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Music & The Spoken Word – Live Stream May 3, 2020

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ GENTLY RAISETHE SACRED STRAIN, ♪ ♪ FOR THE SABBATH'SCOME AGAIN ♪ ♪ THAT MAN MAY REST, THAT MAN MAY REST.

♪♪ ♪♪ >> LLOYD NEWELL: FROM HISTORIC TEMPLE SQUARE IN SALT LAKE CITY, WE WELCOME YOU TO MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA AT TEMPLE SQUARE.

♪♪ CONDUCTING TODAY'S PROGRAM IS MACK WILBERG, WITH ORGANIST BRIAN MATHIAS, AND THE SPOKEN WORD BY LLOYD NEWELL.

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ARISE, O GOD, AND SHINE ♪ ♪ IN ALLTHY SAVING MIGHT, ♪ ♪ AND PROSPEREACH DESIGN ♪ ♪ TO SPREADTHY GLORIOUS LIGHT; ♪ ♪ LET HEALING STREAMSOF MERCY FLOW, ♪ ♪ THAT ALL THE EARTHTHY TRUTH MAY KNOW.

♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ BRING DISTANTNATIONS NEAR ♪ ♪ TO SINGTHY GLORIOUS PRAISE; ♪ ♪ LET EV'RY PEOPLE HEARAND LEARN THY HOLY WAYS.

♪ ♪ REIGN, MIGHTY GOD, ASSERT THY CAUSE, ♪ ♪ AND GOVERN BYTHY RIGHTEOUS LAWS.

♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ PUT FORTHTHY GLORIOUS POW'R ♪ ♪ THAT GENTILESALL MAY SEE, ♪ ♪ AND EARTH PRESENTHER STORE ♪ ♪ IN CONVERTSBORN TO THEE.

♪ ♪ O LORD, OUR GOD, THY CHURCH SO BLESS, ♪ ♪ AND FILL THE WORLDWITH RIGHTEOUSNESS.

♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ TO GOD, THE ONLY WISE, ♪ ♪ THE ONEIMMORTAL KING, ♪ ♪ LET HALLELUJAHS RISEFROM EV'RY LIVING THING; ♪ ♪ LET ALL, LET ALL THAT BREATHE, ♪ ♪ PRAISE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST.

♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ ON EV'RY COAST, ♪ ♪ PRAISE FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST.

♪ ♪♪ ♪ A-MEN! ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ I SING THE MIGHTYPOWER OF GOD ♪ ♪ THAT MADETHE MOUNTAINS RISE, ♪ ♪ THAT SPREADTHE FLOWING SEAS ABROAD ♪ ♪ AND BUILTTHE LOFTY SKIES.

♪ ♪ I SING THE WISDOMTHAT ORDAINED ♪ ♪ THE SUNTO RULE THE DAY; ♪ ♪ THE MOON SHINES FULLAT HIS COMMAND, ♪ ♪ AND ALLTHE STARS OBEY.

♪ ♪♪ ♪ I SING THE GOODNESSOF THE LORD, ♪ ♪ THAT FILLEDTHE EARTH WITH FOOD; ♪ ♪ HE FORMED THE CREATURESWITH HIS WORD, ♪ ♪ AND THEN PRONOUNCEDTHEM GOOD.

♪ ♪ LORD, HOW THY WONDERSARE DISPLAYED, ♪ ♪ WHERE E'ER I TURNMY EYE; ♪ ♪ IF I SURVEYTHE GROUND I TREAD, ♪ ♪ OR GAZEUPON THE SKY! ♪ ♪♪ ♪ THERE'S NOT A PLANTOR FLOW'R BELOW ♪ ♪ BUT MAKES THYGLORIES KNOWN; ♪ ♪ AND CLOUDS ARISE, THE HEAVENS FLOW, ♪ ♪ BY ORDERFROM THY THRONE; ♪ ♪ WHILE ALL THATBORROWS LIFE FROM THEE ♪ ♪ IS EVERIN THY CARE, ♪ ♪ AND EV'RY WHERETHAT WE CAN BE, ♪ ♪ THOU, LORD, ART PRESENT THERE.

♪ ♪♪ ♪ AND EV'RY WHERETHAT WE CAN BE, ♪ ♪ THOU, LORD, ART PRESENT THERE.

♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪ LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GODWORSHIP HIM ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ COME TO MY GARDENNESTLED IN THE HILL ♪ ♪ THERE I'LL KEEP YOUSAFE BESIDE ME ♪ ♪ COME TO MY GARDENREST THERE IN MY ARMS ♪ ♪ THERE I'LL SEE YOU SAFELYGROWN AND ON YOUR WAY ♪ ♪ STAY THERE IN MY GARDEN WHERELOVE GROWS FREE AND WILD ♪ ♪ COME TO MY GARDEN, COME, SWEET CHILD ♪ ♪♪ ♪ LIFT ME UP AND LEAD ME TO THEGARDEN WHERE LIFE BEGINS ANEW ♪ ♪ WHERE I'LL LOVE YOU, AND I'LLFIND YOU LOVE ME TOO ♪ ♪ WHERE I'LL FIND YOULOVE ME TOO ♪ ♪ LIFT ME UPAND LEAD ME TO THE GARDEN ♪ ♪ COME TO MY GARDEN WHERE LOVEGROWS DEEP AND TRUE ♪ ♪ WHERE I'LL SHOW MY NEW LIFEI WILL LIVE FOR YOU.

♪ ♪ I SHALL SEE YOU IN YOUR GARDENAND SPRING WILL COME AGAIN ♪ ♪ LIFT ME UP AND LEAD ME TOTHE GARDEN ♪ ♪ COME SWEET DAY ♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ LIFT ME UP AND LEAD METO THE GARDEN ♪ ♪ WHERE LOVE GROWSDEEP AND TRUE ♪ ♪ WHERE I'LL TELL YOU WHERE, I'LL SHOW YOU, MY NEW LIFE ♪ ♪ I SHALL SEE YOUIN MY GARDEN ♪ ♪ WHERE LOVE GROWSFREE AND WILD ♪ ♪ LIFT ME UP, LIFT ME UP, LIFT ME UP ♪ ♪ LIFT ME UP, LIFT ME UP, LIFT ME UP ♪ ♪ AND LEAD METO THE GARDEN ♪ ♪ AND LEAD METO THE GARDEN ♪ ♪ COME SWEET DAY ♪♪ ♪♪ >> WE ALL KNOW THE LAW OF THE HARVEST: THE FACT THAT WE TEND TO REAP WHAT WE SOW.

AND YET EVEN WHEN WE SOW CAREFULLY, WE DON'T ALWAYS REAP WHAT WE EXPECTED TO.

SOME TIME AGO, A BACKYARD GARDENER PLANTED A SMALL GARDEN OF FRUIT TREES AND VEGETABLE PLANTS.

IN THE PAST, HER HARVEST HAD BEEN ABUNDANT AND RICH, ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS.

BUT THIS YEAR WAS DIFFERENT.

ALL THROUGH THE GROWING SEASON, HER PLANTS STRUGGLED.

TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATED, INSECTS INVADED, BIRDS RAIDED, AND SQUIRRELS SNEAKED IN.

EVERYTHING SEEMED TO COMBINE AGAINST HER LITTLE GARDEN.

DESPITE HER HARD WORK AND EVERY EFFORT, THE GARDENER DID NOT REAP MUCH AND SOMETIMES FELT LIKE GIVING UP.

BUT WAS HER GARDEN REALLY A FAILURE? NO, THE EXPECTED HARVEST DIDN'T HAPPEN.

BUT LOOKING BACK, THE GARDENER NOW RECOGNIZES AN UNEXPECTED HARVEST THAT CAME FROM THAT YEAR'S GARDEN-AND IT DIDN'T JUST HAPPEN AT THE END OF THE GROWING SEASON.

HER GARDEN WAS A SPIRITUAL REFUGE FOR HER, A PLACE OF PEACE, AND A HAVEN OF HEALING.

THERE IN THE RAIN AND SOIL AND SUNSHINE, SHE FELT A LITTLE CLOSER TO HEAVEN, AND EVEN INSPIRATION SEEMED TO COME TO HER MIND AND HEART MORE FREELY.

PRUNING AND WEEDING BROUGHT INSIGHTS ABOUT DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULTIES AND CHALLENGES IN HER LIFE.

WHILE NURTURING PLANTS, SHE ALSO NURTURED HER SOUL.

