Monday, January 28, 2008

The North Star

When I led Primary music in Mesa right after we got married, we learned a song about President Hinckley called Constant as the North Star. That song keeps going through my head today. In many of his conference talks President Hinckley referred to that star (sometimes as other names like the Polar Star) and told us to be steadfast and immovable like it. I'm sad that President Hinckley passed away! I'm sad that I won't get to listen for the star references in his talks anymore. I'm happy that he's with his wife in Heaven.

Here's the chorus from that song:

Be constant as the North Star that shines for you and me,
Anchored in the gospel with pure integrity,
Steadfast in your service to God and fellowman.
President Hinckley has shown us that we can.

11 comments:

Katie said...

How can I have not ever heard that song?! I love it! Such an incredible man who will be missed so very much. But I am so happy for him to be with his wife too. I can only imagine how amazing it was to be greeted by so many loved ones!

brentanderrin said...

i have not heard that song either, but it is perfect to think of him and the north star... he will be missed!!!

Anonymous said...

Constant as The North Star is in The Friend June 1996 issue, and you can find it at lds.org in the gospel library magazine search.

Shauna said...

And you can click on the link in my post and it will take you right to the song.

riggsfam said...

That is a sweet song and I love the picture you picked of him!

Nutts said...

So sweet. Like everybody else, i've never heard this song, thank you for sharing it. I'm going to teach it to my girls, they are so concerned about him passing away & that would be the perfect tool to use for teaching them more about his example!

Cher said...

I love that song. I am sad too but I keep looking at pictures of him with his wife and I am sure they are soo happy.

Jill said...

I'm so glad to be reminded of that song. There was a sharing time on that recently in our primary... it was very cute.

Momtothree said...

I was the primary pianist the same time you were the chorister right after Jared and I got married and I learned that song too. That song was totally going through my head all day yesterday too.

melmck said...

what a sweet song for such a sweet man.

Malissa said...

I have never heard that song either! I guess it's because I'm not in primary. I wish I was so I would know that song! Sweet post!