June 2, 2019 – Music and the Spoken Word


♪♪ ♪ 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 ARE MACK WILBERG AND RYAN MURPHY, WITH ORGANIST BRIAN MATHIAS, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ WHEN IN OUR MUSIC
GOD IS GLORIFIED, ♪ ♪ AND ADORATION LEAVES
NO ROOM FOR PRIDE, ♪ ♪ IT IS AS THOUGH
THE WHOLE CREATION CRIED ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA; ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪♪ ♪ HOW OFTEN, MAKING MUSIC,
WE HAVE FOUND ♪ ♪ A NEW DIMENSION
IN THE WORLD OF SOUND, ♪ ♪ AS WORSHIP MOVED US
TO A MORE PROFOUND ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪ SO HAS THE CHURCH,
IN LITURGY AND SONG, ♪ ♪ IN FAITH AND LOVE,
THROUGH CENTURIES OF WRONG, ♪ ♪ BORNE WITNESS TO THE TRUTH
IN EV’RY TONGUE: ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪♪ ♪ LET EV’RY INSTRUMENT
BE TUNED FOR PRAISE! ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪ LET ALL REJOICE
WHO HAVE A VOICE TO RAISE! ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪ AND MAY GOD GIVE US FAITH
TO SING ALWAYS. ♪ ♪ ALWAYS. ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ CONSIDER THE LILIES
OF THE FIELD; ♪ ♪ HOW THEY GROW, ♪ HOW THEY GROW. ♪ CONSIDER THE BIRDS
IN THE SKY; ♪ ♪ HOW THEY FLY, ♪ HOW THEY FLY. ♪ HE CLOTHES THE LILIES
OF THE FIELD, ♪ ♪ HE FEEDS THE BIRDS
IN THE SKY, ♪ ♪ AND HE WILL FEED
THOSE WHO TRUST HIM ♪ ♪ AND GUIDE THEM
WITH HIS EYE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ CONSIDER THE SHEEP
OF HIS FOLD; ♪ ♪ HOW THEY FOLLOW
WHERE HE LEADS. ♪ ♪ THO’ THE PATH MAY WIND
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS, ♪ ♪ HE KNOWS THE MEADOWS
WHERE THEY FEED. ♪ ♪ HE CLOTHES THE LILIES
OF THE FIELD, ♪ ♪ HE FEEDS THE BIRDS
IN THE SKY, ♪ ♪ AND HE WILL FEED
THOSE WHO TRUST HIM, ♪ ♪ AND GUIDE THEM
WITH HIS EYE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ CONSIDER THE SWEET
TENDER CHILDREN ♪ ♪ WHO MUST SUFFER
ON THIS EARTH ♪ ♪ THE PAINS OF ALL OF THEM
HE CARRIED ♪ ♪ FROM THE DAY
OF HIS BIRTH. ♪ ♪ HE CLOTHES THE LILIES
OF THE FIELD, ♪ ♪ HE FEEDS THE LAMBS
OF HIS FOLD. ♪ ♪ AND HE WILL HEAL
THOSE WHO TRUST HIM, ♪ ♪ AND MAKE THEIR HEARTS
AS GOLD. ♪ ♪ HE CLOTHES THE LILIES
OF THE FIELD, ♪ ♪ HE FEEDS THE LAMBS
OF HIS FOLD, ♪ ♪ AND HE WILL HEAL
THOSE WHO TRUST HIM, ♪ ♪ AND MAKE
THEIR HEARTS ♪ ♪ AS GOLD. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ AS I WENT DOWN
TO THE RIVER TO PRAY, ♪ ♪ STUDYIN’ ABOUT
THAT GOOD OLD WAY ♪ ♪ AND WHO SHALL WEAR
THE STARRY CROWN. ♪ ♪ GOOD LORD,
SHOW ME THE WAY. ♪ ♪ OH, SISTERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ LET’S GO DOWN,
COME ON DOWN. ♪ ♪ OH, SISTERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER
TO PRAY. ♪ ♪ OH, SISTERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ LET’S GO DOWN,
COME ON DOWN. ♪ ♪ OH, SISTERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER
