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High on the Mountain Top

High on the mountain top

A banner is unfurled.

Ye nations, now look up;

It waves to all the world.

In Deseret’s sweet, peaceful land,

On Zion’s mount behold it stand!

For God remembers still

His promise made of old

That he on Zion’s hill

Truth’s standard would unfold!

Her light should there attract the gaze

Of all the world in latter days.

 

His house shall there be reared,

His glory to display,

And people shall be heard

In distant lands to say:

We’ll now go up and serve the Lord,

Obey his truth and learn his word.

 

For there we shall be taught

The law that will go forth,

With truth and wisdom fraught,

To govern all the earth.

Forever there his ways we’ll tread,

And save ourselves with all our dead.

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Gloria, Movement 1

Glory be to God on high,

and on earth peace,

good will towards men.

We praise thee.

We bless thee.

We worship thee.

We glorify thee.

We give thanks to thee for thy great glory.

My Kindness Shall Not
Depart from Thee

For a little while have I forsaken thee;
But with great mercy will I gather thee.
In a little wrath I hid my face from thee
For a moment
But with everlasting kindness will I gather thee,
And with mercy will I take thee ‘neath my wings.
For the mountains shall depart,
And the hills shall be removed,
And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea,
But know, my child,

My kindness shall not depart from thee!

Though thine afflictions seem at times too great to bear,
I know thine every thought and every care.
And though the very jaws of hell gape after thee,
I am with thee.
And with everlasting mercy will I succor thee,
And with healing will I take thee ‘neath my wings.
Though the mountains shall depart,
And the hills shall be removed,
And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea,
Know, my child,
My kindness shall not depart from thee!

How long can rolling waters
Remain impure?
What pow'r shall stay the hand of God?
The Son of Man hath descended below all things.
Art thou greater than He?

So hold on thy way, for I shall be with thee.
And mine angels shall encircle thee.
Doubt not what thou knowest, fear not man, for he
Cannot hurt thee.
And with everlasting kindness will I succor thee,
And with mercy will I take thee ‘neath my wings.
For the mountains shall depart,
And the hills shall be removed,
And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea,
But know, my child,
My kindness shall not depart from thee!

Set Me As a Seal

Set me as a seal upon your heart,

As a seal upon your arm;

For love is as strong as death.

Many waters cannot quench love,

neither can the floods drown it.

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

There's a bright golden haze on the meadow
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye
And it looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

All the cattle are standing like statues
All the cattle are standing like statues
They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by
But a little brown maverick is winking her eye

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

All the sounds of the earth are like music
All the sounds of the earth are like music
The breeze is so busy, it don't miss a tree
And ol' weeping willow is laughing at me

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'
Oh, what a beautiful day
I've got a beautiful feeling
Everything's going my way

Oh, what a beautiful day

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Cindy

I wish I was an apple, a-hangin on a tree
And every time my sweetheart passed, she'd take a bite of me

I wish I had a nickel, I wish I had a dime

I wish I had a pretty girl to love me all the time

I wish I had a needle, as fine as I could sew, 

I’d sew that girl to my coattail and down the road I’d go.

You ought to see my Cindy, she lives a way down south.

And she’s so sweet the honey bees all swarm around her mouth.

 

Chorus:

Get along home, little Cindy
Get along home, little Cindy
Get along home, little Cindy
I'll marry you sometime

 

The first time I saw Cindy, she was standing in the door

Her shoes and stockings in her hand, her feet all over the floor

She took me to the parlor, she cooled me with her fan,

She swore that I’ze the prettiest thing in shape of mortal man.

(Chorus)

Now Cindy hugged and kissed him,

she wrung her hands and cried, 

She swore he was the purtiest thing that ever lived or died.

She told him that she loved him, she called him sugar plum.

She throwed her arms around him, he thought his time had come.

(Chorus)

Now Cindy went to the preacher,

she swung around and round,

She got so full of glory, she knocked the preacher down.

My Cindy in the springtime, my Cindy in the fall,

If I can’t have my Cindy, I’ll have no girl at all.

(Chorus)

When Cindy got religion, she thought her time had come.

She walked right up to the preacher

and chawed her chewin’ gum. 

Now Cindy got religion, she’d had it once before,

But when she heard my banjo she’s the first one on the floor.

(Chorus)

I’ll marry you some day!

