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More about Donald Bugg:
Ward choir director and Primary music teacher. Veteran. Actor. Federal attorney. Father of six.
Song background:

This hymn text was written to fill a gap in our hymnal:  There is nothing about the Word of Wisdom.  I wanted to celebrate the promises and blessings of the Word of Wisdom rather than write something about how abhorrent some substances are.  The music by Jay M. Butler gave my pedestrian lyric a much more tender feeling than I expected.

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Lyrics: Our Father, whose love for his children surpasses The height and the depth of all love known on earth, Has given a principle bound with a promise To bless us with freedom and guide us from birth. A word of wisdom for our time: A gift of God's compassion divine! In joyful obedience our bodies we'll strengthen: Pure temples wherein our free spirits may dwell. The weakest among us may still claim the blessings of health and protection from sorrow and hell. A word of wisdom for our time: A gift of God's compassion divine! Though men may conspire to bring evils upon us, Our Lord's loving counsel will offer relief. As Israel's children were saved from destruction, his hand will preserve us from danger and grief. A word of wisdom for our time: A gift of God's compassion divine! The bounties of earth will be ours in their season. To run shall not weary nor walk make us faint, And treasures abounding of knowledge await us Through keeping his law with hearts free from constraint. A word of wisdom for our time: A gift of God's compassion divine!
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