I shouted for joy when I heard of God’s plan

To create an earth for the family of man.

I shouted for joy when He told us that we

Would each have a body and our own family.

I shouted for joy when I learned we’d be free

To choose to do right and to use agency.

I shouted for joy but I knew that each sin

Would keep me from coming again unto Him

To live in His presence in mansions above.

But I shouted for joy when I learned of God’s love,

A love that would offer His very own Son

To atone for my sins and mistakes, every one.

I shouted for joy when I heard of God’s plan

And felt the pure love of the Savior of man.

Illustration by Mark Robison