Labor Day Special (September 2, 2018) – Music & The Spoken Word


♪♪ ♪ GENTLY RAISE
THE SACRED STRAIN, ♪ ♪ FOR THE SABBATH’S
COME AGAIN ♪ ♪ THAT MAN MAY REST,
THAT MAN MAY REST. ♪♪ ♪♪ (LLOYD NEWELL) THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE PRESENT AMUSICAND THE SPOKEN WORDLABOR DAY SPECIAL, “GOODNESS OF WORK.” CONDUCTING TODAY’S PROGRAM IS MACK WILBERG, WITH GUEST ARTIST PATRICE TIPOKI, ORGANIST ANDREW UNSWORTH, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ MORNING HAS BROKEN
LIKE THE FIRST MORNING; ♪ ♪ BLACKBIRD HAS SPOKEN
LIKE THE FIRST BIRD. ♪ ♪ PRAISE
FOR THE SINGING! ♪ ♪ PRAISE
FOR THE MORNING! ♪ ♪ PRAISE FOR THEM, SPRINGING
FRESH FROM THE WORD! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ SWEET THE RAIN’S NEW FALL
SUNLIT FROM HEAVEN, ♪ ♪ LIKE THE FIRST DEWFALL
ON THE FIRST GRASS. ♪ ♪ PRAISE FOR THE SWEETNESS
OF THE WET GARDEN, ♪ ♪ SPRUNG IN COMPLETENESS
WHERE HIS FEET PASS. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ MINE IS
THE SUNLIGHT! ♪ ♪ MINE IS
THE MORNING ♪ ♪ BORN OF THE ONE LIGHT
EDEN SAW PLAY! ♪ ♪ PRAISE
WITH ELATION, ♪ ♪ PRAISE
EV’RY MORNING, ♪ ♪ GOD’S RECREATION
OF THE NEW DAY! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ PRAISE
WITH ELATION, ♪ ♪ PRAISE
WITH THE MORNING, ♪ ♪ GOD’S RECREATION
OF THE NEW DAY! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA, ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE WORLD HAS NEED
OF WILLING MEN ♪ ♪ WHO WEAR
THE WORKERS SEAL. ♪ ♪ COME, HELP THE GOOD WORK
MOVE ALONG; ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL; PUSH ALONG. ♪ ♪ DO YOUR DUTY WITH A HEART
FULL OF SONG. ♪ ♪ WE ALL HAVE WORK;
LET NO ONE SHIRK, ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE CHURCH HAS NEED
OF HELPING HANDS ♪ ♪ AND HEARTS
THAT KNOW AND FEEL. ♪ ♪ THE WORK TO DO
IS HERE FOR YOU; ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL; PUSH ALONG. ♪ ♪ DO YOUR DUTY WITH A HEART
FULL OF SONG. ♪ ♪ WE ALL HAVE WORK;
LET NO ONE SHIRK. ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THEN WORK AND WATCH
AND FIGHT AND PRAY ♪ ♪ WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT
AND ZEAL. ♪ ♪ PUSH EV’RY WORTHY
WORK ALONG; ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL; PUSH ALONG. ♪ ♪ DO YOUR DUTY WITH A HEART
FULL OF SONG. ♪ ♪ WE ALL HAVE WORK;
LET NO ONE SHIRK. ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ WE ALL HAVE WORK;
LET NO ONE SHIRK. ♪ ♪ PUT YOUR SHOULDER
TO THE WHEEL. ♪♪ ♪♪>>SOME YEARS AGO, A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY SPENT A LONG, HOT SUMMER BOY SPENT A LONG, HOT SUMMER DOING LANDSCAPE WORK. DOING LANDSCAPE WORK. DOING LANDSCAPE WORK. IT WAS A HARD, SWEATY JOB–NOT IT WAS A HARD, SWEATY JOB–NOT IT WAS A HARD, SWEATY JOB–NOT THE KIND OF THING MOST THE KIND OF THING MOST THE KIND OF THING MOST 17-YEAR-OLD BOYS ENJOY DOING 17-YEAR-OLD BOYS ENJOY DOING WITH THEIR SUMMER. HE DUG TRENCHES, LAID SOD, SPREAD ROCK AND BARK, PLANTED TREES AND SHRUBS, AND MOWED AND TRIMMED LAWNS. ONE BY ONE, HIS FRIENDS WHO WORKED ALONGSIDE HIM WERE WORN OUT BY THE WORK AND QUIT. IT WASN’T THEIR IDEA OF SUMMER VACATION. BUT THIS YOUNG MAN STUCK IT OUT UNTIL SUMMER’S END. TODAY, HE LOOKS BACK AT THAT SUMMER OF HARD WORK AND IS GRATEFUL HE ENDURED. HE LEARNED HE COULD DO HARD THINGS–NOT ONLY THAT, HE LEARNED THAT DOING HARD THINGS IS ACTUALLY QUITE SATISFYING. HE RETURNED HOME AT THE END OF EACH DAY EXHAUSTED BUT CONTENT. HE HAD DONE HIS BEST AND HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE WORLD AROUND HIM. ONE SHOVELFUL AT A TIME, HE HAD MADE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. IN OUR WORLD FULL OF LABOR-SAVING DEVICES, IT’S COMMON TO THINK OF WORK AS SOMETHING TO AVOID. SUCCESS IS SOMETIMES DEFINED BY HOW MUCH LEISURE TIME ONE ACHIEVES. WHILE IT’S GOOD TO BE EFFICIENT IN OUR WORK, AND A LITTLE LEISURE IS HEALTHY, THE