I love Conference Weekend. I know the real reason that I love conference so, is because I get to watch it in my jammies. I made cinnamon rolls and smoothies this morning to increase our spiritual absorption :).
However, as I was watching the last few minutes, the choir sang “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” It’s arranged by Mac Wilburg, whom I’ve loved since I went to music camp my junior year of high school (please keep all your geek comments to yourself). I LOVE this arrangement. There’s a middle sectiont that has a very heavy base line which always gives me chills. I also truly appreciate the lyircs.
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart,
O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
I love those lines, because I think it’s a universal theme. There are times in my life where things go so well, I am folowing the counsel of the brethren, as well as really searching out what my Heavenly Father wants from me — and I fear those times I know I’ll go back to schleping my way through the gospel. I’d love to take my “perfect” heart at those times when I am truly searching His will… bottle it, seal it… and store it.
Anyway, those are my comments for the morning session. I also really appreciated Elder Holland’s talk. I think I will, perhaps, frame it. I also enjoyed the talk on music in the church. I have seen many a musical number set to be a performance… if you know what I mean….
and I think you do.