Today's post is from Jenni. I linked to her blogger profile so you can see all the blogs she contributes to! Thank you for your guest post, Jenni!
We were singing this in Sacrament Meeting a couple of weeks ago and it struck me how each verse talked about one member of the Godhead. Of course, there was one person left out, so I wrote a fourth verse for Mother. I started off by just using lines from the other verses and switching to female words, but then I realized the rhyme scheme was too complex for that. So I ended up basically writing it from scratch. It includes several references to other ways She has been symbolized, such as Wisdom, and the Tree of Life.
Hymn #113 Our Savior's Love
1. Our Savior’s love shines like the sun with perfect light,
As from above it breaks thru clouds of strife.
Lighting our way, it leads us back into his sight,
Where we may stay to share eternal life.
2. The Spirit, voice of goodness, whispers to our hearts
A better choice than evil’s anguished cries.
Loud may the sound of hope ring till all doubt departs,
And we are bound to him by loving ties.
3. Our Father, God of all creation, hear us pray
In rev’rence, awed by thy Son’s sacrifice.
Praises we sing. We love thy law; we will obey.
Our heav’nly King, in Thee our hearts rejoice.
4. Our Mother, God-dess beautiful, reigning above
Wisdom and rod, eternal living Tree
Leading with grace, and nurturing our hearts with love.
Mother's embrace, we find our peace in Thee.