March 3, 2019 – Music & The Spoken Word (#4668)


♪♪ ♪ 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 AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE. CONDUCTING TODAY’S PROGRAM IS MACK WILBERG, WITH ORGANIST RICHARD ELLIOTT, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ I THINK THE WORLD IS GLORIOUS
AND LOVELY AS CAN BE. ♪ ♪THE BIRDS AND BEES AND BLOSSOMS
BRING SWEET MESSAGES TO ME. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ A SONG OF JOY
AND LOVE. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ABOVE. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ A SONG OF JOY
AND LOVE. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ABOVE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ I THINK THE WORLD IS GLORIOUS
AND LOVELY AS CAN BE, ♪ ♪ FOR I HAVE TEACHERS KIND AND
TRUE, AND PARENTS WHO LOVE ME. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ A SONG OF JOY
AND LOVE. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ABOVE. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ABOVE. ♪ ♪ I SING, AND SING,
AND SING, AND SING ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ♪ ♪ MY THANKS
TO GOD ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ABOVE. ♪ ♪ MY THANKS TO
GOD ABOVE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ IF THE SAVIOR
STOOD BESIDE ME, ♪ ♪ WOULD I DO
THE THINGS I DO? ♪ ♪ WOULD I THINK
OF HIS COMMANDMENTS ♪ ♪ AND TRY HARDER
TO BE TRUE? ♪ ♪ WOULD I FOLLOW
HIS EXAMPLE? ♪ ♪ WOULD I LIVE
MORE RIGHTEOUSLY ♪ ♪ IF I COULD SEE
THE SAVIOR STANDING NIGH, ♪ ♪ WATCHING OVER ME? ♪♪ ♪ IF THE SAVIOR
STOOD BESIDE ME, ♪ ♪ WOULD I SAY
THE THINGS I SAY? ♪ ♪ WOULD MY WORDS
BE TRUE AND KIND ♪ ♪ IF HE WERE NEVER
FAR AWAY? ♪ ♪ WOULD I TRY
TO SHARE THE GOSPEL? ♪ ♪ WOULD I SPEAK
MORE REVERENTLY ♪ ♪ IF I COULD SEE
THE SAVIOR STANDING NIGH, ♪ ♪ WATCHING OVER ME? ♪♪ ♪ HE IS ALWAYS
NEAR ME, ♪ ♪ THOUGH I DO NOT
SEE HIM THERE, ♪ ♪ AND BECAUSE
HE LOVES ME DEARLY ♪ ♪ I AM IN
HIS WATCHFUL CARE ♪ ♪ SO I’LL BE THE
KIND OF PERSON ♪ ♪ THAT I KNOW
I’D LIKE TO BE. ♪ ♪ IF I COULD SEE
THE SAVIOR STANDING NIGH ♪ ♪ WATCHING OVER ME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ O LIGHT OF LIFE!
O PURE LIGHT DIVINE! ♪ ♪ THOU ART IN US;
OUR EMBER IS THINE. ♪ ♪ KINDLE OUR FAITH,
GIVE HOPE WHEN WE FEAR, ♪ ♪ DEEPEN OUR LOVE-
THY FIRE APPEAR! ♪ ♪ LIGHT OF OUR SOULS-
THOU SPARK AT OUR BIRTH- ♪ ♪ GROW BRIGHT IN US
SHINE IN ALL THE EARTH! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ O LIGHT OF LIFE!
O TRUE LIGHT OF PEACE! ♪ ♪ STORMS WILL ARISE,
LET THY LIGHT INCREASE. ♪ ♪ PIERCE THROUGH DARK CLOUDS,
GIVE PAUSE TO THE PROUD; ♪ ♪ LET THY SHAFTS FALL,
LIFT HUMBLE HEADS BOWED. ♪ ♪ ANSWER OUR PLEAS,
MELT HEARTS IN THY FLAME. ♪ ♪ MAKE US AS ONE-
AS ONE IN THY NAME. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ O LIGHT OF LIFE!
O SWEET LIGHT OF GRACE! ♪ ♪ THOU BIDS US COME,
WE FOLLOW APACE. ♪ ♪ SEE THE BRIGHT TREE!
BEHOLD THE WHITE FRUIT! ♪ ♪ FEASTING WE WEEP,
WE WITNESS THE ROOT! ♪ ♪ O LIGHT OF LIFE!
