Sing We Now at Parting

I really enjoyed this arrangement of “Sing We Now at Parting” sung at the end of our last general conference. I have listened to it a number of times. For some reason, it reminds me of my youth, when I first joined the Church.

Do you remember back 30 years ago when priesthood and Sunday School were held in the mornings and then we would come back for sacrament meeting in the evening? I am sure some of you do. I do.

I was the only member in my family. I was a senior in high school. I would sit alone in our little country chapel. No carpet on the floors, no pads on the benches, but the Comforter was there. The cold winter nights were warmed by the hymns of Zion, tunes that I had never sung before but seemed like old friends. I was welcomed by the hands and hugs of the people of my little ward. The chapel was not full of people, but it was full of the Spirit. It was a sweet time in my life, still precious to me many years later.

This is what this song reminds me of. I hope you enjoy it, too. (I’m not sure if this video is from the same conference session, but it is the same arrangement.)

One thought on “Sing We Now at Parting

  1. Patty Ann January 5, 2011 / 3:19 am

    I totally agree with you. That song brings back the same type of memories for me. I too, went to church “the old way” and had to come back twice on Sundays and once during the week. I loved it though, and was always busy and happy serving. This song is beautiful.


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