Choose The Right

September 25, 2006 at 2:29 pm | Posted in American politics, Religion, Torture | 3 Comments

I quoted “Do What is Right” earlier, one of the hymns in our LDS Hymnbook, in relation to how we should respond to the unfortunate decision to legalize torture in America. Let me share another hymn called Choose The Right

Choose the right, when a choice is placed before you.
In the right, the Holy Spirit guides;
And its light is forever shining o’er you,
When in the right your heart confides.

Choose the right! Choose the right!
Let wisdom mark the way before.
In its light, choose the right!
And God will bless you evermore.

Choose the right! Let no spirit of digression
Overcome you in the evil hour.
There’s the right and the wrong to every question;
Be safe through inspiration’s power.

Choose the right! Choose the right!
Let wisdom mark the way before.
In its light, choose the right!
And God will bless you evermore.

Choose the right! There is peace in righteous doing.
Choose the right! There’s safety for the soul.
Choose the right! In all labors you’re persuing.
Let God and heaven be your goal.

Choose the right! Choose the right!
Let wisdom mark the way before.
In its light, choose the right!
And God will bless you evermore.

The Thirteenth Article of Faith states:

13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

In the words of King Benjamin, and now, if you believe all these things see that ye do them.

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  1. Its kind of ironic that you’re quoting a song called “Choose the Right” in your politics blog.

  2. I was thinking about that, but decided I didn’t want to get into the irony of right-wingers calling themselves the Right. The Holy Spirit certainly is not guiding me to approve torture policies.

  3. Well, as long as you see the irony.


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