"Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."
1 Thessalonians 5:11

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Matthew 25:40

"And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that
when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."
-Mosiah 2:17

The Story Behind the Song

While living in Albuquerque, I was asked by the Relief Society President to write a song for our upcoming visiting teaching conference. The theme was "Footsteps, Faces, Hearts, and Hands." I have always had a strong testimony of the Relief Society and the work that we can do to lift and help one another in our Savior's service. I know there have been times when I have felt inspired to do something for another that seemed trivial at the time, but which I later learned were answers to prayer. There have been many more times when a kind word, a phone call, a meal, or an offer to watch my children have come from dear sisters as an answer to my desperate prayers for help. I hope the Lord will continue to use me as an instrument in blessing his children, and that my life can reflect His light as I serve Him.
I love the quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland who taught:

“When we speak of those who are instruments in the hand of God, we are reminded that not all angels are from the other side of the veil. Some of them we walk with and talk with—here, now, every day. Some of them reside in our own neighborhoods. Some of them gave birth to us, and in my case, one of them consented to marry me. Indeed heaven never seems closer than when we see the love of God manifested in the kindness and devotion of people so good and so pure that angelic is the only word that comes to mind.”


There is one who knows all my fears,
All my joy, all my sorrow too.
When I cry to Him, I know He hears.
The Spirit whispers words of comfort, words of truth.

With His hands, He’ll reach to lift my burden.
With His heart, He loves eternally.
With His life in Gethsemane
He suffered for my sins, He paid the price for me.

I made promises long ago.
In this life, my time is not my own.
There are others whom I’ve been called to serve.
Lord, help me share the love which you have always shown.

With my hands, I’ll lift another’s burden.
With my heart, I’ll love eternally.
With my life, I will serve as He.
I will do the work my Savior has for me.

Take my hands, O Lord, Take my heart.
All I have I freely give to thee.
Use my mind, my soul, Use my feet.
That they may swiftly run to help all those in need.

With my hands, I’ll lift another’s burden.
With my heart, I’ll love eternally.
With my life, I will serve as Thee.
Until my life reflects Thy light inside of me.

Footsteps, faces, hearts, and hands, serving Thee.

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