O DEAR LIGHT OF LOVE! ♪ ♪ COME, WASH US CLEAN,
SEND FORTH THY WHITE DOVE. ♪ ♪ FILL US WITH FIRE,
ENLIGHTEN OUR EYES; ♪ ♪ HELP US TO LOVE-
‘TIS PRICE OF THE PRIZE. ♪ ♪ THEN LET US COME,
ENROBE US LIGHT. ♪ ♪ CLEAVING TO THEE,
LIGHT UNTO THY LIGHT. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ LIGHT UNTO LIGHT.
O LIGHT OF LIFE! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AMEN. ♪ ♪♪>>AT THE STATE FUNERAL FOR FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH IN DECEMBER 2018, FORMER CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER BRIAN MULRONEY ENDED THE EULOGY OF HIS DEAR FRIEND WITH THESE WORDS: “THERE ARE WOODEN SHIPS,
THERE ARE SAILING SHIPS, THERE ARE SHIPS
THAT SAIL THE SEA. BUT THE BEST SHIPS
ARE FRIENDSHIPS, AND MAY THEY ALWAYS BE.” HOW ELSE CAN WE POSSIBLY EXPECT TO MAKE IT ACROSS LIFE’S ROUGH SEAS? FRIENDSHIPS MAKE THE VOYAGE NOT ONLY POSSIBLE BUT ALSO ENJOYABLE. AMONG LIFE’S RICHEST BLESSINGS IS FRIENDSHIP. AND WHILE THE WAVES AND WINDS MAY SEPARATE GOOD FRIENDS FOR A TIME–EVEN YEARS–WHEN THEY REUNITE, THE TIME AND DISTANCE FADE ALMOST INSTANTLY. PERHAPS YOU’VE HAD AN EXPERIENCE SIMILAR TO THAT OF TWO DEAR FRIENDS WHO LOST CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER. MANY YEARS AND MANY MILES LATER, ONE OF THEM REMEMBERED AND MISSED THEIR BOND OF FRIENDSHIP, SO HE DECIDED TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO FIND HIS FRIEND. AFTER DECADES APART, THE FRIENDS RECONNECTED, AND THE JOYOUS REUNION MELTED THE YEARS AWAY. THEIR HEARTS FILLED WITH HAPPINESS AND FOND MEMORIES AS THEY LAUGHED TOGETHER AND SHARED TENDER FEELINGS. IT WAS AS IF THEY HAD NEVER PARTED–AS IF THEY STILL LIVED IN THE SAME TOWN AND SHARED THE SAME EXPERIENCES. MOST OF US CAN REMEMBER FRIENDS WHO HAVE TOUCHED OUR LIVES FOR GOOD OVER THE YEARS. SOME OF THOSE FRIENDS MAY NOW BE GONE, BUT THE MEMORY OF THEIR LOVE, EXAMPLE, AND GOODNESS CAN STILL LIFT AND INSPIRE US. THE LOVE AND TRUST, THE LISTENING AND CARING, THE SHARED TIME AND EXPERIENCES NEVER REALLY LEAVE US, BECAUSE THEY HAVE MADE US WHO WE ARE. ALTHOUGH WE MAY SOMETIMES APPEAR TO BE INDEPENDENTLY STRONG, NO ONE CROSSES LIFE’S WATERS ALONE. WE NEED TO HAVE–AND NEED TO BE–TRUE FRIENDS. A MEDITATION BY THE POET JOHN DONNE INSPIRED THESE LYRICS THAT CAPTURE AN ENDURING TRUTH: “NO MAN IS AN ISLAND;
NO MAN STANDS ALONE. EACH MAN’S JOY IS JOY TO ME;
EACH MAN’S GRIEF IS MY OWN. WE NEED ONE ANOTHER, SO I WILL
DEFEND EACH MAN AS MY BROTHER, EACH MAN AS MY FRIEND.” ♪ NO MAN
IS AN ISLAND ♪ ♪ NO MAN
STANDS ALONE; ♪ ♪ FOR EACH MAN’S JOY
IS JOY TO ME, ♪ ♪ EACH MAN’S GRIEF
IS MY OWN. ♪ ♪ WE NEED
ONE ANOTHER, ♪ ♪ SO I WILL DEFEND
EACH MAN AS MY BROTHER, ♪ ♪ EACH MAN
AS MY FRIEND. ♪ ♪ I SAW THE PEOPLE
GATHER ♪ ♪ I HEARD THE MUSIC
START ♪ ♪ THE SONG
THAT THEY WERE SINGING ♪ ♪ IS RINGING
IN MY HEART. ♪ ♪ FOR NO MAN
IS AN ISLAND, ♪ ♪ SO I WILL DEFEND
EACH MAN AS MY BROTHER, ♪ ♪ EACH MAN
AS MY FRIEND. ♪ ♪ EACH MAN AS MY BROTHER,
MY FRIEND. ♪♪ ♪ EACH MAN AS MY BROTHER,
MY FRIEND. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE TODAY ♪ ♪ I DEFY ANY
