Thursday, June 19, 2014

Carry On

A friend of mine asked if I could do "Carry On" for this blog, so here we go! I've added the Goddess and made the language gender-inclusive. For the line "A palace..." in the second verse to fit the notes, you can't hold "-lace" over 2 note changes. Move on to the next syllables. Or more accurately, "Carry on!"

Firm as the mountains around us,
Stalwart and brave we stand
On the rock our parents planted
For us in this goodly land--
The rock of honor and virtue,
Of faith in the Goddess, God.
They raised their banner triumphant--
Over the desert sod.

And we hear the desert singing:
Carry on, carry on, carry on!
Hills and vales and mountains ringing:
Carry on, carry on, carry on!
Holding aloft our colors,
We march in the glorious dawn.
O youth of the noble birthright,
Carry on, carry on, carry on!

2. We'll build on the rock they planted
A palace to Queen and King.
Into its shining corridors,
Our songs of praise we'll bring,
For the heritage they left us,
Not of gold or of worldly wealth,
But a blessing everlasting
Of love and joy and health.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

We sang this on Sunday because it's the classic Easter hymn. This doesn't have any references to Heavenly Father, but I wanted to make the language gender-inclusive, which is just changine "sons of men" to "all of us".

Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!
All of us and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the vict'ry won, Alleluia!
Jesus' agony is o'er, Alleluia!
Darkness veils the earth no more, Alleluia!

 Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Happy Belated Easter! I know this is late, but it's never a bad time to celebrate the resurrection, right?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Heavenly Mother Lesson and Interview

Hi all!

I ran into a couple of links today and wanted to share.

First is a podcast of a lesson plan based off the "Come Follow Me" lessons for youth. Come Follow Me - Mother in Heaven

The next link is a link from the Exponent. It's an interview with Melody Newey who writes poetry. Heavenly Mother In The Life And Poetry Of Melody Newey: A Dialogue (Part 1 Of 3)