO REMEMBER US, HE REMEMBERS. ONCE YOU’VE FELT THAT, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE YOURSELF– OR ANYONE ELSE– IN THE SAME WAY AGAIN. ALMOST INSTINCTIVELY, YOU WANT TO HELP OTHERS FEEL VALUED, UNDERSTOOD, AND REMEMBERED TOO. IN THAT SENSE, EACH OF US HAS BEEN CALLED AS JEREMIAH WAS: WE ARE CALLED UPON TO DO OUR PART TO MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BETTER-ONE PERSON AT A TIME. WE ARE CALLED TO LOVE, TO BLESS, AND TO CARE ABOUT OTHERS. IT’S THE SUREST CURE FOR FEELING LONELY OR UNAPPRECIATED. RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON OURSELVES, WE CAN NOTICE THE PEOPLE AROUND US: THE GOOD THEY DO, THE SERVICE THEY GIVE, THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE, THE BURDENS THEY CARRY. PERHAPS WE CAN’T SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM, BUT IF SOMEONE FEELS LONELY, UNKNOWN, UNNOTICED, OR UNLOVED–WECANDO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT! ALL IT TAKES IS ANSWERING THE CALL TO SHARE A BIT OF THE LOVE GOD SHARES WITH US. A FRIENDLY SMILE, A LISTENING EAR, A KIND WORD CAN BE TO THOSE IN NEED “THE JOY AND REJOICING OF [THEIR] HEART.” ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THY WORDS WERE FOUND,
AND I DID EAT THEM; ♪ ♪ AND THY WORD
WAS UNTO ME THE JOY ♪ ♪ AND REJOICING
OF MINE HEART: ♪ ♪ FOR I AM CALLED
BY THY NAME, ♪ ♪ I AM CALLED
BY THY NAME, ♪ ♪ I AM CALLED
BY THY NAME, ♪ ♪ O LORD GOD
OF HOSTS. ♪ ♪ FOR I AM CALLED
BY THY NAME, ♪ ♪ I AM CALLED
BY THY NAME, ♪ ♪ I AM CALLED
BY THY NAME, ♪ ♪ O LORD GOD
OF HOSTS. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ LORD GOD
OF HOSTS. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ARISE, O GOD,
AND SHINE ♪ ♪ IN ALL
THY SAVING MIGHT, ♪ ♪ AND PROSPER
EACH DESIGN ♪ ♪ TO SPREAD
THY GLORIOUS LIGHT; ♪ ♪ LET HEALING STREAMS
OF MERCY FLOW, ♪ ♪ THAT ALL THE EARTH
THY TRUTH MAY KNOW. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ BRING DISTANT
NATIONS NEAR ♪ ♪ TO SING
THY GLORIOUS PRAISE; ♪ ♪ LET EV’RY PEOPLE HEAR
AND LEARN THY HOLY WAYS. ♪ ♪ REIGN, MIGHTY GOD,
ASSERT THY CAUSE, ♪ ♪ AND GOVERN BY
THY RIGHTEOUS LAWS. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ PUT FORTH
THY GLORIOUS POW’R ♪ ♪ THAT GENTILES
ALL MAY SEE, ♪ ♪ AND EARTH PRESENT
HER STORE ♪ ♪ IN CONVERTS
BORN TO THEE. ♪ ♪ O LORD, OUR GOD,
THY CHURCH SO BLESS, ♪ ♪ AND FILL THE WORLD
WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ TO GOD,
THE ONLY WISE, ♪ ♪ THE ONE
IMMORTAL KING, ♪ ♪ LET HALLELUJAHS RISE
FROM EV’RY LIVING THING; ♪ ♪ LET ALL,
LET ALL THAT BREATHE, ♪ ♪ PRAISE FATHER,
SON AND HOLY GHOST. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ON EV’RY COAST, ♪ PRAISE FATHER,
SON AND HOLY GHOST. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ A-MEN! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>TODAY’S PERFORMANCE CONTINUES THE 90TH YEAR OF THIS HISTORIC PROGRAM. PLEASE JOIN US NEXT TIME FORMUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU THIS DAY AND ALWAYS. ♪ GOD BE WITH YOU
TILL WE MEET AGAIN; ♪ ♪ BY HIS COUNSELS GUIDE,
UPHOLD YOU; ♪ ♪ WITH HIS SHEEP
SECURELY FOLD YOU. ♪ ♪ GOD BE WITH YOU
TILL WE MEET AGAIN. ♪♪ CLOSED CAPTIONING BY
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
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