To Those Who Teach

    “To Those Who Teach,” Ensign, Feb. 1971, 57

    To Those Who Teach

    Words on the printed page lie

    Dormant. Muted. Still.

    When, for a purpose wisely applied,

    They rise up,

    Vibrate! Live! Fulfill!

    Blessed be they who expound,

    Who guide explorations

    Over the tortuous trails of the mind,

    Who lead to the fountains

    Of freedom and inspiration

    Those with an unquenchable thirst

    For life-purpose, for wisdom, for peace:

    For a star to reach.

    O! faithful disciple,

    Humble, unknown,

    Constant dispenser of truth,

    Rise up, magnified.

    Mount thy glorious throne.