This may well be my favorite song of all time. It's never been on the list before, and I think it's because we didn't own it.
This song was originally sung at BYU right about the time I was there. And it was consistantly played in classes or in church and we all consistantly cried.
There are just so many happy memories, listening to it with my BFF Kendra while we laid on our beds and read scriptures (seriously, can many of you say you did that in college). Listening to it when Drew performed it with people at BYU. Listening to it when the Mo Tab performs it now. I am always amazed at how the words speak to me at each stage of my life.
And that's because the truth speaks to people.
It spoke a lot to me when I listened to it before prop 8.
It speaks to me when I think about getting laid off, or when we were trying to get pregnant.
I'm telling you what though, it's this particular arrangement of the song. It's not when I sing it in church or hear it otherwise.
That violin line. It's kind of haunting and reptative -- like how I live my life. That line is me getting up and working out, reading scriptures and making lunches. And then there's the brass... which is those amazing moments that happen, letting me know that God loves me, and no matter what's going on down here... things will be OK.
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;Do you have a reglious song that is your favorite? I for one am SO glad that Mac Wilberg now directs the Mormon Tabernacle Choir... the guy does have a way with the note. Even if I can pick out one of his arragements a room away. :)
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home....
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
Here it is sung at BYU with the BYU Phil.
** K, favorite part of this video -- is the girls that cry near the end. I mean, what other musical presentation would they ENCOURAGE you to cry at? I would guess most other places would discourage it... not BYU. But don't have a shiny head. (seriously, when Drew did a video with them one year they said that if you were bald they'd prefer you prevented "illumination" with powder). Mac, was obviously screwed. :)