Lest We Forget

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Title Lest We Forget
Description meetings. As each would take his place in a buggy, wagon or bob-sleigh they were greatful that well-fed horses provided dependable, inexpensive transportation. The Sunday meetings: Sunday School, Sacrament and Priesthood, always presented ample opportunity for individual spiritual growth. The fact that each one had a certain position to fill, a certain part to play, a special calling to honor made him feel the importance of urgent service to others. The standard works of the Church-the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price---four priceless books of divine scripture, furnished a firm promise for study and discussion. Each member prided himself on the number of scriptures he knew by heart. Each Priesthood bearer worked energetically to vindicate his possession of the Priesthood of God. Each meeting, as it took it's rightful place in the affairs of this sacred day, impressed it's solemn purpose upon those who were searching, through the Spirit, for light and truth. And no Sunday assembly was complete until each absent member had been accounted for and proper provision made for his welfare. The warm endearment that surrounded these Sunday gatherings made each family feel a special loving relationship to other families of the settlement. And as each Sunday service would come to a close the families would return home with a fervent desire to live and honor the covenants they had renewed that Sabbath day. As the evening meal was being prepared by mother the men would attend to the chores, happy in the knowledge that work was one of their precious blessings. Supper afforded a rich opportunity for the family to discuss what they had been taught that day and to individually pledge themselves to a righteous course of personal behavior for the coming week. After the evening meal was over, the dishes washed and placed in the modest cupboard, the family would assemble around the organ to sing the Latter-day Saint hymns with all the vigor and strength they possessed, giving thanks to our Heavenly Father, their hearts filled with sincere appreciation for His many blessings so freely bestowed. As the shadows of the night darkened and the lamp light slowly dimmed, the sleepy children, with prayers said, would slip away to bed with the sweet assurance that all was right with the world and another day would surely bring it's rewards. Then as father and mother would pause to read another chapter of choice scripture before retiring father would 55
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Identifier 067_Lest We Forget.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323539
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323539