Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Convention

Come join the party! What's holding you back?
Mortals and angels and even the dead.
The Fountain of Love has declared what we lack
To this generation, so often misled.

Through time we have wrestled and sullied the light,
Dire toxic perceptions concealing our way.
Let us anew build beyond depth or height
The template within which will kindle our day.

No longer with blood need we darken the sword,
Our blessings and gifts we shall freely bestow!
The Sun and the Moon have established His word
And news of relief is beginning to grow.

Return unto Him! (He'll return unto you!)
Open the storehouse to gather your yield!
A marvelous work is about to renew
For great is this moment and white is the field!

The light is obscure; nonetheless, it shall glow!
Through radiant beams, we will enter the gate.
The Lost and the Spiteful will to the world show
That even for them it is never "too late."

No more accusations, no more bitter feuds!
Let all sing along in a fulness of heart!
With blessings of Heaven and all it includes
Comes wondrous gifts which shall never depart!

The Visions have ceased but the song just begun
In this benediction I'll plead once again--
Come sing with the Father! Come sing with the Son!
Come sing with me, Family!

Amen and Amen.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Children of the Moon

I am speaking now to You.
Yes, You know who You are.
The Looker, the Watcher, the Wonderer.
Curious at these words, like a child.
Ready to join in the chorus, but You don't know the melody.

Let me teach You a refrain:
It starts with, "I love you, no matter what,"
And, "I will not send you away!"

As the Moon reflects a greater Light,
Let us hearken to the Muse
And joyfully echo Her delightful euphony!
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Send thine hand from above;
Deliver them out of the great waters, lend a hand to the strange children;
Whose mouth has spoken vanity and falsehood, but now have repented.

I have sung a new song unto thee, O God:
Upon a psaltery and an instrument of thirteen strings have I sung praises unto thee.
It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth his servant from the hurtful sword.

Turn away thy indignation!
Bring no more thy vengeance upon the Lost,
And remember their trespasses no more!

That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
That our daughters may be as corner stones,
Polished after the similitude of a palace.

Happy is that people, that is in such a case:
Yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
Yea, happy is that people who have built their houses upon the Rock.
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Strange as the children's ways may be
I will live thy law and follow Thee.
That the curious top may match the root
Cast not out the strange, wild fruit.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Opposite Day

The Trump is sounding,
The gates of the North release!
A declaration founding
A state of abundance and peace!

Keep watching
Keep listening
The blessings are hastening
All strivings and warfare shall cease!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Day One


Today we begin a most glorious trail!
A choice to be noted of Heaven or hell,
And those who believe in His love will be free.
Give heed, oh my family, and come…. SING WITH ME!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Go Big

My daughter asked, 
"Daddy, what does all this mean?" 

"I am so glad you found it, Sweetie, " I replied. "I know the language is strange. But it started out as a message to those who say they understand such things.

"I now know that it is only for the ones who believe that there is not a wish too big for God to deny; for those who realize that since they are writing their own book of life, it might as well be the most amazing story possible (and include God). I now know that it is for you. 

"Listen and look, my girl. He is in your cards and crystals. He is in the music and the art. He is in your desire to create good in this world. Sing with Him and with me, as we dance through life, letting God provide the rhythm. I love you!"

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Trying to get home 
Caught in a nasty blizzard!
Why do things go wrong? 

My girls are now safe
We had quite an adventure! 
God's here after all 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ode to My Father

The Gates of Valor

The fullness of the Earth I see
Her people and her waters
A restful, joyous place to be
For all the Saints and Fathers.

O David, sing with harmony
Hell’s first to hear the calling
And Jacob lift your heads to see
Redemption from your falling

Who now will climb the hill with me
When winking lights shine brightly?
Whose soul is void of vanity
And wild fruit turned rightly?

