Simple Joy

This song was written for the 2012 Kennewick Washington Stake Women's Conference.  The theme was "You Are Not Forgotten," based on President Uchtdorf's talk, "Forget Me Not" from the October 2011 General Relief Society Meeting.


Voicing: Vocal Solo
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Comfort, Creation, Faith, Grace, Hope, Love, Music, Nature, Testimony, Thanksgiving, Women

Lyrics: Anna M. Molgard
Music: Anna M. Molgard
Arranged: Rachel P. Mohlman



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LYRICS

Watching the sun ascend on the horizon
Filling the sky with warmth and light,
Seeing the rays now bursting out of darkness
From the stillness of the night,

Feeling the early morning's whisper
Brushing the shadows from my eyes,
Slowly I sense the quiet grandeur
That suddenly feels like a surprise.

Simply joy - quiet morning -
Gentle peace fills the air.
When I sense simplicity's abundance,
I simply know that God is there.

Hearing the flowing sound of nature's presence
Singing a song of sweet refrain,
Listening for the whispers of my heartsong
In the early morning rain,

Calling to me, the melodies of wonder
Weaving a tapestry of sound,
Listening carefully to hear the music
Written wherever grace is found.

Simple joy - quiet music
Fills my soul, fills the air.
When I sense simplicity's abundance,
I simply know that God is there.

Suddenly seeing, buried in the garden,
Tiniest petals covering the earth,
Wondering how I ever missed their beauty
Or ever wondered of their worth,

Brilliantly blue, the hue that mirrors heaven,
"Forget me not", they seem to cry.
Hidden among the orchids and the roses,
Elegant beauty comes to life.

Simple joy - quiet beauty -
Gentle grace everywhere.
As I sense simplicity's abundance,
I simply know that God is there.

I simply know that God is there.

©2012 Faithsong Publications, LLC

Inspired by the address "Forget Me Not" by Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf
http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/10/forget-me-not?lang=eng