Tuesday, July 24, 2012

He makes me smile.

This song "Come Come Ye Saints" played at Noah's farewell and we sang it just this last Sunday and it reminded me so much of him. It works so well for the situation Noah was put in as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
And seeing as he comes home in 9 days it really made me reminisce over the last two years that he is about to conclude. 
Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labor fear;
But with joy, wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
’Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
’Tis not so, all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward,
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take;
Our God will never us forsake,
And soon we’ll have this tale to tell,
All is well! All is well!

We’ll find the place which God for us prepared,
In His house full of light,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the saints will shine bright.
We’ll make the air with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we’ll tell,

All is well! All is well!
And should we die before our journey’s through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the saints their rest obtain,
O how we’ll make this chorus swell,
All is well! All is well!
I'm so proud of him and EVERYTHING he has accomplished. He saw this journey through to the very end and now he doesn't want to leave. To me he's a hero.
 I can't wait to see his face again. 

1 comment:

Laura said...

unrelated to the loveliness of your post but I used to think the words were "come, come ye saints. no toilet paper here."

and now that's what you'll think every time you sing it.

my work is done.