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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Brother Joseph

Ok, last one.
Here is our other favorite song from the cd I've been raving about lately.
I can't find it on youtube. Wish you could hear it. It's lovely.


LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER

Written by Jason Deere

The morning was clear on the road from Nauvoo

A tear touched his eye as his home fell from view

The journey was silent and few words were said

As he leaned to his brother and quietly said



As a lamb to the slaughter I willingly go

And die for my Father, His strength fills my soul

I’ve lived for my Savior and I’ll die for Him too

And with humble heart I lay down my life a prophet of truth



Four humble men sang with the angels on high

“He asked if I for him would die

The flesh was weak, my blood ran chill

But my free spirit cried I will!”

For I know this day I shall see my Savior’s face



As a lamb to the slaughter I willingly go

And die for my Father, His strength fills my soul

I’ve lived for my Savior and I’ll die for Him too

And with humble heart I lay down my life a prophet of truth



A noise from the stairway, a shot through the door

The first martyr fell to the floor

Tears filled Joseph’s eyes, Oh my dear brother Hyrum

Today you’ll find peace

Oh Lord my God release my soul, set my spirit free



As a lamb to the slaughter I willingly go

And die for my Father, His strength fills my soul

I’ve lived for my Savior and I’ll die for Him too

And with humble heart I lay down my life a prophet of truth

And with humble heart I go to my grave a prophet of truth



Thank you Joseph for all you did to help bring about the restoration of the gospel. Thank you for your valiant service to the Lord, for your faith and courage and convictions. You were a great tool in the Lords hands to bring about change to this world. We love you.


Ok, I lied. One more  REALLY good one, check out this one. Also one of our favorites.


5 comments:

Cherie said...

Sounds like I might need to get this!
I am glad you have found so much joy in listening to these songs.

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

Connie said...

Yes! Today is Joseph Smith's birthday! So glad you have posted about this wonderful man!

gigi said...

★Merry★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★Christmas★ 。* 。
° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
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˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚From our home to yours!! May God Bless You and Your's in the coming New Year!

Merrianne said...

that is beautiful

Michelle Nicol said...

Merry Christmas. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing the song. It's very touching.
Your family picture is really nice.
Take care.
Michelle Nicol