Ode to Joy
English Translation

Joy, beautiful spark of divinity,
Daughter from Elysium,
We enter, burning with fervour,
heavenly being, your sanctuary!
Your magic brings together
what custom has sternly divided.
All men shall become brothers,
wherever your gentle wings hover.

Be embraced, you millions!
This kiss is for the whole world!
Brothers, above the canopy of stars
must dwell a loving father.

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O Fortuna
English Translation

O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty,
power,
it melts them like ice.

Fate, savage
and empty,
you are a turning wheel,
your position malevolent,
vain health
always dissolves,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
my naked back
I bring to your villainy.

Fate, in health
and in virtue,
is now against me,
affection
and defeat
always enslaved.
So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating string;
since Fate
strikes down the strong,
everyone weep with me!

The Battle of Jericho

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
and the walls came tumbling down.

Talk about your kings of Gideon;
Talk about your men of Saul;
But none like good old Joshua,
at the battle of Jericho.

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
and the walls came tumbling down.

Right up to the walls of Jericho, 

He marched with spear in hand.
 

“Go blow that ramhorn!” Joshua cried, 

‘Cause the battle am in my hand.

Then the lamb, ram, sheep horns begin to blow 

And the trumpet begins to sound.

Joshua commanded the children to shout!

And the walls come a tumbalin’ down.

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
and the walls came tumbling down.

I Will Rise

There's a peace I've come to know
Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise, I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise, I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing
Worthy is the Lamb
And I hear the cry of every longing heart
Worthy is the Lamb

And I hear the voice of many angels sing
Worthy is the Lamb
And I hear the cry of every longing heart
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise, I will rise, I will rise

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd;
therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture,
and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.

He shall convert my soul
and bring me forth in the paths of

righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table for me

against them that trouble me;
Thou hast anointed my head with oil
and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving kindness and mercy

shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Take Me Back
(A New American Folksong)

Can’t you hear the fiddle playin’?

Can’t you hear the music sayin’,

“Can’t you take me back to when the world learned to sing?”

Fiddle hi-diddle-ai-diddle-ai my honey,

hey diddle ho-diddle-up my honey!

Can’t you take me back to when the world learned to sing?

Can’t you dance the high step low step,

won’t you dance along? Oh!

Can’t you find the point in time

where the world sang its first song?

Fiddle hi-diddle-ai-diddle-ai my honey,

hey diddle ho-diddle-up my honey!

Can’t you take me back to when the world learned to sing?

So take me back, my partner! Take me back, my friend!

Start me back to the very beginning and I’ll sing it to the end!

 

Little Robin Ross, lived up in the hills,

never took a bath and never will!

We’re glad he’s up there still!

Robin had a mule, called it Master Dave.

Dave went to school and learned some

new rules and taught Robin to behave!

Oh! Take me back, my partner! Take me back, my friend!

Start me back to the very beginning and I’ll sing it to the end!

Can’t you hear the banjo strumming?

Won’t you sing along? Sayin’

“Can’t you take me back to

when the world learned to sing?”

Fiddle hi-diddle-ai-diddle-ai my honey,

hey diddle ho-diddle-up my honey!

Can’t you take me back to

when the world learned to sing?

 

Into town came Robin, Master Dave in tow,

they reached the town square and jumped in the air

and danced the do-sai-do!

Robin was a miser, his mule was a gent.

He gave sweet kisses to all of the misses

everywhere they went.

Oh! Take me back, my partner!

Take me back, my friend!

Start me back to the very beginning

and I’ll sing it to the end!

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Let Us All Press On

Let us all press on in the work of the Lord,

That when life is o’er we may gain a reward;

In the fight for right let us wield a sword,

The mighty sword of truth.

Fear not, though the enemy deride;

Courage, for the Lord is on our side.

We will heed not what the wicked may say,

But the Lord alone we will obey.

 We will not retreat, though our numbers may be few

When compared with the opposite host in view;

But an unseen pow’r will aid me and you

In the glorious cause of truth.

Fear not, though the enemy deride;

Courage, for the Lord is on our side.

We will heed not what the wicked may say,

But the Lord alone we will obey.

 

If we do what’s right we have no need to fear,

For the Lord, our helper, will ever be near;

In the days of trial his Saints he will cheer,

And prosper the cause of truth.

Fear not, though the enemy deride;

Courage, for the Lord is on our side.

We will heed not what the wicked may say,

But the Lord alone we will obey.

Thank you!

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