13 June 2019

Hymn: We Worship God

by Dirk Whatcott and Michael Whatcott

With each verse a call to worshipful action, this march-like tune uses dotted rhythms against a plodding bass line to instill a sense of motion, of going and doing. The tonality shifts to the relative minor in the middle phrases and includes a minor ('borrowed') IV chord and a few secondary dominants to add interest. Frequent widening and contracting of the voices in relation to one another also add to the excitement and movement. The music and text invite us all to engage more energetically in worship.

We worship when we say our prayers, an open heart-felt plea.
We demonstrate our trust in God where ever we may be.
We worship when we read His word, and feel it help and heal.
We learn by study as we read and ponder what we feel.

We worship when we go to church with family and friends.
We talk about the gospel plan and hope to make a mends.
We worship when we serve at church with young and old the same.
We try to help as Jesus did, and do it in His name.

We worship when we minister to all we've been assigned.
We also minister to those a prompting helps us find.
We worship when we find new friends, and strengthen feeble knees,
We know that what we do for them is done through priesthood keys.

We worship in our homes each week, at times throughout each day.
We learn about the gospel true and feel it as we pray.
We worship in the house of God, in holiness to Him.
We cov'nant to obey His truths, our hope in Him is brim.

-Dirk Whatcott

Alma 36:3

3 And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.

Moroni 6:5

5 And the church did meet together oft, to fast and to pray, and to speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls.

Doctrine and Covenants 107:15

15 The bishopric is the presidency of this priesthood, and holds the keys or authority of the same.

Isaiah 2:2

2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD''s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.