Music is powerful and amazing teacher. Hymns even more so, especially if your heart is open to the lesson. My favorite lessons are those from our sacrament hymns
I have sung this song many times. I also knew that it was written from the perspective of our Lord and Savior. This song has also brought me to tears many times. However, this morning as we were singing it, I heard it as a letter from my beloved Brother. My Brother willing to die for me. A letter He sent just to me to help me as I go through this life and more importantly, right now as I go through trial and strife in my life.
I would like to share this loving letter from my Brother, because He means it for you, too.
"Reverently and meekly now,let thy head most humbly bow. Think of me, thou ransomed one; think what I for thee have done with my blood that dripped like rain, sweat in agony of pain. With my body on the tree, I have ransomed even thee.
In this bread now blest for thee, emblem of my body see. In this water or this wine, emblem of my blood divine. Oh, remember what was done that the sinner might be won. On the cross of Calvary I have suffered death for thee.
Bid thine heart all strife to cease. With thy brethren be at peace. Oh, forgive as thou wouldst be even forgiven now by me. In the solemn faith of prayer, cast upon me all thy care and my spirit's grace shall be like a fountain unto thee.
At the throne I intercede. For thee ever do I plead. I have loved thee as thy friend, with a love that cannot end. Be obedient, I implore, prayerful, watchful evermore. And be constant unto me, that thy Savior I may be."