Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Music of the Soul

Few songs have touched me as deeply as this song: "Death shall not Destroy my Comfort."

Ever since I was a child I can remember hearing it performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and being overwhelmed with a love for my savior.

I felt that he knew who I was and that I meant something to him. He was aware of me personally. Like a red tulip against the backdrop of a hundred white lilies; I was noticed and I would be taken care of just the same as the other flowers.

I know that we are each children of our Father in Heaven who cares very deeply about each of us. He showed that love by sending his only Begotten Son to earth who would suffer on our behalf out that same love for us; his brothers and sisters.

Since I could not find the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's version of this song online I posted the BYU Choir's version of it - which is just as moving. Listen to the music and follow along with the lyrics posted below; hopefully it touches you like it has touched me!

Death shall not destroy my comfort,
Christ shall guide me thro’ the gloom;
Down He’ll send some heav’nly convoy,
To escort my spirit home.

Oh, hallelujah! How I love my Savior!
Oh, hallelujah! That I do;
Oh, hallelujah! How I love my Savior!
Mourners, you may love Him too.

Jordan’s stream shall not o’er flow me,
While my Savior’s by my side;
Canaan, Canaan lies before me!
Soon I’ll cross the swelling tide

See the happy spirits waiting,
On the banks beyond the stream!
Sweet responses still repeating,
“Jesus! Jesus!” is their theme.

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