Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Verses for Follow the Prophet

In primary on Sunday we sang the Follow the Prophet song. I love that song. It's in a Jewish rhythm and is about each verse is about a Old Testament prophet. After singing a few verses, we talked about Lehi. There was no verse for him as he is not in the O.T., but The Book of Mormon. The teacher suggested we write a verse for him. I started the first line:

Lehi was a prophet in Jerusalem...

I tried to come up with the rest, but the pressure was too much. Another teach came up with more lines, but I promised to work on it at home. The next day in a fleeting moment I remembered and came up almost instantly with this verse.

Lehi was a prophet in Jerusalem,
Tried to cry repentance, but no body heard
Lehi had a vision, told to leave the land,
Took the girls and brass plates to the promised land.

We also mentioned about Joseph Smith and how he didn't have a verse either. I came up with this while riding in the car with Jason.

Joseph was a prophet in the latter day's.
He didn't know which church to join,
so he read and prayed.
Joseph saw a vision of the Father and Son,
He restored the true church
as the chosen one.

It's funny how song writing is coming easy to me these days. My Patriarchal Blessing says I can write poetry and I always wondered when that would be. I have tried to dabble a few times, but no steady flow of poetry ever happened. Maybe this is a little bit of that fulfillment or precursor too writing poetry.

1 comment:

Christy Jones said...

very cute becky! Your getting good at this!