I Shouted for Joy
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    “I Shouted for Joy,” Friend, Mar. 2008, 7

    I Shouted for Joy

    I shouted for joy when I heard of God’s plan

    To create an earth for the family of man.

    I shouted for joy when He told us that we

    Would each have a body and our own family.

    I shouted for joy when I learned we’d be free

    To choose to do right and to use agency.

    I shouted for joy but I knew that each sin

    Would keep me from coming again unto Him

    To live in His presence in mansions above.

    But I shouted for joy when I learned of God’s love,

    A love that would offer His very own Son

    To atone for my sins and mistakes, every one.

    I shouted for joy when I heard of God’s plan

    And felt the pure love of the Savior of man.

    Illustration by Mark Robison