Sunday, July 25, 2010
Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked and Walked and Walked
And should we die before our journey’s through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the Saints their rest obtain,
Oh, how we’ll make this chorus swell—
All is well! All is well!
Those pioneers - my ancestors - had such a great belief in the restoration of the gospel. I am so proud to be part of that heritage! I am very proud of the fact that many of my ancestors were some of the very early members of the church and were personally associated with the prophet Joseph Smith. What a great honor!
As they sang, it filled my heart to hear them sing this song with such fervor. These little ones really don’t truly understand the heartache and trials that the pioneers and pioneer children went through - yet. Someday they will and this song will have more meaning to them. Either way, I was so touched listening to them.