Hello Friends! Tomorrow is the exciting day when BYU-I will be streaming my new hymn live from their hymn festival. I am going to be there with my family to hear it sung. It's going to be wonderful! If you would like to join in and sing along, here is the link where you can join in and stream it live. :)
Just for my friends here on NFP, I want to explain the deeper meaning of this hymn. When I learned that the song of the righteous is a prayer and would be answered with a blessing on our heads, I felt impressed to write a prayer for the souls who are lost, both those here and beyond the veil, who are still living in darkness. The hymn that will be sung at the hymn festival is that prayer. When we sing it for lost souls, it helps to remind them who they are, encourages them to break their ties to darkness and become a child of light. I know this may sound strange, but I have seen a vision of me singing this song in a mist of darkness to find souls that are lost in the mist. I truly believe that there will come a time when darkness will cover the earth and many will be sent out on missions to find lost souls and bring them back to Zion by singing songs of redeeming love. I believe this is one of those songs. Here are the words:
Song of the Lost
(Sung to the tune of If you Could Hie to Kolob)
3 Nephi 9:14; Ephesians 5:8
Remember Christ our Savior who is filled with light and love.
He Bids all souls to follow back to Father’s courts above.
He calls to all who’ve wandered and fallen from His grace.
He beckons us from darkness to come reclaim our place.
The Spirit whispers softly to those in tune to hear.
He testifies of Jesus and casts out any fear.
He binds our hearts together with the Heavens up above.
That we may know our Father and witness of His love.
Come and covenant with our Savior, in robes of purest white.
Come and cut your ties to darkness and become a child of light.
He will wrap His arms around you. He will set your spirit free.
Turn your heart now to our Father, let your eyes begin to see.
There is no need to suffer, there is no need to fear.
For our Savior will protect you and is pleased when we draw near.
He understands forgiveness, wraps us in His love and light.
Be Still and hear Him call you to return into His sight.
The Savior’s voice is pleading as He calls us from our sleep.
To follow Him to Father, back to all our family.
Give your heart now to the Savior. No longer need we roam.
Remember that He loves you and we never walk alone.
I'm excited for tomorrow. If anyone near-by would like to come, it's a free event and I just might see you there! :)