Saturday, February 25, 2017


Definitions for the "old-timey" words in the hymn O My Father

dwell (or dwellest): live at a certain place
behold: see 
habitation: place where you live
reside: live at a certain place
primeval: ancient times
nurture: care for
withheld: kept away
recollection: being able to remember 
restored: given back
at length: after a long time

  1. 1. O my Father, thou that dwellest
    In the high and glorious place,
    When shall I regain thy presence
    And again behold thy face?
    In thy holy habitation,
    Did my spirit once reside?
    In my first primeval childhood
    Was I nurtured near thy side?
  2. 2. For a wise and glorious purpose
    Thou hast placed me here on earth
    And withheld the recollection
    Of my former friends and birth;
    Yet ofttimes a secret something
    Whispered, "You're a stranger here,"
    And I felt that I had wandered
    From a more exalted sphere.
  3. 3. I had learned to call thee Father,
    Thru thy Spirit from on high,
    But, until the key of knowledge
    Was restored, I knew not why.
    In the heav'ns are parents single?
    No, the thought makes reason stare!
    Truth is reason; truth eternal
    Tells me I've a mother there.
  4. 4. When I leave this frail existence,
    When I lay this mortal by,
    Father, Mother, may I meet you
    In your royal courts on high?
    Then, at length, when I've completed
    All you sent me forth to do,
    With your mutual approbation
    Let me come and dwell with you.
We took the lyrics of this hymn and divided them up into three categories - Pre-Mortal Existance, Earth Life, and Eternal Potential

All lessons and lesson materials are from “Come Follow Me” (available on, Sunday School section, “Come Follow Me” - Sunday School) or click on the link in the lesson name above. For more information, feel free to look over the lesson materials for this week online, or ask Sister Rogers!