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My new hymn and BYU-I Hymn Festival

posted Feb 28, 2017 01:54:16 by Tiffany_Fletcher
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. :)

http://www.byui.edu/music/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.


-Tiffany Fletcher

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! :)
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Nancy'sAwake said Feb 28, 2017 02:23:39
Beautiful lyrics...have a good time Tiffany.
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MikeBarbS said Feb 28, 2017 02:39:46
I love the lyrics! Beautiful! :)
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RyanAllen said Feb 28, 2017 03:36:26
I'd love to hear these words sung. Music can be so powerful. I appreciate your explanation and motivation.
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Shelley Perry said Feb 28, 2017 03:46:02
The words alone are powerful and I'm excited to hear it sung tomorrow!
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LorrieLou said Feb 28, 2017 04:30:56
Oh wow, I love this so much Tiffany. Thank you for sharing this with us. :)
lorrie71@gmail.com
Meridian, Idaho (Eagle Rd. & Victory)
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Dawn said Feb 28, 2017 05:15:37
Thank you for sharing.
azdmarieatgmail
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CindyLigouri said Feb 28, 2017 12:22:43
Tiffany, would it be all right if I used your lyrics in a Family Home Evening lesson I'm doing next Monday?
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AliciaBlickfeldt said Feb 28, 2017 14:02:01
This idea fascinates me Tiffany! A year or so ago I had a download to my mind that I can only attribute to spiritual.

I was given me ideas that I needed to create some music videos that would penetrate places of darkness and bring light into those spaces for people who are lost in them. I am still working on some of that because I do not write music and don't have money, so finding people to assist me in creating this has been a challenge, but it's happening slowly.

I know it will happen in the Lord's due time and in his way so I don't panic about it, I just keep moving forward and know that he will work things out.

If You Could Hie to Kolob, is one of my all-time favorite hymns! I love the lyrics you have written.
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ElishaJones said Feb 28, 2017 15:24:10
Tiffany, this is just so beautiful! The words are powerful. Will you have this in sheet music? I would love to sing this as a ward choir.
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Tiffany_Fletcher said Feb 28, 2017 15:37:39
@Cindy, you absolutely can use them. You can share them with anyone you would like. :)

@Alicia, I have had the same impressions. The Lord has sent me so many people to help in this endeavor. Someone has already written new arrangements to several of the texts I have written, and they are currently recording it so people can download it. We are still trying to discover how to make YouTube videos, and we can always use someone with talented vocals. If you are ever interested, let me know. We are in the process of creating a website called ITSaLIGHTthing.org. It's all about increasing your light and coming out of the darkness. :)

@Elisha, I do have sheet music for it. It will be on the website for download. We hope to have it up very soon. :)
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Bob Walker said Feb 28, 2017 16:25:15
For those wondering what time this will be, here is an entry from the website:

Feb 28, 12th Annual Hymn Festival, 7:30pm MST

@Tiffany, any idea how far into the program your hymn will be performed? That is the time of night we bathe kids, read to kids, tuck kids into bed. I would love to hear your hymn, but I can't watch the whole program without abandoning my wife to the nightly rituals.
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SusanMalone said Feb 28, 2017 18:37:32
@Bob- thanks for letting me know the time
@Tiffany- thanks for letting me know about this event. I put up a note to remind myself to watch it! I LOVE the words you wrote for this hymn. I also love the music- one of my favorite hymns. :-) What amazing lyrics, and it must have been a wonderful vision. I feel like I am one of those souls still in darkness since I have yet to see my Savoir's face. I am grateful for your love and encouragement to keep pressing forward!
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SusanWingle said Feb 28, 2017 19:25:05
Tiffany, thank you so much for sharing. I will sing this (as a prayer) to my children who are wandering!
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LorrieLou said Feb 28, 2017 20:04:05
@ Susan good idea! I'm going to say it as a prayer for my lost loved ones to (not sing because I can't sing haha)

@ Tiffany is "Teresa ed" code for Rexburg Idaho? haha gotta love auto correct. Unless I'm missing something.
lorrie71@gmail.com
Meridian, Idaho (Eagle Rd. & Victory)
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JulieK said Feb 28, 2017 20:08:09
Thanks Tiffany -- can't wait to listen!

I clicked on the link to the website and clicked on the program PDF. I was able to print off 13 hymns that I'm thinking will be presented. I'm excited to have 13 new hymns to sing.
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