Through My Savior
Verse One
Father in Heaven, thy name is blessed. Heeding thy Spirit’s pleading I repent. For thy Beloved, with our assembling Blessing his name, we take the sacrament. When I remember his cup of trembling, Drop after drop of blood was shed for me, Oh, my Father, because of Jesus, Then I know: I may return to thee.
(August 16, 2015 version) Copyright 2011, 2013, 2015 Jonathan David Whitcomb
A Hymn for Choir in Sacrament Meeting
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luke 22:44
Verse Two
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I was begotten by thee, my Father, Nurtured in wondrous realms in ages past. My older brother would be my Savior. Then came the time: mortality at last! Now in the shadow of mortal weakness, Sorrow and sin and counterfeit I see. Oh, my Father, Premortal Father, Through my Savior I return to thee.
Verse Three
Now in the morning of shadow waning, Like when the light of morning filled a tomb, Grant us forgiveness: both giving-gaining; Fill us with light: Dispel avenging gloom. Once in a garden the blood was dropping; Once on a cross the voice of mercy said: “Oh, my Father, forgive my brother; I forgive him with the blood I shed.”
Verse Four
Through thine Anointed we seek forgiveness, Grasping thy mercy, casting off our sin, Through our election of his atonement: Touching Perfection, cleansing us within. Though opposition may feign to hinder, Like thine Anointed we begin to be. Oh, my Father, I now remember: My Redeemer gave his life for me; Through my Savior I come to thee.
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
John 20:1
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Luke 23:34
Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones
Abraham 3:22
Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.
Helaman 3:35
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