Come live your promised loyalty
O seeking generation
The Everlasting Royalty
Accepts your veneration


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sing with Me

The Fountain of All Righteousness 
(aka The Fount of Every Blessing) 
by Robert Robinson and Others

COME, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

To the remnant House of Jacob
To the Nations and the Jews
Shew the great things done to make up
All the fathers' glorious views
That they know all of the covenants
Made to see Thy stretched out hand
And be free! Through kind benev'lence
Of the Savior, Christ the Lamb

Thou gave mercy through thy servant
Joseph saw Thy glorious face
Showing Thou art so conversant
Giving all Thy warm embrace
We heard, "Reap with thy sharp sickle
The great harvest has begun"
Though they failed, were far from civil
Do Thy work and make us one

We have seen our ev'ry weakness
Ev'ry folly, ev'ry sin
Let our hearts be full of meekness
And return to Thee again
As we bless our adversaries
As we step Thy holy trail
Help us see what Thy Name carries
For Thy love will never fail

In a world so full of suff'ring
Grant our wish to show Thy love
We care not who may be sinning
Heal them, bless them from above
To change hearts through acts of mercy
Send Thy gifts, Oh God we pray
Give Thy light to us, though earthy
Let us bring Thy perfect day

As we cry our benediction
And conclude this mighty prayer
Heal us from our sore affliction
Make our eyes to Thee aware
Then with joy our hearts will open
Heaven's record will draw near
Let our Fathers' longing hope and
Zion's temple soon appear





Friday, September 7, 2018

The Last Cry

Jerusalem, thy chains are broken!
Israel hath served her term.
From the smoky waste is spoken:
“Rise thee up, oh Jacob’s worm!”

Ev’ry trench shall be exalted,
Ev’ry roof shall meet the floor.
O ye lost whose path hath halted—
Step ye through the prison door!

Who hath measured out the waters
In the hollow of His hand?
With the hearts turned to the fathers
Who hath heard the Lord’s command?

Patiently, through condemnation
They hath thirsted by the fire.
Turn about their resignation,
Give, o Lord, their heart’s desire!

Israel’s hopes will then be lengthened
As they mount with eagle’s wings.
Come, ye weak, with me be strengthened!
Redemption’s hymn forever sing!

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Troubadour

Verse 1

Verse 2

Upon the bustling highways now He moves His holy feet
To walk among the good and bad, His promise to complete

The union of the spirits, there, has caused Him to depart
Their garments bear the emblems of that written on the heart
There is Love
There is Love

Well the tidal waves are swelling and the ripened fruit hangs low
The King beckons to come and claim the gifts He will bestow

As it was in the beginning is now and til the end
The old score will become the new, we sing it once again
And there is Love
There is Love

Well then what's to be the reason now for coming to the feast?
Is it love that brings you here or just a promise of increase?
For if loving is the answer, then who's the giving for?
Will you live the thing on inner parts that you've never shown before?
Yes there is Love
There is Love

Hmmm mmm mmm mmm
mmm mmm

Oh, the marriage of their spirits, Friends, has caused Him to depart
Their garments bear the emblems of that written on the heart
There is Love
Ah, there's Love


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Statement

To be free! To be free!
Can we mutually
Agree is the thing that we all want to be?
Let thy principles guide thee and mine will guide me.
If you care, though, to share, though, I'll jubilantly
Take a view
Yes, review to
Consider and see
How our dreams may combine in sublime unity!

Let's be free--you and me!
And prevent slavery!
To the man who demands all your conformity!
In white he is dressed
But by us he'll be blessed
As we so peacefully
Make our way to the Tree.

To be free! Is my plea,
Unconditionally!!
It's to love and express, always genuinely.
I'll hold up a standard for all now to see...
The deep "part." (In the heart, written permanently):

To be free! It's the KEY!
And the new melody!
Please gather your psalteries and come,
SING WITH ME!


VERSE 2

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Treasurer

A tomb of gold and jewels you lust
Oh Shebna, dear, you flew too far
Our muse, a trusted steward once
But now you are a falling star

Hilkiah’s son, to you we look
Your shoulders bearing David’s throne
Are hung the treasures never known

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Trial

A lengthy trial of pain was born
But in the end He gave release
Forty years a heart did mourn
But in the end He left His peace