Grateful Sabbath- We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet

What a tremendous weekend it was listening to the Lord’s Prophet, Thomas S. Monson.  I am so grateful that we have a living Prophet to speak for God in this day and age.  We are not left to figure out this “lone and dreary world” by ourselves.  We have been given revelation through a righteous servant of God and He gives us direction so that we will not be deceived or led away from the straight and narrow in this dark world.

Here are the words to Hymn # 19, “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet”, and these words sum up all of my feelings of President Monson.  I love to sing this song as I watch him on TV and I feel the Spirit witness to me every time that he is God’s prophet in these the last days. This week was no exception.

1. We thank thee, O God, for a prophet
To guide us in these latter days.
We thank thee for sending the gospel
To lighten our minds with its rays.
We thank thee for every blessing
Bestowed by thy bounteous hand.
We feel it a pleasure to serve thee
And love to obey thy command.

2. When dark clouds of trouble hang o’er us
And threaten our peace to destroy,
There is hope smiling brightly before us,
And we know that deliv’rance is nigh.
We doubt not the Lord nor his goodness.
We’ve proved him in days that are past.
The wicked who fight against Zion
Will surely be smitten at last.

3. We’ll sing of his goodness and mercy.
We’ll praise him by day and by night,
Rejoice in his glorious gospel,
And bask in its life-giving light.
Thus on to eternal perfection
The honest and faithful will go,
While they who reject this glad message
Shall never such happiness know.


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