MAYBE THE VALUE OF THIS HARVEST COULD NOT BE ACCURATELY MEASURED IN STRAWBERRIES AND SQUASH, IN CORN AND CUCUMBERS, BUT IN THE SATISFACTION OF THE SOUL, IN THE PEACE AND HEALING AND HAPPINESS THAT CAME AS SHE LABORED IN HER GARDEN.

SOMETIMES THE HARVEST IS NOT WHAT WE EXPECT.

EVEN WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO GROW FOOD, WHAT WE'RE REALLY GROWING IS OURSELVES-OUR UNDERSTANDING, OUR PERSPECTIVE, OUR CHARACTER.

THAT'S TRUE NO MATTER OUR FIELD OF ENDEAVOR.

THE EFFORT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OUTCOME.

IF SUCCESS WERE GUARANTEED, IF THE OUTCOME WERE SOMEHOW DECIDED IN ADVANCE, THE LESSONS LEARNED MAY NOT BE AS REWARDING.

BUT WHEN WE DIG DEEP ENOUGH, WHEN WE OPEN OUR HEART TO THE EFFORT, WE CAN COME TO SEE THE ABUNDANCE AND RICHNESS OF AN UNEXPECTED HARVEST.

♪♪ ♪ LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING, ♪ ♪ JOY OF HEAV'NTO EARTH COME DOWN.

♪ ♪ FIX IN USTHY HUMBLE DWELLING, ♪ ♪ ALL THY FAITHFULMERCIES CROWN! ♪ ♪ JESUS THOU ARTALL COMPASSION, ♪ ♪ PURE, UNBOUNDED LOVETHOU ART; ♪ ♪ VISIT USWITH THY SALVATION, ♪ ♪ ENTER EVERYTREMBLING HEART.

♪ ♪♪ ♪ BREATHE, O BREATHETHY LOVING SPIRIT ♪ ♪ INTO EVERYTROUBLED BREAST! ♪ ♪ LET US ALLIN THEE INHERIT, ♪ ♪ LET US FINDTHE PROMISED REST; ♪ ♪ TAKE AWAY THE LOVEOF SINNING; ♪ ♪ ALPHA AND OMEGA BE; ♪ ♪ END OF FAITH, AS ITS BEGINNING; ♪ ♪ SET OUR HEARTSAT LIBERTY.

♪ ♪♪ ♪ COME, ALMIGHTYTO DELIVER, ♪ ♪ LET US ALLTHY LIFE RECEIVE; ♪ ♪ SUDDENLY RETURNAND NEVER, ♪ ♪ NEVERMORETHY TEMPLES LEAVE.

♪ ♪ THEE WE WOULD BEALWAYS BLESSING, ♪ ♪ SERVE THEEAS THY HOSTS ABOVE; ♪ ♪ PRAY AND PRAISE THEEWITHOUT CEASING, ♪ ♪ GLORYIN THY PERFECT LOVE.

♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ FINISH, THEN, THY NEW CREATION; ♪ ♪ PURE AND SPOTLESSLET US BE; ♪ ♪ LET US SEETHY GREAT SALVATION ♪ ♪ PERFECTLY RESTOREDIN THEE; ♪ ♪ CHANGED FROM GLORYINTO GLORY, ♪ ♪ TILL IN HEAV'NWE TAKE OUR PLACE; ♪ ♪ TILL WE CAST OUR CROWNSBEFORE THEE, ♪ ♪ LOST IN WONDER, LOVE, AND PRAISE.

♪ ♪♪ ♪ TILL WE CAST OUR CROWNSBEFORE THEE, ♪ ♪ LOST IN WONDER, LOVE, ♪ ♪ AND ♪ ♪ PRAISE.

♪ ♪ A-MEN! ♪♪ ♪♪ >> WITH EACH PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR WE CELEBRATE 90 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS BROADCASTING OF THIS HISTORIC PROGRAM.

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT TIME FOR MUSIC & THE SPOKEN WORD.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU.

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THIS DAY AND ALWAYS.

♪ GOD BE WITH YOUTILL WE MEET AGAIN; ♪ ♪ BY HIS COUNSELS GUIDE, UPHOLD YOU; ♪ ♪ WITH HIS SHEEPSECURELY FOLD YOU.

♪ CLOSED CAPTIONING BYTHE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRISTOF LATTER-DAY SAINTS COMMENTS TO:DEAF@LDSCHURCH.

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