TO PRAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ OH, SISTERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ LET’S GO DOWN,
COME ON DOWN. ♪ ♪ OH, SISTERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER
TO PRAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ AS I WENT DOWN
TO THE RIVER TO PRAY, ♪ ♪ STUDYIN’ ABOUT
THAT GOOD OLD WAY ♪ ♪ AND WHO SHALL WEAR
THE ROBE AND CROWN. ♪ ♪ GOOD LORD,
SHOW ME THE WAY. ♪ ♪ OH, BROTHERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ LET’S GO DOWN,
COME ON DOWN, ♪ ♪ OH, BROTHERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER
TO PRAY. ♪ ♪ OH, FATHERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ LET’S GO DOWN,
COME ON DOWN, ♪ ♪ OH, MOTHERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER
TO PRAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ AS I WENT DOWN
TO THE RIVER TO PRAY, ♪ ♪ STUDYIN’ ABOUT
THAT GOOD OLD WAY ♪ ♪ AND WHO SHALL WEAR
THE ROBE AND CROWN. ♪ ♪ GOOD LORD,
SHOW ME THE WAY. ♪ ♪ OH, SINNERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ COME ON DOWN,
COME ON DOWN. ♪ ♪ OH, SINNERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER
TO PRAY. ♪ ♪ OH, SINNERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ COME ON DOWN,
DON’T YOU WANNA GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ OH, SINNERS,
LET’S GO DOWN, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
THE RIVER TO PRAY, ♪ ♪ TO PRAY, ♪ TO PRAY, ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
DOWN TO THE RIVER, ♪ ♪ DOWN TO THE RIVER,
THE RIVER TO PRAY. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>EVERY LIFE IS DIFFERENT; THE ONLY PREDICTABLE PATTERN IS THAT ALL OF US EXPERIENCE A MIX OF JOY AND SADNESS, HAPPINESS AND HEARTACHE– USUALLY OCCURRING UNPREDICTABLY. NO MATTER HOW CAREFULLY WE PLAN, SETBACKS–LARGE AND SMALL– CAN DISRUPT OUR PLANS. WE SETTLE INTO A GOOD JOB, A RELATIONSHIP, A NEIGHBORHOOD, AND THEN LIFE SURPRISES US. SOME TIME AGO AN ELDERLY MAN PASSED AWAY, AND AS HIS FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES LOOKED BACK ON HIS LIFE, THEY WONDERED WHY HE OFTEN SEEMED SO ANGRY. THEN, WHILE SORTING THROUGH HIS PERSONAL BELONGINGS, HIS FAMILY FOUND ONE OF HIS WORK PAY STUBS FROM LONG AGO. ACROSS THE TOP OF IT HE HAD WRITTEN, “THE END OF A GOOD JOB WITH GOOD PAY! THE START OF ANGER AND ‘WHY ME?’ ” THE HANDWRITTEN OUTBURST SEEMED TO CONNECT SOME DOTS FOR THEM. HE HAD BEEN LAID OFF FROM THAT JOB, AND APPARENTLY HE NEVER REALLY REBOUNDED FROM THAT DISAPPOINTMENT. FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, HE CARRIED BITTERNESS IN HIS HEART. AS A RESULT, HE CLOSED HIMSELF OFF TO OTHERS, SHUTTING OUT THEIR LIGHT AND LOVE. SOME MIGHT SAY THAT LAYOFF DEFINED THIS MAN’S LIFE, BUT THAT’S NOT ENTIRELY TRUE. HE IS FAR FROM THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS EVER