TRUTH IS THAT A LIFE WITHOUT WORK IS A LIFE WITHOUT GROWTH. THERE REALLY IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR IT. WORK STRENGTHENS OUR DETERMINATION AND STRETCHES US AS NOTHING ELSE CAN. HONEST LABOR IMPROVES OUR LIVES IN EVERY ASPECT–PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, EVEN SPIRITUALLY. SOME WORK WITH THEIR HANDS, OTHERS WITH THEIR MIND, BUT ALL GOOD WORKERS LABOR WITH THEIR HEART. FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE PRAISED WORK WITH THESE WORDS: “ALL GROWTH DEPENDS UPON ACTIVITY. LIFE IS MANIFEST ONLY BY ACTION. THERE IS NO DEVELOPMENT PHYSICALLY OR INTELLECTUALLY WITHOUT EFFORT, AND EFFORT MEANS WORK.” EVERYTHING GOOD THAT HAPPENS IN THIS WORLD HAPPENS BECAUSE SOMEONE WORKED AT IT. WHETHER IT’S MOWING LAWNS OR INSPIRING MINDS, BUILDING A HOUSE OR BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP; WHETHER IT’S IN AN OFFICE, A STOREFRONT, A CLASSROOM, OR A CONVERSATION, HONORABLE WORK BUILDS US AND OUR FUTURE. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ WHEN YOU WISH
UPON A STAR, ♪ ♪ MAKES NO DIFF’RENCE
WHO YOU ARE; ♪ ♪ ANYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES
WILL COME TO YOU. ♪ ♪♪ ♪ IF YOUR HEART
IS IN YOUR DREAM, ♪ ♪ NO REQUEST
IS TOO EXTREME; ♪ ♪ WHEN YOU WISH
UPON A STAR ♪ ♪ AS DREAMERS DO. ♪♪ ♪ FATE IS KIND, ♪ SHE BRINGS TO THOSE
WHO LOVE, ♪ ♪ THE SWEET FULFILLMENT
OF THEIR SECRET LONGING. ♪ ♪ LIKE A BOLT
OUT OF THE BLUE, ♪ ♪ FATE STEPS IN
AND SEES YOU THROUGH; ♪ ♪ WHEN YOU WISH
UPON A STAR, ♪ ♪ YOUR DREAMS
COME TRUE. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ YES,
FATE IS KIND, ♪ ♪ SHE BRINGS TO THOSE
WHO LOVE, ♪ ♪ THE SWEET FULFILLMENT
OF THEIR SECRET LONGING. ♪ ♪ LIKE A BOLT
OUT OF THE BLUE, ♪ ♪ FATE STEPS IN
AND SEES YOU THROUGH; ♪ ♪ WHEN YOU WISH
UPON A STAR, ♪ ♪ YOUR DREAMS
COME TRUE, ♪ ♪ YOUR DREAMS
COME TRUE! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE LORD BLESS YOU
AND KEEP YOU: ♪ ♪ THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE
TO SHINE UPON YOU, ♪ ♪ TO SHINE UPON YOU
AND BE GRACIOUS, ♪ ♪ AND BE GRACIOUS
UNTO YOU. ♪ ♪ THE LORD BLESS YOU
AND KEEP YOU: ♪ ♪ THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE
TO SHINE UPON YOU, ♪ ♪ TO SHINE UPON YOU,
AND BE GRACIOUS, ♪ ♪ AND BE GRACIOUS
UNTO YOU: ♪ ♪ THE LORD LIFT UP
THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ OF HIS COUNTENANCE
UPON YOU, ♪ ♪ THE LORD LIFT UP
THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ OF HIS COUNTENANCE
UPON YOU, ♪ ♪ AND GIVE YOU
PEACE, ♪ ♪ AND GIVE YOU
PEACE, ♪ ♪ AND GIVE YOU
PEACE, ♪ ♪ AND GIVE YOU
PEACE. ♪ ♪ A-MEN, ♪ A-MEN, ♪ A-MEN, ♪ A-MEN, ♪ A-MEN, ♪ A-MEN, ♪ A-MEN. ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ PRESS FORWARD,
SAINTS, ♪ ♪ WITH STEADFAST FAITH
IN CHRIST, ♪ ♪ WITH HOPE’S
BRIGHT FLAME ♪ ♪ ALIGHT IN HEART
AND MIND, ♪ ♪ WITH LOVE
OF GOD ♪ ♪ AND LOVE
OF ALL MANKIND. ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ PRESS FORWARD, FEASTING
ON THE WORD OF CHRIST. ♪ ♪ RECEIVE
HIS NAME, ♪ ♪ REJOICING
IN HIS MIGHT. ♪ ♪ COME
UNTO GOD; ♪ ♪ FIND
EVERLASTING LIGHT. ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ PRESS ON, ENDURING
IN THE WAYS OF CHRIST. ♪ ♪ HIS LOVE PROCLAIM
THRU DAYS OF MORTAL STRIFE. ♪ ♪ THUS SAITH OUR GOD: ♪ “YE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE!” ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ALLELUIA! ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪>>THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE FOR THIS LABOR DAY SPECIAL, ORIGINATING FROM HISTORIC TEMPLE SQUARE IN SALT LAKE CITY. PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN FORMUSICAND THE SPOKEN WORDAND 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. ♪ CLOSED CAPTIONING BY
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS COMMENTS TO:
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