Tuesday, March 29, 2011

As Sisters in Zion.

I attended our yearly Relief Society Birthday Celebration tonight.  It was nice to get out and see some of my friends.  As part of the program we sang these new verses to the popular song "As Sister in Zion" I like them and thought I would share.  Enjoy.

“As Sister in Zion”
By Emily Hill Woodmansee

We’ll turn from our follies, our priced and our weakness,
The vain, foolish fashions of Babel despise;
We’ll seek for the garments of truth and of meekness,
And learn to be useful and happy and wise.

We’ll wear what is sensible, neat and becoming
The daughters of Zion-the angles of light;
We’ll work with a will, while the angels are scanning
Our aims and our actions from morning till night.

We’ll bring up our children to be self-sustaining;
To love and to do what is noble and right;
When we rest from our labors, these dear ones remaining,
Will bear off the kingdom and “fight the good fight.”

Nor shall our attention be wholly restricted
To training our children or shaping our dress;
To ages, the feeble, the poor and afflicted,
Our labors shall comfort, our efforts shall bless.

The Lord hath established the cities of Zion,
The poor of His people are trusting in Him,
He makes us a source for His poor to rely on;
Oh! Shall we not brighter the eyes that are dim.

Oh! Shall we not hasten to soothe the condition
Of the humble, the needy, the honest and pure?
Oh! Let us remember, whate’er our ambition
Ti’s our duty, our mission, to comfort the poor.