As Zion’s Youth in Latter Days

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    1. As Zion’s youth in latter days,
    We stand with valiant heart,
    With promise shining in our eyes,
    Resolved to do our part.
    Upon a noble past we build;
    The future fills our view.
    We face the challenge of our day
    And pledge we will be true.
    2. The truths and values we embrace
    Are mocked on ev’ry hand.
    Yet as we listen and obey
    We know we can withstand
    The evils that would weaken us,
    The sin that would destroy.
    With faith, we hold the iron rod
    And find in this our joy.
    3. Thru test and trial we’ll have our fears,
    But we will not despair.
    We’re here to serve a righteous cause;
    Truth gives us strength to dare.
    We’ll love, and learn, and overcome;
    We’ll sing a joyful song,
    As Zion’s youth in latter days,
    Triumphant, pure, and strong.

    Text: Susan Evans McCloud, born 1945. © 1985 IRI Music: Irish melody; arrangement © 2000 IRI

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    Alma 37:35–37

    Alma 53:20–21

    [illustration] Border by Richard Hull