She was the oldest in my family. My father was a convert, and always referred to her as “the pioneer” of the family. Perhaps that is why she liked the song so much. The last verse is the one that always causes me to think about my sister.
Since yesterday was Pioneer Day, I thought I’d share my thoughts on one of my favorite Pioneer Hymns. Most of you are probably familiar with Come, Come Ye Saints. It was one of my sister’s favorite songs, and she requested that it be played at her funeral. While I always liked the song, I can rarely sing it without getting a bit emotional as I think of my sister.
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