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