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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What I hope for my boys...

There is this beautiful cd I have.
Joseph a Nashville Tribute to the Prophet

I've had it for a couple years now, but I've listened to it in my car constantly over the past few weeks. I adore it. The music is beautiful and insired and so touching. Maybe because Joseph Smith's birthday is this month--I don't know why, but I just can't get enough of it. I'll probably share a few of my favorites from it this week.
On it is this particular song: Brother I'll FollowYou  (click to hear it)
It makes me ponder the love Joseph and Hyrum Smith shared for each other. It makes me wonder if any two brothers have ever loved each other as these two did. And I hope that my sweet little boys can share this kind of love for each other as well.

The lyrics:
BROTHER I'LL FOLLOW YOU

Written by Jason Deere
From the first time you told me about

Everything you had seen

We were just boys, but there was no doubt

That in my heart I believed

That brother I’d follow you

Into a hailstorm of an angry town

With words like jagged knives

Every stone was meant to bring you down

Something you’d know all your life

And brother I’ll follow you



Rain or shine…fire and ice

With faith like iron

You walk right on through

And brother I’ll follow you



Into Ohio, a new northern town

Not knowing just what lies in store

Hearts were changing the Saints we grew

As our hands built the House Of Our Lord

And brother I’ll follow you

Into a cold night our children cried

Driven further west

And out of a swamp our hands built up Navuoo

And we prayed in the Lord we’d find rest

And brother we followed you



Rain or shine…fire and ice

With faith like iron

You walked right on through

And brother I’ll follow you



Into a building of sand, stone and steel

With faith like a rock you walked in

And at the end yours eyes looked into mine

With the love of a life-long friend

And yes, brother, I’ll follow you



Rain or shine…fire and ice

With faith like iron

You walked right on through

And brother I’ll follow you


I hope you'll listen to it, I really love it.



8 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

I love the mandolin in the song…thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by.

tammy said...

Beautiful. I'm glad you shared it.

Laura said...

I loved hearing Donny sing on your blog today! And thank you for your Christmas card - I had to wait to get yours before I could mail one out to you because I needed your new address! Love the family picture and the one on your blog too! Merry Christmas!

Kristina P. said...

I don't usually listen to songs on blogs, but I decided to just for you! And it's lovely.

Merrianne said...

i love that song!

Lisa Loo said...

My #2 daughter tuned me into this cd and we have loved it for awhile too. Nice to remember tho--thanx for sharing...

Garden of Egan said...

Those are beautiful words!
I agree.

Connie said...

Ii love it! Thanks for sharing! I agree, we want our sons to be close all through their lives!