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
First Verse: Father in Heaven, thy name is blessed. Heeding thy Spirit’s pleading, I repent. For thy Beloved, with our assembling Blessing his name, we take the sacrament. 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.
Second Verse: I was begotten by thee, my Father, Nurtured in wondrous realms in ages past. My older brother would be my Savior. Then came the time: mortality at last! Now in the shadow of mortal weakness, Sorrow and sin and counterfeir I see. Oh, my Father, Premortal Father, Through my Savior I return to thee.
Third Verse: 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.”
Fourth Verse: 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.
Copyright 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 Jonathan David Whitcomb Permission: Approved by Whitcomb for noncommercial home and church use
Through my Savior
This is the revised edition of August 16, 2015: Version 2015-45