CLOUD TO APPEAR IN THE SKY ♪ ♪ DARE ANY RAINDROP TO
PLOP IN MY EYE ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE TODAY. ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL MORNING
LIKE THIS. ♪ ♪ WHEN THE SUN IS AS
BIG AS A YELLOW BALLOON. ♪ ♪ EVEN THE SPARROWS ARE
SINGING IN TUNE. ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL
MORNING LIKE THIS. ♪ ♪ ON A MORNING LIKE THIS
I COULD KISS EV’RYBODY, ♪ ♪ I’M SO FULL OF LOVE
AND GOOD WILL. ♪ ♪ LET ME SAY FURTHER-MORE,
I’D ADORE EV’RYBODY ♪ ♪ TO COME AND DINE,
THE PLEASURE’S MINE, ♪ ♪ AND I WILL PAY
THE BILL! ♪ ♪ MAY I TAKE THIS
OCCASION TO SAY ♪ ♪ THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE
SHOULD GO DOWN ON ITS KNEES ♪ ♪ SHOW THAT WE’RE GRATEFUL
FOR MORNINGS LIKE THESE ♪ ♪ FOR THE WORLD’S IN A
WONDERFUL WAY ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE TODAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL
DAY LIKE TODAY, ♪ ♪ I DEFY ANY CLOUD
TO APPEAR IN THE SKY. ♪ ♪ DARE ANY RAINDROP
TO PLOP IN MY EYE ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE TODAY, ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL MORNING
LIKE THIS ♪ ♪ WHEN THE SUN IS
AS BIG AS A YELLOW BALLOON ♪ ♪ EVEN THE SPARROWS ARE
SINGING IN TUNE ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE TODAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AHH ♪♪ ♪ TO COME AND DINE,
THE PLEASURE’S MINE, ♪ ♪ AND I WILL PAY
THE BILL! ♪ ♪ MAY I TAKE THIS OCCASION
TO SAY ♪ ♪ THAT THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE
SHOULD GO DOWN ON ITS KNEES ♪ ♪ SHOW THAT WE’RE GRATEFUL
FOR MORNINGS LIKE THESE ♪ ♪ FOR THE WORLD’S
IN A WONDERFUL WAY, ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY ♪ ON A DAY LIKE TODAY ♪ ON A DAY LIKE TODAY ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY,
A DAY LIKE TODAY ♪ ♪ ON A WONDERFUL DAY
LIKE TODAY. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ GUIDE US, O THOU
GREAT JEHOVAH, ♪ ♪ GUIDE US
TO THE PROMISED LAND. ♪ ♪ WE ARE WEAK,
BUT THOU ART ABLE; ♪ ♪ HOLD US WITH
THY POW’RFUL HAND. ♪ ♪ HOLY SPIRIT, ♪ HOLY SPIRIT, ♪ FEED US
‘TILL THE SAVIOR COMES, ♪ ♪ FEED US
‘TILL THE SAVIOR COMES. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ OPEN, JESUS,
ZION’S FOUNTAINS; ♪ ♪ LET HER RICHEST
BLESSINGS COME. ♪ ♪ LET THE FIERY,
CLOUDY PILLAR ♪ ♪ GUARD US
TO THIS HOLY HOME. ♪ ♪ GREAT REDEEMER, ♪ GREAT REDEEMER, ♪ BRING, OH, BRING
THE WELCOME DAY! ♪ ♪ BRING, OH, BRING
THE WELCOME DAY! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ WHEN THE EARTH
BEGINS TO TREMBLE, ♪ ♪ BID OUR FEARFUL
THOUGHTS BE STILL; ♪ ♪ WHEN THY JUDGMENTS
SPREAD DESTRUCTION, ♪ ♪ KEEP US SAFE
ON ZION’S HILL, ♪ ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪ SONGS OF GLORY
UNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ SONGS OF GLORY
UNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪ SINGING PRAISES, ♪ SONGS OF GLORY
UNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ SONGS OF GLORY
UNTO THEE. ♪ ♪ UNTO THEE! ♪>>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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