This song is puts Alma 34:17-27 to music and is based on the music of Song 352 – Grandpa’s Drum. This is where Alma teaches us about exercising “our faith unto repentance, That (we) begin to call upon his holy name, That he (will) have mercy upon (us).” Powerful words: “cry unto him for mercy; For he is mighty to save. Yea, humble yourselves, and Continue in prayer unto him. Cry unto him when (we) are in (our) fields, Yea, over all (our) flocks. Cry unto him in (our) houses, yea, over all (our) household, Both morning, mid-day, and evening. Yea, cry unto him against the power of (our) enemies. Yea, cry unto him against the devil, Who is an enemy To all righteousness. Cry unto him over the crops of (our) fields, That (we) may prosper in them. Cry over the flocks of (our) fields, That they may increase. But this is not all; (we) must pour out (our) souls in (our) closets, And (our) secret places, and in (our) wilderness. Yea, and when (we) do not cry unto the Lord, Let (our) hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for (our) welfare, And also for the welfare, Of those who are around (us).” Again, these words were not written by a 23-year-old farm boy from Upstate New York. These words were written by someone who had found himself in serious trouble, who needed the Lord’s help, who prayed with real intent, who knows that prayers are answered. I have been in serious trouble, I have needed the Lord’s help, I have prayed with real intent, and I know my prayers have been answered. I hope everyone who is led to read this has, or gains, this same testimony. So it seemed appropriate to use a summer and a winter photo off our bedroom patio, showing the Lake on the Hill, and reminding readers we all have different fields, flocks, houses, and households, we need to cry over “both morning, mid-day, and evening.”
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