I Shouted for Joy


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