I Shouted for Joy

I Shouted for Joy
when I heard of God's plan
To create an earth
for the family of man.

 I shouted for joy
when He told us that we
Would each have a body
and our own family.

 I shouted for joy
when I learned we'd be free
To choose to do right
and to use agency.

I shouted for joy
but I knew that each sin
Would keep me from coming
again unto Him.

To live in His presence
in mansions above.
But I shouted for joy
when I learned of God's love,

A love that would offer
His very own Son
To atone for my sins
and mistakes, every one.

I shouted for joy
when I heard of God's plan
And felt the pure love
of the Savior of man.

             - Elsie Palmer