Through my Savior
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A prayer-song to our Heavenly Father, about the great atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, about our relationship to the Father of our
spirits and to the Savior of our souls, about our need to forgive others and to receive forgiveness and be cleansed by the Holy Spirit
In the New Testament, we read of the Savior’s instruction to pray.
Why do we call God “Father?” The Father in Heaven to whom the
Redeemer prayed is also our Father, as he told Mary Magdalene
near the empty tomb, on that first Easter morning. In Hebrews,
chapter twelve, verse nine, we read the words of Paul the apostle:
Shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of Spirits . . .
Out of respect for that supreme God, we reverence his name.
Through My Savior
Father in Heaven, I know my weakness.
Thy name is Blessed; bless me in my need.
Through thy Beloved, in this assembling,
Now in his holy name I humbly plead.
When I remember his cup of trembling,
Drop after drop of blood was shed for me,
Oh, my Father, because of Jesus
Then I know: I may return to thee.
I was begotten by thee, my Father,
Nurtured in wondrous realms in ages past.
Gods of Creation, the Parent-Teachers
Then gave begetting, giving it to last.
Now in the shadow of mortal weakness,
Sorrow and sin and counterfeir I see.
Oh, my Father, Premortal Father,
Cleanse my heart that I return to thee.
Now in the morning of shadow waning,
Like when the light of morning filled a tomb,
Grant us forgiveness: both giving, gaining;
Fill us with light: Dispel avenging gloom.
Once in a garden the blood was dropping;
Once on a cross the voice of mercy said:
“Oh my Father, forgive my brother;
I forgive him with the blood I shed.”
Through thine Anointed, we seek forgiveness,
Grasping thy mercy, casting off our sin,
Through our election of his atonement:
Touching Perfection, cleansing us within.
Though opposition may feign to hinder,
Like thine Anointed we begin to be.
Oh my Father, I now remember:
My Redeemer gave his life for me;
Through my Savior, I come to thee.
Sacrament Hymn: Through my Savior
LDS Sacrament Hymns Book of Mormon
Copyright 2011, 2013 Jonathan David Whitcomb
Permission: Approved by Whitcomb for noncommercial home and church use