This page links to a Psalm already posted:
- Song 358 – Psalm of Nephi is referenced by Song 101 – This New Song, and is based on Song 353 – New Wood Floors.
After putting all of the Psalms to music, it seemed natural to put scriptures to music. Especially scriptures which were another psalm, like the Psalm of Nephi as found in II Nephi 4:15-35). “My soul delighteth in the scriptures, And my heart pondereth them, And writeth them for the learning, And the profit of my children.” “Behold, my soul delighteth In the things of the Lord; And my heart pondereth continually, Upon the things which I have seen and heard.” “My heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; My sol grieveth because of mine iniquities. I am encompassed about, Because of the temptations, And the sins which do so easily beset me.” “Nevertheless, I know In whom I have trusted. My God hath been my support; He hath led me through mine afflictions.” “Behold, he hath heard My cry by day, And he hath given me knowledge By visions in the night-time.” “And why should I yield to sin, Because of my flesh? Yea, why should I give way to temptations, That the evil one have place in my heart.” “Yea, I know that God Will give liberally to him that asketh. Yea, my God will give me, If I ask not amiss; Therefore, I will lift up My voice unto thee; Yea, I will cry unto thee, my God, The rock of my righteousness.” These words could not have been made up by a 23-year-old farm boy in Upstate New York. These words are the words of someone who has lived a full life, who knows success and failure, who knows the Lord, who has had a full life. They are words which resonate deeply within my soul. I am so thankful for the scriptures, and especially for The Book of Mormon, and for passages like The Psalm of Nephi.