SUFFERED A SETBACK LIKE THAT. WHAT DEFINED THIS MAN’S LIFE WAS WHAT HE CHOSE TO DO ABOUT HIS UNEXPECTED DISAPPOINTMENT. NOW, WHILE BEING LAID OFF IS NEVER EASY, THINK HOW HIS LIFE COULD HAVE BEEN HAPPIER IF HE HAD BEEN ABLE TO SEE HIS LAYOFF DIFFERENTLY. WHAT IF HE HAD SOUGHT HELP AND SUPPORT AND MOVED FORWARD WITH HIS LIFE? INSTEAD OF ASKING, “WHY ME?” WHAT IF HE HAD ASKED, “WHAT CAN I LEARN FROM THIS? HOW MIGHT THIS DISAPPOINTMENT HELP ME BECOME A BETTER PERSON?” HE STILL WOULD HAVE FELT PAIN, BUT A HOPEFUL, POSITIVE APPROACH TO THE FUTURE WOULD HAVE HELPED HIM HEAL AND MOVE ON. INSTEAD OF BEING “THE START OF ANGER,” THE DAY HE WAS LAID OFF COULD HAVE BEEN THE START OF A NEW OPPORTUNITY AND A WISER, HAPPIER, MORE COMPASSIONATE LIFE. EVERYONE’S HEARTACHE AND DISAPPOINTMENT IS DIFFERENT, BUT WE ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: THE POWER TO CHOOSE OUR RESPONSE. WE CAN’T CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL BE HURT, BUT WE CAN CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL HEAL. IN FACT, WE MIGHT SAY THAT LIFE IS A NEVER-ENDING SERIES OF MOMENTS TO CHOOSE–EACH AND EVERY DAY–HOW WE WILL RESPOND TO LIFE’S PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT SURPRISES. ♪♪ ♪ ON A CLEAR DAY
RISE AND LOOK AROUND YOU ♪ ♪ AND YOU’LL SEE
WHO YOU ARE. ♪ ♪ ON A CLEAR DAY
HOW IT WILL ASTOUND YOU ♪ ♪ THAT THE GLOW OF YOUR BEING
OUTSHINES EV’RY STAR. ♪ ♪ YOU FEEL PART OF EV’RY
MOUNTAIN SEA AND SHORE. ♪ ♪ YOU CAN HEAR
FROM FAR AND NEAR ♪ ♪ A WORLD YOU’VE
NEVER HEARD BEFORE. ♪ ♪ AND ON A CLEAR DAY,
ON A CLEAR DAY ♪ ♪ YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
AND EV-ER MORE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ OOH ♪♪ ♪ YOU FEEL PART OF EV’RY
MOUNTAIN SEA AND SHORE. ♪ ♪ YOU CAN HEAR
FROM FAR AND NEAR ♪ ♪ A WORLD YOU’VE
NEVER HEARD BEFORE. ♪ ♪ AND ON A CLEAR DAY,
ON THAT CLEAR DAY ♪ ♪ YOU CAN SEE
FOREVER AND EVER ♪ ♪ AND EV-ER MORE. ♪ ON A CLEAR DAY, ♪ ON A CLEAR DAY, ♪ ON A CLEAR DAY. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ON GREAT LONE HILLS ♪ WHERE TEMPESTS
BROOD AND GATHER ♪ ♪ PRIMEVAL EARTH
AGAINST PRIMEVAL SKY, ♪ ♪ WE, FARING FORTH, ♪ POSSESSED
BY FERVENT LONGING, ♪ ♪ HAVE FOUND A THRONE,
ETERNAL AND HIGH; ♪ ♪ HAVE KNELT, AT LAST, ♪ IN WORDLESS
ADORATION, ♪ ♪ WHERE FIRE
AND WHIRLWIND ♪ ♪ HAVE BOTH GONE BY. ♪ WITH ARDENT SONG ♪ WE GREET
THE GOLDEN MORNING, ♪ ♪ BY FAITH UPBORNE,
REMEMBER NOT THE NIGHT; ♪ ♪ THE WHOLE ROUND WORLD, ♪ TRIUMPHANT,
HAILS THE GLORY, ♪ ♪ GOD WALKS ABROAD
IN GARMENTS OF MIGHT; ♪ ♪ THE HILLS, BEHOLD! ♪ ARE NOW A PATH
OF SPLENDOR ♪ ♪ TRANSFIGURED ALL, ♪ AND CROWNED
WITH LIGHT. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ TRANSFIGURED ALL, ♪ AND CROWNED
WITH LIGHT. ♪ ♪ CROWNED WITH LIGHT! ♪ ♪♪>>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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