Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sacred Sabbath: I Believe in Christ

hymn McConkie Christus


I Believe in Christ


Now that Easter has come and gone, there isn't another major holiday surrounding Christ until Christmas - 7 months away.

In order to remember Him between now and then, there are several things we can do. We can pray and read our scriptures. We can read talks and devotionals about Him, specifically these ones from the latest General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: The Lord is My LightWhere Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet; and Thy Kingdom Come. We can also study good books devoted to His teachings and life such as Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage. For more on that please see my Family Study Lessons starting here.



Dieter F. Uchtdorf had this to say about Christ:




One of the most powerful ways I experience Christ's influence in my life is through music. I want to share one of my favorite hymns today sung by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. As a confession, this has always been really hard for me to sing in church because it is one of the longer hymns, invariably it is sung slower than necessary, and it just drags. But! When the Choir sings it, they do full justice to how it was meant to be performed. I have it on CD and crank up the volume in my car - then cry. The Spirit is so strong as it is sung - especially the fourth verse.

So, turn up your speakers and enjoy this glorious music. Have a beautiful Sabbath Day!

Lyrics

  1. 1. I believe in Christ; he is my King!
    With all my heart to him I'll sing;
    I'll raise my voice in praise and joy,
    In grand amens my tongue employ.
    I believe in Christ; he is God's Son.
    On earth to dwell his soul did come.
    He healed the sick; the dead he raised.
    Good works were his; his name be praised.
  2. 2. I believe in Christ; oh blessed name!
    As Mary's Son he came to reign
    'Mid mortal men, his earthly kin,
    To save them from the woes of sin.
    I believe in Christ, who marked the path,
    Who did gain all his Father hath,
    Who said to men: "Come, follow me,
    That ye, my friends, with God may be."
  3. 3. I believe in Christ--my Lord, my God!
    My feet he plants on gospel sod.
    I'll worship him with all my might;
    He is the source of truth and light.
    I believe in Christ; he ransoms me.
    From Satan's grasp he sets me free,
    And I shall live with joy and love
    In his eternal courts above.
  4. 4. I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
    From him I'll gain my fondest dream;
    And while I strive through grief and pain,
    His voice is heard: "Ye shall obtain."
    I believe in Christ; so come what may,
    With him I'll stand in that great day
    When on this earth he comes again
    To rule among the sons of men.
  5. Text: Bruce R. McConkie, 1915-1985. (c) 1972 IRI
    Music: John Longhurst, b. 1940. (c) 1985 IRI





For more Sacred Sabbath posts, please see the following:






Picture of a replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue in the Salt Lake North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square - courtesy of lds.org

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3 comments:

  1. Music is a very powerful way to remember Christ. I love praise and worship and I listen to praise music with my girls every morning.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  2. Thank you for the reminder to remember Our Lord and Saviour daily. Thank you also for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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