December 22, 2014
In the Sunday afternoon session of the L.D.S. General Conference, Oct. 2014, Elder M. Russell Ballard gave an address titled, "Stay in the Boat and Hold On!" The address really impressed me. Elder Ballard used a favorite expression from Brigham Young about the "Old Ship Zion"--that members should stay in that boat. Within 30 minutes of the address I wrote a poem about the "Old Ship Zion," and now I have put it into Deseret. Maybe Brother Brigham would have appreciated that. The poem is below. I later wrote some music for the poem, and if you would like to see/hear the song using 'Latin' script you can find it at: freeldssheetmusic.org. To find it simply type "Machula" into the Search box. An mp3 or pdf can also be downloaded for free, if you would like.
1. 𐐎𐐨 𐐪𐑉
𐐻𐑉𐐰𐑂’𐑊𐐨𐑍 𐐪𐑌 𐑄 𐐬𐑊𐐼 𐑇𐐮𐐹 𐑄𐐰𐐻 𐐮𐑆 𐑌𐐬𐑌 𐐰𐑆
𐑃𐑉𐐭 𐐪𐑊 𐑄 𐐺𐐮𐑊𐐬𐑆 𐐲𐑌𐐻𐐭 𐐵𐑉 𐑅𐐰𐑊𐑂𐐩𐑇𐐲𐑌.
𐐢𐐫𐑉𐐼 𐐖𐐨𐑆𐐲𐑅, 𐐐𐐨 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐑌𐐯𐑂𐐲𐑉 𐑊𐐯𐐻 𐐲𐑅
𐑇𐐲𐑉𐑊𐐮, 𐐻𐑉𐐭𐑊𐐮 𐑀𐐴𐐼 𐐲𐑅 𐐲𐑌𐐻𐐭 𐑄𐐰𐐻 𐐹𐐲𐑉𐑁𐐯𐐿𐐻
2. 𐐐𐐬𐑊𐐼 𐐪𐑌 𐑌𐐵,
𐐼𐐨𐑉 𐐺𐑉𐐲𐑄𐐲𐑉𐑆, 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐑅𐐮𐑅𐐻𐐲𐑉𐑆 𐐻𐐭, 𐐶𐐨 𐑅𐐩
𐐓𐐭 𐑄 𐑉𐐪𐐼 𐐱𐑂
𐐵𐐲𐑉 𐐢𐐫𐑉𐐼’𐑆 𐐶𐐲𐑉𐐼; 𐐸𐐬𐑊𐐼 𐐪𐑌 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐐸𐐲𐑋𐐺𐑊𐐮
𐐻𐑉𐐴𐐲𐑊𐑆 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐐹𐐲𐑉𐑅𐐲𐐿𐐮𐐭𐑇𐐲𐑌 𐑋𐐩 𐐻𐑉𐐴 𐐻𐐭 𐐻𐐩𐐿
𐐎𐐨 𐑌𐐬 𐑄𐐮𐑅
𐑇𐐮𐐹 𐐱𐑂 𐐞𐐴𐐲𐑌 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐐺𐑉𐐨𐑍 𐐲𐑅 𐑇𐐭𐑉 𐑉𐐨𐑊𐐨𐑅.
3. 𐐂𐑌 𐑄𐐮𐑅 𐑇𐐮𐐹
𐐱𐑂 𐐞𐐴𐐲𐑌 𐐶𐐨 𐐿𐐰𐑌 𐐺𐑉𐐨𐑍 𐐨𐐽 𐐲𐑄𐐲𐑉 𐑃𐑉𐐭.
𐐎𐐨 𐐿𐐰𐑌 𐑇𐐨𐑊𐐼
𐐵𐑉𐑅𐐯𐑊𐑂𐑈 𐑁𐑉𐐲𐑋 𐑅𐐻𐐬𐑉𐑋𐑆 𐑄𐐰𐐻 𐐻𐑉𐐴 𐐻𐐭 𐐸𐐴𐐼 𐐵𐑉
𐐢𐐯𐐻 𐐲𐑅 𐐪𐑊
𐑅𐐹𐐨𐐿 𐐶𐐲𐑉𐐼𐑆 𐐱𐑂 𐐶𐐮𐑆𐐼𐐲𐑋 𐐻𐐪𐐻 𐐲𐑅 𐐺𐐴 𐑄 𐐢𐐫𐑉𐐼 𐐱𐑂
𐐜𐐰𐐻 𐑄𐐮𐑅 𐑀𐑉𐐩𐐻
𐑇𐐮𐐹 𐐱𐑂 𐐞𐐴𐐲𐑌 𐐶𐐮𐑊 𐑅𐐩𐑁𐑊𐐮 𐐶𐐮𐑌 𐑊𐐴𐑁’𐑅
𐐸𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲 𐐻𐐭 𐑄 𐑅𐐰𐐿𐑉𐐮𐑁𐐮𐑇𐐲𐑊 𐐢𐐰𐑋.
𐐐𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲, 𐐸𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲 𐐻𐐭 𐑄 𐐙𐐪𐑄𐐲𐑉 𐐲𐐺𐐲𐑂. 𐐐𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲,
𐐸𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲 𐐻𐐭 𐑄 𐐙𐐪𐑄𐐲𐑉 𐐰𐑌𐐼 𐑄 𐐝𐐲𐑌.
𐐐𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲, 𐐸𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲, 𐐸𐐬𐑆𐐰𐑌𐐲 𐑁𐐬𐑉 𐑄𐐩𐑉 𐑊𐐲𐑂.