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Published: Thursday, Dec. 6 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

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Medical Lake, Washington

"Brightly Beams" is one of my favorites and I have many more favorite hymns.

It is frustrating to me when some suggest that a hymn is outdated and needs to go by the wayside. Instead, let's learn about the history behind these works of art --- Like President Packer giving us the background for the 'lower lights' and so forth. Then we have renewed meaning again and there are many in the church who can relate and take courage when these particular songs are sung.

By the same token, when we sing the National Anthem, I do not envision a mentality of war and aggression, I picture a group of men fighting for freedom and the hope that they received when they looked up through the chaos and the turmoil and saw that 'our flag was still there'.

I hope we all can develop a greater love for all of the hymns and songs of faith that can be played and replayed in our minds when times are good and we feel gratitude and when times are bad and we need an extra measure of courage and hope.

American Fork, UT

'Does anyone know where the love of god goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?' - Gordon Lightfoot

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

I think it goes to Lake Gitchgoomie (sp?), Hutterite.


The Gordon Lightfoot song referred to is 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald', which was a Great Lakes Tanker, that sank, if my mind serves me right, many years ago on Lake Superior. The quote by 'Hutterite" is actually a line from the epic song. It is a Canadian classic, as Lightfoot is himself.

Brother Dave
Livermore, CA

A newer Country/Pop song alsohasthis theme of Being Guided by the Lord.

"Jesus Talke The Wheel"

Brother Dave
Livermore, CA

I was at the library on a library computer, when I posted the Dec 6 comment.
Time was running out with literally only seconds left. Library computers
have timers on them.

Sorry that I didn't have more time to proof-read my comment before
hitting the "submit" rectangle. So I'll post again.


A newer Country/Pop song also has the theme of allowing the Lord to be the Guide.

"Jesus, Take the Wheel" is the song. Carrie Underwood was the singer who
brought the song to the attention of many people just a few years ago.

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