Battle Hymn of the Republic
I made this arrangement in the summer of 2015 when I was asked to perform a patriotic number in Sacrament meeting. I
wanted the song to sound both powerful and reverent.
This song always takes me back to my days in the LDS Missionary Training Center. I was there for only 3 weeks, but I'm sure I sung this hymn about 60 times while I was there. We sang it for every district meeting. It was a favorite among the missionaries I was serving with.
The song is listed in the Restoration section of the Hymn book. I think the message of the hymn has powerful meaning in speaking of both the restoration of the Gospel as well as the establishment of the United States.
Verse 2 reads in part: 'He is sifting out the hearts of men before his judgment seat. Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant my feet!'
Verse 3 reads in part: 'Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me. As he died to make men holy, let us live to make men free'.
Both the founding fathers as well as the fathers of the restoration of the gospel lived by those principles. Our lives are incredibly blessed because of brave, valiant men who came before us and laid the foundation of our great nation as well as the restored Church of Christ.
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